Criminal Law Attorneys in NJ

Defending All Types of Crimes in All Types of Venues

The field of criminal defense includes not only different types of crimes, but also different types of courts. Benedict and Altman 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.

The attorneys at our firm discuss your case with you and choose the course of action that is right for you. We handle your case in a confidential and discreet matter. Contact Benedict and Altman to get help with your NJ criminal law matter.

Criminal Law in NJ

Federal courts - Federal crimes

The attorneys at Benedict and Altman represent clients in all phases of federal cases, including federal investigations, pleas, and trials in United States District Court. We defend clients against these types of federal charges:

  • Tax offenses
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Corruption by public officials
  • White-collar crimes
  • Extortion
  • Bank robberies
  • Narcotics conspiracies

New Jersey Superior Court - Serious adult crimes

Our attorneys defend clients against felony ("indictable") charges in New Jersey Superior Court. The majority of our Superior Court cases are in Middlesex County, Somerset County, Union County, Monmouth County, and Mercer County.  We defend clients against all types of state charges, including:

  • Criminal homicide, including murder, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide
  • Sex offenses, including sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child
  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession and distribution of narcotics
  • Weapons possession
  • Theft
  • Official misconduct

New Jersey Family Court - Juvenile defendants and Domestic violence

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing juveniles facing criminal charges in the Family Court. We also represent plaintiffs and defendants before the Family Court in final restraining order hearings in accordance with the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.

Municipal courts - DWI, traffic, and minor criminal offenses

Our attorneys represent clients in countless municipal court matters in towns across New Jersey. We handle traffic violations, including driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test, and leaving the scene of the accident.

We also defend clients against common disorderly persons offenses, such as:

  • Simple assault
  • Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Criminal mischief

Appellate Division and Supreme Court - Criminal appeals

The attorneys at Benedict and Altman handle appeals before the Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. We handle all appeals, regardless of whether we represented the client at trial.


Our attorneys have helped countless individuals clear up their criminal records.  Eligibility varies depending on the person's history, so a free consultation will allow us to determine if a person can expunge their record.


Whatever the criminal matter and wherever the venue, Benedict and Altman provides representation to our clients. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

Call 732 745-9000 for questions about NJ criminal law.

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