Reliable Criminal Defense That Helps You Move Forward
If you face a criminal charge and feel that all hope is lost, turn to Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, LLC. For more than 25 years, we have successfully defended clients throughout New Jersey from multitude of serious charges, letting them move forward and start over.
Attorney Melissa Rosenblum, our firm’s founder, is certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Under her leadership, we provide you with solid trial experience and aggressive investigation skills that strive for your most favorable results.
We Take On A Range Of Criminal Cases
When your freedom is on the line, we are ready to fight to defend it. We investigate details that other attorneys might miss. Just a few of the cases we regularly take include:
- Violent crimes: We investigate every detail for defense evidence in vehicular homicide and manslaughter cases.
- Robbery: A conviction means you must serve 85% of your sentence, so we will fight to defend you.
- Sexual assault: Due to the serious ramifications, we immediately fight the charges and zealously defend you.
- Casino crimes: These include arrests for betting scams, illegal gambling, cheating and swindling and underage gambling.
- Drug arrests: Charges we defend include possession and distribution (sales), among others.
- DUI/DWI: We can help you keep your driver’s license and your freedom.
- Gun crimes: New Jersey gun laws are the strict in the country, so we fight to protect your rights.
- Traffic offenses: Each offense adds detrimental points to your driving record, so let us assist you.
- Juvenile charges: Don’t leave your child’s future to chance, we fight to keep matters in family court.
- Restraining orders: Protect your freedom of movement and ability to see your children following domestic violence charges.
When you are facing a criminal state or federal charge, an attorney experienced in defending your exact crime is imperative. Our attorney has tried a wide range of charges and thoroughly prepares for each and every case as if it is going to trial. Let us take away a bit of the uncertainty and fight for you.
Providing Reassuring Knowledge In Uncertain Times
It is common to find yourself with a lot of questions if the state has charged you with a crime. We can provide the answers you need in plain English so you know what to expect. Here, we have taken the time to answer some of our prospective clients’ most commonly asked questions.
What are disorderly persons crimes? What are indictable offenses?
A disorderly persons charge refers to an offense that does not require a grand jury investigation for an indictment. Indictable offenses are much more serious. They are offenses in which the state must hold a grand jury investigation to determine whether the evidence exists to indict a suspect. Other states refer to these charges as felonies.
What are the penalties for disorderly persons crimes?
The sentences for disorderly persons crimes often include:
- Fines of up to $1,000
- Community service
- Drug and alcohol counseling
In the rare cases that require jail time, the sentence does not exceed six months.
What are the penalties for indictable offenses?
Indictable offenses tend to carry severe penalties such as:
- Fines of thousands of dollars
- One year or more in prison
Sex crimes that are indictable offenses can also require mandatory registration as a sex offender.
Do I really need a defense attorney?
The state has nearly endless resources to investigate and prosecute crimes. If you do not have a lawyer to advocate for you, you stand to receive a disproportionately severe sentence – even if it is your first criminal charge. An attorney will inform you of your rights, let you know what the steps in the legal process will look like and stand up for you against the powerful criminal justice system.
Do you have more questions? Ask us in person. We are happy to speak with you about criminal law and how it may affect you.
Speak With Us In A Free Initial Consultation
Don’t wait another moment; we are prepared to advocate fiercely on your behalf. Discuss your criminal charges with us in a free confidential consultation at either our Atlantic City or Pleasantville office. Send us an email or call us at (609) 732-3753 to schedule your free appointment.