Fight Your New Jersey Criminal Charge with a Top Lawyer!
Arrested in New Jersey?
Fight back with an Aggressive Criminal Defense!
It's happened -- you've been arrested and are facing criminal charge in New
Jersey. It can be extremely jarring and frightening to find yourself up against
the massive New Jersey criminal and judicial machine.
And no one ever expects to be facing a criminal prosecution. It's
strange and scary. But you need to figure out what to do about it. And
you need help.
I know you have lots of questions. "What do I do now"?
Some of the questions you want answers for, are:
||Where can I find the best New Jersey criminal
defense lawyer to help me? Are there New Jersey lawyers who are
criminal defense specialists?
||Can I fight the charges and win? Or can I work out
some kind of deal to avoid the most severe penalties?
||What could happen to me if I am convicted? Will I
go to jail? Will this ruin my life?
I can help you answer all of these questions.
Most people are understandably very concerned and afraid about what
may happen to them. The process of being arrested, jailed, bailed out,
and appearing in court on a criminal charge is unpleasant and very
stressful. It's a terrible thing to go through, and I feel badly that
you've had to experience this.
I understand what you are going through. Everyday, I am a witness to
what it's like to be caught up in the New Jersey legal system.
And now you have to face the fact that your New Jersey charge can have
serious consequences and potentially harsh penalties.
But don't give up hope. There are many things we can do to
protect and defend your rights and freedom. That's what I do everyday,
for people just like you.
Are there New Jersey Lawyers Who are Criminal Defense Specialists?
Yes, there are. My name is Matthew Reisig, and I'm a Certified Criminal Trial
Attorney in New Jersey.
In fact, I am one of a small number of lawyers who has
been designated as Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
by the New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification. To acquire
this qualification requires a rigorous examination in a technical criminal
specialty, and I'm proud to have achieved this recognition. These designations
make it easier for people like yourself to know which lawyers are the
My offices are in Freehold, NJ, but I work in
Criminal Courts across New Jersey. While you may think you have no
defense and little hope in your case, you may be surprised to learn that
even cases that seem very bad can often be won. At worst I may be able
to significantly reduce the penalties you are facing with my knowledge
of the system and some smart and tough negotiating.
I've achieved many strong, positive outcomes and legal victories in
tough criminal defense cases in my career, including:
- Over 900 people I've represented in DWI cases who were
ultimately not convicted of the charge.*
- Many not guilty verdicts in jury trials with clients facing
serious criminal charges and jail time, including
aggravated assault, carjacking,
kidnapping, terroristic threats,
drug charges, and more.
- I also handle plenty of minor criminal "disorderly persons"
offenses. You can get the benefit of someone with serious experience
in difficult cases, even if you are only charged with a relatively
minor assault or drug possession offense.
*Results as of December 1, 2011. This information should not
create an unjustified expectation that similar results can be obtained
for others without regard to the specific factual and legal
An experienced defense attorney like myself will quickly seize on
the best defense strategies that apply in your exact
situation, depending on the circumstances of the charges and your
arrest. I'll dig hard to be sure to raise any relevant
constitutional issues, under either New Jersey or Federal law. My
goal as your lawyer is to fight every issue the state brings up, to
make your case as strong as it can be.
Every case starts with my free criminal case evaluation, instantly
over the phone - (888) 628-8394 - or in a meeting. That's where we
explore exactly what your best options are, and you can decide for
yourself how to proceed.
So lets get started...
Can We Fight and Win? Should I Plead Guilty?
There are two choices in every New Jersey criminal case.
- We can fight the charges in court with everything we have: argue
for a dismissal, or prepare the case for trial and work for a not
- The other option is to negotiate hard and work the system to get
the best possible plea deal, and a penalty that you can live with.
It is a big mistake to just take any offer without evaluating your
legal defense options to fight the case. But for some people, a
reasonable plea agreement makes sense. I do like to fight cases in
court, but any good lawyer in New Jersey understands that the needs and
wishes of the client are the most important thing. I will help you
decide what is best for you.
Whichever direction you are leaning, taking advantage of my
legal consultation and case evaluation on any
New Jersey criminal matter is in your best interest. Honestly, it' s
pretty much a no-brainer, since it's free, and you have nothing to lose.
If we decide to fight your case, that's when you'll get the full
benefit of my training and experience. As a Certified New Jersey
Criminal Trial Attorney, I'll use every imaginable legal defense
technique available to fight the charges. I'm prepared to challenge
every statement and claim made by the defense, to try to prove their
These defense strategies and techniques may include:
- Motion to suppress evidence against you. Any
search and seizure or vehicle stop must be done in accordance with
legal and constitutional guidelines, or any evidence gained is
- Motion for discovery. How we find out what
evidence the prosecution has against you, including police reports,
chemical tests, substance analysis, witness information, and more.
