Veterans With Criminal Charges

Criminal Defense Attorney in New Jersey Proudly Representing Veterans With Criminal Charges in All Courts Throughout New Jersey and New York City

Handcuffed Soldier Men and women in our armed forces who served our Nation honorably in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries around the globe face special challenges when they return from service. They must readjust to life in civilian society and find employment in what is often a difficult economy. While they were away, their friends and family members got on with daily living, so they may find themselves out of step with people they were once close to. As a result, the support network that most of us typically come to rely upon when times get tough may not be there for them. Our firm is also aware that returning veterans can experience considerable difficulties in obtaining assistance from the governmental agencies whose mission is to provide them with the support they have earned and deserve.

Unfortunately, the difficulties that returning soldiers, sailors and air personnel face do not end with the everyday life issues that we all confront. Military personnel may, and often do, return from the service with problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, a drug dependency or alcoholism. They may also have been victims of military sexual trauma, which frequently goes unreported. Any of these issues and the associated mental health problems that accompany them – if they have not been properly addressed - can lead to criminal charges, including indictable/felony offenses, non-indictable/misdemeanor offenses, charges for driving while intoxicated/driving under the influence, or charges for domestic violence.

Our firm believes very strongly that nobody is more deserving of a strong and relentless defense in a criminal case than someone who answered a call to duty and served our Nation honorably. As a result, we are criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey who consider it an honor to represent veterans with criminal charges in all courts throughout New Jersey and New York City.

We have frequently achieved positive results for the many veterans with criminal charges who we have represented. Many of our cases have concluded with the veteran being placed in a diversionary program, such as pre-trial intervention or drug court which, if completed successfully, leaves the client with no criminal record. Aside from not being saddled with the problems associated with a criminal conviction, these clients have been able to avoid jail time and obtain the services they need to overcome the root problem that led to their charges and move on to become positive and productive members of their respective communities.

If you have served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, or in the Reserves, and you have incurred a criminal charge that is pending in any criminal court in New Jersey, then you need a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who understands the unique situation of veterans who unfortunately find themselves in the criminal justice system. Further, since our firm’s practice reaches into New York City, we will proudly represent you in any criminal case there, as well.

Are you a returning veteran with a criminal case? If so, call us or contact us online to discuss your options, and to start planning your defense.

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