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Jersey City Criminal Lawyers

A Jersey City criminal lawyer that is here for you

New Jersey ranks among the highest in the nation in terms of quality of life. While that makes the state seem like a perfect place to live and work, things can happen. Bad things. Life changing things that can impact you and your loved ones in ways you don’t even want to think about. Being arrested, or having a loved one who gets arrested, is one of those frightening, life-changing events. This is when you need the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have someone fighting for you, protecting your rights. This is when you need a Jersey City criminal lawyer who is here for you every step of the way.

When you or a loved one has been arrested, you have questions that need to be answered quickly. You have your side of the story that needs to be told, and you need to have someone who will investigate your case, one who will also vigorously defend you before a prosecutor and a judge. Your Jersey City criminal lawyer needs to have compassion and concern for your case, but most of all he needs to be there with you to guide you through unfamiliar court processes and procedures.

Your Jersey City criminal lawyer will understand the law, the charges you face, and the court process. Because he is familiar with the Jersey City criminal court system, he can offer the confidence and professionalism you need, when and how you need it most.

Are you looking for a Jersey City criminal lawyer?

You’ve been pulled over for speeding, and the police smell marijuana. The next thing you know, you’re handcuffed and heading to the police station. Could there be anything more frightening?

Or, what if your son has been arrested following a domestic situation with his girlfriend? He’s scared and sitting behind bars. You can’t rest until you know you have someone who understands the court system and can help guide him through the process.

No matter what the situation, you or your loved one is now facing the New Jersey criminal justice system, and it’s time to bring in a Jersey City criminal lawyer who understands local, state and federal laws and, equally important, who will fight to protect your rights.

How, exactly, will a Jersey City criminal lawyer help me?

The most important thing your lawyer can do is help ensure your rights are protected throughout the court process. When you hire a Jersey City criminal lawyer, that is the person who will represent you every step of the way. The criminal justice system is complex, and to make it even harder to navigate, the lawyers and judges seem to speak their own language. This “lawyer speak” includes big words and unusual procedures that are often hard for the average person to follow.

Your Jersey City criminal lawyer will be in charge of your defense. He will handle the issues surrounding your case from the arrest through the investigation and on into the court process. He will negotiate a plea bargain, take your case through appeals when necessary and assist you in resolving issues following the trial.

Are Jersey City criminal lawyers expensive?

One of the first questions you want answered when looking for a Jersey City criminal lawyer is how much it will cost. Part of the fee structure depends on how your attorney charges – whether he uses an hourly rate or a flat fee. Jersey City criminal lawyers who charge an hourly rate will charge for the time spent on your case, including court appearances, phone calls, emails, and other correspondence. If your Jersey City criminal lawyer charges a flat fee, however, he will evaluate the complexities of the case to determine his fee, no matter how many court appearances, phone calls, or emails are required.

Take advantage of our free consultation to see how much your case will cost.

How do I know if I found the right Jersey City criminal lawyer?

When you have been charged with a serious crime, you could be looking at time in jail and/or a hefty fine. That’s time away from your loved ones and money that could be better spent on your family. You don’t want to trust your defense to just anyone. You want a Jersey City criminal lawyer who will make you his top priority, one who cares and will dedicate his time and energy to your case. That’s why the initial consultation is so important. The first time you meet with your Jersey City criminal lawyer, you need to rely on your gut instinct. Pay attention to how the attorney responds to your questions and concerns and also focus on how enthusiastic he is about your defense.

You do not want to risk time in jail or heavy fines because you hired the first Jersey City criminal lawyer that you could find. You want to carefully consider who you choose, because this is the person who will be by your side, fighting for your rights. You want the most knowledgeable, most confident, and boldest Jersey City criminal lawyer there is.

What questions should I ask my Jersey City criminal lawyer?

For you to have peace of mind regarding your case, you need to be confident that you have the right Jersey City criminal lawyer. During your consultation, in addition to answering the lawyer’s questions, you may want to ask a few of your own:

  • How long have you practiced law?
  • How many of your cases go to trial?
  • How many cases have you successfully plea bargained?
  • What information will I need to provide?
  • How will you communicate with me throughout the process?
  • How much will this cost me?
  • How familiar are you with the local courthouse?
  • What kind of relationship do you have with the prosecutor?
  • Will you be the person representing me? (Remember, larger law firms have multiple attorneys, and the lawyer you meet during your consultation may not be the one who is assigned to your case.)

When you are looking for a Jersey City criminal lawyer, it is important to remember that you are hiring him to defend you. You need to be comfortable with your decision.

When should I call a Jersey City criminal lawyer?

The first thing you should remember when you are arrested is that you have rights. The two most important rights are your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney.