- Motion for speedy trial. If your trial has been
delayed, you may not be able to get a fair trial, and the case
should be dismissed.
- A thorough investigation - We may need private
investigators to look into details of your case, talk to witnesses
and testify to facts he has learned, to get information admitted
without putting you on the stand
- Subpoena witnesses. Witnesses may need to
testify to what they know if information we've discovered if it
helps our case.
- Expert Witness Testimony - Expert analysis may
help explain facts about substances found, chemical testing
procedures and flaw, and other facts
I can give you an even more detailed overview of the ins and outs
of what goes into putting together a New Jersey criminal charge
legal defense if you would like me to. But you probably really want
specific and direct advice about your case. That's what
matters to you.
I will talk to you about your situation, how the New Jersey criminal
laws apply in your specific circumstances, what penalties you may be
facing, and most importantly, what I can do to help you fight the
charges, down to specific defense strategies I will employ in your
What's more, I'll offer you this kind of valuable information at
no cost to you, as part of a free initial consultation.
Depending on the situation, I may be able to offer you this free
consultation over the phone, or it may make sense to meet in person
so I can carefully examine the police report and other documents in
During our talk, you'll learn how I will guide you through the
court system, how I approach criminal defense in general, and how
I've handled cases like yours in the past. I'll also tell you about
my fees, up front. In most cases, I'll let you know my
exact legal fees up front. That way there
will be no surprises, and you can make a fully informed decision
about the benefits of hiring me to defend you.
What is Going to Happen to Me?
Penalties for New Jersey crimes and disorderly persons offenses
vary considerably, but you may be facing, serious jail time, high
fines, loss of driver's license, community service, drug or alcohol
treatment and counseling, probation appearances, and many other
possible life changing penalties, if you are convicted of a criminal
Please review the information on penalties on my
criminal charges page for some basic
facts and possible punishments for many New Jersey criminal charges.
What's more, a criminal record could follow you for the rest of
your life. Even a seemingly minor conviction can restrict you from
many career options, limit your travel to other countries including
Canada, and impact you in thousands of ways you'd never think of.
Given that internet background checks are cheap and simple, your
criminal record is no more than a few clicks away from any prospective
employer, landlord, girlfriend, volunteer organization, nosey neighbors,
or anyone who cares to look into your past.
So there are countless reasons to get the best NJ attorney you can to
fight any charges against you.
The bottom line is that you need a New Jersey Criminal Defense
Lawyer who knows the system and who will use the Constitution as
well as the New Jersey Criminal laws for what it they were intended
- to defend and protect your rights.
That's what I do, and why I get up every morning. I will fight and
claw to get you every legal protection under the law.
How Do I Decide on the Best Lawyer for Me?
Let me mention a few important things about me that you might like
to know. As one of the small number of attorneys who've gone through
the effort to become recognized as a
Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey, by the New
Jersey board on attorney certification. I work on criminal defense
exclusively, so I am completely focused. I live and breathe it.
You can trust that I know how to successfully guide your case through
the complexities of the New
Jersey courts and justice system. I've helped people charged with
practically every possible criminal offense, and have achieved some
remarkable results for my clients.
I've had many juries come back with not guilty in serious
cases, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and more. And
I've successfully argued motions for dismissals in cases on tricky
technical and legal grounds . Please feel free to ask me about cases
I've won that are similar to yours in our free
Now, I can't promise you that I can win your case. No honest and
ethical lawyer can. But I will pledge to you that I will give you
and honest assessment of what you are facing, what I think your
chances are, and exactly what I can do to help.
It's quite possible that the best thing I can do for you is get you
the best possible deal in negotiating a plea bargain. I'll be sure to
make that recommendation to you if I think it's in your best interest,
and we're offered the right deal.
However, in my experience, the best defense is often a trial, or at
least to always be prepared and threaten to fight everything, in order
to squeeze the best possible deal from the DA.
A Free, Criminal Defense Legal Consultation
Our first meeting or call for your case evaluation is always free,
so you have nothing to lose -- and you will learn just what
your rights and options are, directly from a New Jersey defense
attorney who has represented people just like you countless times
before. If you decide not to hire me to represent you, it's only
cost you an hour of your time.
And for many charges, you may find my flat rates surprisingly
If you are facing criminal charges anywhere in New Jersey and need
a lawyer you can count on, call me now at my offices in Freehold,
NJ. (888) 628-8394. Your free, no-obligation criminal defense legal
consultation is waiting. I look forward to speaking with you and
helping you get through this.
New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer -
One Broad Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Serving all New Jersey cities and townships in
defending the rights of the accused. An arrest is only an accusation,
not a conviction!
Our law offices are in Freehold, NJ / Monmouth County,
but we travel to all New Jersey Criminal courts to defend the rights of
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