Adult and Juvenile Criminal Defense

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Adult and Juvenile Defendants in the Courts of New Jersey and New York City

Courthouse Stairs A criminal case can be an extraordinarily upsetting and disorienting experience, particularly for someone who is having their first encounter with the criminal justice system, but also for defendants who have had prior cases. A criminal defense lawyer in New Jersey needs to know many things to be able to represent their client effectively. Obviously, counsel needs to know the facts of the case, and will learn them, at least in part, from the discovery provided by the prosecuting authority. Defense counsel also needs to know about their client's personal situation in order to determine whether anything in their background bears upon the case. After all, a defendant is also a human being with a story to tell, and one of the functions of a criminal defense attorney is to make sure that the court and the prosecutor have this information.

Many criminal cases are resolved through negotiation, and we know that thorough review and preparation of each aspect of a case places a client in the strongest negotiating position. This includes a complete investigation and review of all evidence. However, both the defense attorney and the client need to remember at all times that any criminal matter can go to trial. Accordingly, counsel may use their best efforts to resolve a case without a trial but, at the same time, must prepare for any trial that may be necessary.

Whether someone is being investigated or has already been charged, skilled representation in court by an experienced New Jersey criminal jury trial attorney is vital to the successful outcome of any criminal case. From arrest through appeal, we prepare meticulously to present a client's State or Federal criminal case in the most effective way possible.

Experienced Criminal Representation

Obtaining and reviewing evidence, negotiating with prosecutors, and presenting a convincing case at a criminal jury trial is a long and difficult process with many twists and turns. Experience isn't an option — it's a requirement.

We have many years of experience defending adults and juveniles who are facing criminal charges in the courts of New Jersey and New York City. Follow these links to learn more about our representation of adults and juveniles charged with criminal conduct:

Contact New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney James S. Friedman

If you, a family member or friend has been charged with a Federal or State crime in New Jersey or New York City, the selection of the right New Jersey criminal defense attorney could make a critical difference in the outcome of the case. We aggressively protect our clients’ constitutional rights and seek the best possible outcome in every matter. To schedule a consultation to discuss an adult or juvenile criminal matter, contact us online or at 800-361-6554 (toll free).

Client Reviews
"I hired Mr. Friedman to represent my son in a criminal matter that could have landed him in jail. Nobody in our family had ever been involved with the criminal justice system before, so this was all very new to us. He was very patient, answered all of our questions, and made sure we understood everything each step of the way. By the time the case was over, my son had a reduced charge for which he only had to pay some fines." Anonymous
"Mr. Friedman represented me when I was one of several students caught with drugs in a college dorm room. I was set to graduate at the end of the semester, and thought this case would ruin my life. He got my charges dismissed, and the record expunged. This lawyer was a total lifesaver!" Anonymous
"Our daughter has mental health issues. She got into a scuffle with the police and was charged with assaulting an officer. Our attorney, Jim Friedman, was able to show the prosecutor and Judge that the real problem here was her mental stability. She was placed on probation and avoided jail time. Most other lawyers we spoke to refused to take this case, but Jim Friedman took it and got us a great result. Thank you Mr. Friedman!" Anonymous
"I had federal criminal charges and felt totally lost. I was one of who knows how many defendants in this case, and I read on the Internet that almost everyone in federal court end up with a prison sentence, so I was really scared. My first lawyer, who told me that I would probably spend at least some time in prison, barely gave me the time of day after I paid him. Then I hired Jim Friedman to represent me. He stayed with me throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer my questions, and never let me lose hope. He negotiated aggressively with the federal prosecutor and I ended up with a short term of probation. I knew I would get convicted of something, but this lawyer kept me out of jail." Anonymous
"The only part of my trial that was better than watching Mr. Friedman question the witnesses was when the jury came out and said “not guilty” over and over again. You have to see this lawyer in court!" Anonymous