Bridgewater Criminal Defense Lawyers
Leading Criminal Defense Lawyers Help Clients Fight Criminal Charges in Bridgewater and Across Somerset County, NJ
When you have been charged with any type of crime in Bridgewater or elsewhere in New Jersey, you need the advice of an experienced and respected criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible. Events often begin to unfold rapidly—or it may seem like nothing at all is happening in your case. Our experienced lawyers have been through this before and can take steps to get ahead of the prosecution as we fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
At Zegas Law, our top-rated criminal defense lawyers will guide you through every aspect of the criminal process. We put our highly developed negotiation skills, forceful advocacy and strong legal knowledge to work to minimize the negative impact that criminal prosecution and conviction can have on your life and your family.
To schedule a confidential consultation, call our office or contact us online today. We serve clients in Bridgewater and throughout Somerset County, NJ
Experience and Reputation Count in Selecting a Bridgewater, NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer
Our Bridgewater criminal defense practice is diverse and wide-ranging. Unlike other law firms who take on any case available, our deep experience comes from successfully helping clients handle criminal matters for decades.
Examples of the types of cases we handle include:
- White collar crimes. Our white collar criminal defense has been recognized as one of the top practices in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report and the Best Lawyers in America. White collar offenses, such as money laundering, securities fraud, tax evasion and embezzlement, can often be prosecuted at both the state and federal level. Our lawyers are experienced in advocating for clients in federal court, as well as New Jersey courts.
- DUI/DWI cases. DUI/DWI lawyers in Somerset County are everywhere. Unlike many other firms, we fight vigorously to have DUI/DWI charges dismissed entirely—whether by moving to suppress evidence that was illegally obtained, challenging the reliability of the breath test or locating evidence to question police behavior at the scene.
- Drug crimes. The opioid crisis and debate over the legalization of marijuana are in the news across the country—a strong indicator that law enforcement is on high alert. In New Jersey, you can be prosecuted for possessing only a small number of prescription pills, regardless of how you obtained them. Crossing state lines can even bring your case into federal territory. Our lawyers are here to fight the charges and help protect your future.
- Weapons charges. New Jersey gun and weapons offenses are extremely serious. Whether you are facing mandatory minimum prison time under the Graves Act or have questions about emerging red flag laws, our criminal defense team is committed to remaining at the forefront of this evolving practice area.
Because we have devoted our practice to criminal defense, we have the resources in the legal community needed to fight for the best outcome possible. Additional criminal defense cases we have helped clients handle include:
- Violent crimes,
- Sex crimes,
- Sexual assault,
- Child pornography,
- Internet crimes,
- Domestic violence and restraining orders,
- Juvenile crimes,
- Credit card fraud,
- Insurance fraud,
- Identity theft,
- Healthcare fraud, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud,
- Theft crimes and shoplifting,
- Terroristic threats,
- Federal and state appeals.
Nationally Recognized Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight to Get Results for Clients in Bridgewater, NJ
At Zegas Law, we focus on criminal defense in Somerset County and across New Jersey. Unlike other firms, we don’t split our practice between various unrelated legal categories. Because of this, we have a nuanced understanding of the laws that will apply in your case—and we know how to navigate the criminal justice system to use our skills to your advantage.
We will also explore options for avoiding the criminal system through successful completion of a diversionary program, like pre-trial intervention or conditional dismissal, in Somerset County.
To learn more about your rights and how we can protect them, call our office today.
Call the Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyers at Zegas Law for a Free Confidential Consultation Today
Selecting a criminal defense team is one of the most important decisions you will make if charged with a crime in Bridgewater. We provide all potential clients with a free, 100% confidential consultation so that you can tell us what happened in your case.
To learn more about how Zegas Law can build a well-planned criminal defense strategy in your case, call or contact our office today.
About Bridgewater, NJ
Bridgewater is located in Somerset County, New Jersey. The Township of Bridgewater was among the original 104 townships created in 1798 by the New Jersey legislature and, today, remains a relatively large suburban community in Somerset County. The Bridgewater population has also been growing over recent decades, with an estimated population of about 44,646 in 2018 and a population of 42,940 in 2010 (which represented a 32.1% increase from the 1990s).
Frequently Asked Questions About the Bridgewater, NJ Criminal Defense Process
No lawyer can ever promise that you will not serve jail time. The decisions of judges and juries are impossible to predict 100% of the time. Because we have decades of experience, we can evaluate your case and make sure you understand all potential outcomes—as well as the likely outcome given the evidence. Our number one goal is to get a not guilty verdict or get your charges dismissed to avoid jail time entirely. Importantly—if a lawyer promises you will not go to jail, that lawyer may not have significant experience handling criminal cases.
Plea bargaining is the name given to the negotiation phase
between your criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution. During plea bargaining, the prosecution may offer lesser charges in exchange for a guilty plea. During this time, we will also be investigating your case and analyzing all evidence provided by the prosecution during discovery. This is also the phase where it is possible that we will poke holes in the prosecution’s case that could result in dismissal.
Whether to accept a plea bargain is a question that must be approached uniquely in every case—the answer will depend upon the strength of the prosecution’s evidence, what we find during investigation and discovery and your own tolerance for risk in the face of an uncertain jury.