That means that as soon as you are arrested, before you answer any questions, you should tell the arresting officer that you want to call an attorney. The arrest process is frightening enough. Having a Jersey City criminal lawyer to defend you will give you peace of mind that someone is looking after your best interest, someone who understands what will happen through each step of the process.

How serious are my charges?

While most states call them misdemeanors and felonies, in New Jersey, offenses are called disorderly person offenses or indictable offenses. The disorderly person offenses include such charges as simple assault, shoplifting, and bad checks. These are usually your lower level crimes, but they can still carry some significant charges, including a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail.

The indictable offenses (felonies) are so-named because your charges go before a grand jury who will determine if there was probable cause for your arrest. If the grand jury determines that probable cause exists, they will indict you on those charges. There are four levels of indictment in New Jersey, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

The first degree is the most serious and can carry sentences of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $200,000. These crimes can include murder, rape, and large-scale drug distribution.

Second degree offenses are still very serious and can carry penalties of up to 10 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines. Those charges can include arson, kidnapping, drug distribution, burglary, and many sex crimes.

The third-degree offenses can include DUI, possession of controlled substances, and certain burglaries and robberies. The sentence can include up to five years in prison and fines of up to $15,000

The lowest level of indictable offenses are the fourth-degree charges. These can include forgery and stalking, along with DUI. The maximum penalty for fourth-degree charges is 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

When you are facing jail time or hefty fines, you want your Jersey City criminal lawyer to be fighting for you with every resource he has, working to get your cases dropped or dismissed.

Can a Jersey City criminal lawyer get me out of trouble?

After asking how much it will cost, one of the first questions you will have for a Jersey City criminal lawyer following your arrest is, “Can you get my charges dropped?”

That will be the first order of business for your attorney – to try to get the charges against you dropped altogether. This is not always possible, however. While charges may not be dropped, the Jersey City criminal lawyer will work tirelessly to have them reduced.

Another option your attorney will try to get for you is a diversionary program. This means that your case does not go to trial, and you do not have to plead guilty. At the superior court level, your case could go through pretrial intervention (PTI), which is for indictable offenses (felonies). You may also qualify for probation if you have a clean record and have never had charges in the New Jersey criminal justice system. Another option for indictable offenses is drug court, a special program for people who are addicted to alcohol, drugs, or both, who commits a crime while under the influence.

Your Jersey City criminal lawyer will understand diversions that may be offered to you and will help you evaluate each of your options.

How does the New Jersey criminal court system work?

A Jersey City criminal lawyer will have a firm understanding of the New Jersey criminal court system, whether your case involves a disorderly person offense (a misdemeanor), like a simple assault, or the more serious indictable offenses (felonies), such as murder, rape, drug distribution or gun charges. He will be able to lay out for you the battle plan he will use to fight for you based on his professional experience.

After your arrest, a call to your attorney will set off a series of events, all designed to ensure that you have the best representation possible. Your Jersey City criminal lawyer will immediately begin his own investigation into your case. That could include talking with witnesses, viewing surveillance footage, and reviewing any other evidence the prosecutor has presented in your case.

Once the facts of the matter are clear, it is time to determine the best course of action for your case. This is when your Jersey City criminal lawyer will enter plea bargain negotiations on your behalf. He will review the evidence and facts of the case with the prosecutor and fight to have charges dropped or reduced.

Once he has reached a plea bargain that he feels could be satisfactory to you, your Jersey City criminal lawyer will bring that information to you and help you evaluate the options before you. Should you accept the plea bargain, the Jersey City criminal lawyer will help guide you in your next steps. However, if you choose to reject the plea bargain and have your case heard before a judge, the Jersey City criminal lawyer will be ready to proceed. Again, the decision is ultimately yours and yours alone because the decision that is made will directly impact you and your loved ones.

How will my Jersey City criminal lawyer fight for me?

Unless you are a repeat offender who is well versed in the criminal proceedings, the New Jersey court process is not necessarily something you experience on a daily basis. That’s where your Jersey City criminal lawyer will come in. He will bring his knowledge of the law and will have remarkable negotiation skills that have been sharpened by years in the Jersey City court system.

First, though, he will be a sympathetic ear. You have been accused of committing a crime, possibly a very serious crime. You are looking at time in jail, you are looking at paying lots of money in fines and restitution, and you could lose your job or be kicked out of school. The worst part? Nobody seems to be listening or to even care about your situation – no one except your Jersey City criminal lawyer. He will make it his business to fully understand your case, to have complete knowledge of all aspects of the situation that led to your arrest. He will do all of this because you are his client, and he is fighting for you.

Hudson County

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As Hudson County criminal lawyers, our clients are people who have been arrested in any of the counties’ 12 municipalities.

