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Mark M Cheser

Criminal defense Attorney at Union, NJ

5.0   220 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 44 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 45 years
    Georgia - GA 45 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Terminated - Nonpayment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY, CALL 24/7

Mark M. Cheser was born and raised in N.J. He received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. He is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Less than 1% of the bar has this distinction. He has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the State three times. Only 5% of New Jersey lawyers are selected for this honor. After receiving his law degree, he engaged in further legal study toward an LLM degree.

30 Years Experience

Mark M. Cheser was an Assistant County Prosecutor from 1980-1983. He has always practiced criminal law and only criminal defense since 1983. He has appeared in nearly every Court in Central New Jersey. He has represented well over 7500 clients, tried over 100 cases to verdict and has defended people against every type of charge.

Awards

Top Contributor 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2024 2023 2022 + 10 ...
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 10 ...

Location

Mark M Cheser
2424 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ, 07083
Mark M Cheser
197 State Route 18 South
(By appointment only)
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816
Mark M Cheser
33 Wood Ave South
(By appointment only)
Iselin, NJ, 08830
Mark M Cheser
4400 Route 9 South
Freehold, NJ, 07728
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jacob | February 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
what a guy and lawyer
I sent him a message on his website regarding a traffic case in NJ. Within 24 hours, he calls me back, gives me excellent advice, explains everything, and I know exactly what to do regarding the case. I had read all of his Avvo contributions and reviews. Mark truly is the real deal. Any cases, I would mostly definitely recommend him. His knowledge, experience, and genuine desire to help the people is unrivaled. Thank you very much, Mark.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10 Lawyer
Had 3 moving violation tickets which accumulated to 8 points. Got all dismissed and dropped to a 0-point $400 fine. Upper echelon, crème de la crème attorney. Saved my life and could not be more thankful!
Posted by Michael | October 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fights for you!
Other lawyers wanted to plead guilty to a DWI for triple the cost. There would have been no need to hire an attorney for that! Conversely, Mr. Cheser fought the charge and got the DWI dropped. He is fair and straightforward and highly knowledgeable about the judges and prosecutors in the area. 5+ stars
Posted by Diane | September 15, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Replied fast and Gave Me Great Advice
HE ANSWERED ALL MY ISSUES , AND HELPED ME SO MUCH MORE THEN ANYONE ELS , I WOULD ABSOLUTELY USE HIM AS MY LAWYER, HE GIVES HIS OPINION, AND STATES THE FACTS
Posted by Kenneth | June 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This is the lawyer you want on your side
After posting some concerns in regards to a legal matter Mr. Cheser had responded to me within a few hours when other lawyers were attempting to scare tactics to raise pricing he was straightforward and honest unfortunately due to financial issues I was unable to hire him however his price was extremely reasonable considering others that I had received. He proceeded to provide me with knowledgeable information in regards to my case with no hesitation which was greatly appreciated additionally If Ever I do need a lawyer in the future he's definitely going to be my go-to.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my life
Mark is an amazing lawyer. I hired him after i hired another lawyer who pay avvo to get his name on top of the list and he wanted to take a deal without even listening to my side of the story that will ruin my life completely. Then thank God i picked Mark. He listened to me, believed on me and most importantly assure me that it’s going to be fine and my life won’t get damaged. Charge dismissed and i can get back to my life again
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Posted by Luke | November 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Criminal defense lawyer
Mark represented me on a special case and was ready to take it to trial but I was not ready for trial due to personal reasons, but he has extensive knowledge of criminal defense and has many connections and is honest and upfront with you about your case and is sure to represent you to the fullest extent. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Strategist
I've used Mark on two complex cases. In each situation, he was able to use his vast experience, in-depth legal knowledge, and broad network of great relationships to achieve favorable outcomes. Most recently, we attained a complete dismissal and vacated sentence. Mark thinks outside the box and sees what others miss. I have complete confidence in him and recommend him highly.
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Posted by Gordon | July 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic
Mark was a god send as what could have been a real problem he turned into a great result.Very on the ball and very professional all through would highly recommend this man
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Attorney, the best you can find.
Mark is the super attorney you have been looking for. Experienced and well connected. He is able to see the overall picture in getting the case resolved favorably. NJ courts are very complex and have a backlog of cases. You will be glad you contacted Mark. He is a highly competent professional and will get the job done for you. I thank him for his support and assistance throughout the entire case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DV Simple Assault and Assault
Let's just say Mark was a dream come true! I got into a tad bit of trouble with significant other and Mark made everything disappear even with the hard time the prosecutor was trying to give him. I was charged with both a felony and misdemeanor. Both were dismissed and automatically expunged within about 4 months. Not only was Mark an amazing and punctual but his rates are great and affordable for the outstanding job that he does. Mark, we thank you, you really helped us a lot! 110% recommend.
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Posted by Antonia toth france | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
The best lawyer of all times,loved him ,still the best today,tyvm mark and Susan.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful, smart and kind
I consulted with Mark over the phone. After a day full of talking to other traffic-ticket attorneys, police and court staff, I was lucky enough to find Mark, on this site. He not only gave me extremely helpful, clear cut and intelligent advice, but he was respectful and genuinely friendly. As an intelligent woman who is used to the typical condescending behavior of lawyers, that means A LOT. He is clearly passionate about, and dedicated to, his job and his clients.
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Posted by Marco | October 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
He Took My Cases No Hesitations And He Is Very Direct And Goes Straight Forward Looking For The Better Options And The Results Are Honestly Fabulous He Guides You Thru every step and explains It all before and after your Court.
Posted by Javier mendez | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark Cheser
He is a excellent lawyer. I recommend to anyone need help with traffic tickets
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All felony charges dismissed
Mr. Cheser is a very experienced lawyer and you could definitely count on him. I was facing serious felony charges with my H-1B visa status pending renewal, this could get me deported and completely ruin my life. Magically, Mr. Cheser solved everything and made the charges dismissed by pretrial. If you are looking for help, just give him a call. He will use his >40 years of experience to give you a good estimation on the outcome and fight for the best. Hiring Mr. Cheser is the best thing I did since the incident took place, and I am grateful to have him represent me as my lawyer.
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Posted by Shalyn | April 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer!
Let me tell you, I’ve dealt with a lot of lawyers and Mark Cheser is the best I’ve had. Right off the bat he asked me a bunch of questions regarding my case before even discussing payment. He actually cared & wanted to know all about me & my case. I wasn’t just a number to him. I had a bunch of charges including drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, & some traffic offenses. This case was 12 years old & he got everything dismissed. He knows his stuff, like really knows his stuff. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Best decision I ever made.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will not find better!
Mark takes the time to review the details of each situation, then tells you exactly what to expect...even if it is not what you want to hear. What makes him stand out from the rest is that what he advises you of that he can do for you, he actually does. This is my second time dealing with Mark....the first time on an Indictable Offense. Currently on a violation. In both instances I was very pleased with his results.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark is the best!
I was charged with 5 drug/alcohol related charges and driving offenses many of which carried jail time or license loss for longer than a year. I decided to hire Mark to represent me after our initial consultation because he seemed very well versed in law and he was straight forward. These were my first charges and I was extremely worried. Throughout the process (around 5 months) he reassured me. Through his representation all criminal charges were dismissed and I only got charged with a DUI but was able to keep my license with an interlock. This is a way better outcome that I could of ever imagined. If you are ever in trouble I highly recommend Mark to represent you, he will do the very best he can to defend you/dismiss your charges.
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Posted by David C. | December 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Master Class
I caught a DUI in Jersey and I was hesitant to hire a lawyer, after all; the court can appoint one cheaply - or you can gamble and hire your own. I didn't want to gamble. A friend recommended Mark, I hired him and he came through for me BIG time, I blew a 2.0% and was facing a mandatory 4+ month suspension. Mark got all of my lesser charges dismissed and then researched calibration records to get the breathalyzer results completely erased! Thanks to Mark I can continue driving, working and ultimately no longer facing homelessness and joblessness. This guy performed a miracle for me. Look no where else.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Offices of Mark M. Cheser, Esq.
  • 1988 - Present
  • Partner
  • Nassberg and Cheser
  • 1983 - 1988
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Union County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1980 - 1983
  • Governor's Intern
  • Union County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1978 - 1978
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Education

