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Being charged with a criminal offense can be devastating. Criminal charges may not only affect your own life but also the lives of family, friends, and partners. At Lustberg Law Offices, LLC, NJ criminal defense attorney Adam M. Lustberg understands how a criminal charge may impact your relationships, work prospects, and future earning potential. That’s why we are here to help.  Mr. Lustberg is a top rated New Jersey criminal lawyer known for vigorously defending his clients in and out of the courtroom and a winning track record. Whether you are seeking criminal defense in federal or state courts, or if you haven’t been charged yet but may be facing charges in the future, call us today.  We offer free, confidential consultations and are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

No matter how major or minor the criminal charge you are facing, it is very important to have attorneys who can help you build your case and fight for a favorable outcome. In instances of minor criminal charges, it may seem like an appropriate decision to accept the charges, pay a minor fine, and move on with your life. While this may seem like a good idea at the time, this decision could ultimately come back to haunt you months, or even years, down the road.

When you are convicted of a crime in New Jersey, no matter the nature, it may remain on your record and may change the course of the rest of your life.  However, if you have an experienced attorney on your side, you can make better decisions throughout the case and ultimately identify the most appropriate course of action for your needs. 

Mr. Lustberg and our experienced team of New Jersey criminal defense attorneys have helped others navigate the complex criminal justice system.  We can help you decide the best course of action, and work towards the most favorable outcome possible in your case.  Whether that’s dropped charges, a not guilty verdict, or another outcome, it is our job to ensure your rights are protected.

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Why Hire A NJ Criminal Attorney?

When you are charged with any sort of crime in New Jersey, you may have to face a prosecutor who will be actively working to convict you. While the prosecution is mounting a case for a conviction, you may have an opportunity to ensure that your side of the story is told. If you are either representing yourself or working with a public defender, you may find that you have a difficult time understanding your options. Public attorneys often have a lot of cases on their plate, which could mean that they won’t be able to give you most of their time.

When working with our New Jersey criminal defense lawyers, you can be confident that you have an experienced legal professional who is fighting on your behalf in order to navigate towards a favorable outcome. There are many different alternative sentencing options, avenues for plea deals, and a variety of other “creative” solutions that can leave you either without a criminal record or with a significantly reduced conviction that has less of a long-term impact on your life.

At Lustberg Law Offices, LLC, our team of criminal lawyers headed by litigation lawyer Adam M. Lustberg dedicated their lives to providing the best criminal defense to people in NJ who have been wrongly accused or made mistakes.  We work through the state and  serve many residents in Hackensack County and Bergen County. Our team fully understands what repercussions convictions carry and how they can impact your life.

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Types of Criminal Offenses in New Jersey

There are different types of crimes that can range from minor to serious offenses. The punishment for these can also vary depending on the seriousness of the crime. The following are examples of the types of crimes in NJ.

Federal laws make it illegal for any adult to be driving a passenger vehicle with more than a 0.08% BAC (blood alcohol concentration), 0.04% BAC for a CDL driver operating a commercial vehicle, or an underage driver with a BAC in excess of 0.01%. Additionally, any driver under the influence of another mind-altering substance may also be charged with Driving While Intoxicated, regardless of BAC.

Domestic violence does not pertain to any specific criminal act but is instead applied to any sort of crime that occurs between family members and/or other classes of relationships. For instance, an assault charge may be considered domestic violence if the assault took place between spouses, whereas an assault between strangers is almost certainly not a case of domestic violence.

There are a lot of different types of drug crimes that come with penalties upon conviction, including possession of scheduled drugs or drug paraphernalia, the manufacturing or processing of any scheduled drug, sales, distribution, and a variety of other criminal behaviors. The type of drug, the quantity or weight of the drug, what you intended to do with the drug and many more details will all impact the charges and possible penalties that you face in this situation.

Taking something that belongs to someone else without permission or authority is known as “theft” and, as with most crimes, there are many different forms that these charges can take. Some examples of specific theft crimes are theft by deception, credit card fraud, armed robbery, extortion, or shoplifting.

Assault charges do not require that an individual was harmed, or even physically attacked. Threats of violence or a variety of different types of emotional and mental abuse can also qualify as assault and warrant charges and consequences. Context is important in these cases, and we will be sure to tell your side of the story so that you can be certain that you receive a fair and balanced trial.

Sex crimes, as with all other general crimes, come with a range of specific charges depending on many different factors. Some common sex crimes in New Jersey include aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, rape, indecent exposure, sex-based extortion, and molestation.

