When you are accused of a crime, you have the right to have a lawyer by your side when you are questioned by the police. I am Robert A. Jones, a criminal defense lawyer in Livingston, New Jersey, and I defend clients throughout Essex County who have allegedly committed crimes.
I have defended clients accused of drunk driving, shoplifting, theft, assault, drug crimes and municipal court violations. I represent my clients through the entire process. My 1 1/2 years of experience as a municipal prosecutor and 9 years as a municipal judge mean I am equipped with inside knowledge that is essential for obtaining the most favorable outcomes for my clients. It is far better to exercise your right to remain silent than it is to talk to the police without a lawyer present, but even if you have spoken to the police, I may be able to find a way to help you.
In New Jersey, plea bargains are not allowed for drug offenses. This means you will have to plead guilty, try for a pre-trial intervention program or go to trial. If your case goes to court with me as your lawyer, I will dedicate myself to attaining the best possible result for you.
If you choose to plead guilty, it is essential to have an attorney with you at sentencing to help keep the sentence to a minimum.