For example, if you are charged with an indictable offense like aggravated sexual assault in or near Jersey City, your case will be prosecuted by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Or, if you got arrested for drug charges like marijuana possession on the Saint Peter’s University campus in Jersey City, your case will also be prosecuted at the county level. Our clients represent a cross-section of the county. They range from juveniles to college students getting arrested for lewdness &  to adults facing murder charges. Criminal charges carry serious consequences. For this reason, you need a team of dedicated & professional Hudson County criminal lawyers to represent you.

Our Experience

If you or a loved one has been arrested, we know that you’re terrified & have a lot of questions. You’ve heard about plea bargains & probation, but the process is overwhelming. You want Jersey City criminal lawyers to represent you.

Peyrouton Law is located in Jersey City & handles all types of criminal matters involving Hudson County criminal charges.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for prosecuting all felony matters in Jersey City.

We represent clients facing minor & major criminal charges. Our Jersey City criminal lawyers consistently appear in Jersey City Municipal & Jersey City Superior Court.

How We Can Help

Regardless of your criminal charges, as Jersey City criminal lawyers, we are here to defend & protect you. Whether you are facing a restraining order, drug charge, theft charge, or aggravated assault charge, we are here to help you. Even a DWI case can really complicate your life.

If we can’t get your charges dismissed, we can either get them downgraded or place you in a diversionary program. The point is, our criminal defense lawyers will fight tirelessly to get you the best result possible. Take advantage of our free consultation to see how we can help.

Your Freedom Is Our Mission

Innocent people get wrongfully accused every day. But an accusation is only the beginning. It doesn’t have to end badly.

Jersey City criminal lawyers have one mission: to fight for your freedom. On any day, anyone can get arrested.

But from getting arrested to getting convicted is a long battle.
It is the most important fight of your life.

When you work with us, you get aggressive representation at an affordable price. We will join you & lead the fight to preserve your freedom.

Meet With Jersey City Criminal Lawyers Today!

How Do Your Free Consultations Work?

There are plenty of excellent Jersey City criminal lawyers in our area. Most, if not all of them, offer free, 20-minute, consultations. However, our free consultations do not have a time limit. You will never feel rushed.

The best way for us to help you is to patiently listen to your side of the story. Your version of events will serve as the basis for your legal defense. It is during these initial meetings that your memory of the event is fresh in your mind. Why we would rush you during such an important aspect of your case.

We understand that your choice of attorney could mean the difference between your freedom and spending years behind bars. 

When you hire one of our Jersey City criminal lawyers, you are entering a long-term relationship. For this reason, it is important that you feel comfortable with the team of Jersey City criminal lawyers that will represent you.

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Attorney Alan Peyrouton , hasta el día de hoy podría decir que es el mejor abogado que he visto y he conocido , nos ayudó con un caso que pensamos que iba a ser perdido , pensamos que era imposible conseguir ganarlo pero el nos ayudó a ganar un caso de DWI con licencia comercial CDL , estamos muy agradecidos con Alan en verdad un abogado muy profesional y con muchos conocimientos . Lo recomiendo a cualquiera que necesite ayuda profesional .
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My experience with Alan was amazing, I only have positive thinks to mention about him, he knows the law by heart, he speak Spanish, he’s more than smart, he’s a really good human being , he’s really polite, he’s responsible and dedicated to all his clients.My husbands case was really delicate, we were really afraid he would lose his license for a year, which is how we eat, since his a cdl driver, but thanks to Alan we can breathe and sleep peaceful at night, Alan is so good at his job that he got his case dismissed.His better than the lawyer from SUITS, he’s real!Thank you Alan you are amazing, the best of the best!If anyone needs a lawyer, a good lawyer call Alan!
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Alan is an excellent attorney, empathic and also caring. If you are looking for an attorney who is knowledgeable and knows what he is doing then don’t hesitate and hire him. His prices are reasonable and affordable. He got me out of the legal situation which was very stressful for me and I can’t thank him enough. He explained things thoroughly to me a few times and answered all of the questions and concerns I had. I highly recommend him! Thank you for being responsive and helpful Alan.
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Very profesional, makes the right questions during court.Muy profesional, meticuloso, amable, paciente e inteligente. Hizo un trabajo excepcional, el caso salio a mi favor gracias a su dedicacion y amor a su trabajo. Estoy muy agradecida por lo que hizo! Lo recomiendo 100%
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Helpful Jersey City Court Information

Jersey City Municipal Court
280 Grove Street
Jersey CityNJ 07302
201 547-5000
Hudson County Correctional Facility
30-35 South Hackensack Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032-4690
(201) 395-5600