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Joanna M. Perilli

DUI and DWI Attorney at Freehold, NJ

4.7   27 reviews

also known as DWI & CRIMINAL ATTORNEY

  • State Years
    New York - NY 18 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joanna

Learn Joanna’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    DWI, refusal and alcohol related charges carry significant penalties if convicted including a loss of license, interlock device, fines, state and insurance surcharges, community service and jail.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    If you a friend or loved one needs assistance call for a free consultation. I have the experience, knowledge, and am very dedicated at my clients. Hard work = great results. Specializing in Criminal & DWI defense

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Traffic violation like speeding, reckless driving Leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, Driving with no insurance, are just a few that can result in hefty fines surcharges and even loss of your license.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

Joanna M. Perilli has built and maintained an outstanding reputation by providing superior legal services to her many clients.  She seeks to continue this tradition by providing excellent legal representation at a reasonable cost to individuals and businesses. Licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York, Ms. Perilli concentrates her practice defending individuals in Criminal, Traffic, and DWI/DUI matters, in both Superior and Municipal Courts throughout the State. She also has extensive experience in representing clients in restraining order/domestic violence matters.

Born and raised in Mercer County, New Jersey, Ms. Perilli graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rider University’s Honors Business program. Ms. Perilli’s strong ties to Rider did not cease with her graduation, as she teaches undergraduate business law classes as an adjunct professor. Following her graduation from Rider University, Ms. Perilli graduated Cum Laude from New York Law School, where she received a public interest fellowship, and was a legal intern at the New York City Law Department, Family Law Division.

