2019 top attorney award winners

Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

Monmouth, NJ

We selected Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Monmouth area from 47 qualified local attorneys.

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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 divorce and family law, 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
4.50
36 reviews  

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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
    4.50
    8 reviews  

    If you have a legal issue this firm is the one you need. Just the best.

    BEST BEST BEST!! I cant say enough about how wonderful Pete was. This past winter I had a civilian write me a ticket! even after the police decided they couldn't tell who was at fault and DIDN'T write me a ticket. Anyway, I had to go to court and I was a wreck!! Pete was incredibly reassuring and patient with all my anxieties. He is a professional who knows what hes doing, In my opinion. My cousin is a lawyer and knows him and suggested him because he said, "Pete's the best" and he is!

    Pete o’ Mara in my opinion is the absolute worst took my money and never seen him again. If your looking for a lawyer that leaves you standing at Court he’s your man never updates you on your case he’s your man , never calls he’s your man sends some other attorney on your court date he’s your man and don’t expect a phone call from his office it’s not happening NEVER AGAIN

    I am writing in response to the review by Joe Yodice. I was completely shocked to see that he wrote such a review, as by all accounts, he was perfectly satisfied and actually seemed delighted with the outcome which I negotiated for him. I have been practicing law specializing in the defense of people who are in trouble for 25 years, and I have handled nearing 8,000 clients without a complaint, ethics infraction, or even simply a bad review in my entire career. I contacted Mr. Yodice several times since seeing his review, and he has not given me the courtesy of a response, so I did try to make right whatever his problem is. During the course of representing him, I responded to every single one of his phone calls, and actually sent him letters requesting that he come into my office to review the evidence and his case, but he never came into the office. I am always very happy to review matters with clients and answer every question they may have, both over the phone and in person. These are difficult cases and provoke a great deal of anxiety, so I like to make sure the client is well aware of what might happen. In this particular case, Mr. Yodice had a co-defendant who I was able to refer to a career-long colleague. This colleague was also always present throughout the proceedings, and also assisted and consulted with me during the entirety of the time. Without revealing too many details, I was able to negotiate an excellent outcome with the prosecutor, who was also a career-long colleague. After personally negotiating the outcome of the case, it was scheduled for a special date which could not be moved. I was also scheduled to be in several other courts on the day of the plea, and because this one was already negotiated and "worked out", I called Mr. Yodice and made sure that it would be okay if my associate stood with him as they entered this pre-negotiated plea, and Mr. Yodice specifically said that would be absolutely fine. In fact, and additionally, after that phone discussion, my associate, Mr. Yodice and I had a conference call where we again reviewed the matter together and got ready for court the next day. Mr. Yodice expressed nothing but happiness about the way that we had worked out the case. I would like to add that my associate attorney is actually the most experienced criminal defense attorney in the entire State of New Jersey. There are no attorneys with more experience than him. Mr. Yodice, my associate, his co-defendant, and my colleague put the plea through the next day very smoothly and exactly as we had discussed the previous day, and by all accounts, everyone was satisfied and happy. This is why Mr. Yodice's review is absolutely a complete surprise. In addition to being a surprise, what he says is false. Again, I made several attempts to contact him to rectify his dissatisfaction with no response. I personally handle every single one of my own cases, making as many as 30 appearances in court per week. This often requires 12-14 hour days, 5 days a week. I don't mind it, I love working hard to help people. I appear in over 95% of those court cases, but sometimes the calendar requires that I send an associate, and this is only done in matters such as this, where the case is already negotiated and finished but for the formality of putting the plea on the record in court. Hopefully anyone who might read Mr. Yodice's review will also take the time to read this.

