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Chatham Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys Defend Clients Against Drug Charges, Assault Charges, DUIs, and More In Chatham And Throughout New Jersey

A night out on the town with one too many cocktails or the marijuana joint you indulged in before meeting up with friends can wind up costing you a lot more than the enjoyment they provided. Whether you are facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, a drug possession charge, a charge of assault, or other criminal offense, we’ve got your back.

At Zegas Law, our experienced Chatham criminal defense attorneys have been aggressively — and successfully — fighting criminal charges brought against our New Jersey clients for many years.

Skilled Criminal Defense Team Represents Clients Facing All Types Of Criminal Charges In Chatham And Across New Jersey 

The criminal defense attorneys at Zegas Law have extensive experience representing clients facing all types of criminal charges. Our skilled legal team protects the rights of those accused of any of the following offenses and more:

If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, schedule a free confidential consultation with one of the criminal defense attorneys at Zegas Law. We will explain the charges brought against you, review the evidence, and discuss your legal options.

Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorneys Successfully Defend Clients Charged With Drug Crimes In Chatham

Criminal defense attorneys at Zegas Law have in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s drug possession laws, and they successfully defend those charged with drug offenses in the Garden State.  

In New Jersey, it is illegal to obtain or possess a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), either knowingly or purposefully. The exception is if the CDS was obtained directly from a practitioner acting in a professional capacity who issued the substance through a valid prescription or order form, or if the CDS was otherwise legally authorized.

Penalties for drug possession depend upon the substance and the amount. At Zegas Law our skilled team is dedicated to fighting on behalf of our clients who are facing drug offenses including — but not limited to — possession of the following:

  • Marijuana (non-medical use)
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Unauthorized prescription drugs 

New Jersey Criminal Defense Team Protects The Rights Of Those Accused Of Assault Crimes In Chatham

At Zegas Law, our criminal defense team protects the rights of those accused of assault crimes. If you or a loved one is facing an assault charge in New Jersey, let us help. Our firm is experienced in handling all types of assault charges, including:

  • Simple assault
  • Disorderly persons offense
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault and battery

Assault charges can be confusing and the laws surrounding these offenses are always changing. The knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at Zegas Law offer a free case evaluation so that individuals facing assault charges can make the most informed decision in their particular situation.

Criminal Defense Lawyers Aggressively Defend Those Charged With DUI In Chatham And Across New Jersey

When you are pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, your life as you knew it could change very quickly. Criminal defense lawyers at Zegas Law aggressively defend New Jersey residents charged with DUI, protecting their rights under the law and successfully advocating on their behalf for the best possible outcome. 

We handle all aspects of DUI charges including:

  • Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests
  • Implied consent and refusal to submit to a BAC test
  • Driving with a minor while intoxicated
  • New Jersey zero tolerance laws
  • Ignition interlock devices

Criminal Defense Attorneys At Zegas Law Have Track Record Of Successfully Defending Criminal Charges

The skilled Chatham criminal defense lawyers at Zegas Law have successfully defended New Jersey clients facing a wide range of criminal charges for many years. Whether you are facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, were charged with assault, or are fighting a drug possession charge, we are here to help.

Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to fighting on behalf of New Jersey residents who are charged with criminal offenses and we have a track record of success. Zegas Law offers a free case evaluation — we discuss the charges you are facing, the evidence presented, and explain the services we provide. Schedule your free consultation with a member of our team today.

About Chatham, New Jersey

Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, New Jersey together comprise what is known as “The Chathams”. This suburban community located in Morris County is situated approximately 25 miles west of New York City. This family-friendly community is ranked as one of the best places to live in the state, with a vibrant downtown, a top-rated public school system, wildlife preserves, and convenient access to New York City.

Chatham Borough, with a population of 8,793, and Chatham Township, with a population of 10,288, have a low crime rate. The majority of crimes reported to law enforcement in 2018 were property crimes, with 39 incidents in Chatham Borough and 33 incidents reported in Chatham Township. Crimes of larceny/theft in 2018 totaled 30 in Chatham Borough and 26 incidents in Chatham Township. Burglaries reported to law enforcement in 2018 included 5 incidents in Chatham Borough and 2 incidents in Chatham Township. Incidents of reported motor vehicle theft totaled 4 in Chatham Borough and 5 in Chatham Township in 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense In Chatham, New Jersey

FAQ: What are New Jersey’s laws regarding medical marijuana use?

The state of New Jersey allows for the medical use of cannabis and, under the law, qualifying patients and/or their caregivers are permitted to possess up to 2 oz. of marijuana per month.

FAQ: What does “implied consent” mean for a DUI charge in New Jersey?

Under New Jersey’s “implied consent” laws, when an individual applies for a driver’s license, they give consent to chemical tests and field sobriety tests to determine impairment. While a law enforcement officer cannot force you to submit to sobriety testing, there are penalties for a refusal to submit.

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