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August N. Santore, Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Berkeley Heights, NJ

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About August

Learn August’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    DUI/DWI defense of over 750 cases. Defending cases of all types of intoxication for 1st time and multiple offenders in alcotest, refusal and drug cases.

    30 years, 750 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    Defending criminal matters such as drug possession, domestic violence,assault, trespass, eluding, obstruction, theft and bad checks. We do not handle homicide, rape, kidnapping, molestation, sex crimes or any federal charges.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%
    We handle all types of driving while suspended, no insurance, reckless driving, speeding and other moving violations.

    30 years, 6,000 cases

  4. Real estate
    10%
    We have handled over 7000 commercial and residential real estate matters for buyers and sellers. Experience in all facets of development and land use.

    30 years, 7,000 cases

  5. Expungement
    5%
    We assist clients in expunging matters in accordance with NJ statutory requirements and limitations.

    30 years

  6. Juvenile law
    5%
    We represent juvenile offenders in all types of proceedings except rape, molestation and murder.

    30 years, 200 cases

I have been practicing law for over 20 years.  I am a former muncipal prosecutor, current private practitioner and court appointed attorney for indigent defendants.  I have handled over 6000 cases in municipal court as a public and private attorney.  I am very diligent, straight forward and have an excellent reputation in the practice of law.  My clients refer me constantly and I earn those referrals by working very hard for each and every client to secure the best possible results in every case.  I was raised in a family business which instilled hard working self-employment values.  I have many different skills that have been honed since I was a teenager working with my family on large projects all over the world.  I have built homes, run my own companies successfully and handle a spectrum of issues with great competence.  Most importantly, I know how to interact and relate well with all people.  Cases are about people and facts.  They are stories.  I listen to the facts, tell you my brutally honest assessment and go to work to get my clients the best results based on the circumstances.  I am persistent.  I have added to my team and my other attorney Thomas J. Dooley, Esq. is a former State Police Expert in Forensic Chemistry.  He knows the science and is on your team when you hire our firm. I have significant experience in DUI defense, traffic matters, criminal defense, real estate, business formation, business sales and acquisition, zoning issues, wills and litigation.  

Location

August N. Santore, Jr., PC
143 Summit Ave
Berkeley Heights, NJ, 07922-1147

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Matthew | June 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I honestly cannot say enough good things about this law firm. I am a first time home buyer and August was recommended to me by many people who used, or wished they used, his legal services when closing on a new home. I hired August in January of 2019 and throughout the entire process - from contract review to final closing- August and Tom walked me through the process, kept me informed, and were always accessible with office meetings, telephone calls, and email. August is extremely knowledgeable in the area of real estate law and he is not afraid to fight and go to bat for his clients! I would highly recommend this law firm to my friends and family for all of their legal needs.
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Posted by James Ball | February 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawer
Did a very good job for me. Get me out of jail. Would recommend him to anyone. I hired him just because I liked the way he spoke in court. Very professional and smart.
Posted by Oscar | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best person to have in your corner...
August Santore is what every person should aspire to be in his/her profession; while being deeply knowledgeable about the law he is always willing to take the time and care to make sure that, as a client, you are confident and comfortable with every decision that is made. August came highly recommended and I would never hesitate to do the same for family, friends or anyone needing solid legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2016
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Great lawyer
My lawyer was very attentive and right on top of things. He went out of his way to help me going above and beyond.
Posted by Gary | October 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Residential Real Estate
August was instrumental in keeping my real estate deal together when opposing attorney and buyer took an unexpected turn, in the wrong direction.
Posted by Doreen | October 4, 2016
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I have worked with him on many occasions from handling my own personal transactions to recommending him to my clients- he is always professional and responsive. I have been using his services for over 10 years and will continue to do so.
Posted by Jason | October 4, 2016
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The Best
August did an amazing job helping us sell multiple properties (simultaneously)!
Posted by cliff | October 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer!
We had a very complex case, Augie was very knowledgeable honest, and practical. what he did not know, he found out quick. Id recommend him 100%
Posted by Nic C | October 4, 2016
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Respected professional
Mr. Santore has represented me professionally and personally for over 20 years, always responsive and detail orientated, I highly recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Augie is uniquely qualified as an attorney with experience in both real estate and new home construction. He's extremely knowlegable, responsive and we would highly recommend him for your real estate/construction legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Avoid this firm or proceed at your own risk..
I hired Santore Law to represent me however, I worked with Thomas Dooley who is listed an as associate for this firm on their website. I would not recommend Mr. Thomas Dooley to even my worst enemies. I believe that hiring him and this firm to represent me was the biggest mistake of my entire life. I would not recommend that ANYONE hire Mr. Thomas Dooley for anything. In particular, I found Mr. Thomas Dooley to be extremely unprofessional, rude, confrontational and just an overall unpleasant human being, imo. PLEASE AVOID THIS FIRM AT ALL COSTS. I have higher standards of professionalism from people that i do business with. I will be filing a complaint with the bar association about his conduct however I will not be commenting on specific conduct at this time. ONE STAR FOR THIS FIRM AND Thomas Dooley based on my own personal experience.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-395 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • August N. Santore, Jr., PC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Township of Berkeley Hts.
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Schiller & Sasso, Esqs.
  • 1994 - 1996

Education

  • Seton Hall University
  • J.D.
  • 1994
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • B.S.
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Underage DUI
  • All charges except underage DUI dismissed, 90 days license loss, minimal fines, no points

Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Charter Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Berkeley Heights DUI and DWI Lawyer August N. Santore, Jr.
August N. Santore, Jr.
DUI and DWI Attorney
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation