Former Municipal Prosecutor who handled over 60,000 cases. Personal attention, reasonable rates.
Should I hire an attorney to represent me on my DWI charges? That is a critical question indeed. If the answer is yes, then you may be asking yourself “How do I decide which attorney to hire?” If you have started to “shop around” you very likely have found that some attorneys that handle just DWI cases can be expensive, while attorneys that charge the lowest fees may not have quite the experience that you are looking for. While both of those approaches are viable options, I offer an alternative somewhere in the middle. My philosophy is to offer “Quality Legal Representation with Affordable Rates and Payment Plans.”
It has been said that when you hire an attorney you also hire that attorney’s experience. So, here’s my experience. I went to Law School full-time at the University of Miami and graduated with honors cum-laude. I am proud to say, that I passed the New Jersey bar exam on my very first attempt. I worked as a Municipal Prosecutor in some 23 different Municipal Courts in Ocean and Monmouth Counties for over 3 years. As a Prosecutor I received specialized training on DWI law from the State of New Jersey – Attorney Generals Office and The New Jersey State Police. I received extensive training in Alcohol related DWI cases and in Drug or Narcotic DWI cases. In my capacity as a prosecutor I estimate that I prosecuted over 60,000 Municipal Court cases and over 4,000 DWI cases.
When I was a Municipal Prosecutor I was virtually in Court, all-day every-day for over three years. I learned the inner workings of the Municipal Court system. Naturally, I came into contact with some of the State’s top DWI attorneys. I had to handle their complicated legal arguments and even tried DWI cases against them. Some of those trials I won and some of those trials I lost but I gained a vast amount of legal experience in DWI matters. I know first-hand how to spot the legal-loophole in your case, which legal arguments work, how to present those legal arguments to achieve a favorable outcome and how to get your DWI charges dismissed.
On October 17, 2016, I resigned my position as a Municipal Prosecutor and opened The Law Office of Robert Zavistoski in my hometown of Edison, New Jersey. My practice was instantly successful and I opened a second office on February 15, 2018 in Cranford, New Jersey. I now have two law offices to serve my clients better and I take cases anywhere in New Jersey. I have defended DWI clients in 7 counties and 31 different courts so, if you like what I have to offer, I can represent you too.
Additionally, I take great pride in limiting my law practice to Municipal Court matters. Simply put, Municipal Court is all I do. Furthermore, I am a solo practitioner and the only attorney in my office. That means I will give your case the personal attention it deserves. There will be no fill-in attorneys with little experience. I will personally develop your legal strategy and see it through from start to finish.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information. If my legal philosophy of providing “Quality Representation with Affordable Rates and Payment Plans” appeals to you, I hope you will feel comfortable calling me today so we can get to work on your legal strategy and put your mind at ease.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Accredited Business||Better Business Bureau||2018|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney New Jersey||Association of American Trial Attorneys||2018|
|Senior Articles Editor||University of Miami School of Law National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review||2011|
|Deans Certificate of Achievement - Labor Law||University of Miami School of Law||2010|
|Blue Jacket of the Year||United States Navy||1995|
|Municipal Court Attorney||The Law Office of Robert Zavistoski||2016 - Present|
|Municipal Prosecutor||Citta Holzapfel & Zabarsky||2013 - 2016|
|Deputy Attorney General||New Jersey Attorney General's Office||2012 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Edison Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2017 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2016 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Middlesex County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Society of Bar Gavel University of Miami School of Law||Member||2009 - 2011|
|Northridge Condominium Association||Vice President: Board of Directors||1996 - 1998|
|National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review, University of Miami School of Law||Perception is Reality: It may also be Guilt or Innocence (Student Submission)||2011|
|University of Miami School of Law||JD - Cum Laude||2011|
|John Jay College of Criminal Justice||BS - Cum Laude||1993|
|Annual Meeting||Northridge Board of Directors||1998|
|Drunk Driving||Prosecuted Thousands of DWI Cases|
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Tue Mar 28 2017
Posted by Kyle
Tue Mar 28 2017
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