New Jersey Criminal Charges & Penalties

“Have You Been Charged with a Criminal or DWI Offense in New Jersey? The First Step is to Understand the Charges You are Facing and the Potential Ways to Have them Dismissed.”

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We represent clients across New Jersey facing all types of criminal charges. Our attorneys have successfully defended NJ clients charged with every type of crime, including:

DWI Charges The NJ DWI Lawyers at our firm are highly experienced in DWI law.  We are in the rare group of DWI attorneys certified on the AlcoTest machine itself, which allow us to challenge its readings.  Visit our DWI section to learn how to fight your DWI charges, and everything else there is to know about drunk driving offenses in NJ.

Drug Charges – This section is for any charges related to illegal or controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or prescription drug.

Violence and Threat Crimes – If you have been charged with a violent crime like assault, or even a threat crime like harassment or “terroristic threats”, go to the violence and threat crimes section.

Theft and Crimes Of Moral Turpitude – These charges refer to any charge in which you take something that doesn’t belong to you, or if your charge has other “moral” implications that can call your character into question in the future.  Crimes like shoplifting, theft, burglary, fraud, and even bribery fall under this category.

Guns and Weapons Charges – You may be arrested and charged with a crime for unlawfully possessing, using, or transporting a gun or other weapons in New Jersey, in which case you are facing some of the most extreme sentencing laws in the nation.

Restraining Orders – For restraining order related issues including how to fight a restraining order, violations, and general info, please visit this page.

Sex Crimes – Sex crime charges can result in significant prison time and do permanent damage to your reputation. To learn more about how you can fight sex crimes accusations in New Jersey, visit this page.

White Collar Crimes – These are generally non-violent criminal offenses that involve some type of unlawful conduct for the purposes of financial gain or another monetary, professional, or similar advantage.

Traffic Offenses – Anything which might have resulted in a ticket, loss of license, or points on your license will be found here.

Other Criminal Charges – Some criminal matters are not quite so easy to classify.  Charges like eluding, criminal mischief, trespassing, or anything that doesn’t fit into the categories above will often be found here.

Find an Experienced NJ Defense Lawyer Near You

The next and perhaps most important decision you need to make is whether to hire an attorney, and if so, which one. When you are charged with a criminal or DWI offense in New Jersey, your exposure can include community service, fines, loss of your driver’s license, a criminal record, and jail time. Having an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney on your side can truly spell the difference between a positive and negative result.

Whether the best outcome is having your charges downgraded to a lesser offense, enrolling in a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention, Conditional Discharge, or Conditional Dismissal, negotiating a plea with fewer penalties, or an outright dismissal at trial, the highly skilled NJ criminal and DUI lawyers at The Tormey Law Firm work tirelessly to deliver superior results. We defend clients in superior and municipal courts across the state.

With offices in Morristown, Hackensack, Newark, Middletown, and New Brunswick, our criminal defense lawyers regularly appear in courts in Bergen County, Morris County, Essex County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, and everywhere in between. Regardless of the charge, our commitment is simple: we fight to win.  To discuss your criminal or DWI case with one of our criminal defense attorneys today, contact our offices at (201)-556-1570 for a cost-free consultation.


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We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation. With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

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Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

If you've been charged with a criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or traffic / DWI violation, you have the right to an attorney who will defend you against your charges and fight for your best interests. To learn more about how your attorney can fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced, click a link below to see our video library of legal defenses and strategies.

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Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.

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    55 Madison Avenue Suite 400, Morristown, NJ 07960

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