Being charged with a crime or a municipal court traffic offense is often a confusing and embarrassing situation for our clients. Many are tempted to plead guilty or to accept whatever offer the prosecutor gives them. However, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor or greater offense will result in a permanent criminal record that could impair your ability to get a job or professional license.
At the law offices of Andrew M. Wolfenson, Esq., P.C., in Union and Cedar Knolls, we can explain your rights and your options. Lawyer Andrew Wolfenson has 25 years of experience defending people charged with criminal offenses in northern and central New Jersey.
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Minimizing The Consequences, Now And In The Future
From the initial interview to the plea agreement or trial, our aim is to minimize the potential legal and monetary penalties, as well as ease your embarrassment and personal concerns.
Lawyer Andrew Wolfenson offers assistance in the following types of criminal defense cases:
- Municipal court cases, including speeding, reckless driving and other traffic offenses
- Indictable crimes such as assault and drug possession
- Drunk driving, also known as DUI or DWI
- Juvenile defense matters
- Expungement of prior charges/convictions
Is There A Defense?
There are always strategies and tactics an experienced criminal defense lawyer can attempt to minimize penalties or even help you avoid a conviction.
For example, attorney Wolfenson recently helped a woman avoid a DUI conviction because the prosecutors could not prove operation of the vehicle. Since this was the woman’s second DUI offense, she was facing a two-year loss of her driver’s license, a significant fine and possible jail time. Instead, the charges were dismissed.