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Allan Marain

Expungement Attorney at New Brunswick, NJ

5.0   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Allan

Learn Allan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Expungement
    55%
    Statewide expungement practice, as more fully described at https://www.njexpungements.com . Expungement of convictions involving felonies, disorderly persons offenses, ordinance violations, juvenile charges, and arrests not resulting in convictions.

    27 years

  2. Administrative law
    20%
    We protect clients' Second Amendment rights. ADDITIONALLY we protects motorists' driving privileges in actions by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. This includes medical issues, points issues, and fatal/serious bodily injury accident issues.

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    Defending accused individuals since 1976, including juvenile, indictable, and traffic. https://www.marainlaw.com more fully describes our criminal defense practice.

    49 years

  4. Civil rights
    5%
    Civil rights practice focuses on Second Amendment rights. Allan is a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association, the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society.

  5. Domestic violence
    5%
    Prosecution and defense of domestic violence charges, including applications for removal of domestic violence restraining orders.

  6. Juvenile law
    5%

    48 years

While working as a systems analyst by day, I attended Seton Hall Law School at night.  As a law student, I selected every criminal law elective offered, graduating cum laude in 1976.  I took and passed the New Jersey Bar that same year.

In 1977, I left my systems analyst position to practice law.  In the beginning, I took whatever kind of case came through the door.  That included negligence, family law, aviation law (I have a commercial pilot's license), worker compensation, collections and, of course, criminal defense.  I also became a member of the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association. Over time, I became more selective in the kinds of matters I would accept, eventually limiting my practice to just criminal law.  However I continued to sit as an arbitrator, handling commercial disputes.

In 1989, I became a staff member of the Offfice of the Public Defender, in New Brunswick.  There I stayed until 1997 when I left to resume private practice.  I've been in private practice ever since.

Still defending persons accused of crimes, my present practice also includes traffic matters, juvenile cases, driver's license suspension and revocation matters with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, and Second Amendment matters involving right to purchase and possess firearms.  I have developed considerable expertise in New Jersey expungement law.  And still I arbitrate disputes.

