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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:

Alan with client

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:

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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
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Michelle Lainez
Michelle Lainez
Amazing lawyer, I am thankful and grateful for Alan words can’t explain how he help me and my finance at our most desperate moment. He made sure that we could count on him and assured us that he would make thing better which he did!!!I 💯 recommend him he will not let you down. Alan once again thank you for everything you have been a blessing!
Kyle Haller
Kyle Haller
Alan was by far the most effective and professional lawyer i have ever delt with. He is extremely responsive and effective in conversation. It was a pleasure choosing him to defend me and I would recommend him to all my family and friends.
Excellent attorney. From my first interaction with him he was meticulous, caring and knowledgeable. He explained the nature of my case, strategy to proceed forward and possible ways to resolve the issue. He was quick to respond to my questions and concerns, and was very encouraging when I expressed doubts about my case. He guided me step by step throughout the process. Apart from being an excellent attorney he is also a great person. He was even-keeled with a wonderful temperament. I highly, highly recommend him.
Hyosang Min
Hyosang Min
Alan is a fantastic attorney. His empathy, expertise, and experience really made a distressing process, manageable. He was always reachable and available to answer our questions and guide us through our most recent legal situation. The most reassuring part of working with Alan is that he's literally the lawyer handling your case and communications, unlike other attorneys or large firms where you may get passed around. Bottom line, if you want results, hire Alan!
Mladen Golubovic
Mladen Golubovic
Alan is an exceptional attorney. We met with 4 attorneys before we met with Alan and we couldn't believe how patient, humble and knoweldgeable he was. The other 4 lawyers were so arrogant and impatient and they tried to scare us and demanded insane amounts of money. Alan was the opposite. He patiently answered all of our questions and quoted us a reasonable price. We felt so comfortable with Alan that we hired him instantly. My wife said that she felt his compassion and trusted him. Throughout his representation of me, he always reached out to explain each step of the way and what would happen. He held my hand throughout the process and never asked for more money. He resolved my case quickly because it was nonsense to begin with and wwe couldn't be more grateful. I highly recommend him.
Cesar Rondon
Cesar Rondon
I had a great experience working with Alan. His communication was clear and timely. I felt well supported throughout the legal process. I am confident in his guidance. I highly recommend Alan for his service.
Nick Ioso
Nick Ioso
Amazing lawyer! Very easy to work with & provided exceptional service! Would most definitely recommend Alan to anybody seeking assistance.
Donny Ortiz
Donny Ortiz
Highly recommend Mr.Peyrouton. He was very understanding & patient with me throughout the case and overall a great guy. You won’t regret it!
Daniel Vasquez
Daniel Vasquez
Mr Peyrouton did an amazing job representing me. From our first encounter until the end of the process. Very easy to talk to, explains everything clear and had my best interest at heart.
Trineya Jernigan
Trineya Jernigan
Our Attorney Alan Peyrouton ( P E Y R O U T O N ) was absolutely a blessing from GOD. We were in search for an attorney for my Husband and my mother-in-law came across Alan's website December 15th 2023 . From the first point of contact we were assured that, we were dealing with serious chargers and that He ( Alan ) was going to do everything in his power to make sure my husband gets home to me and his family. Alan was retained after the detention hearing witch meant he had to work extra hard. By all means that's exactly what Alan did, kept strong communication throughout the process, working while everyone else was on vacation for the Christmas and New Years Holidays. Alan spent serval hours with my husband getting to know him as a human being, After the first interaction they had Alan knew that my husband wasn't suppose to be in jail and that he was innocent. Alan wanted justice for us and he proved that at each hearing, representing my Husband with Integrity, Honor and Respect. I am grateful and will forever be appreciative for what he has done for us. We were looking at a 10 year plus sentence witch would have been detrimental to us especially to our kids. Alan was dedicated and consistent with providing professional and genuine representation, because of that he won our case!!!!!!!! Because of Alan my Husband didn't have to do any prison time & will be home with us this year! Thank you for everything you have done for our family, May God continue to Bless you and your family. Thanks again!I recommend Alan to anyone who's in need of the best attorney in New Jersey. Have faith in God & know that Alan will truly fight for you.

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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