Hamilton Township Criminal Defense Lawyer
Results-Driven Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight on Behalf of Clients Arrested on Criminal Charges in Hamilton Township, NJ
If you are facing criminal charges in Hamilton Township or elsewhere in New Jersey, you know that you are facing serious consequences if convicted, including the loss of your freedom if you are sent to prison, and a difficult future involving problems securing education, employment, housing, or financial services. Frighteningly enough, despite the risks to freedom and future that people face when charged with a crime, most people lack the legal knowledge and experience to effectively defend themselves or protect their rights.
That is why the Hamilton Township criminal defense attorneys of Gelman Law are here to guide you through each step of the criminal process and defend your rights interests, from the police’s investigation, to your arrest, through to the resolution of your case via dismissal of your charges, plea agreement, or at trial. We know how the prosecution works to convict those charged with crimes, because we’ve been prosecutors ourselves. But we now use our experience to advocate on your behalf to help you obtain the best possible results in your criminal case.
There are many points in your criminal case at which we may be able to resolve your charges in a favorable manner. At Gelman Law, we don’t simply wait until trial to begin defending you. Instead, we use every opportunity to identify weaknesses in the state’s case so that we can effectively advocate for a reduction or dismissal of your charges. However, you can be assured that we will never pressure you to accept a plea agreement just to resolve your case — we only advise our clients to undertake a course of action when we believe it will help them to achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances.
Your freedom and future are too important not to hire the right criminal defense attorney for your case. Contact Gelman Law today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with our Hamilton Township criminal defense lawyers to discuss your case and learn more about how our firm can vigorously advocate for your rights and interests in your criminal case.
Criminal Defense Lawyers at Gelman Law Effectively Handle All Types of Criminal Cases
Our Hamilton Township criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide range of criminal charges, including:
- Juvenile offenses
- Traffic offenses, such as driving-while-suspended
- DUI/DWI charges, including multiple DWI charges or breath test refusal
- Theft charges
- Credit card fraud
- Drug charges
- Assault charges
- Weapons charges
- Domestic violence
- Sex crimes
Our firm can help you obtain admission, if eligible, into one of New Jersey’s diversionary programs, which can help you to resolve your criminal charges without prosecution. We can also help you obtain expungement of eligible prior criminal convictions.
Knowledgeable Hamilton Township Criminal Defense Attorneys at Gelman Law Work Tirelessly to Develop Effective Defense Strategies for Clients
At Gelman Law, we ensure that you will always know what to expect at each stage of the criminal justice process and what your options are at each step. We will be by your side during:
- Pre-arrest investigation
- Post-arrest questioning
- Preliminary hearings
- Motion practice, where we may be able to have some of the prosecution’s evidence excluded or even have some or all of your charges reduced in severity or dismissed
- Jury selection
We know that each step is an opportunity to seek a favorable resolution of your case, and we work tirelessly to put you in the best position for a positive outcome.
Schedule a No-Cost, Confidential Consultation with Gelman Law Today to Discuss Your Hamilton Township Criminal Case
When you need a criminal defense attorney, you can never demand too much experience, knowledge, and skill from the attorney you choose. Schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation with the Hamilton Township criminal defense lawyers at Gelman Law to discuss how we can use our legal knowledge and experience to help you put together a winning criminal defense.
About Hamilton Township, NJ
Hamilton Township is located in Mercer County, New Jersey. Hamilton Township, New Jersey’s 9th-largest municipality, is located immediately east of the state capital of Trenton. Hamilton Township was incorporated in 1842 from portions of Nottingham Township; portions of Hamilton Township were later taken to form Chambersburg and Wilbur (both later annexed by Trenton). Hamilton Township derives its name from the village of Hamilton Square, which may have been named for first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton Township is home to one of the largest recreational parks in New Jersey, Veterans Park; Mercer County Park, an even larger recreational area, borders Hamilton Township to the north and contains Mercer Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the state.
Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Defense in Hamilton Township, NJ
In New Jersey, once you are arrested you will be given an arraignment hearing within 48 hours of your arrest. The arraignment is the first time that you will appear before the court and when your criminal charges are formally presented against you. At the arraignment, the court will decide whether to release your pending trial or to detain you until your trial. Recent reforms to New Jersey’s criminal justice system have greatly reduced the use of bail in pre-trial release; instead, if you are released pending trial the court may impose various conditions of your release, such as refraining from being arrested for any new criminal offenses or from having contact with any alleged victims or any witnesses.
You should only make the decision to accept a plea bargain offered by the prosecution after consulting with a criminal defense attorney. Your attorney can conduct an independent investigation of your case to determine if there is any evidence that may tend to exonerate you from your charges or that indicates weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Your attorney may be able to secure a dismissal or reduction of your charges or provide you with a strong legal defense if you decide to challenge your charges at trial. Your attorney may also be able to secure a more favorable plea bargain than you have been offered.