Criminal Law

Our criminal defense team consists of experienced trial attorneys who have appeared before federal, state, and administrative agencies in New York, New Jersey, and other jurisdictions.  Often the best defense consists of an active investigation from the point of being retained to effective accumulate evidence and formulate a defense that can mean the difference between being found guilty or innocent.

New Jersey is among the worst states in the country when it comes to civil forfeiture laws.  Many people incorrectly assume that civil forfeiture applies to only an accused or a criminal defendant’s property.  However, civil forfeiture can occur with any type of property which is simply allegedly tied to criminal activity.  The owner does […]

Before the New Jersey Supreme Court determined the procedures and applicability of a pre trial taint hearing in State of N.J. v. Michaels, there was no real legal authority for a defendant to rely upon. This kind of pre trial hearing is limited in aggravated sexual assault cases, and normally deals with the methods, types […]

Bail In The Federal Courts

The Bail Reform Act of 1984, as amended (“the Act”), Title 18, United States Code, Section 3141 et seq., governs the release and detention of federal criminal defendants before trial. The Act “establishes standards and procedures governing both the pretrial phase of a case, the period between conviction and sentencing, and the period during the […]