Criminal Law | Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC

New Jersey Criminal Law

Experienced New Jersey Criminal Attorneys Carefully Plan Your Defense

New Jersey lawyers help clients who have been accused of a crime

At Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC, we defend clients accused of a wide range of criminal, municipal and traffic offenses. We keep our clients informed and involved in their defense. Our goal is to get you the best results possible. This can include pretrial intervention programs, conditional discharges or plea deals. We are also fully prepared to represent you at trial.

Representing defendants in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases

We aim to resolve our clients’ legal issues by presenting a well-planned defense and seeking alternatives to jail. We will work closely with you to determine the best course of action in your case. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about criminal law and will honestly explain to you the different possible scenarios you face under New Jersey or federal law.

Depending on the exact circumstances of your alleged offense, you may be cited with a municipal offense or charged with a more serious misdemeanor or felony. The attorneys at JBA will help you understand your charges and present a defense for any type of crime, including:

  • Weapons crimes
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Theft crimes
  • Assault or fighting charges
  • Violent crimes

We are here to help you, not to judge you. Our focus is on presenting a defense and working with the legal system to get you the results you need.

Defending drivers charged with DUI and other traffic offenses

In New Jersey, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is considered a traffic offense, not a crime. That doesn’t make the charges any less serious. A driver caught operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over 0.08% for the first time can face up to 30 days in prison. Successive charges have even higher penalties. Other traffic offenses can add points to your license and cause your insurance rates to skyrocket. To help you avoid penalties, our lawyers will vigorously challenge any charges using all evidence available.

Aggressive defense in New Jersey drug crime cases

An accusation of drug use, possession or distribution can have serious consequences. Our attorneys understand that sometimes good people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and we will aggressively work to prove that the state’s charges are baseless. In many cases, we are able to steer cases to pretrial intervention programs to keep our clients out of jail. If you have been charged with possessing marijuana, cocaine or another drug, we can help.

Contact a hard-working law firm you can trust

For an aggressive defense of your criminal charges at an affordable price, contact the law firm of Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC. Call us right now at 201-484-8474 or contact us online for immediate assistance with your case. From our Clifton and Bridgewater offices, we represent clients throughout all of New Jersey.