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Jason Volet
 Website

Whether you have several charges on your record, or this is the first time you have been arrested, Attorney Jason Volet is dedicated to fighting for your rights. While he is knowledgeable in several areas of law, Attorney Jason Volet provides distinguished expertise in perjury, DWIs, and DUI charges. A prior recipient of the Super Lawyer and Best Law Firms awards, Attorney Jason Volet is a leader within the State Bar Association and the Armenian Bar Association. Attorney Jason Volet earned his JD from Hofstra University's School of Law. Believing every client has a chance at freedom, Attorney Jason Volet will defend his clients to the absolute best of his ability.

Fee Structure: No fee unless we win.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.90
71 reviews  

Luckily for me I found Jason Volet, I was in an unfortunate situation one that I never thought I’d be facing in my entire life! I was facing some serious charges and from the moment I spoke with Jason I knew I was going to be in the right hands. He went over everything with me top to bottom about what I was facing and what he would push for to help me! Not only was Jason always available when I would contact him but he would go above and beyond for me and truly showed compassion and professionalism for me as a person and didn’t just look at me as another number. Thanks to Jason I finally was able to get the best possible outcome for this difficult situation I had put myself in and can honestly say I couldn’t be happier with what he was able to pull off for me. If you are in need of a criminal lawyer I highly recommend Jason because if you don’t you’ll only be slighting yourself!!

A couple months ago I did a google search for a traffic lawyer. I came across Mr.Jason Volet. What made me choose him to represent my case out of many others is that he also has been a prosecutor. He has well over a decade of experience. Anyway I was charged with driving without a license and no insurance among others. I let many years go by in fear of the fines and possibly jail time. Needless to say that he was able to get all the charges dropped and all I had to do is pay a small fine and my license would be restored. If there is any one out there with similar issues please call this man. He will help you. He communicated with me through text, email and calls. Call him now.

Jason Volet is a very professional and compassionate and fantastic attorney. I had a situation which was complicated, which he was able to rectify. Jason responded to my text messages within the same day and even did so on a Sunday evening. I highly recommend Jason Volet if you need a criminal attorney

For someone who never had legal trouble, Mr.Volet made me feel so comfortable while going through this process. Anytime I called him, text him, he responded to me ASAP. From the day I got on the phone with him and ask him to take my case till the day I had court, I never had one negative thought dealing with him. He knows his stuff. He helped me get my case dismissed and my name expunged from the system. Everyone who has legal issues and need help, talk to Mr.Volet, he is the real deal.

I felt safe with Jason as my attorney. I was going through a particularly challenging and stressful time. Jason worked to help me with the best possible outcome with my case. He is smart, understanding, and an outstanding attorney. I am grateful I was able to find him. If anyone is in need of an attorney, I highly recommend this law office. His professionalism, efficiency , and knowledge of the law made a stressful experience easier. His dedication to his clients truly shows.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Luckily for me I found Jason Volet, I was in an unfortunate situation one that I never thought I’d be facing in my entire life! I was facing some serious charges and from the moment I spoke with Jason I knew I was going to be in the right hands. He went over everything with me top to bottom about what I was facing and what he would push for to help me! Not only was Jason always available when I would contact him but he would go above and beyond for me and truly showed compassion and professionalism for me as a person and didn’t just look at me as another number. Thanks to Jason I finally was able to get the best possible outcome for this difficult situation I had put myself in and can honestly say I couldn’t be happier with what he was able to pull off for me. If you are in need of a criminal lawyer I highly recommend Jason because if you don’t you’ll only be slighting yourself!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    A couple months ago I did a google search for a traffic lawyer. I came across Mr.Jason Volet. What made me choose him to represent my case out of many others is that he also has been a prosecutor. He has well over a decade of experience. Anyway I was charged with driving without a license and no insurance among others. I let many years go by in fear of the fines and possibly jail time. Needless to say that he was able to get all the charges dropped and all I had to do is pay a small fine and my license would be restored. If there is any one out there with similar issues please call this man. He will help you. He communicated with me through text, email and calls. Call him now.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Jason Volet is a very professional and compassionate and fantastic attorney. I had a situation which was complicated, which he was able to rectify. Jason responded to my text messages within the same day and even did so on a Sunday evening. I highly recommend Jason Volet if you need a criminal attorney

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    For someone who never had legal trouble, Mr.Volet made me feel so comfortable while going through this process. Anytime I called him, text him, he responded to me ASAP. From the day I got on the phone with him and ask him to take my case till the day I had court, I never had one negative thought dealing with him. He knows his stuff. He helped me get my case dismissed and my name expunged from the system. Everyone who has legal issues and need help, talk to Mr.Volet, he is the real deal.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I felt safe with Jason as my attorney. I was going through a particularly challenging and stressful time. Jason worked to help me with the best possible outcome with my case. He is smart, understanding, and an outstanding attorney. I am grateful I was able to find him. If anyone is in need of an attorney, I highly recommend this law office. His professionalism, efficiency , and knowledge of the law made a stressful experience easier. His dedication to his clients truly shows.

