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Criminal Defense Lawyer in New Jersey

Aggressive Newark Criminal Defense Attorney

Being accused of committing a criminal offense is a traumatic and frightening experience. Oftentimes, clients who have been arrested for an alleged crime are their greatest time of need. During this moment of stress or anxiety, you will need compassionate yet hard-hitting legal representation. We know that there is a lot on the line if you are facing a criminal allegation, and we believe that it is your right to have a New Jersey law firm by your side that can represent your side of the story aggressively in court.

Your Side of the Story Matters

Criminal allegations have life-altering consequences in New Jersey. Whether you have committed a misdemeanor or a felony crime, the penalties that are associated with both can put an immense strain on an individual. No matter what degree of a crime was allegedly committed, having to live with a criminal conviction - or even just a criminal charge - can cause individuals to suffer setbacks at work and in their personal lives.

In addition to the social effects that can be felt after an arrest, a criminal conviction can carry substantial fines, prison or jail time sentences, probation, or community service hours. In light of these potential penalties, it is critical that you obtain legal representation from a Newark criminal defense attorney who can aggressively defend your rights and your freedoms. Do not try to take on your legal matters on your own, no matter how strong you may think your case may be. Only an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer from Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law can represent you to the fullest extent of the law and ensure that your side of the story is heard.

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Criminal Defense Lawyers Serve Newark & Surrounding Areas

Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law represent adult and juvenile clients who have been charged with crimes in state and municipal courts throughout New Jersey. These crimes range from infractions to more serious felonies. We represent individuals accused of criminal offenses, such as:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug possession / distribution
  • Endangering
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Harassment
  • Insurance crimes
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Kidnapping
  • Municipal court orders
  • Resisting /alluding arrest / hindering arrest
  • Theft crimes, including burglary and robbery
  • Weapons possession
  • White collar crimes

Our criminal defense lawyers provide critical advice and aggressive representation to clients at all stages of criminal prosecution. From the initial police interrogation to arrest, search and seizure issues, bail hearing, grand jury proceeding, indictment, arraignment, plea negotiation, or trial date, our firm can be trusted to be by your side throughout the entire process.

Criminal Defense for Juveniles

Minors who have been charged with a criminal offense can experience detrimental consequences. A criminal record could prevent minors from obtaining educational scholarships or getting a job later in life. Most importantly, a guilty conviction could cause a minor to miss years of their precious youth while serving time in a correctional facility. Minors who have been accused of a criminal offense are usually processed in a family court under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Code, but this does not mean that the punishments are somehow less severe or less frightening.

Similar to adult offenders, juveniles who are found to be delinquents of the law will have to face the imposition of substantial fines, restitution, community service, or in the most extreme cases, must serve detention in a youth correctional facility. Given these serious consequences, it is essential that juveniles and their families retain the most effective legal representation. At Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law, we are experienced, knowledgeable, and thorough juvenile delinquency defense attorneys.

We can be trusted to pull out all stops to represent your minor. We strive to provide strong representation to ensure that our clients' rights stay protected while they try to navigate this very emotional period of their lives. The juvenile legal system is incredibly complex, but we can be trusted to exhaust every avenue to discover any evidence that can be used in your child's favor.

Expunge your record. Call Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law.

Certain criminal convictions, as well as the related arrest records, may be "expunged" or erased from a person's criminal record upon application to the court after the passage of a set period of time. Our criminal defense lawyers can determine whether a prior conviction is eligible for this remedy. We can be trusted to work quickly to process the necessary court papers to obtain a clean criminal record for you.

If you need a Newark criminal defense lawyer with the knowledge and ability to navigate the complex legal issues in the New Jersey criminal courts, contact Jeffrey W. Plaza at Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza, Attorneys at Law. Founded in 1955, we have been serving the Newark, New Jersey areas for more than 60 years with dedication and pride. Call our firm immediately after an arrest to schedule a case evaluation.

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