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Joseph Adam Levin

Criminal defense Attorney at Atlantic City, NJ

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 28 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

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Joseph A. Levin is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney and as a Municipal Court Attorney. For more than 20 years, Mr. Levin has successfully represented the criminally accused in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and federal courts, securing acquittals or dismissals for clients charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, carjacking, robbery, gun offenses, drug distribution, casino crimes, and much more. He is proud of the fact that he has been retained to aggressively defend, counsel, and advise professionals, politicians, lawyers, doctors, businessmen, police officers, firefighters, teachers, casino employees, and many others. He zealously advocates on behalf of his clients and cares deeply about providing quality representation.

Specialties

Criminal Defense (Mr. Levin is involved in every facet of criminal defense from investigation through appeal and post-conviction relief); White Collar Criminal Defense; Domestic Violence (Restraining Orders); Gun Forfeiture; Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Under The Influence Matters.

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Location

Law Offices of Joseph A. Levin, LLC
3123 Atlantic Avenue
Suite 100
Atlantic City, NJ, 08401-6216

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I had Mr Levin represent me in a criminal matter & he handled my case with the outcome we wanted. He is upfront & takes the time to explain your case as it progresses. If you are unsure about an attorney, choose Mr Levin , you won’t be sorry!!
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Gets results
Joseph was very intune with my case. He advised me properly throughout and ultimately I got the results I wanted. I would strongly suggest him if you need a defense attorney in the Atlantic City Area.
Posted by Anthony | July 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Criminal Lawyer
I hired Joe Levin to represent me in a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). I had the police come and serve me the (TRO) and at that time they also seized my guns from me. Mr. Levin worked hard and diligently to get my (TRO) dropped and also went above and beyond to get my guns and my second amendment rights reinstated. I would highly recommend Mr. Levin’s services if you are looking for an honest and professional criminal lawyer.
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Posted by Sonny Sekhon | October 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I interviewed several attorneys before picking Mr. Levin to represent me. He stood out from everyone else, with his intelligent, honest and straightforward approach. Throughout the matter, Joe was extremely compassionate, and genuinely cared about the outcome. Ultimately Joe was able to achieve an outcome that was very favorable. Consider his fee an investment, he's an outstanding lawyer.
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Posted by Steve | March 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Results!
Two years ago, our family was devastated when my young nephew was found guilty of a crime that we all felt in our hearts he had not commit. Through the efforts of Joe Levin, who was not the attorney at the first trial, a new trial was awarded on the day that my nephew was to go to prison. Yesterday our lives began again when a verdict of “Not Guilty” was read. Joe Levin and Melissa Rosenblum Pisetzner (same office) uncovered evidence that proved to us and the court that our hearts were right. They worked tirelessly to research and prepare for the trial and represented my nephew with true passion. Words cannot express our gratitude…
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Posted by Nil | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He continually misled us to try and force us to take a plea deal
He was hired February 2013 to represent me against false charges, but he continually misles us about the law and failed to obtain the reasonable amount of evidence. We retained him for 3years and the case went unindicted for the first year and a half. During that time we asked him to get certain evidence for my defense such as the security camera footage and my work record. He lied to us saying that those stuff would be turned over at indictment. For 3 years he failed to get those, and when we finally agreed to leave him, he finally subpoenaed my work record, which by that time was missing 3 additional years of alibis. The rules of court state that the defence can have a probable cause hearing if an indictment has not yet been made. He failed to tell us about this, continually misleasing us by saying we can't do anything until indictment. Usually, an indictment is made 2 months after a charge, unless your innocent like me. We had an entire year and a half which was wasted by Levin. A probable cause hearing is the ONLY opportunity that the defence has to hear prosecution witnesses before trial (i.e. the cops story, which will no doubt be laced with falsehoods). There are no depositions in criminal matters, only civil. He kept trying to force the plea offer on us. He refused to take our case to trial and tried to blackmail us by telling us he wouldn't take the matter to trial. The rules of court prohibit anyone who was coerced into taking a plea by this manner from being convicted since the plea would no be voluntary. What's worse is that even though it was Levin who wanted a plea while we wanted to proceed to trial, he never tried to procure a better plea offer. Instead, he did whatever the prosecutor asked of him, even if it meant violating my rights. The court rules state that the handwritten police notes (which would have helped our case) must be turned over after indictment within 60 days. A year and a half went by after indictment with him still on the case with him telling us that there