CRIMINAL DEFENSE - ANY COURT. ANY CRIME. ANY TIME.
FAMILY LAW - DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY, CHILD SUPPORT, ALIMONY
I am Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney and have been involved with the field of criminal law for over thirty-five years. There are approximately 85,000 lawyers in New Jersey, and only an approximate 250 of us have this certification. In other words, less than a third of a percent - less than .0033%of the lawyers in N.J. - are Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys. The certification process requires that the lawyer have the requisite level of trial experience by having represented a significant number of client’s at trial through a verdict; tests the lawyer’s trial skills; and, tests the lawyer’s knowledge of the law, court rules and trial procedure. The trial attorney certification is not easy to obtain, requiring years of commitment to developing the educational and experience basis to qualify for the opportunity to even sit through the examination process. The certification process ensures that your lawyer has the knowledge, experience and skill level to be a certified trial attorney.
As a Criminal Trial Attorney, I focus my defense efforts on clients charged with violating the criminal law of the State of New Jersey; and, of the Criminal Code of the United States. Among the types of cases I have personally handled are cases involving Racketeering; Murder; Kidnapping; Official Misconduct; Leader of Drug Trafficking Network; Robbery; Carjacking; Insurance Fraud; Rape; and, Perjury and most of the other types of crimes charged in the criminal code. Before becoming a Criminal Defense Attorney, I was an Assistant Essex County (N.J.) Prosecutor for fifteen years; and, before that a police officer for ten years. During that time and now as a defense lawyer, I handled cases using every type of investigation used by the police, to include wiretapping, eavesdropping and other types of electronic surveillance; buy-bust and sting operations; undercover police investigations; and, more traditional investigation activities such as field investigation and witness interview.
As a Family Law Attorney, I represent clients who are facing the emotional trauma of divorce, separation, child custody, child support, alimony and all of the other issues that impact the dissolution of a family relationship. My decades of experience handling difficult cases and issues in the field of criminal law, provides me with a firm foundation to handle the emotionally charged atmosphere that permeates every type of family law case, whether it is a hotly contested divorce action or a post-divorce request to modify child support. The emotions of all parties run hot, and I counter-balance the emotionally charged atmosphere of these cases by using my extensive trial and courtroom experience to protect my client's interests. Knowing what a Judge will think in regards to a particular argument allows me to vigorously advocate on behalf of my client. Whether I am negotiating with my adversary or advocating before the Judge, they know I am more than able to handle a trial on the merits; and, that I am not afraid to push the case to trial if that is what it takes to protect the interests of my client. Whether the issues are Child Custody arrangements; the calculation of Child Support; or, determining the amount or duration of Alimony, my trial skills enable me to obtain the types of outcome that my clients deserve.
The types of Criminal Defense cases I represent clients on include:
Adult Criminal Defense
Juvenile Defense and Waiver
International and Interstate Extradition
DWI / DUI Defense
Municipal Court Defense
Motor Vehicle Commission Hearings
State Court Appeals
Post-Conviction Relief Application
The types of Family Law cases I represent clients on include:
Divorce and Separation
Child Custody and Child Support
Visitation and Parenting Time
Alimony and Spousal Support
Palimony and Financial Compensation
Equitable Distribution of Assets and Debts
Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships
Domestic Violence and Criminal Charges
Restraining Orders – TRO & FRO
Motions to Modify Court Ordered Payments