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Carmine R. Villani

Criminal defense Attorney at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

5.0   33 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 31 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Carmine

Learn Carmine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    52%
    Former Municipal Prosecutor handling the full range of criminal charges, including: Marijuana, prescription and other drug offenses, theft, assault, harassment, criminal mischief, restraining order violations. Every client receives personal attention with the goal of providing practical solutions to address the defense and penalties. Phone calls are answered and answering service and professional staff are available 24/7. Free consultations offered.

    32 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    33%
    Former Municipal Prosecutor, Defending DWI, DUI and refusal charges at the Jersey shore and Throughout New Jersey. Breathalyzer and Alocotest trained, DRE trained, Standard Field Sobriety Test trained, active member NCDD, vigorous representation of all alcohol and drug related DWI and DUI charges. Available by phone 24/7 with answering service and full staff ready to assist you. Free consultations offered.

    32 years

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    We prepare to Win!!! The insurance companies have teams of lawyers adjusters and experts on staff and available to them with the goal of paying the least amount in recovery to best protect their bottom line. It is our goal to review each case and prepare the case to put it in the best light for trial. The most common cases involve Car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, brain injuries, pool injuries, work related accidents and more. No fee unless we receive compenstions

    32 years

DO YOU NEED HELP WITH A CRIMINAL, DWI OR MOTOR VEHICLE MATTER? GET YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TODAY!

I am Carmine R. Villani, Founding Partner, at Villani & DeLuca, P.C..  I am a criminal trial attorney.  This didn't happen by chance, I went into the practice of law with the desire to become a criminal trial attorney.  I began as early as law school as a student prosecutor in the District Attorney's office in Dorchester Massachusetts.  While in Law School in Boston I was very fortunate and had the oppportunity to work as a research assistant for Harvard Professor and famous civil rights attorney Alan Dershowitz. 

Early in my career I worked with some great trial lawyers developing my skills and was later appointed muncipal prosecutor which provided additional trial experience. I contnued developing my skills and in 1996 Vincent C. Deluca and I formed the firm of Villani & Deluca, P.C.  I concentrated on the trial work and at one point was trying a 2 month long federal civil fraud trial while simultaneously representing a victim's family in litigation stemming from a nationally recognized murder trial.  In 2000 we moved our offices from a small space in Wall Township to a larger space in what is now our main office in Point Pleasant Beach. 

Over the years I was able to concentrate my practice on criminal defense which also includes a large number of DWI and DUI cases based upon our main office location in Point Pleasant Beach at the heart of the Jersey Shore.  I still handle a select number of serious personal injury matters.

The Firm has grown to 8 attorneys with a professional support staff.  My team and I handle the firm's criminal defense, DWI and personal injury matters.

My partner, Vincent C. Deluca, is one of only a few certified matrimonial lawyers in NJ and his team exclusively handles family law and divorce related matters.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2016
Client's Choice
2021 2016