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Tara Breslow-Testa
 Website

In times of trouble, call Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa to handle your criminal case. Typical areas of focus include drug crimes, sex crimes, federal crimes, juvenile crimes, weapons offenses, and DWIs. Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Rutgers University. You can trust that Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa will always make herself available to answer your questions and keep you up to date on the status of your case. To receive assistance from the attorney who is one of the best, reach out to Attorney Tara Breslow-Testa and her team now.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
5.00
118 reviews  

I had a great experience working with Ms. Breslow . She got me the kind of deal I wanted. Always managed to keep me updated in a timely manner. And worked with me on great and affordable payment plans.

Tara's knowledge and professional insight achieved a great outcome for our case. She calmed our nerves during the entire process. We do not hesitate in highly recommending Tara!

Tara was great. She reminded me of my court dates and walked me through everything that we had to do and she made it as simple as possible. Every court date was during work and she made it easy enough that I could do both. I would recommend Tara to anyone she got me the best result more then I was even thinking I would get.

Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned or things happen, Tara and here team will quickly respond to provide the life saving response you need. A polite caring professional master in her field. If you are reading these reviews you are wasting time call her you will know she can help when you talk to her, I did.

Tara Breslow is a great advocate for her client. She works hard on the clients behalf and got a fair and beneficial result. A very stressful and scary situation was managed carefully and compassionately. I highly recommend Tara if you have a serious legal problem

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I had a great experience working with Ms. Breslow . She got me the kind of deal I wanted. Always managed to keep me updated in a timely manner. And worked with me on great and affordable payment plans.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Tara's knowledge and professional insight achieved a great outcome for our case. She calmed our nerves during the entire process. We do not hesitate in highly recommending Tara!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Tara was great. She reminded me of my court dates and walked me through everything that we had to do and she made it as simple as possible. Every court date was during work and she made it easy enough that I could do both. I would recommend Tara to anyone she got me the best result more then I was even thinking I would get.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned or things happen, Tara and here team will quickly respond to provide the life saving response you need. A polite caring professional master in her field. If you are reading these reviews you are wasting time call her you will know she can help when you talk to her, I did.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Tara Breslow is a great advocate for her client. She works hard on the clients behalf and got a fair and beneficial result. A very stressful and scary situation was managed carefully and compassionately. I highly recommend Tara if you have a serious legal problem

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Dean Schneider
 Website

Attorney Dean Schneider devotes 100% of his practice to helping his criminal defense clients find justice. Attorney Dean Schneider is determined to provide only the best defense for his clients, who are facing perjury charges. When Attorney Dean Schneider is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Voted as Super Lawyer and among the Best Law Firms, Attorney Dean Schneider has dominated the practice of criminal defense for the past 44 years. No matter the complexity of your criminal case, entrust Attorney Dean Schneider to fight for your rights.

Fee Structure: No fee unless we win.

 Website lawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.70
10 reviews  

I have received charges as a result of a serious matter surrounding a car accident that could result in severe consequences. I recently changed attorney's and hired this law firm based on recommendation from a trustworthy source. I could not be happier with Dean's responsiveness and dedication to my case. No matter what happens, I feel much more confident with Dean Schneider's firm handling my case. Thank you for everything that you've done. I recommend this firm.

Dean is the Best

The lawyers at Schneider Freiberger are amazing. Dean Schneider helped me with a very serious criminal matter and has also helped me with post divorce motions as well. His more than 40 years of experience shows in the kinds of results that I got with his help. Not only is Dean a great lawyer, he is a great guy! No nicer, easier lawyer to deal with anywhere!

I would like to thank Mr. Schneider for his professionalism and compassion, very few lawyers show that they actually care about their clients the way he does. Mr. Schneider is very diligent and knows the law. I will forever be grateful!

Dean was my lawyer for my divorce and he helped me get through that difficult time and get all that i requested! He is the best! I recommend him 150%!!!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I have received charges as a result of a serious matter surrounding a car accident that could result in severe consequences. I recently changed attorney's and hired this law firm based on recommendation from a trustworthy source. I could not be happier with Dean's responsiveness and dedication to my case. No matter what happens, I feel much more confident with Dean Schneider's firm handling my case. Thank you for everything that you've done. I recommend this firm.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Dean is the Best

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    The lawyers at Schneider Freiberger are amazing. Dean Schneider helped me with a very serious criminal matter and has also helped me with post divorce motions as well. His more than 40 years of experience shows in the kinds of results that I got with his help. Not only is Dean a great lawyer, he is a great guy! No nicer, easier lawyer to deal with anywhere!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I would like to thank Mr. Schneider for his professionalism and compassion, very few lawyers show that they actually care about their clients the way he does. Mr. Schneider is very diligent and knows the law. I will forever be grateful!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Dean was my lawyer for my divorce and he helped me get through that difficult time and get all that i requested! He is the best! I recommend him 150%!!!!

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Jeanette A. Hoffman

 Website

Given the principle that every accused client is innocent until proven guilty, Attorney Jeanette Hoffman defends her clients until liberty is achieved. While she is knowledgeable in several areas of criminal defense, Attorney Jeanette Hoffman provides a distinguished expertise in bankruptcy fraud/embezzlement, and dwi's charges. Attorney Jeanette Hoffman is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Attorney Jeanette Hoffman creates an open dialogue with her clients and is able to keep them informed 24/7. Attorney Jeanette Hoffman’s ultimate goal is to see that her criminal defense clients receive little to no time in jail, and she will compile a persuasive argument to make sure that happens.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.70
43 reviews  

Brian Hoffman is the best. He helped my husband and I so much. My husband had to redo a custody case for his daughter and Brian helped him & myself understand and feel confident and comfortable with the entire situation. He is very knowledgeable and very confident which made us feel like we made the perfect decision on who we wanted to work with!! I would recommend him to anyone! Brian, thank you again for all you did and do. You have helped changed our lives for the better & we just can’t thank you enough!!

I went to Hoffman & Hoffman with an extreme uphill battle to redo custody. I got a consultation with Brian, extremely professional and personable. He made me feel comfortable and eager. He prepared everything I needed quickly, he responded to every message and every phone call. I don’t know if I would have received the same result without him. I will forever recommend anyone in need of an attorney to go see Brian. If he can’t take care you what you need I would trust his word that he knew the best person for the job.

I would recommend to everyone who needs a lawyer to go to Brian L. Hoffman at Hoffman & Hoffman. He walked me through every step I need to take to deal with a legal issue. I felt very comfortable with the entire process. I’m very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend Brian to anyone who needs an attorney.

Brian Hoffman represented me in my divorce and he worked diligently to bring my case to it best possible conclusion. He was always professional and anytime I had a question, he was quick to respond. Your case will definitely be in good hands if you hire Hoffman & Hoffman.

My family & I have worked with the Hoffmans for 7 months, the experience has been great. The Hoffman family, Brian specifically, are a very hard working, diligent and motivated group. Brian is very responsive, very educated, and easy to work with. After completing my experience with Brian, Gary & Janette, I highly recommend seeking their legal help.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Brian Hoffman is the best. He helped my husband and I so much. My husband had to redo a custody case for his daughter and Brian helped him & myself understand and feel confident and comfortable with the entire situation. He is very knowledgeable and very confident which made us feel like we made the perfect decision on who we wanted to work with!! I would recommend him to anyone! Brian, thank you again for all you did and do. You have helped changed our lives for the better & we just can’t thank you enough!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I went to Hoffman & Hoffman with an extreme uphill battle to redo custody. I got a consultation with Brian, extremely professional and personable. He made me feel comfortable and eager. He prepared everything I needed quickly, he responded to every message and every phone call. I don’t know if I would have received the same result without him. I will forever recommend anyone in need of an attorney to go see Brian. If he can’t take care you what you need I would trust his word that he knew the best person for the job.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I would recommend to everyone who needs a lawyer to go to Brian L. Hoffman at Hoffman & Hoffman. He walked me through every step I need to take to deal with a legal issue. I felt very comfortable with the entire process. I’m very happy with the outcome. I highly recommend Brian to anyone who needs an attorney.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Brian Hoffman represented me in my divorce and he worked diligently to bring my case to it best possible conclusion. He was always professional and anytime I had a question, he was quick to respond. Your case will definitely be in good hands if you hire Hoffman & Hoffman.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    My family & I have worked with the Hoffmans for 7 months, the experience has been great. The Hoffman family, Brian specifically, are a very hard working, diligent and motivated group. Brian is very responsive, very educated, and easy to work with. After completing my experience with Brian, Gary & Janette, I highly recommend seeking their legal help.

