Accused of a Violent Crime?
With your freedom in the balance, you need a top-rated criminal defender who can tilt the scales in your favor.

Violent Crimes Attorney in Northern New Jersey

New Jersey criminal law applies the harshest penalties for crimes involving physical violence or threats of bodily harm. Even if you are falsely accused of a violent crime such as aggravated sexual assault, armed robbery, or murder — the state will prosecute you and seek the harshest penalties under the law.

The choices you make now will immensely impact the rest of your life. That’s why it’s critical to speak with an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

The Peyrouton law firm is dedicated to defending individuals charged with violent crimes in Northern New Jersey and can provide you with the strategic legal defense you need to fight for your rights and preserve your freedom.

Don’t take any chances with your freedom. Act quickly to schedule your free consultation with Peyrouton Law today

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Top Rated Violent Crime Defense Lawyer Serving Bergen County & Northern New Jersey

Attorney Alan Peyrouton, the founding partner of Peyrouton Law, earns the highest honors for his exceptional work. His peers in the industry consider him one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state. And his clients consistently give him glowing reviews for his service, earning him a 5-star average on more than 170 Google reviews. If you want the best representation possible, you want Alan Peyrouton.

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

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Understanding New Jersey Violent Crime Charges

Violent crimes encompass a range of infractions, and the penalties for these crimes can vary greatly. However, they all have one thing in common — prosecutors and judges treat violent crimes with intense seriousness, and the consequences can be far-reaching.

Regardless of the complexity of your case or the severity of the charges against you, Peyrouton Law will work with you to develop a defense strategy tailored to your unique situation. We have extensive experience defending against all types of violent crime charges. These include:

Our Approach To Defending Against Violent Crime Charges

Hiring the right criminal defense lawyer can mean freedom and imprisonment. And at the Peyrouton Law Firm, we understand that the stakes of a violent crime charge are incredibly high, and we will put your mind at ease by providing you with top-notch legal representation.

When you meet Mr. Peyrouton at our law office, he will never rush you or pressure you to make a decision. Instead, he will listen to your story and answer any questions you may have about the criminal justice process.

When you hire the Peyrouton Law firm, we will:

Attorney Alan G. Peyrouton
Attorney Alan G. Peyrouton
Alan Peyrouton is a top-rated criminal defense lawyer based in Hackensack, New Jersey. The founding partner of Peyrouton Law, he defends clients accused of crimes in Bergen County and throughout Northern New Jersey. Whether handling the most complicated or routine cases — Mr. Peyrouton consistently receives five-star reviews from satisfied clients, reflecting his unwavering dedication to his profession.

Choosing The Best Attorney for Your Violent Crimes Case

Hiring the right criminal defense attorney is crucial for safeguarding your future, as a skilled lawyer can make the difference between an acquittal and a conviction or probation and a lengthy prison term. When searching for a New Jersey violent crimes lawyer, it is important to seek out an experienced attorney who can offer personalized attention and aggressively pursue the best legal outcome.

Questions to Ask Prospective 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 criminal defense lawyer, remember that you are hiring them to defend you. If you don’t feel comfortable with this person, move on!

