Piscataway Criminal Defense Lawyer
Hire an Experienced Criminal-Defense Lawyer Who Fights to Protect the Rights of Clients Facing Charges in Piscataway
If police are investigating you or prosecutors are charging you with a crime, you may feel frightened and lonely. But however severe the charges, you do not have to confront the allegations alone. A strong legal advocate can fight to protect you and for the best possible resolution to your case. The Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, has the experience needed to take on even the most severe criminal defense cases. Mr. Vecchio is a trusted Piscataway Criminal Defense Lawyer and understands that clients who reach out to him for help are struggling with significant fears over how their cases may impact their future. We will be with you through each phase of the process and create a strategy specifically tailored to your needs and your case’s particular facts.
When so much is on the line, you need a lawyer whose reputation speaks for itself. We can provide intelligent and compassionate representation. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.
Criminal Defense Practice Areas
At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, we represent clients facing first-time misdemeanor charges and individuals facing some of the most severe criminal allegations under the law. We have defended clients in all of the below categories, with positive results:
- Underage DUI
- Drug Charges
- Resisting Arrest
- Terrorist Threats
- Credit Card Fraud
- Weapons Offenses
- Traffic Violations
- Theft Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Restraining Orders
- Domestic Abuse
- Crimes Against Licensed Professionals
If you are facing any criminal allegations, you will need to speak to a Piscataway criminal defense lawyer.
Strategies for Defending Against Criminal Charges
The strategy your attorney chooses to take will vary based on the charges, the circumstances of the arrest, your criminal history, and other specific facts about your case. Some of the main categories of defenses include those based on a violation of your constitutional rights, affirmative defenses, and defenses related to a lack of evidence against you.
- Defenses Based on Your Constitutional Rights: The Constitution includes specific protections for anyone suspected of committing a crime. If the police or other authorities violate your legal rights, their actions may prevent them from convicting you. For example, suppose a police officer stopped you without reasonable suspicion or searched you without probable cause. In that case, they may not use the evidence they collected in their attempt to obtain a conviction. Without the evidence, there may be no means of convicting you. You may also have heard of your Miranda rights, which police must read to a suspect to advise them of their right to remain silent. A violation of your right against self-incrimination will also impact the authorities’ ability to build a case against you. Of course, you cannot assert your rights unless you understand them.
- Affirmative Defenses: If your actions meet all the elements of a violent crime, but you acted in self-defense or to defend another person, then you have an affirmative defense against any charges. Other affirmative defenses will include duress, necessity, diminished capacity, insanity, and non-voluntary intoxication.
- Not Enough Evidence: Each criminal conviction will include elements that the prosecutors must prove to convict you of a crime. If the prosecutor cannot prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, then they cannot convict you. The beyond a reasonable doubt standard is deliberately an onerous burden for the state to meet.
Your attorney can help you ascertain the optimal defense in your case. In some scenarios, the best option might be a plea bargain or entering a Pretrial Intervention Program. It is important to pursue every possible defense strategy to obtain the most favorable outcome.
About Piscataway, NJ
Piscataway Township is home to nearly 57,000 people. Many professionals live in the area, which is a suburb of New York City. Most families own their homes, and the town offers a highly-rated public school system. Statistics indicate that there are about 662 thefts each year, as well as 39 motor vehicle thefts, 62 assaults, 79 burglaries, nine robberies, and twelve rapes reported in the Township for every 100,000 residents.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Criminal Defense in Piscataway
If you are facing criminal charges, you likely have many questions about what to do next. Below are some common questions clients have when they reach out to our office.
At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, we understand that clients are often concerned about the costs associated with legal representation. We offer our clients a reasonable, flat-rate fee so that you will not face any uncertainty or surprises. You can call our office for a free consultation to discuss your case, your possible defense strategies, and how we can help you.
If you learn that there is a warrant out for your arrest, you should contact a lawyer. Our offices can speak on your behalf and arrange for you to turn yourself in and for possible release terms. Remember that you are innocent until proven guilty and a warrant does not equal a conviction. When you contact us, we can discuss your rights and your options. There are different types of warrants, but it is essential for you to realize that ignoring one will not make it go away. Your best move is to work with a lawyer to create a strategy for your defense.
Yes, you can and should be honest with your lawyer. The attorney-client privilege safeguards your communications with your lawyer. Even if you committed the alleged crime, your lawyer can still represent you and ensure that the government must work hard to convict you by proving each element of their case. Your lawyer also has the option of negotiating more favorable terms if they believe that is a better approach and will be more beneficial to you. Certain exceptions may apply if you tell your attorney about a violent crime you plan to commit in the future or if you ask your lawyer to conceal physical evidence related to your case. In general, you will want your lawyer to understand everything about the charges you are fighting and create a defense that will work based on the facts.