  • Emory University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Torres
  • Not guilty DWI
  • State v. Joseph
  • 4th degree obstruction of justice, no probation.

Associations

  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • 1983 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2011
  • Master Inn of Court since 2004
  • Richard J Hughes American Inn of Court
  • 2010
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 1989
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Institute for Continuing Education
  • Closing Statements
  • 2009
  • Institute for Continuing Education
  • Cross Examination
  • 2008
  • Institute for Continuing Education
  • Opening Statements
  • 2007
  • Institute for Continuing Education
  • Criminal Defense, Skills and Methods Course
  • 2001
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Advanced Criminal Trial Practice
  • 2000
  • People Law School
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1998
  • Lorman Education Services
  • D.W.I. Defense - Strategies in Handling D.W.I.
  • 1998
  • Legal Education Project
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1996
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (63)
Given (22)
Endorse Mark
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Attorney Cheser."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Losing your driver's license is a devastating event. Mark Cheser can help you navigate the criminal justice system and minimize the harm from DUI and other criminal charges. Mark thinks strategically and is a great negotiator. I was very impressed with his ability to obtain the best possible outcome under difficult circumstances. I recommend Mark Cheser without reservation, you are in good hands when you hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have 20 years of experience in criminal defense. I am a good lawyer. However, Mr. Cheser is much better, I'd happily let my clients hire him instead of me. The best lawyer possible. Respected, knowledgeable, honest, all the best qualities in a lawyer. HIGHLY recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mark Cheser is a powerful advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and very successful in the courtroom. The client who trusts his case to Mark makes a wise decision, and I highly recommend his work."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an active member of the avvo legal community myself, I've known Mark Cheser for several years now. I have also met him personally and seen him in action in court. I have always known him to be a highly experienced and extremely knowledgeable, intelligent, and skilled professional who provides zealous advocacy to his clients. He's highly respected by his clients and his peers. He's a certified criminal attorney, a classification a small percentage of criminal attorneys acquired and must be approved by the NJ Supreme Court. I have also read hundreds of Mr. Cheser's responses to questions and he always gives clear and understandable responses to questions on avvo covering the gamut of simplistic to some of the most sophisticated and complex legal issues. Mr. Cheser is always a reliable and excellent source of information that many attorneys, including myself, turn to when representing our own clients. I would highly recommend Attorney Cheser and it is a privilege to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mark is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With his extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, he is bound to invest his time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Provides excellent advice. Very knowledgeable about the profession. Recommend highly if you need a lawyer in his neck of the woods."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Chesner is a highly experienced knowledgeable attorney who freely share his knowledge with both the general public and the legal community."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and has great results. I have no hesitation in endorsing him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A well admired lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Mark over 20 years ago when I first started my practice. Mark is a extremely experienced, smart and competent attorney that anyone should be proud to have on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
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