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Christopher Lee Benevento

Criminal defense Attorney at Cedar Grove, NJ

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Christopher L. Benevento Esq.

  • State Years
    New York - NY 10 years
    New Jersey - NJ 13 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christopher

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Show the prosecutors that you mean business by hiring a tough attorney to protect your rights! call us today to discuss your case!

    14 years, 80 cases

  2. Litigation
    Have your rights been violated? Call us to protect and assert your rights in court!

    14 years, 80 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    We are very experienced in handling DUI matters in New Jersey. We use expert reports and the law to help build defenses that we can argue in court! Call us to discuss your case.

    68 years, 60 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket

    14 years, 100 cases

I am an attorney that is dedicated to fighting on behalf of my clients.  I seek justice for those that have been wronged and for those that have made mistakes.  The legal system is a complicated minefield and it is essential that every defendant in our criminal justice system have access to effective legal representation in order to protect their rights when navigating this minefield.  Please feel free to call my office anytime in order to have your case assessed by a legal professional.

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Benevento Law Firm LLC
388 Pompton Ave.
Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009

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Posted by Richard Marfester | June 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Benevento was able to get a vary favorable ruling after I was stopped by NJ State Police without any reason. Mr. Benevento argued with the prosecutor that NJSP had failed to provide any reason why my car was originally pulled over. He also argued that NJSP failed to provide evidence in a timely manner. Ultimately, I was able to get leave the court house after paying a small ticket but was able to retain my license and did not have to spend any time incarcerated. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Mark Jr. | July 20, 2013
Hire this guy!
I was recently involved with a criminal issue and Chris really helped out. When I was basically harassed by police after the incident he even showed up to a traffic stop I was involved in after I called him. He was there in 10 minutes. When we went to court he was prepared and argued diligently on my behalf. I've also used him for traffic violations and recommend him to all my friends. Without his guidance I probably would not have gotten off so easy. Thanks Chris!
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Posted by brian | July 19, 2013
fantastic attorney
Chris was fantastic, he always kept me informed of everything going on. He was very professional and would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.
Posted by Darrin | July 19, 2013
Reliable, Dependable, Professional
I was arrested in December of last year and while looking for representation I stumbled upon Mr. Benevento. After a quick consultation I hired him on the spot. I immediately felt I could trust him and he did nothing to shake that over the next few months up to and through my legal proceedings. He was always professional and punctual and kept me well informed throughout the process (letter of the law, possible pleas and outcomes etc.). He was available virtually any time of day and returned every email or phone call I had very promptly when he wasn't. Reliable, professional, and affordable. Give Chris a call.
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Posted by Eric | December 29, 2011
Traffic ticket with positive outcome
I had recently been pulled over for a four point traffic violation and was unsure of where to turn for legal assistance. If you've ever received a ticket before, the first thing that happens is that you receive a bunch of mailers from lawyers soliciting your business. I ignored these advertisements and turned to a local lawyer (Mr. Benevento) in my area. Upon our first meeting, he was professional and well informed. His prices were reasonable and above all, I felt that he was genuinely concerned about the outcome of my case more so than the compensation he would receive in exchange for his representation. On the day of court, I was a bit on edge, so I made sure to be at the municipal building an entire hour early. Surprisingly, I found that Mr. Benevento had beaten me there and was already waiting to meet with the prosecutor. He appeared to be very prepared and had details of my driving history as well as additional information concerning this particular occurrence; which made me feel more comfortable and relaxed that everything was under control. Mr. Benevento went in to speak with the prosecutor and their conversation lasted quite a while (I'm sure he was lobbying hard because my driving history is definitely not as favorable as most). Long story short, Mr. Benevento exited the room and explained that they were able to reach an agreement. Let's just say that calling it favorable would be an understatement! We were called first above all other lawyers and I not only avoided all DMV points, but also paid about half of what I was charged for similar violations in the past. This savings alone covered almost all of the legal fees that I paid to him. I could not have imagined a better outcome and I'm positive it is because of Mr. Benevento's professionalism and preparedness. Overall, I would recommend Mr. Benevento to anyone that wants a lawyer that does his research and prepares to win! I will definitely be seeking his expertise the next time I run into a traffic issue. Thanks again for everything Mr. Benevento!!
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Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Benevento Law Firm LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Charles Michael Damian LLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Christopher L. Benevento, Esq. LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Brian F. Curley, Esq LLM.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Dannon, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Montclair State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Z.B.
  • Negotiated plea deal to sentencing as a second DUI with a 2 year loss of license and all other charges dismissed
  • State v. A.D.
  • Plea deal resulting in No Jail time for a defendant that had lengthy criminal history
  • State v. D.V.
  • Plead down to minimum DUI penalties, and successful application for Conditional Discharge in which drug charges were eventually dropped. All other charges dropped.
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  • Cedar Grove Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Associate Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2014 Honoree
  • Italian Heritage Award Society
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (18)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher Benevento. He is a highly-skilled Attorney that provides quality representation to all of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for always putting the clients needs first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to Chris in the past. He is an excellent DUI attorney and I recommend him highly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Benevento is a very competent defense attorney that works hard for his clients."
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Cedar Grove Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Lee Benevento
Christopher Lee Benevento
Criminal defense Attorney
Cedar Grove, NJ
Licensed for 13 years