    Pete's the best! Don't look elsewhere.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      If you have a legal issue this firm is the one you need. Just the best.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      BEST BEST BEST!! I cant say enough about how wonderful Pete was. This past winter I had a civilian write me a ticket! even after the police decided they couldn't tell who was at fault and DIDN'T write me a ticket. Anyway, I had to go to court and I was a wreck!! Pete was incredibly reassuring and patient with all my anxieties. He is a professional who knows what hes doing, In my opinion. My cousin is a lawyer and knows him and suggested him because he said, "Pete's the best" and he is!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      Pete o’ Mara in my opinion is the absolute worst took my money and never seen him again. If your looking for a lawyer that leaves you standing at Court he’s your man never updates you on your case he’s your man , never calls he’s your man sends some other attorney on your court date he’s your man and don’t expect a phone call from his office it’s not happening NEVER AGAIN

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      I am writing in response to the review by Joe Yodice. I was completely shocked to see that he wrote such a review, as by all accounts, he was perfectly satisfied and actually seemed delighted with the outcome which I negotiated for him. I have been practicing law specializing in the defense of people who are in trouble for 25 years, and I have handled nearing 8,000 clients without a complaint, ethics infraction, or even simply a bad review in my entire career. I contacted Mr. Yodice several times since seeing his review, and he has not given me the courtesy of a response, so I did try to make right whatever his problem is. During the course of representing him, I responded to every single one of his phone calls, and actually sent him letters requesting that he come into my office to review the evidence and his case, but he never came into the office. I am always very happy to review matters with clients and answer every question they may have, both over the phone and in person. These are difficult cases and provoke a great deal of anxiety, so I like to make sure the client is well aware of what might happen. In this particular case, Mr. Yodice had a co-defendant who I was able to refer to a career-long colleague. This colleague was also always present throughout the proceedings, and also assisted and consulted with me during the entirety of the time. Without revealing too many details, I was able to negotiate an excellent outcome with the prosecutor, who was also a career-long colleague. After personally negotiating the outcome of the case, it was scheduled for a special date which could not be moved. I was also scheduled to be in several other courts on the day of the plea, and because this one was already negotiated and "worked out", I called Mr. Yodice and made sure that it would be okay if my associate stood with him as they entered this pre-negotiated plea, and Mr. Yodice specifically said that would be absolutely fine. In fact, and additionally, after that phone discussion, my associate, Mr. Yodice and I had a conference call where we again reviewed the matter together and got ready for court the next day. Mr. Yodice expressed nothing but happiness about the way that we had worked out the case. I would like to add that my associate attorney is actually the most experienced criminal defense attorney in the entire State of New Jersey. There are no attorneys with more experience than him. Mr. Yodice, my associate, his co-defendant, and my colleague put the plea through the next day very smoothly and exactly as we had discussed the previous day, and by all accounts, everyone was satisfied and happy. This is why Mr. Yodice's review is absolutely a complete surprise. In addition to being a surprise, what he says is false. Again, I made several attempts to contact him to rectify his dissatisfaction with no response. I personally handle every single one of my own cases, making as many as 30 appearances in court per week. This often requires 12-14 hour days, 5 days a week. I don't mind it, I love working hard to help people. I appear in over 95% of those court cases, but sometimes the calendar requires that I send an associate, and this is only done in matters such as this, where the case is already negotiated and finished but for the formality of putting the plea on the record in court. Hopefully anyone who might read Mr. Yodice's review will also take the time to read this.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.50
      5 reviews  

      Pete's the best! Don't look elsewhere.

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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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      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
      5.00
      51 reviews  

      I called Jason to ask for his help he was on the phone with a client and immediately called me back within minutes. He never asked me about money or payment he was more concerned about my issue. He stayed on the phone with me over 20 minutes discussing the issue at hand, he was knowledgeable and gave me his opinion asked me several questions about my case and he told me what I needed to know and all this without hesitation. He genuinely was concerned about my situation. How many lawyers can you say would do that for a stranger he didn't know or met. It's not as if I was referred to him. This is someone that I highly recommend to anyone in need. He is absolutely incredible!!!! Noel

      One of the best attorneys in NJ. He helped me out of a situation that could have ruined my whole life and worked hard to get us the best possible result. Jason cares about everyone of his clients as if you’re the only client he has. Thank you for your continued dedication throughout this process, I hope I never have to use you again but would highly recommend Jason to anyone that needs his services.

      From our very first conversation, I knew Jason was not only a great lawyer but also a great person. He was extremely attentive and made sure he addressed every one of our concerns with the legal process throughout. He went out of his way to make sure we knew all of the implications and how we could address our issues most effectively. At the same time, he related to us on a personal level and took our exact life situation into account when devising his defense for us. The end result was nothing short of amazing, we admittedly handed him a mess of a situation and he sorted through it until it was resolved, keeping us informed and comfortable through the entire process. I will use Jason for any legal advisement role I will ever need and will absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs great representation.

      I highly recommend him good attorney he does his job well

      I can not thank Mr Volet enough for all he did for me and my case. I had a probation violation with a warrant that was 6 years old and he did his thing I didn't spend 1 day not even 1 second in jail . He had my warrant lifted with out me having to see the judge then when I finally had court my probation was terminated and I am now a free woman thanks to him . He is a life saver so if you ever need a lawyer that gives his 100 percent and knows the ins and outs of the law I highly recommend him . He truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond trust .

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        I called Jason to ask for his help he was on the phone with a client and immediately called me back within minutes. He never asked me about money or payment he was more concerned about my issue. He stayed on the phone with me over 20 minutes discussing the issue at hand, he was knowledgeable and gave me his opinion asked me several questions about my case and he told me what I needed to know and all this without hesitation. He genuinely was concerned about my situation. How many lawyers can you say would do that for a stranger he didn't know or met. It's not as if I was referred to him. This is someone that I highly recommend to anyone in need. He is absolutely incredible!!!! Noel

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        One of the best attorneys in NJ. He helped me out of a situation that could have ruined my whole life and worked hard to get us the best possible result. Jason cares about everyone of his clients as if you’re the only client he has. Thank you for your continued dedication throughout this process, I hope I never have to use you again but would highly recommend Jason to anyone that needs his services.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        From our very first conversation, I knew Jason was not only a great lawyer but also a great person. He was extremely attentive and made sure he addressed every one of our concerns with the legal process throughout. He went out of his way to make sure we knew all of the implications and how we could address our issues most effectively. At the same time, he related to us on a personal level and took our exact life situation into account when devising his defense for us. The end result was nothing short of amazing, we admittedly handed him a mess of a situation and he sorted through it until it was resolved, keeping us informed and comfortable through the entire process. I will use Jason for any legal advisement role I will ever need and will absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs great representation.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        I highly recommend him good attorney he does his job well

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        I can not thank Mr Volet enough for all he did for me and my case. I had a probation violation with a warrant that was 6 years old and he did his thing I didn't spend 1 day not even 1 second in jail . He had my warrant lifted with out me having to see the judge then when I finally had court my probation was terminated and I am now a free woman thanks to him . He is a life saver so if you ever need a lawyer that gives his 100 percent and knows the ins and outs of the law I highly recommend him . He truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond trust .

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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
      93 reviews  

      10 STARS IN MY BOOK When my son had problems with the law she was there. I thank God for her everyday. she fought hard for my son and saved us what could have been a lot of money. SHE IS GREAT. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS NEED A LAWYER CALL TARA!!! You won't regret it!! WE DIDN'T!!! GOD BLESS YOU TARA!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

      I had consulted Tara and another lawyer for a DUI case. Tara was much more professional to deal with and attentive. Working with Tara was easy for me and accommodating to my frequent travel schedule. I settled with a reduced plea thanks to her. Highly recommended.

      Tara absolutely saved my life and gave me hope for the future. She was professional, honest and caring at all times. I was facing very serious drug charges and the state wanted to put me in prison for 7-10 years. Tara won our drug court appeal and I will be starting drug court soon. As long as I stay clean, everything will work out. I can’t say enough good things about her. My family and I will be forever grateful to her for her hard work and dedication to my case. If you have criminal charges, she is definitely the lawyer for you. Thanks again Tara. I owe you my life.

      Tara was professional and compassionate from our first consultation to the court date. She fought for me to get a much lower charge than the original. I went from facing 6 months in jail to paying only a $100 fine. She is amazing and I recommend her to anyone who needs a criminal lawyer.

      Tara is an absolutely phenomenal attorney. I was going through a hard time and from start to finish Tara made me feel comfortable with how my case would go. She got charges dismissed and I could not be more grateful. On top of knowing what she is doing and being informative, she exudes confidence and is very caring. She listens to you as a person and understands you as a person and she is quick to respond too which is super important to someone like me. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and would gladly use her again. I thank Tara from the bottom of my heart for giving everything she had and coming out with such great results.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        10 STARS IN MY BOOK When my son had problems with the law she was there. I thank God for her everyday. she fought hard for my son and saved us what could have been a lot of money. SHE IS GREAT. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS NEED A LAWYER CALL TARA!!! You won't regret it!! WE DIDN'T!!! GOD BLESS YOU TARA!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        I had consulted Tara and another lawyer for a DUI case. Tara was much more professional to deal with and attentive. Working with Tara was easy for me and accommodating to my frequent travel schedule. I settled with a reduced plea thanks to her. Highly recommended.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        Tara absolutely saved my life and gave me hope for the future. She was professional, honest and caring at all times. I was facing very serious drug charges and the state wanted to put me in prison for 7-10 years. Tara won our drug court appeal and I will be starting drug court soon. As long as I stay clean, everything will work out. I can’t say enough good things about her. My family and I will be forever grateful to her for her hard work and dedication to my case. If you have criminal charges, she is definitely the lawyer for you. Thanks again Tara. I owe you my life.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        Tara was professional and compassionate from our first consultation to the court date. She fought for me to get a much lower charge than the original. I went from facing 6 months in jail to paying only a $100 fine. She is amazing and I recommend her to anyone who needs a criminal lawyer.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        Tara is an absolutely phenomenal attorney. I was going through a hard time and from start to finish Tara made me feel comfortable with how my case would go. She got charges dismissed and I could not be more grateful. On top of knowing what she is doing and being informative, she exudes confidence and is very caring. She listens to you as a person and understands you as a person and she is quick to respond too which is super important to someone like me. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and would gladly use her again. I thank Tara from the bottom of my heart for giving everything she had and coming out with such great results.

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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
      4.60
      8 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!

      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%!!!!

      Dean Schneider represented me in a criminal matter, not only is he a nice guy but he is a great criminal defence laywer. Hopefully I won't have to use him again but if I do I sure know where to go!!

      I went to Schneider Freiberger for an issue with my record expungement case. They made the whole process simple, I would highly recommend.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.60
        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
        4.60
        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
        4.60
        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%!!!!

      • Review

        by Google
        4.60
        5 reviews  

        Dean Schneider represented me in a criminal matter, not only is he a nice guy but he is a great criminal defence laywer. Hopefully I won't have to use him again but if I do I sure know where to go!!

      • Review

        by Google
        4.60
        5 reviews  

        I went to Schneider Freiberger for an issue with my record expungement case. They made the whole process simple, I would highly recommend.

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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
      9 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

      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?

      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.

      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!

      He was Great assured me everything was going to be alright and got me a great deal I am very satisfied with the results. Thanks 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  

        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  

        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  

        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  

        He was Great assured me everything was going to be alright and got me a great deal I am very satisfied with the results. Thanks 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
      143 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

      Great lawyer. Got the best results for me. Very responsive!

      We retained Fred to represent our daughter. He was amazing from our first phone call. He led us through the process and assured us that all would be taken care of. He was absolutely wonderful with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. Thank you Fred from the bottom of our hearts. If you need a criminal attorney Fred Sisto Esq. is your guy. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

      I am very appreciative of all of the time and effort Fred his given to my case. It was a pleasure having him help me. Fred always was there to answer any messages about questions or concerns. If there were any fears i had as as well, Fred is responsive and helped mitigate any anxiety I had regards to your legal matter. In terms of knowledge of the law, he can explain and elaborate everything perfectly in a manner anyone can understand so you aren't caught off guard by anything in your legal situation. Fred as your lawyer allows for transparency which is needed for you as a client because it allows you to properly fathom the situation at hand and allows Fred to help you understand realistic outcomes for your situation. As a client, that is what you want to see from your lawyer so they clearly have your best interests at hand. That is a great attribute Fred has. Lastly, Fred helped me get everything dropped. I would recommend Fred because hes personable, his expertise, his array of legal knowledge, his legal experience and background, and he contains attributes you need in a lawyer to get you the best outcome.

      Mr. Sisto did an absolutely fantastic job on my case. He achieved the best possible result for me, and really made me feel comfortable and that he had my best interest at heart. He kept in constant communication with me, was very prompt in his response to my calls and emails, and he went above and beyond in answering any and all questions that I had. His professionalism and the lengths to which he went to secure a good result for me really helped make a stressful situation feel better. If you ever find yourself in need of legal representation, I highly recommend Fred Sisto. You will not regret it.

      • 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

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        Great lawyer. Got the best results for me. Very responsive!

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        We retained Fred to represent our daughter. He was amazing from our first phone call. He led us through the process and assured us that all would be taken care of. He was absolutely wonderful with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. Thank you Fred from the bottom of our hearts. If you need a criminal attorney Fred Sisto Esq. is your guy. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        I am very appreciative of all of the time and effort Fred his given to my case. It was a pleasure having him help me. Fred always was there to answer any messages about questions or concerns. If there were any fears i had as as well, Fred is responsive and helped mitigate any anxiety I had regards to your legal matter. In terms of knowledge of the law, he can explain and elaborate everything perfectly in a manner anyone can understand so you aren't caught off guard by anything in your legal situation. Fred as your lawyer allows for transparency which is needed for you as a client because it allows you to properly fathom the situation at hand and allows Fred to help you understand realistic outcomes for your situation. As a client, that is what you want to see from your lawyer so they clearly have your best interests at hand. That is a great attribute Fred has. Lastly, Fred helped me get everything dropped. I would recommend Fred because hes personable, his expertise, his array of legal knowledge, his legal experience and background, and he contains attributes you need in a lawyer to get you the best outcome.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        Mr. Sisto did an absolutely fantastic job on my case. He achieved the best possible result for me, and really made me feel comfortable and that he had my best interest at heart. He kept in constant communication with me, was very prompt in his response to my calls and emails, and he went above and beyond in answering any and all questions that I had. His professionalism and the lengths to which he went to secure a good result for me really helped make a stressful situation feel better. If you ever find yourself in need of legal representation, I highly recommend Fred Sisto. You will not regret it.

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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
      91 reviews  

      I have only positive things to say about Leon. The way he handled our situation is very commendable. He patiently took consideration of our situation and walked us through all the potential issues and outcomes. He is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. His promptness in answering our questions and concerns, his patience and professionalism was indeed very reassuring. He was always there for us. I thank him for his competence, expertise and care. Our case was handled quickly with positive outcome. I highly recommend him without reservation. I will forever be grateful for his excellent work.

      Words can't describe Leon's representation. Not only was he calm and supportive, he is an effective communicator and a bulldog of an attorney. From the start, he guided and directed us and outlined all our options and successfully represented us with thorough knowledge of the law and allowances. You would be fortunate to have him in your corner if ever needed. Mr Matchin is highly recommended.

      Leon helped me get the minimum punishment for one charge of mine, while somehow managing to get 9 of my 10 charges dropped. He is a seriously good lawyer whom I have been recommended and would encourage anyone seeking legal help to consider using. He’s amazing to work with, explains the entire process as it’s happening and helped take away so much anxiety during my legal process.

      I hired Leon to help me beat 4 tickets totalling up to 14 points, loss of license and hefty fines. He was able to drop it down to 2 tickets, lessening a charge of one of them, a total of 2 points, and a relatively small fine. We took care of everything over the phone or via email and I didn't need to do a thing outside of telling him my charges, sending a few pictures and showing up. He's very professional and much more affordable than I thought it would be. I would be lost without his services.

      I worked with Leon to have some traffic issues resolved, not only is he a great guy, he’s quick, fair and effective! Got my case handled quickly, gave great advise, and saved me a bunch of money. I would highly recommend!

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        I have only positive things to say about Leon. The way he handled our situation is very commendable. He patiently took consideration of our situation and walked us through all the potential issues and outcomes. He is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. His promptness in answering our questions and concerns, his patience and professionalism was indeed very reassuring. He was always there for us. I thank him for his competence, expertise and care. Our case was handled quickly with positive outcome. I highly recommend him without reservation. I will forever be grateful for his excellent work.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        Words can't describe Leon's representation. Not only was he calm and supportive, he is an effective communicator and a bulldog of an attorney. From the start, he guided and directed us and outlined all our options and successfully represented us with thorough knowledge of the law and allowances. You would be fortunate to have him in your corner if ever needed. Mr Matchin is highly recommended.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        Leon helped me get the minimum punishment for one charge of mine, while somehow managing to get 9 of my 10 charges dropped. He is a seriously good lawyer whom I have been recommended and would encourage anyone seeking legal help to consider using. He’s amazing to work with, explains the entire process as it’s happening and helped take away so much anxiety during my legal process.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        I hired Leon to help me beat 4 tickets totalling up to 14 points, loss of license and hefty fines. He was able to drop it down to 2 tickets, lessening a charge of one of them, a total of 2 points, and a relatively small fine. We took care of everything over the phone or via email and I didn't need to do a thing outside of telling him my charges, sending a few pictures and showing up. He's very professional and much more affordable than I thought it would be. I would be lost without his services.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.90
        5 reviews  

        I worked with Leon to have some traffic issues resolved, not only is he a great guy, he’s quick, fair and effective! Got my case handled quickly, gave great advise, and saved me a bunch of money. I would highly recommend!

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      Jonathan F Marshall
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      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
      50 reviews  

      Our daughter was involved in a traffic offense which resulted in a crash and two traffic citations, one very serious. After checking with a number of different attorneys, we chose the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We worked with several of their attorneys, but most closely with Mathew Dorry who handled our case most of the way and stood by us in multiple court appearances. I can't say enough of the best possible outcome that Mathew worked out for us. My daughter was still held accountable, but we feel that we couldn't have done any better without the help and expertise of Jonathan Marshall's attorneys. They're reassuring but realistic and lay everything out for your consideration for an informed decision. Thank you!

      Great experience and outcome working with Matt and Colin. Trust the process!

      Jonathan was very helpful, he helped me get out of a 6 point speeding ticket! They wanted to suspend my license but he got me out with a measly $30 fine. What a great guy and lawyer. I highly recommend his services. 10/10

      Jonathan was a great attorney. He helped reduce fines that I had to pay to the courts and truly cared about my needs. In addition, his fees are much more affordable than other attorneys and I would definitely recommend to anyone.

      This is one of the best experiences I’ve had. I had a lot of fines to pay off and Mr. Jonathan Marshall was my lawyer. His prices are great and his service is even better. Will definitely use again and would recommend to everyone.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        Our daughter was involved in a traffic offense which resulted in a crash and two traffic citations, one very serious. After checking with a number of different attorneys, we chose the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We worked with several of their attorneys, but most closely with Mathew Dorry who handled our case most of the way and stood by us in multiple court appearances. I can't say enough of the best possible outcome that Mathew worked out for us. My daughter was still held accountable, but we feel that we couldn't have done any better without the help and expertise of Jonathan Marshall's attorneys. They're reassuring but realistic and lay everything out for your consideration for an informed decision. Thank you!

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        Great experience and outcome working with Matt and Colin. Trust the process!

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        Jonathan was very helpful, he helped me get out of a 6 point speeding ticket! They wanted to suspend my license but he got me out with a measly $30 fine. What a great guy and lawyer. I highly recommend his services. 10/10

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        Jonathan was a great attorney. He helped reduce fines that I had to pay to the courts and truly cared about my needs. In addition, his fees are much more affordable than other attorneys and I would definitely recommend to anyone.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        This is one of the best experiences I’ve had. I had a lot of fines to pay off and Mr. Jonathan Marshall was my lawyer. His prices are great and his service is even better. Will definitely use again and would recommend to everyone.

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