Criminal Defense Attorneys in Hackensack, New Jersey
If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, many aspects of your future are in jeopardy. Of course, some crimes are more serious than others but it is important that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can effectively represent your interests. At McNerney & McAuliffe, we have helped preserve the future of many clients who face criminal charges. With so much on the line, experience counts. Our firm has nearly 50 years of combined experience representing clients who are facing serious criminal charges. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to schedule a consultation with a skilled and experienced legal team.
Our Criminal Defense Services
The experienced attorneys at McNerney & McAuliffe understand that when you are facing criminal charges, much of your future is on the line. Whether facing a DUI, a violent crime, or anything in between, we can help. Our firm is well-versed in New Jersey’s criminal code and is committed to exploring all possible avenues to have your charges reduced or even dropped. Our attorneys can assess your situation, explain your legal options, and help fight your case in court. We will examine all possible evidence and look for anything that law enforcement may have done unlawfully, which can make any evidence against you inadmissible in court. Some of the crimes our firm has experience defending against include the following:
Driving While Intoxicated: If you have been caught driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, you can be charged with a DWI. The penalties associated with a DWI can be serious and may result in loss of driving privileges, even if it is your first offense. You will also face significant financial burdens as a result of a DWI conviction so it is important that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist with your case.
Drug Crimes: The state of New Jersey takes drug crimes very seriously, especially those that contribute to the opioid epidemic plaguing the region. If this is your first arrest for a drug-related charge, there is a good chance one of our attorneys can get you placed in a diversion program that will keep any conviction off of your record. A conviction of a serious drug offense can lead to jail time, probation, treatment programs, fines, community service, among others. Even a small possession charge can end up on your criminal record and may result in the suspension of your driver’s license. Some of the many drug offenses we have experience representing include:
- Drug possession (Municipal Court and Superior Court)
- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Juvenile drug possession and/or Distribution of C.D.S.
- Prescription fraud
- School zone possession or trafficking
- Federal Drug Matters, including Possession and Possession with Intent to Distribute
Violent Crimes: If you are charged with a violent crime in NJ, the consequences are serious. You may even be subject to the No Early Release Act (N.E.R.A.), which requires that you serve at least 85% of your sentence before parole eligibility. Some of the violent crimes we handle include:
- Aggravated Assault
- Car Jacking
- Aggravated Sexual Assault (which also includes Megan’s law registration)
- Armed Robbery
- Reckless Endangerment
- Attempted Homicide
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Possession of a Weapon
Our firm also handles juvenile crimes, sex crimes, and can guide you through the expungement process should you become eligible. If you need an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys, contact McNerney & McAuliffe today.
Contact a Bergen County Criminal Attorney
McNerney & McAuliffe is an experienced law firm with over 50 years of combined experience helping clients who are facing serious criminal charges. Our legal team will explore all possible options to defend your rights in court and protect your future. When you need an effective legal team to step in when facing serious legal troubles, you can count on us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn how we can help.