Attorney Alan Peyrouton

Knowledgeable, Compassionate, and Responsive. Hackensack Criminal Lawyer Alan Peyrouton

Mr. Peyrouton will not only put your mind at ease. He’ll fight like a champion to protect your rights and secure your freedom.

Being arrested and accused of a crime is a frightening and disorienting experience that can happen to anyone. And when your freedom and future are at stake, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure of your next move.

Hackensack criminal lawyer Alan Peyrouton can guide you through this difficult time. With empathy, tenacity, and skill — sharpened by more than a decade of criminal defense experience in Bergen County courts — clients count on him to provide the legal help they need to resolve their cases successfully and move forward with their lives.

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients within Bergen County & Northern New Jersey

Attorney Alan Peyrouton, the founding partner of Peyrouton Law, has earned the highest honors for outstanding service as a criminal defense attorney. He consistently receives five-star reviews from satisfied clients, and his peers regard him as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state.

He has been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, the Top 10 Best Criminal Lawyers by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, and designated an NJ Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Mr. Peyrouton has represented clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey Superior Court, and New Jersey Municipal Court.

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100% Committed to Protecting Your Rights & Winning Your Case

Have you been charged with a crime, or are you under investigation in Bergen County, Passaic County, Hudson County, or Essex County, NJ? If so, you need to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Call (201) 686-9538 or submit the form below to schedule your consultation to receive free legal advice from Hackensack criminal defense lawyer Alan Peyrouton.

Regardless of the complexity of your criminal case, you can trust Alan Peyrouton to be a fierce and dedicated advocate committed to protecting your legal rights and winning your case.


Comprehensive Defense Against Criminal Charges in New Jersey

Because every case is unique and may involve multiple charges, Peyrouton Law provides personalized defense to every client. We represent individuals accused of a wide variety of criminal offenses, including:

New Jersey courts deliver severe penalties for crimes related to domestic incidents. These can range from restraining orders to indictable offenses (i.e., felony charges) with prison sentences. If you are facing criminal charges for a domestic violence crime, your best move is to remain silent and call a trusted domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible.

If you have been charged with drug possession or distribution, seeking legal representation from a qualified drug crime attorney is vital. Drug offenses can carry severe penalties, including heavy fines and mandatory minimum prison sentences. An experienced drug crime lawyer can fight to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.

New Jersey’s drunk driving laws are among the strictest in the nation, and prosecutors aggressively seek convictions for DWI/DUI offenses. If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or under the influence (DUI), a knowledgeable New Jersey DUI lawyer can help you understand your rights and provide guidance on how best to proceed.

A conviction for sexual assault or other sex crimes can have lasting and devastating consequences. Penalties include incarceration, hefty fines, and registration as a sex offender. If you’re facing criminal charges for aggravated sexual assault, statutory rape, child pornography, or another type of sex crime, contact a New Jersey sex crimes attorney immediately.

Under New Jersey law, violent crimes such as assault and battery, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, and murder carry the most severe penalties. And prosecutors often seek the harshest mandatory minimum sentences against defendants accused of such crimes. In those situations, a skilled violent crimes attorney can mean the difference between a conviction and an acquittal.

Theft and property crimes include a variety of offenses. These offenses can range from burglary and shoplifting to more sophisticated white-collar crimes such as embezzlement, insurance fraud, cybercrime, and money laundering. Regardless of the nature of the crime, an experienced theft crimes attorney can work to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.

It’s easy to think traffic tickets are no big deal. But if you’re not careful, speeding tickets, reckless driving charges, or other traffic violations can become a serious legal problem. Along with hefty fines, you could face costly insurance premium hikes, loss of your driver’s license, and even jail time. Contact an NJ traffic ticket attorney for help.

New Jersey law classifies some lower-level crimes, like simple assault, disorderly conduct, and possession of marijuana, as indictable offenses. These charges are handled in municipal court and can result in up to 6 months in jail and $1,000 in fines. A knowledgeable defense lawyer can help get the charges reduced or dismissed.

We understand that a juvenile offense can have a lasting impact on a young person’s life. Our attorneys are experts in the nuances of New Jersey juvenile law and are committed to advocating fiercely for the rights and well-being of your child. Whether it’s negotiating a favorable plea deal or fighting the charges in court, we’ll work to achieve the best possible outcome for your child.

