NJ Criminal Defense Law Firm

Serving the Community’s Criminal Defense Needs Since 1978

Founded in 1978 as Benedict and Altman, the law firm of Benedict Altman and Nettl has been serving the criminal defense needs of the community continuously for over 45 years. Benedict Altman and Nettl is always focused on how to best represent you, no matter the criminal charge. Our trial lawyers handle some of the most serious offenses and complex criminal cases.

At Benedict Altman and Nettl, you get focused personal attention and experienced counsel. At every step, we make sure you understand all of the legal issues and consequences involved in your case.

Our firm understands that every client considers his or her own case to be the most important case in our office. We fight for the best result for every client. Contact Benedict Altman and Nettl to consult with an experienced NJ criminal defense attorney.

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers in NJ

Founding partners Joseph Benedict and Steven Altman are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Criminal Trial Attorneys. They have been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine, which is published by Thomson Reuters, Inc., and New Jersey Monthly, every year since 2005.  (Super Lawyers is a private publication which is not endorsed by the New Jersey Supreme Court.)   Partners Joshua Altman and Philip Nettl are both well-established in their own right, having been included in Super Lawyers magazine as "Rising Stars."

Joseph Benedict and Steven Altman are AV-rated, which is the highest ranking attainable under the Martindale Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ system.  CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

The firm has been listed as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in the area of Criminal Defense for the New Jersey Metro Area by U.S. News in their "Best Law Firms" edition.  Joseph Benedict and Steven Altman have both been selected annually for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, and have each been named "Lawyer of the Year" twice by that publication.

The law firm of Benedict Altman and Nettl handles all types of criminal proceedings in all levels of courts, from traffic violations in municipal court to felonies in New Jersey and federal courts. Our firm fights to protect our clients, from negotiated pleas to trials and appeals.

Benedict Altman and Nettl also represents clients in expungements of prior arrests or convictions in New Jersey courts.

Our offices are conveniently located in New Brunswick.  Benedict Altman and Nettl handles state court cases for clients across New Jersey, with the majority of our cases in Middlesex County, Somerset County, Union County, Monmouth County, and Mercer County.  We represent clients in Federal court primarily in the District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.   However, we have traveled to Federal District Courts nationwide.

We discuss your case and choose the course of action that is right for you. Every case is handled in a confidential and discreet manner. Contact Benedict Altman and Nettl for a free initial consultation.

Call 732-745-9000 for an NJ criminal defense lawyer.