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Location

Allan Marain
100 Bayard Street
P.O. Box 1030
New Brunswick, NJ, 08903-1030

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST THERE IS FOR COMPLICATED CASES!
I had a very complicated case. A 1st degree felony with intent to deliver. My future looked bleak. I had almost given up as I had thought this was an impossible case and I would never receive an expungement. The courts, lawyers, judges, all told me no. Not Mr. Marain, he was up for the challenge. He was always available, understanding, empathetic, intelligent, and he knows law better than anyone else I had ever encountered. He's very by the book and thorough if you have a case that you believe is eligible for expungement no matter how complicated it is you need to give Allan Marain a call. He will fight for you when no one else will. It wasn't easy, lots of bumps in the road, but we did it. He changed the trajectory of my life and I am forever grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A rare pearl of an Attorney
Alan provided me not only accurate legal guidance but he was a source of hope and light during a challenging time in my life. I’m extremely grateful. Another testimony there are ‘good’ professionals who care @ their work and the people they help. Thank you very much.
Posted by RCIV | November 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowlegable, seasoned and Patient
I spoke to Mr. Marain today on a PTC issue in Paterson. I was pleasently suprised on the time he spent with me going over my situation and offering the best possible outcomes he could foresee under the circumstances. Mr. Marain is articulate and empathetic...I hate to say my past experiences with other lawyers were not as easy going and welcoming as this. He heard me out with out interuption and was very transparent in what I should do and not do...I recommend Mr.Marain if your looking for one of the good ones...actaully one of theh best one's!!!!!
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Posted by Jean | October 4, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Prompt
Lawyer explained to me the court process and how long it might take including cost and fees. Also the possibility of results. Mr Marain was the only attorney that bothers to call me back about my situation. He's very polite and a good listener
Posted by Dan | August 9, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Allan took the time to fully explain everything
Allan was patient and thoughtful, took the time to explain every detail of what my situation might ultimately result in and offered several solutions to my dilemma. He treated me with respect and understanding. I was thorougly impressed at his professionalism, candor and experience in this particular part of the law, and would certainly reccomend him to anyone with gun registration/licensing/identification/laws. He also directed me to his website, which is packed full of usefull information.
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Posted by JoAnn | June 10, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful experience with document replacement.
Allan's guidance was instrumental in resolving my issue with government issued documents. His knowledge and professionalism was greatly appreciated. He followed up multiple times throughout the process to insure I was on the right track. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of his specialties.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great help!
Allan was very helpful and knowledgeable on our phone call. Helped me navigate a situation that shouldn’t have been as hard as it was. Highly recommended and very thankful for his guidance.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive & Honest
Mr. Marain was able to speak to me right away when I called his office and was very generous with his time. He listened and provided answers to my questions and was honest about whether there was anything he could do to help me. Although there was nothing further he could help me with regarding my situation at this time I would recommend Mr. Marain and would use him in the future.
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Posted by Greg | June 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informative
Mr. Marain was very knowledgeable and professional when speaking about my matter. I appreciate the insight he has given me. I would recommend him as he is a great attorney!
Posted by Chris | May 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This is how lawyers should be
Consulted Mr. Marain on a meter that was concerning me. He gave me a full picture of the legal issue in question.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Anonymous
I called Mr. Marain for a consultation. He was very patient and answered all my questions. I got the sense that he was not trying to rush me off the phone. I was very satisfied with my experience.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attentive, straightforward, well-informed and very pleasant to deal with.
Allan was very courteous, extremely helpful and overall, a great source of information and legal advice. Highly praised and strongly recommended.
Posted by Frank | October 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Firearms I D query
Allan was helpful and explicit in his answer to my question. Although I did not need to hire him I would certainly not hesitate to do so should the need ever arise.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Accurate and helpful
Provided a consultation and follow up that allowed me to achieve my desired outcome.
Posted by Anthony | January 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Withholding of Adjudication.
Grateful for information on withholding of Adjudication. Thia is in regards the Ability to obtain a Firearms for Private Security Sector. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super helpful
Answered all my questions and provided me resources to seek remedy, free consultation
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
FIC Card Discussion
Allan Marain's to took the time out of his day to speak with me in regards to FIC card issue I am having with my local police department. He was great!!! Gave me my options and information I needed to move forward. I would HIGHLY recommend him!!!
Posted by Danny | August 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr
Mr. Marain was an absolute gentleman who absolutely knows what he is talking about. During our consultation he not only was an active listener but asked me many questions to better understand my situation. Not only did he do that but he repeated everything back to make sure he heard me accurately. Mr. Marain also explained everything and wanted to make sure that by the time we were done I had a clear understanding and had no more questions or concerned. He is a consummate professional who truly cares about his clients and I would call him over anyone else for my legal matters!
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Posted by Jeff | August 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Mr. Marain took the time to answer some questions and provide me with instructions on how to apply for my gun permit. he did this without me even being a client. I will surely recommend him, and use if his services if needed!
Posted by Kenneth | August 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great help!
I had some legal questions regarding expungement and Mr. Marain took the time to answer all of them. He answered what he could and was honest when he couldn't. I am thankful for his time, honesty, and help. I would definitely consider hiring him moving forward.
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Deputy Public Defender
  • Middlsex County Public Defender's Office
  • 1989 - 1997

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of New Jersey v. D.L.C.
  • The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appeallate Division, in case bearing Docket No. A-2013-11T3reversed Judge Rubin's denial of expungement. D.L.C.'s record was expunged in its entirety.

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Board of Trustees (former member)
  • N/A
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Past Trustee
  • N/A
  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Assignment Judge's Criminal Lawyers Committee
  • Past Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Municipal Court Practice Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • New Jersey Lawyers Magazine - New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Expungement of Criminal Proceedings
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions – New Law signed 12/18/19
  • Expungements
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an exceptionally experienced attorney whose knowledge and expertise in criminal defense are highly regarded and respected by his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allan is well known for his integrity among lawyers. Allan is a great communicator and meticulous in handling client matters. I endorse this lawyer. After 23 years of practicing law, if I needed guidance in any legal matter, I would look to Allan Marain first."
Expungement Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allan is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney. He's is the consummate "lawyer's lawyer." He's always ready to share his knowledge and brilliant tactics. I highly recommend him for any area of law in which he practices."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because he is one of the good guys. Mr. Marain's knowledge and expertise in NJ criminal law, expungements, and cannabis is second to none, and on top of that he is a gentleman. I would definitely call Mr. Marain if a friend or family member needed help in one of his areas of expertise."
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New Brunswick Expungement Lawyer Allan Marain
Allan Marain
Expungement Attorney
New Brunswick, NJ
Licensed for 47 years