Choosing a Trusted New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hiring the right criminal defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make to protect yourself and your future. A skilled lawyer can mean the difference between a conviction and an acquittal or between a lengthy prison term and probation.

jemsley canela
jemsley canela
23:10 22 Mar 23
Lauren Serrano
Lauren Serrano
19:45 04 Mar 23
Extremely professional, on time, and responds immediately with any questions or concerns I had. Exceptional lawyer!
John B.
John B.
01:36 10 Feb 23
I met Alan and right off the bat I knew he was a straight shooter........I was facing alot of time and he didn't sugar coat my worst outcome and best outcome for hiring him to defend me.He was very reasonable priced and answered all my questions even if I repeated myself.All the way upto my court date he was responsive to all my calls and concerns. Other lawyers wanted outrageous fees and would tell me what i wanted to hear. Alan isn't like that at all. Not only was my case dismissed but he gave me great life advice. He is a true definition of a scholar and a gentleman!!!!!
Geselle Linares
Geselle Linares
21:31 22 Jan 23
I just wanted to get on here and say how amazing Alan is. He is very friendly and professional. He took care of everything and thankfully I did not stress one bit. Every time I had a question he was sure to answer within a reasonable time. If anyone is thinking about hiring him do not hesitate to contact him or his team!
Rosales Karen
Rosales Karen
03:24 18 Dec 22
Exelente abogado merece más de 5 estrellas una persona seria humilde el abogado alan es bien educado habla español trata de lo mejor A sus clientes exelente persona 😄 ✌
Drew C
Drew C
22:39 15 Dec 22
Just want to express my gratitude for Alan and how he handled the case in a professional, transparent and timely manner. I was pulled over on a bs stop and was hit with multiple fines on top of a criminal offense and it was handled as smoothly as I could possibly ask for. Thank you again Alan.

Questions To Ask When Choosing Among Criminal Defense Attorneys

For peace of mind, you must be confident that you’ve hired the right criminal defense lawyer. During consultations with prospective attorneys, here are a few questions you might want to ask them:

That last question is crucial because a large law firm might have multiple criminal defense attorneys. So be sure to ask if the lawyer you meet during your consultation is the one who gets assigned to your case.

Lastly, when choosing a Hackensack criminal lawyer, remember that you are hiring them to defend you. If you don’t feel comfortable with this person, move on!

What You Get When You Choose
Hackensack Criminal Lawyer Alan Peyrouton

No matter where your case is in the criminal justice process — when you hire Mr. Peyrouton, you will get the following:

NJ Criminal Law FAQs

Remain calm and remain silent. Don’t answer any questions until you have a lawyer present. Remember that police will use anything you say or do against you in court.

No, you don’t. You have the right to remain silent, and you should exercise that right. Politely decline to answer any questions until you have legal representation.

The cost of hiring a criminal defense lawyer will depend on the complexity of your case and the severity of the charges. Most criminal defense attorneys in NJ will have an hourly fee agreement; some may require a retainer fee. For more information about our legal fees and services, call Bergen County criminal defense attorney Alan Peyrouton for a free consultation at (201) 686-9538.

Most defense attorneys will answer this question with a decisive “no.” But here’s another way to look at it. If you want to increase your odds of being found guilty and receiving the harshest possible sentence in your criminal case, then representing yourself is a good idea. However, if you want the best chance of obtaining an acquittal, reduced charges, or a lesser sentence — you should hire an experienced criminal lawyer.

Penalties for criminal convictions vary widely and depend on the offense. They can include fines, probation, community service, restitution, imprisonment in a county or state correctional facility, and a criminal record. An experienced criminal defense attorney can explain the potential penalties for your criminal offense.

While most states use the terms misdemeanor and felony, New Jersey classifies offenses as either indictable offenses or disorderly persons offenses. Indictable offenses are the most serious and range from first-degree to fourth-degree offenses. Disorderly persons offenses are the least serious and include disorderly conduct, shoplifting, and simple assault.

It depends on the offense. For example, a conviction for a first-degree crime — such as murder, rape, or large-scale drug distribution — can carry sentences of up to life in prison. Lower-end disorderly person offenses, such as the simple possession of 50 grams or less of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), are punishable by up to 6 months in prison. The penalties for most New Jersey criminal cases will fall somewhere in between. An experienced criminal defense attorney can advise you of the potential penalties for your particular case.

It depends on the facts of your case and the prosecutor’s discretion. Your criminal defense lawyer will review your options, from plea bargaining to dismissal, and advise you of the best course. In some cases, your attorney may recommend taking your case to trial if the prosecution’s case is weak.

Yes. In New Jersey, you can petition the court to have your criminal record expunged — or sealed. While each case is unique, a skilled criminal defense lawyer can help you determine whether you are eligible for an expungement and explain the process of petitioning the court.

Call to Speak with an Experienced & Affordable Criminal Attorney Today

When you meet with Mr. Peyrouton during your free initial consultation, he will listen to your story with compassion. He will then carefully assess your legal situation and explain your options to help you make informed decisions about your case.

Call (201) 686-9538 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Peyrouton Law will aggressively defend you against all criminal allegations and work to get the best possible outcome for your criminal case.

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