New Jersey Criminal Lawyer
Have you been accused of a crime in Morris County?
Are you facing criminal allegations or investigation? Finding a credible and aggressive defense attorney may be your only chance of staying out of jail. At Christopher G. Porreca, Attorney At Law, I am whole-heartedly dedicated to giving clients the best legal representation I can offer. As a defense attorney, I understand that you need representation that will fight for your freedom with the same passion and enthusiasm that a prosecuting attorney brings to the courtroom. I seek every advantage for my clients to give them the upper hand in the courtroom and am proud of my reputation as a top-notch criminal defense lawyer.
Super Lawyers® named me a "Rising Star" in my profession – a recognition that I believe is reflection of my devotion to legal defense.
How Criminal Defense Works
After receiving your case, I will review every article of evidence that led to your charges and arrest. Whether you are facing DWI or
manslaughter charges, finding out as much information about your arrest is extremely important. A criminal conviction may have life-long repercussions: not only is your freedom and reputation at stake, but your loved one's quality of life as well. The state of New Jersey inflicts harsh legal penalties on individuals convicted of serious crimes - that's why I manage my case load so that I am able to devote my attention to the individual demands of your circumstances. Many times, I am able to identify an integral flaw in the prosecution's case. Once I find it, I can use it to your advantage in the courtroom to create a strategic defense plan.
Criminal defense and prosecution cases are built on facts. That's why it is important for me to review and understand the fact surrounding your case and arrest. When a criminal trial is presented before a jury, the prosecution and defense attempt to demonstrate the innocence or guilt of the defendant from the same factual evidence. In a criminal case, multiple versions of the truth may be established from the same set of details. Imagine two maps of the United States: one geographic and one political. The geographic map depicts the changes in elevation and terrain; the political map focuses on state borders and county lines. Each map is an accurate representation of the same land, drawn from the same facts and presented accurately. However, each map is different – representing a new perspective of the same truth.
Types of Cases I Handle
Facing criminal charges is never easy. That's why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting for your rights in the court room. I am ready to take on any type of criminal defense case, including assault charges and
white collar crimes. Have you been accused of driving under the influence? Depending on the severity of your charges and the circumstances surrounding your arrest, DWI may be punishable by prison time and exorbitant fines. According to the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), the only scientific way to determine whether or not a motorist is driving under the influence of alcohol is through a blood Alcohol concentration (BAC) test. In most cases, BAC is tested with a breathalyzer test. In New Jersey (and the rest of the United States), any individual with a BAC of.08% is considered intoxicated and a DWI conviction may result in:
- Fees and Surcharges
- License Suspension/Revocation
- Ignition Interlock Device
- Incarceration (Jail and Prison Time)
- Community Service
Understanding Drug Charges
According to the National Center for victims of Crime (NCVC), 24.5% of federal and 29% of state prison inmates were under the influence of drugs while committing a violent offense. Drugs are a serious threat to American health and public safety, but not everyone who is accused of a drug crime is actually guilty. There are a variety of drug crime allegations that you may face, including possession, distribution, and prescription fraud. In the United States, drug possession charges may involve any number of illicit or controlled substances, including marijuana and cocaine.
Drug possession charges may be defended by a lack of evidence. Generally speaking, drug possession charges fall into two categories: simple possession and possession with the intent to distribute. If police believe that you possess drugs with the intention of distributing them to other people, your drug charges will be more serious and a conviction may lead to harsh penalties. In order to convict someone of possessing drugs with the intention of selling them, prosecution will most likely have to produce evidence pointing towards drug production and distribution, such as scales, small plastic bags, large quantities of the drug, and large amounts of cash in small bills.
Contact a Morris County Criminal Defense Attorney
Your case is important. If you are facing criminal allegations of any kind, your future, reputation and freedom are at stake. That's why I am ready to handle any criminal case that come my direction. Not sure if you need a lawyer? Call me anyway and schedule a free case evaluation so that I can review your case and help you understand your legal rights. The sooner we talk, the faster I can begin assembling an effective defense strategy for you.
Contact a Morris County criminal attorney today to discuss the details of your criminal case in New Jersey!
We also serve the residents of Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Bernards Township, Bridgewater, East Brunswick,
Essex County, Hoboken, Hudson County, Irvington, Jersey City, Middlesex County,
Morris County, Morristown, New Brunswick,
Newark, Passaic, Passaic County, Patterson, Plainfield,
Somerset, Somerset County and Weehawken.