Other Post-Conviction Issues

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients in Post-Conviction Matters in the Federal and State Courts of New Jersey and New York City

Other-Post-Conviction-Issues Criminal cases that conclude with convictions frequently are followed by appeals. However, an appeal is not the only procedure that may be required after a defendant is convicted of an offense in a trial court. This is because the effects of a criminal conviction can last long after the court closes the defendant's case. Defendants may be placed on probation, or may require parole supervision after release from custody. Defendants may also seek to challenge their conviction by means of a motion for post-conviction relief. Finally, certain New Jersey defendants may be able to expunge their criminal record.

James S. Friedman, LLC, represents clients in a wide array of post-conviction proceedings, including:

  • Expungements - Certain New Jersey defendants with criminal convictions may be eligible to expunge their criminal records, and thereby obtain relief from the effects of the conviction. The availability of an expungement will depend upon, among other things, the nature of the conviction, the court that had the case, and the amount of time that has passed since the entry of the conviction and/or the completion of the sentence. A New Jersey expungement attorney will understand the process, and assist clients in completing it successfully.
  • Probation Violations - Some defendants will be sentenced to probationary supervision in lieu of incarceration. These defendants will have to comply with a wide array of rules during their probationary terms. The failure to comply with these rules can result in a probation violation and the return of their case to court for further action. Probation violations can sometimes result in jail time. A probation violation attorney in New Jersey will know how to defend probation violations so as to achieve the best result possible for the client.
  • Parole Hearings - Many defendants incarcerated in State facilities will eventually become eligible for parole. At this point, these defendants wonder how they will handle themselves at their parole hearing. An experienced New Jersey parole attorney will know how to represent the client successfully at a parole hearing.
  • Parole Violations - Like probation, the failure to comply with the terms and conditions of parole can result in the parolee's return to State prison. This means that the stakes at a violation hearing are high. A seasoned New Jersey parole violation attorney will be able to develop an effective strategy to defend against violation charges.
  • Motions for Post-Conviction Relief - Defendants whose Constitutional rights were violated during the criminal process may still be able to challenge the validity of their conviction by means of a motion for post-conviction relief. This motion may still be available to certain defendants who lost their direct appeal. An experienced post-conviction relief attorney in New Jersey will be able to evaluate the case and determine whether a valid basis for post-conviction relief exists.

We represent clients on a whole array of issues that arise after conviction for any offense. Defendants who need an expungement, or are facing charges for violating probation or parole should contact us to discuss their issues and learn about their options.

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