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Peter O'mara
 Website

Attorney Peter O'Mara recognizes the traumatizing toll an arrest can take on his clients, which is why he will stop at nothing to provide them only the best criminal defense. While Attorney Peter O'Mara mainly helps clients who are facing charges, he has also represented clients who were charged with more unique crimes, such as DUIs, DWIs, violent crimes, and juvenile crimes. When Attorney Peter O'Mara is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Public Defenders. He is also the recipient of the Super Lawyer and National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers awards. His devotion to his practice is clear, as he provides services to clients at any hour of the day, any day of the week. You want a reliable attorney on your side, and Attorney Peter O'Mara is the top attorney who can get the job done.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website lawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.60
34 reviews  

Couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer! I would recommend Pete, to anyone that needs a lawyer. He did a phenomenal job and he really cares about his client! Definitely use him is the absolute best!

Coming into a case with close to no idea of what I had just gotten myself into, I can confirm as a previous client the Omara Law Offices are only there to help you. Always there to answer any questions and help understand an situation you might be going through. Overall very professional and I would personally recommend the Omara Law Offices to anyone with any legal trouble.

Amazing experience all around! Very professional, easy to work with, and the service is unbeatable.

I have known Attorney Peter O’Mara professionally (as a client) for 17 years. I have personally hired Peter on a couple of occasions with tremendous results and have recommended him to my own friends and business associates who have also had great outcomes after hiring him. Highly recommend this office for any of your traffic and criminal offenses across Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties.

I have known Pete O'Mara professionally and personally for over 25 years!! You will not find a more attentive, prepared, tenacious, qualified and diplomatic defense attorney anywhere! Pete maintains a very positive and well respected working relationship with law enforcement, the courts, his clients and his fellow litigators. My family and friends have retained Pete for his services and were beyond satisfied and I am more than confident to reccomend him to anyone who is in need of a true litigator. If I were ever in need of a criminal defense attorney, Pete would be my first call!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer! I would recommend Pete, to anyone that needs a lawyer. He did a phenomenal job and he really cares about his client! Definitely use him is the absolute best!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Coming into a case with close to no idea of what I had just gotten myself into, I can confirm as a previous client the Omara Law Offices are only there to help you. Always there to answer any questions and help understand an situation you might be going through. Overall very professional and I would personally recommend the Omara Law Offices to anyone with any legal trouble.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Amazing experience all around! Very professional, easy to work with, and the service is unbeatable.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    I have known Attorney Peter O’Mara professionally (as a client) for 17 years. I have personally hired Peter on a couple of occasions with tremendous results and have recommended him to my own friends and business associates who have also had great outcomes after hiring him. Highly recommend this office for any of your traffic and criminal offenses across Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    I have known Pete O'Mara professionally and personally for over 25 years!! You will not find a more attentive, prepared, tenacious, qualified and diplomatic defense attorney anywhere! Pete maintains a very positive and well respected working relationship with law enforcement, the courts, his clients and his fellow litigators. My family and friends have retained Pete for his services and were beyond satisfied and I am more than confident to reccomend him to anyone who is in need of a true litigator. If I were ever in need of a criminal defense attorney, Pete would be my first call!

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Anthony Vecchio
 Website

A gifted criminal defense attorney with the skill set to exceptionally handle any case, Attorney Anthony Vecchio focuses his practice on criminal forfeiture and perjury defense. With memberships in the Criminal Courts Bar Association and State Bar Association, Attorney Anthony Vecchio is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. Attorney Anthony Vecchio’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he is the recipient of the Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Best Law Firms awards. Attorney Anthony Vecchio’s ultimate goal is to see that his criminal clients receive little to no time in jail, and he will compile a persuasive argument to make sure that happens.

Fee Structure: no win , no fee

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
13 reviews  

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    Ryan Gilbert
     Website

    When you contact Ryan Gilbert, you can feel at ease that your case will be evaluated fairly and in your best interests. Attorney Ryan Gilbert has focused exclusively on representing clients and continues to perfect his expertise in all elements of criminal defense. With memberships in the American Bar Association and the State Bar Association, Attorney Ryan Gilbert is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. A graduate of Seton Hall University's School of Law, Attorney Ryan Gilbert previously received the Super Lawyer and Best Law Firms awards. You want a reliable attorney on your side, and Attorney Ryan Gilbert is the top criminal defense lawyer who can get the job done.