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Location

Villani & DeLuca, P.C.
703 Richmond Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, 08742
Villani & DeLuca, P.C.
151 Bodman Pl
#303
Red Bank, NJ, 07701
Villani & DeLuca, P.C.
186 Mantoloking Rd
#1
Brick, NJ, 08723
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2023
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DWI
Provided a detailed explanation of the DWI situation I was facing. Inquiries about questions were answered immediately or within hours of the same day. The end result of my hearing went better than I could have ever hoped for. Great down to earth personality easy to talk to.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2023
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Above and Beyond!
I would highly recommend Carmine Villani! I have gone through pretty bad times the past couple of years due to the death of my Father and following a very difficult and complicated legal situation unfortunately involving Family members that I trusted and cared about very much. Carmine had alot to sort through but handled it with care and patience with me no matter how much I sent his way to deal with it for me. He dealt with each thing over several months time back and forth even on a weekend and on his own time and ultimately settled each thing going above and beyond to resolve all the issues in my favor! He was also very reasonable and fair with his price and helped me even with things he wasn't directly involved in which is unbelievable for a lawyer! Lol Also his assistant Ruby was amazing and so great and thoughtful and answered me every time promptly and listened to me and really was so very understanding and gave her warm and caring personal touch to everything. So no matter what your issue may be I can tell you that the law office of Carmine Villani will give it their all to help you to the best of their abilities and I wouldn't hesitate to say don't look any further to hire someone you can trust and I believe really cares about people for sure!
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Posted by Matthew | April 18, 2022
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Carmine R. Villani . . . My Hero
Sometimes people do stupid things and need a Lawyer. I am that person. After Toasting My hunting and fishing Buddy Good Bye with a half dozen Tequila shots at his Memorial Service, I decided to drive home. Well almost home. I got pulled over for DWI. This was My second offence in less than ten years. I asked around and was referred to Carmine R. Villani. After meeting with him, I knew he was the man for the job. He explained everything and talked to me in a way that I could understand the severity of My problem. The problem was 42 years ago when I was 18, I was arrested for a drinking incident. That made number 3. That's 8 years loss of License and 6 months in Jail. Mr. Villani worked relentlessly reading books and talking with other DUI Attorneys to find a way to remove the 42 year old conviction. Then came the online Court Appearance. I had never used ZOOM online, but with a lot of help from his staff, ( especially Paralegal Ruby ) we went to Court. I don't speak Lawyer and was a little lost in the court room. There was talk about other cases, old record keeping and the lack of MY representation in 1981. I was amazed with Mr. Villani in the Court Room, he talk with the Prosecutor and the Judge decided to drop those charges. What a GREAT DAY! We still have to deal with the latest charge coming up. But thanks to the work Mr. Villani did the punishment will be easier to handle. I would Highly recommend Carmine R. Villani as an Attorney and ALL his staff for the great help they have given Me. My Heroes !
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Posted by Josh | February 19, 2022
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Excellent Results.
Fought for a good outcome in my case. Incredible effort. I’ve been lucky enough to have not had a lot of experience needing to hire an attorney. I went with Carmine and I’m very pleased with how things turned out.
Posted by Dan | November 17, 2021
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20 out of 10
Carmine is the best lawyer on the east coast. He did everything he said he was going to do plus more. The turn out of my case was much better then I expected. I was very nervous about my case and he made it happen. I wouldn’t hire anyone else to handle any future legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2021
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Villani
I was very pleased with the service provided by carmine villani, he was always available, took time to explain everything in detail and my court hearing couldn't have went better, highly recommended.
Posted by Vincent | October 12, 2021
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GREAT
Very professional, excellent overall attorney I would happily use him again if needed.
Posted by James Barry | September 24, 2021
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nothing but the best...
Professional, courteous and very knowledgeable on my case. You want the best? The entire team at Mr Villani's office are just that. THE BEST.
Posted by Steven | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent outcomes
We have hired Mr Villani for several cases from traffic tickets to something much more serious and with each case the results were better than expected.
Posted by Justin | February 10, 2021
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Pharmacist
Carmine does excellent work. He is selfless and wants the best for people. His character is moving. Motivated me to turn my life towards a positive direction.
Response from Carmine Villani February 11, 2021
Thank you Justin. I am so pleased I was able to help. My best to you and your family.
Posted by John | July 17, 2019
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Couldn't Recommend More
I took a chance and hired Carmine based on reviews alone (i.e. no reference) and I couldn't be happier. Carmine got my case reduced to the best possible sentence. 10/10 recommend Carmine for criminal charges (for context, my charge was a disorderly conduct charge).
Posted by Tim | May 22, 2019
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Carmine Villani is the absolute best defense attorney in New Jersey
Carmine represented me in court for two different matters. Carmine is very thorough and really thinks about every single case and a strategy for the best possible outcome – – – which is usually better than even the best! Carmine listens to his clients and he does not judge. His role is that of defender of his clients, protector and problem solver so that the legal trouble is behind you.
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Posted by Mike Wojciak | February 13, 2019
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Traffic.
Villani@DeLuca in my opinion is the best law firm in Monmouth County. Mr. Carmine R. Villani is a lawyer of the highest integrity. He is extremely passionate about his clients. We all make mistakes, we are not perfect. Sometimes we are accused of wrong doings. However, in order to have the best representation in front of the honorable Judge I will strongly recommend Mr. C.R. Villani to be standing next to you.
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Posted by Tom | January 17, 2019
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An absolute lifesaver!
Let's just say 2017-18 were the worst years of my life. With the world in my hands I managed to get myself into some of the worst legal trouble you could ever imagine. So many, I lost count. I was even facing prison. Carmine not only talked me off the ledge but he managed to navigate the legal waters like I never thought possible. He kept my penalties to a minimum and he took the time to listen and go the extra mile. He was more than just a skilled attorney, he was like a brother. I literally owe him my life.
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Posted by Brenda | January 31, 2018
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Good decision
My son got into a pickle in the Summer of '17 at a LBI rental with 11 other boys.....you get the picture. Not being from the area, I searched the internet & read numerous reviews before retaining Carmine Villani. I liked that he was a "Jersey Boy" & went to Rutgers. After meeting him, I felt even more confident in my choice. He & his assistant Betty were always responsive to my phone calls & emails. He delivered everything that he said would & was most hopeful with our out of state distance dilemma. I highly recommend Carmine Villani and his firm. I would most definitely use them again, but in all honesty hope I don't have to.
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Posted by Kerem | August 18, 2017
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Complete Professionalism and Excellent Results
Carmine was a complete professional. He always answered any question I had and gave me complete peace of mind. He got me results that were better then what I expected. My tickets got lowered to just basic traffic violations. I would recommend him to anyone and I won't hire anyone else ever.
Posted by Arjun | June 23, 2017
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You don't need another lawyer if you're in New Jersey
I had just got my dream job, and arrested for a 2nd and 3rd time for marijuana possession < 50grams and paraphernalia both within a month of each other in neighboring towns. Cops found it in my car. I currently am on the Nj medicinal marijuana program but I wasn't at the time of arrests. Like you, I was reading reviews on lawyers and you'll see that all reviews for this firm and Carmine Villani are excellent. It's worth the price, and Carmine and his firm reassured me from the beginning that they would work hard-and they did deliver. Both cases were dismissed. All of my charges were dropped to non criminal non drug misdemeanors with small fines and no probation. I would recommend this firm to my own family.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
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Awesome!
Carmine worked very diligently and helped me get my charges dismissed, which was a huge help for my career. He is a very friendly guy and really puts in the effort to help you out. I had talked with a few lawyers before I chose Carmine and I am so happy I chose to go with him, it couldn't have gone better. Would recommend him to anyone!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2017
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Excellent
Months before applying to medical school I found myself caught up with a possession charge that could've ended my aspirations. Luckily, we contacted and hired Carmine, trusted the process, and ended up walking away with the charges dismissed. Highly recommend Carmine for all types of litigation- A+ attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2016
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Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Carmine Villani for representation for criminal defense. Carmine went to work quickly on my case, let me know the possible scenarios and kept me informed throughout my ordeal. He was readily available whenever I called with questions or concerns. I was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia in Point Pleasant Beach. Ultimately, my case was dismissed. I am grateful for Carmine's services and would recommend him to anyone in need of such defense.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Villani & DeLuca, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Borough of Point Pleasant Beach
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Special Counsel
  • Berkley Township MUA
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney
  • Township of Brick
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Borough of Point Pleasant Beach
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Public Defender
  • Township of Colts Neck
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Borough of Keansburg
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Township of Barnegat
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Township of Brick
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Conflict Pool Attorney
  • Township of Brick
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Public Defender
  • Borough of Keansburg
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • McLaughlin Bennett Gelson & Craner, P.C.
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Brookdale Community College
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ansell Zaro Bennett & Grimm, P.C.
  • 1992 - 1996
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Criminal Practice Committee
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Municipal Court Practice Committee
  • 2010 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • New England Scholar
  • New England School of Law
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Dog Bites
  • 2014
  • 2014 DWI Institute
  • DWI & Breath Test Refusal
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Endorse Carmine
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the finest lawyers I have had the good fortune to see perform his art. There is no better."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Mr. Villani represent many clients in court. He is professional and obtains great results. He is always well prepared and knows the laws affecting his clients. His legal arguments in Court are not only impressive but also persuasive."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was a municipal prosecutor I worked on numerous matters with Mr. Villani. Mr. Villani is an elite DWI attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Carmine Villani, Esq. is an outstanding criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience in municipal court and drunk driving. As both a prosecutor and public defender, Mr. Villani understands the intricacies of the criminal justice system in a way few other local attorneys can match. I recommend Mr. Villani to all of my clients, family, and friends."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Point Pleasant Beach Criminal defense Lawyer Carmine R. Villani
Carmine R. Villani
Criminal defense Attorney
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation