State Criminal Charges

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

State-Criminal-Charges How do you choose the right New Jersey criminal defense attorney for your criminal case? Find one who understands the law, the courts, and the strategies to handle criminal charges effectively. Use the attorney who will try to negotiate a non-trial resolution of your case while also preparing the matter for trial if that is not possible.

We are criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey committed to providing a strong and effective defense to clients facing criminal charges in New Jersey and in New York City. We represent defendants in the State courts of New Jersey and New York City, and in municipal courts throughout New Jersey, charged with the following offenses:

We work closely with clients to aggressively protect their constitutional rights, preserve their freedom and obtain favorable outcomes in all criminal cases, including indictable/felony cases and non-indictable/misdemeanor cases. In addition to representing defendants on their substantive charges, we also seek pre-trial release for clients who are incarcerated pending the disposition of their cases.

Effective Criminal Defense Against State Drug Charges

State or federal drug/narcotics charges can be severe and carry serious penalties, particularly if the allegations include the use of a firearm in the course of committing a narcotics-related offense. If you are facing a drug charge in State court that also involves the use of a firearm, you need to retain an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who has handled numerous narcotics cases.

We defend clients accused of drug/narcotic offenses, including:

  • Simple possession;
  • Possession with intent to distribute;
  • Drug distribution and trafficking;
  • Manufacturing;
  • Leader of an ongoing drug-related enterprise;
  • "School Zone" charges;
  • Conspiracy;
  • Use of a juvenile in a drug distribution scheme;
  • Guns and drugs; and
  • Other drug or narcotics charges.
Helping the Client Make Informed Decisions

We begin each case by conducting a thorough investigation based upon a careful review and analysis of the discovery and, if necessary, use professional investigators to provide additional insight into the chain of events that forms the basis for the charges. Based on our investigation, we work with the client to determine the best way to handle the case.

Contact Attorney James S. Friedman

We have considerable experience defending all types of criminal matters, including drug cases. This enables us to evaluate each case on its own merits. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-361-6554 (toll free) or contact us online.

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