When a child under the age of 18 is charged with a crime, they are (often) charged as a minor, which comes with lesser penalties upon a conviction. There are certain instances where the minor is alleged to have acted in such an egregious manner that they will be charged as adults, but typically a minor convicted of juvenile crimes will need to face juvenile-specific penalties.

Homicide is an extreme group of crimes and can come with very serious penalties upon conviction. If you are facing a homicide charge, it is absolutely essential that you hire an experienced attorney who can take your case and build a strong defense so that your rights are upheld every step of the way.

In certain instances, you may be able to petition the State of New Jersey to have certain charges expunged (completely removed) from your criminal record. This can be extremely helpful in instances where a person has charges on their record that seriously interfere with their ability to live their life, and can request that the charges be removed in very specific circumstances.

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What Are Disorderly Persons Offenses in New Jersey?

New Jersey considers lower-level crimes as disorderly persons offenses. Although this charge is not as serious as a felony offense, it can still result in severe penalties such as jail time and large fines. These crimes are usually summary, meaning that a person can be tried in court without a jury. An indictable offense, on the other hand, means that a person must be tried first after a preliminary hearing to determine if there is a prima facie case or by a grand jury.

These are examples of disorderly person offenses:

Getting a lawyer is the best way to proceed if you are facing a disorderly person charge in NJ. Attorneys can assess the charges and the evidence to provide the best criminal defense possible. They can be able to minimize or avoid jail time, fines, and other long-term consequences of a conviction. Having experienced lawyers by your side can also help you understand the legal system and maximize your chance of a favorable outcome.

Criminal Defense Law in New Jersey

A wide range of penalties can be imposed on those convicted of crimes, including severe fines and years in prison. If you’ve been charged with a crime, your career and freedom can be affected, not to mention your name and reputation.  However, a charge doesn’t equal a conviction. What happens between a charge and an outcome may have a major impact on your life. This is why the quality of your defense is crucial when you face criminal charges.

An experienced criminal lawyer is familiar with the laws and rules of evidence, as well as the context in which the charges will be argued. Therefore, it is extremely important to work with a New Jersey law firm that focuses on criminal defense if you’re involved in or charged with a criminal offense. At Lustberg Law Offices, LLC, our team of NJ criminal defense attorneys, and criminal law attorney Adam M. Lustberg, can help you understand your options and work to minimize the impact of the charge in your life.

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What Do Criminal Attorneys in NJ Do?

The U.S. constitution guarantees that you have the right to an attorney to represent you in criminal court. Your attorney is known as a criminal defense lawyer. Their job is to defend you against any state or federal charges. In case of state charges, the state must prove its charges “beyond reasonable doubt”. In criminal cases, you have the right to have your case decided before a jury. 

Prosecutors are responsible for attempting to secure a criminal conviction. The prosecutor will use information obtained by the police and other authorities during the trial.  They may present physical evidence, witness testimony and even your own statements as evidence in an attempt to convict you of a crime. A defense lawyer must be able to counter any evidence and make further arguments on why you should not be convicted.

Attorneys who work at law firms may specialize in certain areas within the legal practice such as family or business cases but can also represent clients in all kinds of criminal defense cases involving drunk driving charges, drug crimes, and white-collar crimes. It’s extremely important to consider the quality of your legal defense to ensure that you get the most favorable outcome possible.

What Processes Are Involved In New Jersey Criminal Defense?

It can be frightening and overwhelming to face a NJ criminal charge. However, knowing what to expect during the criminal process can help prepare you for what lies ahead and assist attorneys in preparing the best defense. NJ superior courts deal with serious criminal acts known as felonies or indictable crimes while Municipal courts deal with lesser crimes or misdemeanors. These misdemeanors in New Jersey are known as disorderly person offenses (or petty disorderly person offenses).

The processes involved in criminal cases procedure vary based on the crimes committed. But the criminal procedure often includes the following:

Indictable crimes can lead to fines, imprisonment, and penalties. Although you have the right to represent yourself, it can be difficult to navigate the criminal justice system on your own. It is extremely important to pay attention to the quality and experience of criminal attorneys to make sure they can help you through this trying time in your life.

