Criminal Law Attorneys in West New York, NJ
Greenberg & Walden, LLC has substantial experience handling indictable criminal offenses as well as disorderly conduct offenses that are less serious in nature. Specifically, the firm has handled numerous cases involving DWI offenses, drug offenses, violent crimes, and more. With experienced attorneys who are familiar with the New Jersey court system and laws, our firm has a record of success in protecting their clients’ rights and interests. Our firm provides aggressive and effective representation in criminal defense matters across Hudson County, New Jersey. To discuss your situation and learn how we can help, contact Greenberg & Walden, LLC today.
DWI offenses are offenses that appear in municipal court and can carry significant penalties. If you are found driving a motor vehicle and has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent but less than .10 percent, you may lose your driving privileges for three months, pay a fine ranging from $250 to $400, serve a mandatory stay at an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) that provides alcohol and highway safety education for 12 to 48 hours, and potentially serve up to 30 days in jail. You may also face surcharges as high as $1,000 a year for three years, which are fines assessed by New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). The consequences listed above are for a first-time offense of DWI. The penalties increase in severity for second and third-time DWI offenses, and they increase if one’s BAC is .10 percent or higher. If you plead guilty to a DWI charge, without the advice and representation of an attorney, you could face substantial jail time and costly fines. In addition, there are additional indirect consequences of pleading guilty to a DWI charge, such as higher insurance premiums, difficulty finding a job, and risk of deportation if you are not a U.S. citizen.
New Jersey has some of the harshest drug possession penalties in the country. Courts and local law enforcement are proactive and aggressive towards drugs. Judges vigorously prosecute cases and hand down severe penalties for convictions. Simple possession of some drugs means a criminal record and a financial burden that can impact your life for years. If you are caught with a certain amount of a drug, you could face harsher charges of intent to distribute and sales.
People make mistakes all the time. When children break the law, most legal cases are not held to the same standards as an adult. When parents face the reality that their child has made a terrible mistake, they have a lot to consider. Consequences for juvenile offenses vary depending on the case. When a child faces charges of serious crimes, including some violent offenses, a court may consider waiving them up to adult court. The state of New Jersey requires that all juveniles are represented by an attorney. Contact our office to learn how we can protect your child’s future.
A violent crime conviction has the capacity to alter your life with overwhelming consequences. Those who face violent crime charges have a lot to consider. These crimes are some of the most egregious cases heard in court and judges are tremendously aggressive against offenders. New Jersey courts vigorously prosecute cases and sentence people to extraordinary amounts of jail time because of the nature of their crime. If you have been accused of a violent crime, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with breaking the law in New Jersey, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the applicable laws. Greenberg & Walden, LLC will thoroughly evaluate the strength of the evidence against you, challenge the prosecution’s case, and will advocate aggressively to protect your rights. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.