Newark, NJ- When you are facing criminal charges or a DWI, you have numerous important decisions you must make. Among the most important decisions is whether you will hire a Newark criminal defense attorney or a public defender. This decision can be daunting because there is no way to guarantee what the outcome of your case will be; a vigorous criminal defense however can alleviate some of your fears.
For a criminal charge, you can rely on a public defender for an adequate defense, they are well-trained criminal attorneys. For a DWI, your municipal prosecutor may be a seasoned defense attorney or a newly appointed attorney who has never tried a DWI case. But you need more than an adequate defense; you need an excellent defense, which is precisely what you will get when retain me. I believe there are many advantages a criminal defense attorney provides over a public defender, but three fundamental differences are choice, attention to your case, and accessibility.
If you choose a public defender you are assigned an attorney. You don’t get to choose the attorney who is going to represent you; your lawyer is assigned out of a pool of public defenders. We value having choices in all walks of life and a criminal defense should be no different. As with any profession, there are attorneys who are good at their jobs, and attorneys who are bad at their jobs. You don’t want to take the chance you will be forced to settle with a less than stellar attorney. When you are facing the consequences of a serious offense, penalties such as jail time, license suspension, a criminal record, community service and high fines, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of choosing who represents you.
As soon as you retain me, I will begin investigating your case, speaking with witnesses, consulting with experts and reviewing case law. Unlike public defenders, I have the luxury of giving all my clients and their cases my undivided attention.
Many criminal cases are settled through a plea bargain; I will evaluate the evidence against you and help you decide whether a plea bargain will be your best option. I am willing to negotiate with prosecutors or take your case to trial.
If I think you will fare better in court, I will vigorously challenge the evidence against you. Either way, I will be by your side through the entire process of challenging of your criminal charges.
Because I have a private practice, I have a smaller caseload than public defenders. A smaller case load allows me to be more accessible to you when you have concerns, questions or simply want to discuss your case. You will have many questions as your case proceeds. You will be stressed out, have stomach pains and difficulty sleeping. Getting answers to your phone calls and emails promptly helps alleviate those painful and stressful conditions.
Dealing with a criminal charge turns your life upside down. You don’t need the additional frustration of trying to get or share information about your case without receiving a reply or callback. When you call my office or email me, you can be assured I will return your call or respond to your email promptly.
My office is in Newark, but I handle criminal defense and DWI cases throughout North Jersey and New York City. Please feel free to contact me at my Newark office so we can discuss your charges, and the advantages of hiring me to be your criminal defense attorney.