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Jason R. Antoine

Criminal defense Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   24 reviews

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I former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. I represent citizens charged with crimes that are in need of serious legal representation. I pride myself on being a trial lawyer and contstantly work on ways to improve my courtroom skills. Early in my career I learned that a good defense lawyer can make a difference. I have offices in Wiilmington, Delaware and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

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Licensed for 15 years
State DE
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 06/28/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/01/2022
State NJ
Status Resigned Without Prejudice
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/05/2022

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Delaware Office
1702 Kirkwood Highway
Suite 2C
Wilmington, DE, 19805
Pennsylvania Office
1212 Baltimore Pike
Suite 230
Chadds Ford, PA, 19317
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Posted by William | December 3, 2020
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Great Attorney
Jason was referred to me by another attorney to represent me for a VOP hearing. I was looking at 1 year level 5 for the violation and 5 years back up time. Jason was able to successfully have my probation discharged completely. Needless to say I highly recommend this criminal attorney for serious matters before the courts in Delaware.
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Posted by Kaila | October 27, 2020
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DUI case
The case was not looking good but somehow I was found not guilty!! Jason put a lot of work into my case and stayed positive. He was way smarter than the prosecutor. Jason was the first lawyer I spoke with who actually had a plan for my case before I hired him. Definitely worth every penny!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2019
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Mr. Antoine is a great attorney. Highly recommend!
I would like to express my greatest gratitude to Mr. Antoine and his team. Mr. Antoine is a knowledgeable and smart lawyer. I really felt like he and his team cared about me and my case. I hired him for representation in my defense case immediately after I met him during consultation. Throughout the process he gave me excellent law services and was promptly responsive to my concerns. I was very happy to see my case was dismissed after preliminary hearing.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2018
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Confident and Compassionate Lawyer
When I was arrested for my DUI as a single mother of two and someone who works in the public school system, I was scared, overwhelmed and knew I needed an excellent Lawyer. Jason by far exceeded my expectations. He was compassionate to my situation and was exceptional in his services. I was able to reduce my charges and continue to take care of my family and work! I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer, he is exceptional!
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Posted by Mors | July 30, 2018
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Could not be happier
Mr. Antoine kept it real from the very beginning yet very confident about what he wanted for me. This was my second dui offense and I was sure I would end up going to jail and it would impact my career big time. But Mr. Antoine took the case straight to trial without hesitation and got me a reckless driving alcohol related plea deal! This is the result I was praying for and he made it happen! I could not be happier with how professional and confIdent he has been throughout this whole ordeal. I had confidence in him from the start and he did not disappoint. I will highly recommend him to anyone who’s dealing with any DUI matters. This man knows what he is doing trust me. I can finally breath again after about 5 months. Please contact his office if you are in trouble with the law regarding alcohol and driving.
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Posted by Tadas | July 10, 2018
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Great DEAL
I was charged with serious valotions driving under my commercial driving lisence. He worked out the deal to the minumum. Very pleased. Thanks Jason and your staff!
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2017
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Great outcome for 2nd DUI
I was previously arrested for a DUI in PA and hired a lawyer who gave me the same deal I would have got with a public defender. When I was arrested for a second DUI/possession in DE, I applied for a public defender thinking the outcome would be the same. My pessimistic public defender told me that I was destined to do 60 days in jail because I'm out of state, and that I'd be very lucky if I got 7-10 days which is mostly reserved for DE residents. I decided to spend the money and hire a private attorney less than 2 months before my trial. Antoine didn't make any promises but assured me that it is definitely possible to get a plea deal and not serve jail time. He immediately reviewed my case and filed a motion to suppress the blood evidence which my public defender would not bother with. Ultimately, it turned out better than I expected. The DUI was reduced to a reckless and he managed to get me unsupervised probation for my other charge. I am very grateful and recommend Antoine for anyone facing serious DUI charges in the tristate area.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2017
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DUI defense
I would highly recommend Jason Antoine. He is the perfect combination of highly experienced, aggressive/strategic, and empathetic/compassionate. My case was quite unique in that my DUI offense and state of driving licensure were different. This impacted me professionally among other things. Jason considered every aspect of my case and had considerable knowledge to be able to advise me what to do to achieve an optimal outcome, which we did achieve. He is patient and responsive, all of my emails were answered in a timely fashion and thoroughly. His staff was wonderful also and assisted me with logistical matters I did not have time to do myself. I absolutely am happy to write this review and would recommend Jason and his staff to anyone. I am thankful I chose him....
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Posted by C Jones | February 5, 2017
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We Won!!
I hired Mr. Antoine after being involved in an accident and charged with a DUI. The police had video surveillance of my arrest and sobriety tests - along with a confident prosecutor who refused to negotiate. He thoroughly explained my options and the consequences of my charges. We decided to take the case to trial. He interrogated the police officer and it was found they did not conduct their arrest properly. With this evidence, the judge threw out the case. Without Mr. Antoine's extensive knowledge of the laws and procedures, I would have faced jail time. My lawyer displayed a confidence in the court room that let me know I made the right decision hiring him. Aside from helping me win my case, Mr. Antoine has a down to earth personality and was very easy to talk to. I highly recommend him and would hire him again should I ever need to. Thanks Jason!
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Posted by Lisa | January 30, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer/Highly Recommended