    Fee Structure: No fee unless we win.

     Website justia.comlawyer.com

    Review

    by Google
    5.00
    10 reviews  

    Ryan has helped me out with a few different issues and has been the most professional and helpful attorney I have ever met. He was always looking out for me during the process and is very upfront and helpful with any questions or concerns I had. He always had my best interest in mind and I highly recommend his services

    During a time of great distress, Ryan heard my concern, assessed, and called me the next day to accept the case. While working together, Ryan was reliable and consistent with his communication. He always treated me with respect and offered the available options to help me as the client make informed decisions, without making any promise. I'd highly recommend his service to any friend or family member.

    A close family member was arrested and charged with a serious felony. At the time of their arrest, they were diagnosed with serious mental illness and went to a cell in the forensic section of the state mental hospital. When their case came up they were transferred to a mental health section of the county jail. Although I was the victim and hoped to get treatment for my relative, the state automatically pressed criminal charges under the state's domestic violence laws. Initially, my relative was defended by a public defender, which was a relief given the cost of hiring a defense attorney. But the public defender was so overworked and overloaded with cases I am surprised he could remember my relative's name. Neither my relative nor anyone else in the family could find out much about how the case was going because the public defender spent so much time in court defending a great pile of case-after-case. Little by little I learned that the prosecution's case was relatively strong. The prosecution piled on every possible charge the prosecutor could imagine, and remained adamant in pressing for maximum, non-concurrent sentences for all charges -- up to 30 years in prison. The public defender conducted negotiations with the prosecutor and was slowly working toward a deal. All my relative had to do was plead-out and they could get off 'light' -- with only eight years in state prison. This seems to be the way law works these days. Forget all about all the lawyer and cop shows you might have seen on tv or in the movies. Very few defendants risk going to trial in our legal system which has become so heavily weighted in favor of the prosecution. I couldn't fault the efforts of the public defender given his situation but I didn't need to learn any more. I started hunting for a private attorney to defend my relative. Finding a good criminal defense attorney is not as easy as I expected. There are many attorneys who practice criminal defense -- for shoplifting or DUI charges -- but relatively few who will practice and are experienced at defending in serious felony cases. My search was further complicated by my relative's mental illness and the state's insistence on treating their case as a criminal case. I feel very fortunate to have found Ryan Gilbert, LLC. He was both experienced with handling criminal cases like my relative's and knowledgeable in the special case law involved in what is called a Krol case -- named for the defendant whose defense case pioneered this area of criminal law. In addition, Ryan Gilbert knew what expert witness to retain to best forward my relative's defense. I believe the testimony of this expert witness together with Ryan Gilbert's patience and expertise was crucial in determining the outcome of this case. There were several difficult personalities Ryan Gilbert had to deal with in handling my relative's case. I remain impressed by his ability to understand and skillfully maneuver through the often delicate relations with these difficult people. Unlike the public defender, it was easy to reach Ryan Gilbert and he was forthcoming and plain spoken about how the case was progressing. Ryan met with state prosecutors in court and in side negotiations for over a year. At the end of this ordeal the state finally recognized that my relative suffered from mental illness and the state's interests would be best served if this relative were placed into the state mental health system as a Krol patient. Mounting a criminal defense requires considerable time and energy in addition to resources like the expert witness Ryan Gilbert obtained to further this case. Hard work, and great skill and expertise deserve adequate compensation. The defense of my relative was neither free nor exorbitant, and worth more than every penny it cost. How much would you value each year in the life of someone you love?

    Nice place

    I found myself in quite a situation and Ryan could not have been more helpful in my time of need. Ryan worked tirelessly and did whatever he could to secure for me the best possible outcome. Even when I first called, I never could have imagined having my case resolve as positively as it did. Thank you so much Ryan!

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      Ryan has helped me out with a few different issues and has been the most professional and helpful attorney I have ever met. He was always looking out for me during the process and is very upfront and helpful with any questions or concerns I had. He always had my best interest in mind and I highly recommend his services