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Client Reviews
"If I could give Lustberg law offices more than 5 stars I would. Adam M. Lustberg is by far the best criminal defense attorney I have ever met. He is the most knowledgeable, professional, and highly respected in the area. Mr. Lustberg will go above and beyond to make sure he gets you the best possible outcome for your situation. Adam M. Lustberg fought long and hard for my mother and instead of her serving what could’ve been a 5-10 year sentence in jail, she got the minimum sentence of 364 days which is now downgraded to 6 months. Thank you Lustberg law offices for all your hard work! Everyone makes mistakes and Lustberg law offices are on your side."
"I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer, and quite frankly I was actually very surprised he was able to handle my case in the way it was done. I highly recommend Adam to anyone who needs a gentleman in his profession."
"Luckily ive only had to use mr.lustbergs services once but i will forever say he is the best lawyer in the world! He’s always available to answer any questions i have and is always happy to help even months after having all my charges dismissed. I’d give more then 5 stars if i could."
"I must say Out of all my experiences with Lawyers, doing business with Adam was the best. After first meeting Adam and informing him of my Situation, he reassured me that if there was a way out of it he would find a way. I was hesitant and decided to go to Trial. Adam handled my Trial as a true professional and Made sure every aspect was covered, and decided to go about my trial with the best angle Neccessary. I was acquitted on my Charge and 7 other charges were dismissed.. Best experience and feeling ever..THAnks For my Freedom ADAM!!!"
"I highly recommended Adam M. Lustberg! Adam is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He clearly knows everything there is to know about criminal law. He is a great communicator, and he gave my case his full attention. If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney, you can stop your search right here. Adam is the very best."
"I have a long history with the Lustberg Law Firm. Adam is highly experienced, a great communicator who will not keep an eye on the time when you are talking to him. He actually listens to the client and goes out of his way to understand your particular goal. Adam always replied to my emails, texts and phone calls. A professional in every respect. I recommend the Lustberg Law firm without any reservations."
Client Reviews
"If I could give Lustberg law offices more than 5 stars I would. Adam M. Lustberg is by far the best criminal defense attorney I have ever met. He is the most knowledgeable, professional, and highly respected in the area. Mr. Lustberg will go above and beyond to make sure he gets you the best possible outcome for your situation. Adam M. Lustberg fought long and hard for my mother and instead of her serving what could’ve been a 5-10 year sentence in jail, she got the minimum sentence of 364 days which is now downgraded to 6 months. Thank you Lustberg law offices for all your hard work! Everyone makes mistakes and Lustberg law offices are on your side."
"I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer, and quite frankly I was actually very surprised he was able to handle my case in the way it was done. I highly recommend Adam to anyone who needs a gentleman in his profession."
"Luckily ive only had to use mr.lustbergs services once but i will forever say he is the best lawyer in the world! He’s always available to answer any questions i have and is always happy to help even months after having all my charges dismissed. I’d give more then 5 stars if i could."
"I must say Out of all my experiences with Lawyers, doing business with Adam was the best. After first meeting Adam and informing him of my Situation, he reassured me that if there was a way out of it he would find a way. I was hesitant and decided to go to Trial. Adam handled my Trial as a true professional and Made sure every aspect was covered, and decided to go about my trial with the best angle Neccessary. I was acquitted on my Charge and 7 other charges were dismissed.. Best experience and feeling ever..THAnks For my Freedom ADAM!!!"
"I highly recommended Adam M. Lustberg! Adam is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He clearly knows everything there is to know about criminal law. He is a great communicator, and he gave my case his full attention. If you are searching for a criminal defense attorney, you can stop your search right here. Adam is the very best."
"I have a long history with the Lustberg Law Firm. Adam is highly experienced, a great communicator who will not keep an eye on the time when you are talking to him. He actually listens to the client and goes out of his way to understand your particular goal. Adam always replied to my emails, texts and phone calls. A professional in every respect. I recommend the Lustberg Law firm without any reservations."

Criminal Defense in NJ by Criminal Lawyers at Lustberg Law Offices, LLC

Attorney Adam M. Lustberg understands that being charged with a criminal offense in NJ or NY can be scary. He and his team of criminal defense lawyers will be there for you every step of the way during the legal process, from arrest to arraignment and from pre-trial negotiations to trial, if necessary. You need a dependable attorney who knows how the criminal justice system works and who has a track record of success in criminal matters. That is exactly what you will get when you retain Adam M. Lustberg for your case.

If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey or New York, contact Adam M. Lustberg immediately. Together, we will develop a strong defense strategy, examine police reports and evidence, talk to witnesses, and utilize expert witnesses of our own. Adam M. Lustberg works hard to ensure your rights are protected and you understand the process.

Call us at (201) 880-5311 or email now to schedule a free initial consultation.

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