My son was falsely accused of a grand theft auto last March of 2016. I hired Jason to represent him. A friend of our family recommended him. Jason certainly had is work cut out for him. The case was very involved. Throughout the entire 4 day trial, Jason remained confident, focused, VERY detailed, thorough and extremely professional.. I feel as though he went above and beyond to prove my son's innocence to all 12 jurors. Words can't describe my gratitude for Jason Antoine. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2016
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I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO UNTIL I HIRED JASON R. ANTOINE
I had a situation where i got a raw deal being pulled over in State of Delaware for driving under speed limit and charged with DUI, towed and impound fines and whole 9 yards. I was by far not drunk and was in control of my vehicle at all times. I start searching google for Delaware DUI Lawyers and i must have called 10 of them, most of them never returned a call and the few i did talk with i got a gut feeling they where just after my money and probably gonna push for a plea once i get in court room. So i came across Jason R. Antoine website with all the reviews and information i was confident that this guy is the guy to call and so i did and i am so glad I hired Jason He went to bat for me and did all he could to get me out of this mess. We ended up taking this to trial and Jason had a strong defense against State of Delaware and in end i was found NOT GUILTY... If you need a Lawyer that actually knows the Laws and Actually Cares about his clients Call Jason R. Antoine Jason is not here to take your money and leave you high and dry, he actually earns the money and fights hard to protect your rights as a US Citizen of this country. Thanks to Jason I can drive anywhere i want to go and i put this behind me. Whatever your cases is give Jason a call and he will give you his honest opinion on how to go about your case I recommend Jason to anyone, good job Jay! Lou
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Posted by Michael | August 3, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
I recommend Mr Antoine for anyone looking for a great lawyer.Jason was extremely professional and helped put my mind at ease during the whole process. He was very thorough and always kept me up updated.If I ever need a lawyer in the near future Jason will be my go to man...
Posted by Reanna | June 17, 2016
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Highly recommended
Jason Antoine represented my juvenile son on some very serious felony charges. Jason was able to get 6 out if 7 charges dropped. My son pled guilty to only 1 charge and was released from custody with only probation. I would recommend him to anyone and would go back to him if I ever needed another attorney.
Posted by Sam | June 1, 2016
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No Criminal Record
Jason was my lawyer in both cases I had and he handled them excellently. In both cases I was facing a possible criminal record. One was for vandalism and the other was for marijuana possession. The first case got dismissed thanks to Jason, and the second case was brought down to only a civil penalty. In both cases I was able to avoid a criminal record thanks to Jason. Would recommend for sure.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2016
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Excellent and Tenacious Courtroom Attorney and DUI expert
I was charged with driving under the influence following a police stop in late 2015. I consulted with Jason the following week and was impressed with his review of the available records, recommendations, and desire to take the case to court. He discussed the available options, including the first offender program (a criminal charge with lesser charges), possibility of a plea to reckless driving if offered, and taking the case to court, and the risks and benefits of each. Ultimately when the case went to trial, Jason performed an excellent cross examination of the arresting officer, including review of the video footage from the stop and legality of the stop itself. Jason's excellent courtroom performance ultimately led the police officer to become distressed and confused while serving as a witness. Given the questionable legality of the stop, in coordination with Jason's excellent questioning and the police officers visible frustration, we were able to plea to a lesser charge. Many other lawyers that specialize in DUI law, particularly in Delaware, will often recommend accepting the first offender program as the primary option. Throughout the nearly year long process, Jason was willing to consider different options, was open to taking the case to trial, and ultimately resulted in a lesser charge. While the best option certainly is to avoid drinking and driving; for those in a similar situation looking for a lawyer - Jason is an outstanding, knowledgable, and tenacious attorney that I would highly recommend to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2016
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Would Recommend
I retained Jason for my case of a DUI of Drugs in DE. He made the right call to take it to trial and was confident while still realistic throughout the process. He stuck it to the DA and won the case. I was found NOT GUILTY of DUI. I would hire him again if I ever needed.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
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Excellent Results
Jason Antoine did a great job handling my case. He was very thorough and professional throughout the process. He kept me up to date on the progress and provided me with all options with potential outcomes. The final outcome was very positive and was based on his experience and knowledge.
Posted by Katie | December 21, 2015
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Case dismissed!
I am so lucky to have found Jason! He made me feel taken care of and at ease during a very stressful time. He's very caring, positive, and professional. My case ended up being dismissed, thanks to him! I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Amanda | December 10, 2015
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Fantastic job
I had got myself in a situation and knew I needed a attorney for it. Searched around talked to a few attorneys but I found myself not comfortable. When I met with Mr. Antoine I knew immediately he was the attorney for me. Very professional gave it to me straight on the different ways things could go, but told me not to worry he would fight for me all the way. And he did exactly that. I hope I never need to hire an attorney again but if I do I'm definitely hiring Mr. Antoine. Words can not express how grateful I am for his help and determination. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Amanda
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
I recommend Jason to everyone because he is very honest and helping person. He took my expungment case and that case was not possible expungment before 5 years, but he won it my case and, my case has been expungment. He gave me my life back. God bless you Jason.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Jason R. Antoine Attorney at Law PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Chester County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Berks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • State of Delaware Attorney General's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Delaware
  • BAS
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth vs. Kirksey
  • NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS
  • Comm. v. Groff
  • Evidence Suppressed
  • Nightmare Nanny
  • Disorderly Conduct; $100 fine
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Associations

