Passaic County Criminal Lawyers with the Skill & Experience You Need

Talk is Cheap. You Need Muscle.

Over 200 Years of Combined Experience | Former County Prosecutors That Include a Director of the Major Crimes Unit, Drug Task Force, Guns Task Force, Juvenile & the entire Trial Division | Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys | Municipal Prosecutors in over 25 Towns | Offices in Paterson, Wayne & Clifton | Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled

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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Passaic County NJ

If you or a family member has been charged with a crime in Passaic County, N.J., you have a lot on the line. You shouldn’t trust your future to just any criminal defense attorney near you.

Contact us immediately to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney about your options.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our powerful criminal defense team is made up of former prosecutors and public defenders from across the state. We know what you are up against, and we will take every opportunity to fight the charges against you, rather than simply taking an easy plea deal.

Call our Passaic County criminal defense attorneys anytime ─ (862)203-4070 ─ we are available to talk 24/7.

Our team understands how quickly everything moves after an arrest. Our lawyers are prepared to act fast to stand up for your rights & vigorously defend your case.

“I hired Jonathan Marshall for my DWI case after a friend of mine referred him to me. Not only was Jonathan very helpful, but he also worked with me personally to make sure I got the best possible outcome. He is hardworking, understanding, and it is clear him and his office care about their clients. He was very successful at covering my charge, ridding me from a DWI.”
– from our client

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A Record of Results

    Case Dismissed
    State vs. J.A. Drug Charge
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    Not Guilty
    State vs. B.S. Sex Crime
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    Reduced Charges
    State vs. D.S. Theft Crime
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    Case Dismissed
    State vs. K.E. DUI Charge
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Criminal Charges We Defend In Passaic County, NJ

When you are arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Passaic County, NJ, it does not automatically mean that the prosecution has a strong case against you.

Most people feel panicked at the thought of being arrested or charged with a crime, and that’s understandable. However, just because you’ve been arrested doesn’t mean there is a strong case against you. In fact, there will be many opportunities to pick apart the prosecution’s case as we move forward vigorously advocating for your defense in local Passaic County municipal courts.

With over 200 years of combined experience, our savvy team of criminal defense lawyers has successfully helped clients facing a wide variety of charges. Let us help you, too.

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Passaic County NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys with Muscle & Manpower

When you are deciding on a criminal defense attorney to handle your case, there is one important question you need to be asking:

Does this lawyer have the skills and the resources to argue my case all the way to the verdict, if that’s what is necessary?

As one of the largest law firms in the state, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is proud to have selected a respected team of the highest caliber defense attorneys in New Jersey.

Our attorneys have served as prosecutors and public defenders in over 25 cities and counties across the state. With nine law offices, our firm has successfully defended clients in courtrooms throughout Passaic County and across New Jersey.

Because our law firm has earned such a reputation for developing fierce criminal defense strategies, our lawyers are often asked by the media to serve as legal consultants.

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has eleven criminal defense attorneys on staff, dedicated solely to criminal defense.

Our hard-hitting team of criminal lawyers is equipped and prepared to handle all types of criminal matters, such as indictable offenses (felony), disorderly person offenses (misdemeanor), borough ordinances, and traffic offenses.

We have proudly been defending the citizens of Wayne, Clifton, Paterson, & all of Passaic County NJ against felony & misdemeanor criminal charges including driving while intoxicated, domestic violence, assault, weapons charges, drug charges, sexual assault, and all ranges of theft crimes.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Passaic County the first thing you need to do is speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

Here are two reasons why consulting with a lawyer sooner rather than later is of the utmost importance in criminal cases:

  1. Make sure that you speak to an attorney about your rights and options prior to speaking with law enforcement, as anything you say will be used against you.
  2. Any potential exculpatory evidence - potentially excusing, justifying, or absolving you of the alleged fault or guilt - can dissipate quickly.

Because our law firm has earned such a reputation for developing fierce criminal defense strategies, our lawyers are often asked by the media to serve as legal consultants.

Top-Rated Criminal Lawyers Near You

Marshall Criminal Defense Lawyers have a proven track record of winning results for Monmouth County citizens facing criminal charges in the New Jersey criminal justice system.

We have a unique understanding of the legal landscape, and we know how to fight for your case dismissal, plea, or acquittal.

Jonathan Marshall, our founding partner, has served as an expert legal commentator for ABC and other networks, and he has consulted on many legal-themed television shows.

Many members of our winning team of Monmouth County criminal defense lawyers have served as expert legal consultants on shows like Law & Order, House, and others.

Our top-rated criminal defense attorneys are routinely consulted by news sources like the StarLedger, Asbury Park Press, Bergen Record, and USA Today for their knowledge of criminal defense law in New Jersey.

We don’t just talk tough, we back it up with muscle to deliver results for our clients.

Here are just some of our recent professional accreditations:

  • 200+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • “Superb” 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • Named Among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40”
  • Former Director in Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys
  • 10 Attorneys Practicing Exclusively in DUI & Criminal Defense
  • “Ten Leaders” in Criminal Defense Law
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys “Top 10”
  • Rue Ratings “the Best Attorneys of America”
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys “10 Best Client Satisfaction”
  • Super Lawyers & Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau
  • Certified Defense Attorneys in Field Sobriety Testing
  • Certified Operators of the Alcotest 7110 Breath Testing Device for DWI charges

Our criminal lawyers have the technical knowledge and practical experience to find any weaknesses in the evidence brought against you, and the killer instinct to wage an aggressive defense on your behalf.

We have the muscle to back up the tough talk criminal law demands, our track record of favorable results & exonerated clients speaks for itself.

We are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week at or via our online form.

Our respected team of New Jersey criminal lawyers includes veteran trial attorneys and former prosecutors who are battle-tested with a long history of success throughout the Monmouth County criminal courts system.

From our law offices in Freehold, Middletown, Howell, Wall, Belmar, and Asbury Park, we are positioned to efficiently serve the Monmouth County Superior Court and all municipal courts within the county.

Do not make the mistake of attempting to deal with the police or criminal justice system without the benefit of proper legal representation. Without the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney, you could unknowingly do something to undermine the favorable outcome of your case.

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