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Lakewood Criminal Defense Lawyer

Former NJ Prosecutor Puts Knowledge To Work In Developing Effective Defense Strategies For Clients In Lakewood And Throughout New Jersey

When you are facing criminal charges, you want the best possible criminal defense attorney representing you. Afterall, a poor legal defense poses serious risks to your freedom and your future.

At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, our top-rated criminal defense team receives five-star reviews for a reason. Former New Jersey prosecutor Anthony J. Vecchio understands a prosecutor’s approach to preparing a case and he uses that insight to develop strategic, targeted, defenses for our clients. Our firm has extensive legal knowledge and years of practical experience. The Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC provides skillful negotiation, and has a track record of winning defenses for our clients.

Top-Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer Has Demonstrated Track Record Of Success Representing Clients Arrested On Criminal Charges In Lakewood, NJ

Experience matters when you are searching for a criminal defense attorney to defend the charges filed against you or a loved one. At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, our areas of expertise include defending New Jersey clients against the following criminal charges:

DUI/DWI Charges 

Property Offenses

Disorderly Persons Offenses

Drug Charges

Violent Crimes

Weapons Offenses

  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose
  • Graves Act violations 
  • Certain persons not to have firearms charges
  • Possession of hollow point bullets 
  • Red flag law

Domestic Violence 

  • Assault
  • Restraining order violations 

Financial Crimes

  • Credit card fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Computer criminal activity
  • Financial facilitation 
  • Money laundering
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Tax evasion

Sex Offenses

  • Sexual assault 
  • Megan’s law violations
  • Failure to register as a sex offender

Post Conviction 

Other Offenses

At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, we develop effective defense strategies that win — so you can put the charges behind you and get back to living your life.

Key Steps In The New Jersey Criminal Process

When you or a loved one has been arrested or is facing a criminal charge, knowledge is power. When you fully understand the charges brought against you and are knowledgeable of the steps involved in the criminal process, you will be better prepared for what comes next. At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, we believe in open communication with our clients. Our team keeps clients up-to-date on any developments in their case and we are readily available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and discuss your defense.

Below are the key steps in the New Jersey criminal process:

  • Investigation
  • Charge
  • Processing
  • Detention
  • Pre-indictment conference
  • Indictment
  • Arraignment
  • Procedural hearings 
  • Motion hearings 
  • Pre-trial conference 
  • Trial
  • Appeal
  • Post-Conviction relief
  • Expungement

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Top-Rated Lakewood Criminal Defense Attorney About Your Charges

When you have been arrested or charged with a crime, your head may be spinning, not knowing what to do next. It is an understandable response, and one that is quite common. But don’t let fear and panic get in the way of making a smart decision. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Lakewood criminal defense attorney about your charges.

At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, our top-rated criminal defense attorneys have a reputation for delivering experienced, skilled counsel with winning results. Recognized by SuperLawyers, our legal team has in-depth knowledge of New Jersey criminal laws and a dedication to fighting on behalf of our clients. Schedule a free consultation with a firm that receives top reviews from clients — the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC.

About Lakewood, New Jersey

Lakewood Township, New Jersey, is located in the southern part of the state in Ocean County. Considered the most populous township in the County, Lakewood Township is home to 102,915 residents. The majority of the crime committed in Lakewood, New Jersey is primarily property crime, with 779 incidents reported to law enforcement in 2018. The number of reported incidents of larceny and theft in the same year totalled 588. Additionally, a total of 145 burglaries were reported in 2018, along with 129 violent crimes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Criminal Defense Strategies For Clients In Lakewood, New Jersey

FAQ: What is New Jersey’s No Early Release Act?

New Jersey’s No Early Release Act (NERA) is a law that limits the availability of parole — or early release — for individuals convicted of certain crimes. The NERA requires offenders who are convicted of violent crimes to serve at least 85% of their prison sentence before becoming eligible for parole, regardless of their behavior. The law applies to first and second-degree crimes. If you or a loved one has questions regarding eligibility for early release, contact the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC.

FAQ: What is an “indictment”?

An indictment is a formal accusation against an individual who is suspected of committing a serious crime. The indictment is filed after the conclusion of a grand jury investigation. Under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the federal government is required to seek an indictment from a grand jury in order to prosecute an individual for a felony or “otherwise infamous” crime. An indictment comes after a grand jury but typically prior to an arrest. As such, the indictment may be “sealed” for however long is necessary to prevent the defendant or any other suspects from evading justice or destroying evidence.

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    “Mr. Vecchio was very thorough and efficient. His team was accommodating and the ultimate outcome was better than expected. Mr. Vecchio kept me up to date with every detail via emails and text messages. An all around good guy and family man.”
    “I have been working with Anthony on my husband’s out of state case for a few days now. He is punctual and doesn’t make you feel like you are asking too many questions in such a stressful time. He knows exactly what is happening before you even tell him. He is very professional and treats you like a human at the same time with the most respect.”
    "Anthony was instrumental in making the worst time in my life manageable. He's smart, intuitive and most of all he gave me peace of mind. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, progressive attorney who knows how to navigate the law."

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