What Our Clients Say About Our Law Firm

Peyrouton Law
Based on 201 reviews
Ronald Yee
Ronald Yee
Peyrouton Law, LLC. has lifted the writer from a most serious legal issue that could have lead to incarceration as well as a very hefty fine. This attorney took immediate charge and was able to reduce the fine to one-half of the posted amount. Further at the time of first contact, Attorney Alan Peyrouton informed that within three years passing, Expungement would be -in fact- forthcoming.That time has come with Full Grant Of Expungement for which this writer will forever be grateful: a promise made and kept!!This attorney stood by this client and always available for consultation, never adding to the retainer fee paid, which also included the New Jersey State processing charge for expunging.The "Night-Mare" is over and the legal issue is erasedas if nothing happened almost three years ago.One can not go wrong by selecting this Exceptional Law Firm.Exceptional Value, Personal Service, Expertise, Professionalism, Etc. - All: Outstanding!!Respectfully submitted,Ronald Yee- Continuing Client.
Romario Guthrie
Romario Guthrie
Depressed, confused, tired, giving up was all I was doing due to my charges I got and had to face until my attorney Alan showed up… my charges was definitely gonna put me away behind close doors and more than likely deported …it took 2+ years of investigations before we’ve heard anything at all .. lawyer Peyrouton called,left messages ,emailed throughout this time until he found a status for my case … by then it was so tense where it’d be federal where it was already pending at the Supreme Court but Alan worked his wonders and got it to the municipal court (don’t ask me how ) lol … (2 charges) he always shows up for court ,keeps me updated on everything as long as he heard any news …at the end of this hectic time of my life ,Alan could of made it possible for 1 of 2 to be dismissed and the other was lowered to a little over nothing charge ….being grateful is an understatement for me cause I surely thought this was the end but with an awesome lawyer that will work in silence but diligently , u can never go wrong ! Thank you again Alan 🫶🏽
zine benyahia hadria
zine benyahia hadria
Thanks for your help Mr Allen
Eugene Kong
Eugene Kong
Thank you so much, Alan! Alan saved me from getting a felony on my record and I only ended up having to pay court fees. I will be eternally grateful to you, Sir! I recommend this man to anybody who makes a mistake or gets in trouble.
Allen took a case for me that could have had an enormous detrimental effect on my life . I was extremely nervous, but he assured me that with his extensive experience and knowledge, that I had nothing to worry about. He also was very clear to explain the potential and harmful consequences of this infraction. He got my case dismissed. Thank you, Allen!
Jessica Richardson
Jessica Richardson
Attorney Alan G. Peyrouton has been a blessing to me. He was able to get my criminal charge dismissed on a first appearance with a low fine. Trust me, it wasn’t easy and he was quick to take on my case. Although my case was a misdemeanor, it still weighed heavy on my career, my reputation and being a divorced / single parent. Thank you Alan for your quick response and handling my case in a quickly matter. Your representation of my truthful character was solid and I will always appreciate you for that!
Orelda Williams
Orelda Williams
Alan Peyrouton is a great lawyer. Answer calls and text messages promptly. Cares about his clients and he is a very kind person over all . My experience were awesome I will recommend others to him 😊
Vijay C
Vijay C
He is very knowledgeable and polite ,impromptu whenever I called ,texted or meet him for all my doubts . Professional and trustworthy at his work
anup patil
anup patil
Very much professional in his work, always approachable and responds quickly to all the calls or messages.Very much knowledgeable and smart to his work . Never took unnecessary charges/ fees .

FAQs About NJ Criminal Laws & Hiring an Attorney

Depending on the facts and circumstances, criminal defense attorneys may use various defense strategies in your case. Common strategies may include:

  • Self-defense: This defense argues that the defendant used force to protect themselves, their property, or another person from harm.
  • Illegal search and seizure: The defense may argue that the police did not have probable cause to obtain specific evidence against you.
  • Accidental death: This defense asserts that a defendant accused of murder did not intend to commit the crime or it occurred by accident.
  • Alibi: The defendant was not present when the crime occurred.
  • Mistaken identity: This defense argues that the defendant was misidentified as the perpetrator of the crime.

In New Jersey, simple assault is a disorderly persons offense, while an aggravated assault charge is a second or third-degree offense. The main difference between the two is the level of injury or intent to cause harm. Simple assault typically involves a minor injury or the threat of violence, while aggravated assault involves a more severe bodily injury or the use of a deadly weapon.

The price of hiring a criminal defense lawyer will change based on how complicated your case is and how serious your charges are. Many criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey charge by the hour and include court costs in their fees.

For more information, call New Jersey drug defense lawyer 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 drug 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.

When considering a criminal defense attorney, finding someone with experience handling violent crime cases in New Jersey is crucial. Research the lawyer’s reputation and experience before making a decision. You can search online for reviews, check the New Jersey Bar Association’s website, or ask family and friends for referrals. Additionally, you can reach out to a law firm directly and schedule an initial consultation.


Depending on the type and severity of the offense, as well as your criminal history and other factors, an attorney may be able to assist you in petitioning the court for expungement or sealing your record. Not all violent crime offenses are considered eligible for expungement — so be sure to speak to an attorney about the specifics of your 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.

Call to Speak with an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you’re facing criminal charges ranging from assault to first-degree murder or homicide — call the Peyrouton Law Office at (201) 686-9538 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.

The sooner you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, the better your chances of a successful outcome for your case.

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