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      During a time of great distress, Ryan heard my concern, assessed, and called me the next day to accept the case. While working together, Ryan was reliable and consistent with his communication. He always treated me with respect and offered the available options to help me as the client make informed decisions, without making any promise. I'd highly recommend his service to any friend or family member.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      A close family member was arrested and charged with a serious felony. At the time of their arrest, they were diagnosed with serious mental illness and went to a cell in the forensic section of the state mental hospital. When their case came up they were transferred to a mental health section of the county jail. Although I was the victim and hoped to get treatment for my relative, the state automatically pressed criminal charges under the state's domestic violence laws. Initially, my relative was defended by a public defender, which was a relief given the cost of hiring a defense attorney. But the public defender was so overworked and overloaded with cases I am surprised he could remember my relative's name. Neither my relative nor anyone else in the family could find out much about how the case was going because the public defender spent so much time in court defending a great pile of case-after-case. Little by little I learned that the prosecution's case was relatively strong. The prosecution piled on every possible charge the prosecutor could imagine, and remained adamant in pressing for maximum, non-concurrent sentences for all charges -- up to 30 years in prison. The public defender conducted negotiations with the prosecutor and was slowly working toward a deal. All my relative had to do was plead-out and they could get off 'light' -- with only eight years in state prison. This seems to be the way law works these days. Forget all about all the lawyer and cop shows you might have seen on tv or in the movies. Very few defendants risk going to trial in our legal system which has become so heavily weighted in favor of the prosecution. I couldn't fault the efforts of the public defender given his situation but I didn't need to learn any more. I started hunting for a private attorney to defend my relative. Finding a good criminal defense attorney is not as easy as I expected. There are many attorneys who practice criminal defense -- for shoplifting or DUI charges -- but relatively few who will practice and are experienced at defending in serious felony cases. My search was further complicated by my relative's mental illness and the state's insistence on treating their case as a criminal case. I feel very fortunate to have found Ryan Gilbert, LLC. He was both experienced with handling criminal cases like my relative's and knowledgeable in the special case law involved in what is called a Krol case -- named for the defendant whose defense case pioneered this area of criminal law. In addition, Ryan Gilbert knew what expert witness to retain to best forward my relative's defense. I believe the testimony of this expert witness together with Ryan Gilbert's patience and expertise was crucial in determining the outcome of this case. There were several difficult personalities Ryan Gilbert had to deal with in handling my relative's case. I remain impressed by his ability to understand and skillfully maneuver through the often delicate relations with these difficult people. Unlike the public defender, it was easy to reach Ryan Gilbert and he was forthcoming and plain spoken about how the case was progressing. Ryan met with state prosecutors in court and in side negotiations for over a year. At the end of this ordeal the state finally recognized that my relative suffered from mental illness and the state's interests would be best served if this relative were placed into the state mental health system as a Krol patient. Mounting a criminal defense requires considerable time and energy in addition to resources like the expert witness Ryan Gilbert obtained to further this case. Hard work, and great skill and expertise deserve adequate compensation. The defense of my relative was neither free nor exorbitant, and worth more than every penny it cost. How much would you value each year in the life of someone you love?

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      Nice place

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      I found myself in quite a situation and Ryan could not have been more helpful in my time of need. Ryan worked tirelessly and did whatever he could to secure for me the best possible outcome. Even when I first called, I never could have imagined having my case resolve as positively as it did. Thank you so much Ryan!

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    Frederick P Sisto
     Website

    To receive the best representation that you deserve, call Attorney Frederick Sisto today. While Attorney Frederick Sisto defends clients charged with any type of offense, some of his more common areas of practice include white collar crimes, embezzlement, drug crimes, weapons offenses, theft crimes, and assault and battery. Attorney Frederick Sisto is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Rutgers University. Your first step toward relief following a criminal charge starts by calling Attorney Frederick Sisto’s office today.

     Website justia.comlawyer.com

    Review

    by Google
    4.90
    145 reviews  

    Mr.Sisto helped me with my registration recently and it was a success. He was not only professional, but he answered in a timely matter and was very detail-oriented. He made sure my issue was resolved as fast as he could. I highly recommend Mr.Sisto to anyone who is experiencing legal issues.

    Very professional and knowledgeable, also awesome communication and very down to earth guy. Would highly recommend to anyone. Matter was resolved with the best possible outcome that I could've hoped.

    Great attorney, responded very quickly to our emails and calls. The office staff is attentive and knowledgeable as well. Over all a great experience. Highly recommend him.

    Not to long ago I ran into a very serious legal issue for the first time in my life, I'm closing in on 60. Needless to say I was unsure of the process. I was fortunate that a friend recommended Fred. Fred handled my case in a professional and courteous manner yet was very down to earth and straight forward. It took nearly 9 month to resolve and during that time Fred was always available to answer questions, explain the process and most of all alleviate my stress. I feel we got the best possible outcome and I would highly recommend Fred to anyone facing a legal/criminal matter

    Fred Sisto is an excellent attorney who works diligently and thoroughly to support, advise, and guide you through your legal difficulties. He is down-to-earth, advises you well, and his cost is comparable and well-worth it based on the service and expertise that he provides. Fred was able to get me the best possible outcome for my situation based on the possibilities and he was direct and honest with me throughout the process. John McDonnell

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      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Mr.Sisto helped me with my registration recently and it was a success. He was not only professional, but he answered in a timely matter and was very detail-oriented. He made sure my issue was resolved as fast as he could. I highly recommend Mr.Sisto to anyone who is experiencing legal issues.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Very professional and knowledgeable, also awesome communication and very down to earth guy. Would highly recommend to anyone. Matter was resolved with the best possible outcome that I could've hoped.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Great attorney, responded very quickly to our emails and calls. The office staff is attentive and knowledgeable as well. Over all a great experience. Highly recommend him.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Not to long ago I ran into a very serious legal issue for the first time in my life, I'm closing in on 60. Needless to say I was unsure of the process. I was fortunate that a friend recommended Fred. Fred handled my case in a professional and courteous manner yet was very down to earth and straight forward. It took nearly 9 month to resolve and during that time Fred was always available to answer questions, explain the process and most of all alleviate my stress. I feel we got the best possible outcome and I would highly recommend Fred to anyone facing a legal/criminal matter

    • Review

      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Fred Sisto is an excellent attorney who works diligently and thoroughly to support, advise, and guide you through your legal difficulties. He is down-to-earth, advises you well, and his cost is comparable and well-worth it based on the service and expertise that he provides. Fred was able to get me the best possible outcome for my situation based on the possibilities and he was direct and honest with me throughout the process. John McDonnell

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    Leon Matchin
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    When you hire Attorney Leon Matchin, you can feel relieved to know he will be by your side every step of the way. Common areas of concentration include check fraud, drug crimes, prostitution, domestic terrorism, identity theft, and computer crimes. A practicing attorney for over 17 years, Attorney Leon Matchin is a member of the American Bar Association and the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association. Attorney Leon Matchin is a graduate of New York University's School of Law. If you want a powerhouse defense for your criminal case, Attorney Leon Matchin is your attorney.

     Website justia.comlawyer.com

    Review

    by Google
    4.90
    185 reviews  

    Leon and his team are excellent. They have represented our family a few times and we are very pleased. We would highly recommend them!!

    Leon is an absolute rock star attorney. He handled three separate cases (2 of which are 3rd degree felonies) for my son. Two of the cases were dismissed and the 3rd reduced to a simple misdemeanor which only carried a very small fine. In all 3 cases, no record for my son. Right from the first contact he listened carefully and went straight to work. He always responded to our messages and was available to talk to. I don’t know what we would have done without Leon. He and his assistant Megan are very professional and stay on top of the cases. My entire family is so grateful for his help. If you are looking to hire a lawyer, look no further, Leon is your guy.

    Leon Matchin and Meghan provided stellar service. I need some assistance for a traffic ticket and they helped me so that I only paid a small fee at the very end. They will answer any questions you have and will make sure you are fully aware of the situation at hand. I could not have asked for better assistance with my case. I know who to call if anything happens to my friends or family. "Knock on wood"

    Atty. Leon Matchin is everything you want in a lawyer. He's acessible, efficient, and knows the inside and out of a court and the process of contesting a traffic ticket. He successfully argued a motion of dismissal for a couple of otherwise point-heavy tics of mine and i could not be any more happy. I highly recommend working with Leon????

    Leon and Meghan were extremely attentive, responded to all my questions and concern almost immediately. They helped me immensely in taking care of a traffic ticket - there services were beyond my expectations. Leon explains everything and loved the fact that I never felt like he or Meghan were trying to rush me off the phone always spend the appropriate time with me to address all my concerns. All I had to do was pay for their services and they took care of everything literally. Will deff recommend and will come back if needed again. Leon prices are beyond reasonable .

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      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Leon and his team are excellent. They have represented our family a few times and we are very pleased. We would highly recommend them!!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Leon is an absolute rock star attorney. He handled three separate cases (2 of which are 3rd degree felonies) for my son. Two of the cases were dismissed and the 3rd reduced to a simple misdemeanor which only carried a very small fine. In all 3 cases, no record for my son. Right from the first contact he listened carefully and went straight to work. He always responded to our messages and was available to talk to. I don’t know what we would have done without Leon. He and his assistant Megan are very professional and stay on top of the cases. My entire family is so grateful for his help. If you are looking to hire a lawyer, look no further, Leon is your guy.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Leon Matchin and Meghan provided stellar service. I need some assistance for a traffic ticket and they helped me so that I only paid a small fee at the very end. They will answer any questions you have and will make sure you are fully aware of the situation at hand. I could not have asked for better assistance with my case. I know who to call if anything happens to my friends or family. "Knock on wood"

    • Review

      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Atty. Leon Matchin is everything you want in a lawyer. He's acessible, efficient, and knows the inside and out of a court and the process of contesting a traffic ticket. He successfully argued a motion of dismissal for a couple of otherwise point-heavy tics of mine and i could not be any more happy. I highly recommend working with Leon????

    • Review

      by Google
      4.90
      5 reviews  

      Leon and Meghan were extremely attentive, responded to all my questions and concern almost immediately. They helped me immensely in taking care of a traffic ticket - there services were beyond my expectations. Leon explains everything and loved the fact that I never felt like he or Meghan were trying to rush me off the phone always spend the appropriate time with me to address all my concerns. All I had to do was pay for their services and they took care of everything literally. Will deff recommend and will come back if needed again. Leon prices are beyond reasonable .

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    Jonathan F Marshall
     Website

    If you have been arrested and do not know where to turn, seek the legal guidance of Attorney Jonathan Marshall, the criminal defense attorney you can trust. His expertise is strong in the areas of assault and battery, domestic violence, DWIs, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, and traffic offenses. With memberships in the American Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers, Attorney Jonathan Marshall is easily one of the top criminal defense attorneys to handle your case. Attorney Jonathan Marshall is a graduate of Seton Hall University's School of Law. To receive assistance from the attorney who is one of the best, reach out to Attorney Jonathan Marshall and his team now.

    Fee Structure: no win no fee

     Website justia.comlawyer.com

    Review

    by Google
    5.00
    65 reviews  

    The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are extremely professional . They are quick to respond and explain things very well over the phone without giving you the run around. They were able to help me out with my legal matter quickly and efficiently. Also, a special shout out to Nelly Rivera, she's so friendly and willing to help!

    I will definitely use this as my go to law firm for future legal needs. I had to retain services from The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall prior to the pandemic. From start to finish (and through the pandemic), my family and i were extremely satisfied with their services. They never once dropped the ball on us. The staff and attorneys were all friendly, professional, and responsive. Above that, they do what they do with a high level of skilled expertise. Where is the 6th star? Five is not enough. I am totally satisfied with my experience with this law firm. JFM attorneys and staff, thank you from the Simmons family! God bless you all!

    If you're looking for a lawyer who will defense you all the way to the end, look no further. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is one of the best in the field. Finally, after almost a year, Paul Koutouzakis got my case dropped. Couldn't have hoped for a better result. Thank a lot Paul. I am very happy with service that Paul gave. He fought hard and got the result I wanted. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

    They did a good job of helping my father get his driver's license back. They are quick to respond when you reach out to them.

    If you’re looking for dedicated attorneys the law office of Marshall is the right place to go. My attorney Paul Koutouzakis and his team were truly outstanding, helping me throughout the process. I honestly couldn’t be happier with how they treated me and took care of everything.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are extremely professional . They are quick to respond and explain things very well over the phone without giving you the run around. They were able to help me out with my legal matter quickly and efficiently. Also, a special shout out to Nelly Rivera, she's so friendly and willing to help!

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      I will definitely use this as my go to law firm for future legal needs. I had to retain services from The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall prior to the pandemic. From start to finish (and through the pandemic), my family and i were extremely satisfied with their services. They never once dropped the ball on us. The staff and attorneys were all friendly, professional, and responsive. Above that, they do what they do with a high level of skilled expertise. Where is the 6th star? Five is not enough. I am totally satisfied with my experience with this law firm. JFM attorneys and staff, thank you from the Simmons family! God bless you all!

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      If you're looking for a lawyer who will defense you all the way to the end, look no further. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is one of the best in the field. Finally, after almost a year, Paul Koutouzakis got my case dropped. Couldn't have hoped for a better result. Thank a lot Paul. I am very happy with service that Paul gave. He fought hard and got the result I wanted. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      They did a good job of helping my father get his driver's license back. They are quick to respond when you reach out to them.

    • Review

      by Google
      5.00
      5 reviews  

      If you’re looking for dedicated attorneys the law office of Marshall is the right place to go. My attorney Paul Koutouzakis and his team were truly outstanding, helping me throughout the process. I honestly couldn’t be happier with how they treated me and took care of everything.

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