were no more reports. For the charges I have, case law specifically says the defence is entitled to the evidence via a protective order for the defence expert. The expert we hired specifically asked for this. Instead, he made the expert drive to the state police who refused him initially access to the evidence until after he had examined all their "data" and basically written their report for them. All this time we were billed at a rate of 200 an hour including the travel expense. Then, when he was finally allowed to examine the evidence at the state police lab and not his own where his equipment was, the expert was given only a week time (it took the state police took 2 years for their report which failed to name any specific contraband and was completely useless for the defense) and then told by Levin that the police would not give him any more time (he should have motioned for the charges to be dismissed at that point). He failed to get the grand jury transcripts for over a year after indictment even though we continually asked him. He failed to tell us grand jury transcripts existed for the warrant and we never got those. He failed to get us a list of all the officers present who conducted the search on our home. The rules of court state that the defence needs to request evidence via a bill of particulars. The indictment was made entirely based on the hearsay testimony of a single officer. We were either entitled to a dismissal of indictment or else able to request anything from the state as the vagueness of the accusation could not allow us to formulate a defense. He failed to do so, instead opting to "extend a professional courteousy to the prosecutor." This is what was written in the letter from the prosecutor after he gave us that report which failed to identify any contraband. The prosecutor never provided a post indictment discovery as he was supposed to and we weren't told by Levin.
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Response from Joseph Levin May 25, 2017
This review is completely false. The law firm vigorously represented him throughout the course of his case. Unfortunately, the reviewer hired another firm prior to trial. The other firm pleaded the reviewer guilty for a worse sentence than the one he was offered while he was with this firm. Although I do not want to waste time responding to these falsehoods, I feel compelled to do so and I offer the following responses. One, the law firm has a full-time investigator that routinely subpoenas information in every case. So, the claims to the contrary are false. Two, neither I nor any other lawyer in my law firm was attempting to compel the reviewer to plead guilty. I did convey the plea offer to him, which was three years incarceration. He rejected it. We were preparing for trial, when he hired another lawyer and pleaded guilty. He received a greater sentence of four years incarceration instead. It was a shame that the reviewer did not either accept the lower plea bargain or go to trial when he was being represented by the law firm. As a corollary, with the other attorney, the reviewer pleaded guilty to the charge on the record, under oath, and in open court; he explicitly admitted to the conduct. It is public record. I have ordered the transcript and will attach it to this review, shortly. This seems to be contrary to the reviewer's implied claims of innocence. Three, the reviewer misunderstands the nature and scope of probable cause hearings in New Jersey. A probable cause hearing is a proceeding at which the prosecutor calls the investigator, who reads the case summary into the record. If the defense successfully challenged the existence of probable cause and prevailed at the hearing, the case would not be dismissed. The remedy explicitly provided under the Court Rules would be the release of the defendant. The reviewer already was out on bail, so a probable cause hearing would have been unnecessary, especially because we already had the evidence. Four, the discovery and police notes were turned over in a timely fashion. The reviewer errs in stating otherwise. Five, the defense expert received the evidence in the case, but wanted materials that the State deemed too offensive to provide. So, the expert was granted access to the State Police facilities and prepared an extensive report. Six, the grand jury transcripts were secured as in almost every case. Seven, there is no Rule of Court that states that the defense must request evidence via a bill of particulars. A defendant can file a motion for a bill of particulars when the defendant believes that the charges are too vague and therefore not defensible. The charges here were very specific. Eight, there was direct evidence in the case, not hearsay. There were also admissions, which by definition do not constitute hearsay. Nine, there was no "professional courtesy" extended to the prosecutor. This is false. Lastly, again, the law firm strives to represent each and every client zealously. It is sad that a former client's issues have caused him to write and publish this false review. Regardless, the lawyers at the firm will continue to represent every client to the best of our abilities. We are proud of our work product, the quality of our representation and our results. This is the reason that we receive referrals from other lawyers and previous clients on a daily basis. It is due to our aggressive representation and excellent work product. Thank you.
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Atlantic County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Hastings Law Journal
  • The Temporary Insanity Defense in California
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Levin. Mr. Levin is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer and works tirelessly for his clients. Moreover, he is someone who I believe to possess the highest moral and ethical standards in the profession. It is an honor to call him a colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Atlantic City Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph Adam Levin
Joseph Adam Levin
Criminal defense Attorney
Atlantic City, NJ
Licensed for 28 years