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Location

Law Offices of Jonathan Marshall
82 Court Street
Freehold, NJ, 07728

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
Joanna represented me for a DWI case. I was so worried, but she put my mind at ease the moment I hired her. I literally felt like the weight was taken off my shoulders. She was able get the DWI and reckless driving tickets dismissed. I ended up with 2 points and a small fine. I also didn’t lose my license. I am not glad I was in that situation but Joanna really helped and I felt like she actually cared about me and my case. She did an amazing job!
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great from beginning to end!
I was put into a difficult situation and needed help quickly, Joanna was all over it immediately! She provided me updates throughout and kept a positive attitude even when I was quite down. In the end Joanna went above and beyond what I thought the outcome would be. Thank you Joanna!
Posted by Rosemary | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Tickets
So, after consulting with a bunch of lawyers I came across Mrs. Perilli Long story short. I was issued three tickets... Speeding of 114 on a 65, Reckless driving, and improper passing. I was facing severe tickets. I called another attorney Mr. Michael Myers and spoke to him in desperation. Mr. Myers advised me of all outcomes, the loss of my license as well as the fines I was facing. For these three tickets he was charging me almost 2,000.00 and told me he could not guarantee me not going to jail but he would try his best. I know as a paralegal going to jail would not happen, because my driving record was fairly clean. Mr. Myers told me that if i would go to another lawyer who was cheaper that he would assure me that the lawyer had no idea what they were doing and thats why they would charge so cheap. I asked Mr. Myers to please help me because I was trying to sleep at night, I am 26 years old and I could not see myself behind bars. Mr. Myers scared me so much I almost hired him...however something told me to get a second opinion. I ended up calling Joanne Perilli who is well known in Bordertown, NJ where my tickets were issued. Needless to say, here I am after a day after my court writing this review. Mrs. Perilli had Two of my tickets dismissed and one of my tickets downgraded, no loss of license or suspension and all of that for only $700.00 almost half of what Mr. Myers was charging me. With that being said I encourage who ever is in need of a lawyer to hire Mrs. Pirilli. Her staff is great and you will not have loss of communication from the date you sign her retainer until your court date. You will not be disappointed. Thank You Mrs. Perilli
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Posted by David | October 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
...if you need a hand, a head and a heart of an attorney.
The main quality of the criminal attorney is reliability. In human language it means that your lawyer does not give you empty promises, keeps her/his word and always available for you personally (not through the secretary, not by email or messages but on the phone or in the office at the first opportunity). This feature I found in my attorney Joanna Perilli. Her dedication to the case that she is working at the moment, her unparalleled attitude to her client, her sincere wish to succeed and her experience and the knowledge that help her to achieve the excellent results does make a difference in lives of the people, in my live in particular. That is why I responsibly advise you to hire Joanna if you need a hand, a head and a heart of an attorney.
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Posted by Alec | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
Based on my experience with Joanna as my attorney, I would highly recommend her to any family or friend. Anytime I was in need of anything or had questions she was very fast to respond. Also I feel she was very involved and went above and beyond, which made it seem like she cared instead of it just being a case.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I’ve ever used
I got myself into a pickle 8 months ago , so I called a few local attorneys in my area that specialize in CDS charges . Joanna stood out from the other two lawyers. Joanna gave me straight answers and diddnt jerk me around . I ended up with 8 months probation, which is the very minimum that could of happened to me considering I was looking at 5 years . Unfortunately this is not my first time in trouble and hands down the nicest attorney & most knowledgeable. I would recommend Joanna to anyone that has a criminal matter .
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yes, Reduced Conviction to Lower Tier.
Joanna is awesome legal attorney with knowledgeable and understanding the situation. She really stood beside my case and did a awesome job to get my Dwi charges dismissed to reckless. I really appreciate her effort, work and time. Will definitely recommend her for any NJ traffic violation assistance.
Posted by Tiffanie | August 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING Professional Representation
Joanna Perilli is very honest, reliable & a realist! I used her for a criminal traffic violation. She reduced my charges GREATLY. She is very busy BUT that says a lot on how good she is, you're lawyer should be busy! Joanna worked with me with payment & made the process very relaxed & manageable. You will feel very confident hiring Joanna Perilli, you will never second guess your decision. She cares about her clients! She strives for the BEST results for you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Fantastic! Professional, friendly, and thorough.
Joanna is a fantastic lawyer! I was facing the prospect of 7 points from a pair of tickets from a traffic incident. During the initial consultation, she listened carefully to my story and outlined a strategy for moving forward. I had lots of questions and she answered them fully and patiently. She was up-front and honest about the range of possible outcomes of my case and the likelihood of each. During the time between the consultation and the court date, Joanna promptly replied to messages, continued to answer questions, and sent helpful reminders. On the court date, I was nervous, but she guided me through the process smoothly. Thanks to Joanna, I ended up with zero points and only a minimal fine and court costs. If you're looking for a lawyer, I strongly recommend Joanna.
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Posted by Datruan Poole | March 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Excellent Service.
I'm from Atlanta, Ga. I hired Ms. Perilli in January to represent me for a Municipal Traffic case in Burlington County. She has successfully served at and above expectations needed to resolve my case. She is knowledgeable, dependable, and professional. I really appreciate what she has done for me.
Posted by Emil | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I tried to represent myself and ended up in a tough situation. I am so happy I found Ms. Perilli. She was great in all aspects of my case. She was able to help me secure a greater outcome then I even thought could happen after I made such a mess out of my case initially. She took the time to listen to me and all of my questions were answered quickly and correctly. Her great attention to detail and ability to think on her feet quickly were the main reason I was able to get the best outcome possible. Do yourself a favor, if you need a great and caring attorney, give Ms. Perilli a call, you won't be sorry. Thanks again, Joanna...
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney!
Joanna is very professional and handled several cases of mine and always made me feel comfortable threw entire court process . Joanna Is a great lawyer that knows her way around the courts and I highly recommend her to anyone important in your family that's going threw a difficult time !!
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I could ask for!
I actually found Joanna on this website and have to say the reviews were spot on. Joanna was extremely efficient in handling my case and very comforting in my hard time. She was able to downgrade a very serious criminal charge for me and took a huge weight off my shoulders. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone I know. She was also very affordable which was great for me since I was facing some financial troubles at the time. Her assistant Jasmine was also great! Very informative and always answered my emails within minutes whenever I had an questions.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
DUI
Joanna was recommended and is excellent in her approach to my matter. There is nothing sugar coated. Joanna is direct with you. She is a tremendous lawyer in getting me the best results for my very difficult situation. I highly recommend Ms Perilli for your professional needs.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2014
possesion case
Joanna was recommended to me by a mutual friend, and despite the bad choices I made to result in the need of a lawyer, taking my friends advice and hiring Joanna was the best decision I made. her attention to detail, willingness to go above and beyond expectations, and genuine care for her client makes her a great asset to anyone in need. she was always well prepared, well spoken, and ready to take on any challenge the case presented. Joanna took the time necessary to fight the case and was able to get my charges lowered to non criminal offenses, with a fair fine. I would recommend anyone to Joanna she is simply the best at what she does. I cant begin to thank her, and her very professional staff enough for all the help.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2014
Highly Recommended
I was thrilled with how Joanna handled my 2 cases. She is a terrific lawyer who got my cases resolved quickly and with a very positive outcome against a particularly tough judge. I hired Joanna after dealing with lousy attorney who was not experienced enough for my cases. It was the best decision - I wish i had known about Joanna right from the beginning. She confidently handled my 2 cases and truly put my mind at ease while i waited for my court date. I highly recommend Joanna Perilli.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2013
A good worth trust attorney, I recommend her to you with traffic tickets.
I recommend 100% her as your traffic ticket attorney. She helped me to reduce total 8-point tickets to 0-point tickets. She knows the rules and explained details to me. A good worth trust attorney. I received 2 4-point tickets @ Hopewell township, NJ in September 2013, speeding 45 on 25-mile zone and improper passing. She replied back my email with details information next business day, explained what she will do for my case. and stayed late to meet me at her office in that afternoon. The court results just like she said in email. I am very happy with her knowledge and personality.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2013
Reduced Conviction to Lower Tier and Minimum Penalities
Ms. Perilli is a compassionate and talented lawyer who reduced my DUI conviction to a lower tier saving me at minimum 4 months of required loss of license, higher fines, and car ignition interlock. From the initial free consultation to her close out letter, Joanna was readily available and knowledgeable on all aspects of my case. She always kept me in the loop and seemed to do everything in her ability to reduce my tier and sentencing. Her experience, in particular with DUI cases, was ever evident throughout the entire process and I witnessed Joanna reduce several other convictions to lower tiers in court due to her hard work and dedication. In preparation for court, she reviews all police reports and watches every video available to confirm that all legal procedures were done correctly by the police. Joanna knows just what to look for to reduce your tier and sentencing, and gives great, honest advice on what to say and plea. Joanna also responded promptly to all my emails and phone calls I placed. She was always willing and available to answer any question I had about my case and post conviction DUI procedures. It was refreshing to see how much time, effort and general concern she put into a single DUI case. I would strongly recommend her for DUI/traffic violations, but she also has a background in criminal cases and divorce law. I'm sure she brings the same work ethic and knowledge to all her cases, so I will personally recommend Ms. Perilli to family and friends for legal consultation. I couldn't be more pleased with how she handled the case and the final outcome.
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Posted by KC | March 23, 2011
best lawyer
she is the best lawyer i have ever dealt with. unlike other lawyers(they are all about money), she will represent you to the best of her abilities above and beyond. I strongly recommend her to anybody who is need of a lawyer for any legal issues or just wanted some advise. She is the right lawyer to talk to. don't be fooled by others!! she is beyond the best. she is absolutely phenominal
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Posted by Michael | March 21, 2011
An exceptional and professional legal representative
Joanna was recommended to me by a trusted friend as I was facing a tough DWI case and its severe legal ramifications. After reviewing the facts of the case, my driving record and all supporting data, Joanna was able to identify key points that would prevent some of the strictest consequences of the incident (7 months license suspension, ignition interlock-device, steeper fines). Based on the facts of the incident, my driving record and other helpful points (first offense, etc.), Joanna confidently provided a strong position to the prosecutor and the judge involved that resulted in a less strict ruling (3 months license suspension, no interlock, lesser fines). Throughout the course of the case, Joanna was extremely informative, timely and responsive, and brought a calm determination to the table that was appreciated. I would highly recommend her for anyone facing such legal difficulties that need a good representative on their side.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Joanna M. Perilli, LLC
  • 2010 - 2021
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Rider University
  • 2008 - 2014

Education

  • New York Law School
  • Law Degree
  • 2005
  • Rider University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Joanna
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"JP and I worked together on a serious criminal case involving a potential decade long prison sentence. She was immensely helpful in getting command of the voluminous discovery and spotting important angles from which it could be attacked. I would strongly recommend speaking with her to anyone"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joanna. We've worked together on several cases and she is always professional and well prepared. I would recommend her services without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joanna because I have worked with Joanna many times and observed her in action dozens of other times in Court. Her knowledge of N.J. law and procedure are an enormous benefit to her clients. Just as important is her amiable personality and professional conduct that has earned her the respect of Judges and allows her to achieve the best possible results for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor I was opposing counsel to Ms. Perilli on several matters in municipal court. Ms. Perilli is an outstanding attorney. Whether it be DWI/DUI, criminal, or traffic/speeding, she was always thoroughly prepared and a very tough adversary. I have great respect for Ms. Perilli and strongly endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joanna Perilli is an exceptional attorney and a decent human being, which is an extraordinary combination. She posesses a genuine concern for her clients' best interests, and this is reflected in the highly favorable results she achieves. Her professionalism, reliability, and competence are attributes that stand out on a daily basis. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
General practice Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Perilli is a well reviewed attorney in the community and an asset to the New Jersey Bar."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ms. Perilli on several municipal and juvenile delinquency matters and I have found her to be well prepared and a fierce advocate for her clients. I would not have a problem referring a conflcit case to her."
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Freehold DUI and DWI Lawyer Joanna M. Perilli
Joanna M. Perilli
DUI and DWI Attorney
Freehold, NJ
Licensed for 18 years
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