New Jersey Attorney Delivers Strategic Criminal Defense
Knowledgeable Morristown lawyer handles indictable and disorderly persons offenses
An indictable criminal charge puts your freedom, property and other interests in jeopardy, demanding the most skilled and dedicated defense you can muster. Getting early and reliable advice and representation can make all the difference in whether you succeed at staving off a conviction and its sometimes harsh consequences. In New Jersey, even a disorderly persons offense can result in jail time. At The Law Office of Blair R. Zwillman in Morristown, we defend clients in all types of criminal cases across the state. Backed by 45 years of experience, we strive for outcomes that allow our clients to avoid major penalties and to put their lives back on track.
Skilled attorney takes on drug charges of all types and degrees
Drug and drug-related offenses can carry severe penalties. Drug trafficking, which includes manufacture, importation and distribution, is among the most serious drug crimes. Offenses involving heroin, cocaine or methamphetamines are generally high priority for prosecutors. Even marijuana can lead to stiff punishments depending on the quantity and the type of activity. No matter the circumstances surrounding your drug charge, a crucial part of our defense will be examining the propriety of the actions of police and investigators with a focus on protection of your rights.
Certain New Jersey offenders are eligible to avoid jail time and a criminal record by participating in drug courts, programs that offer treatment and rehabilitation. In addition, New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program protects qualifying patients, physicians, primary caregivers and licensed cultivators and distributors from arrest and prosecution.
Dedicated defense lawyer works to resolve violent and non-violent charges
Our firm provides capable defense for clients dealing with even the most serious charges. We represent defendants accused of:
- Assault and battery — The penalties for assault depend on a variety of factors, including whether a weapon was used. Battery, the unpermitted touching of another person, is punished based upon the extent of harm caused. If you were charged based on a physical altercation, we will look for mitigating factors that could influence a judge’s or jury’s decision.
- Sexual assault — In New Jersey, any type of forced or coerced penetration is classified as sexual assault. Even the lesser charge of criminal sexual contact is a serious crime for which prosecutors often seek a lengthy prison term. We assert each client’s right to a presumption of innocence and whenever possible work to have charges reduced or dropped.
- Stolen property — Shoplifting, unlawful taking of an automobile and other theft charges require proof of intent. We investigate the charges and search for extenuating circumstances.
- White collar crimes — Insurance fraud, bank fraud, sales fraud and other forms of taking money or property by false representation often form the basis of complex criminal cases. We are adept at challenging the government’s evidence and disputing the element of intent.
We always work to achieve the best possible outcome consistent with the facts of your case. This includes speaking with witnesses, examining the alleged crime scene and conducting full discovery into police testimony and documentation.
Contact a seasoned New Jersey defense attorney to schedule a free initial consultation
At The Law Office of Blair R. Zwillman, we have the resources and experience to defend against criminal charges of all types and degrees in New Jersey state and federal courts. To schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated attorney, call our Morristown office at 973-282-7858 or contact us online.