  • Delaware County Bar Association, Trial Practices Committee - Criminal Division
  • Executive Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State of Delaware Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid of Southeast Pennsylvania
  • 2009
  • Basic Prosecutors Course
  • Pennsylvania District Attorney's Institute
  • 2008
  • Dedicated Service Award
  • Berks County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (21)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a great lawyer who takes every case seriously and fights hard for every client. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason Antoine is a former Assistant District Attorney with great knowledge of criminal law and how the system works from the prosecution perspective. When I first met Jason I was immediately impressed with his interpersonal skills, intelligence and vast knowledge of criminal law. Since I no longer handle criminal cases, I began to refer people with criminal charges or questions to Jason. He has been a credit to me because the people I have referred have been very satisfied with the service he has provided. Jason is not a pencil pusher; he is a trial lawyer. Unlike many of the self-promoting "criminal specialists" out there, Jason has actually heard many juries say, "not guilty." If you are in a jam or just have questions on criminal law, I highly recommend Jason Antoine."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Antoine. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is the go-to guy for DUI and traffic issues in Eastern PA. Jason was a DUI prosecutor, and now uses that knowledge for superior representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Antoine is an honest, intelligent, and diligent lawyer who personifies the phrase "zealous advocate." He is very well-respected in the legal community and has a tremendous amount of court room experience. Anyone is need of criminal defense should not hesitate to hire Jason."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wilmington Criminal defense Lawyer Jason R. Antoine
Jason R. Antoine
Criminal defense Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 15 years