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Springfield Criminal Defense Attorneys Successfully Defended Charges Of Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Assault, And Drug Crimes

When you are facing a criminal charge — whether that is a charge of driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, or assault — you need the best possible legal representation. Your life — your future — depends on it.

Springfield criminal defense lawyers at Zegas Law have successfully defended criminal charges brought against our New Jersey clients for many years. With skill, knowledge, compassion, and a dedication to protecting the rights of the accused, our criminal defense team works tirelessly on your behalf to reach the best possible outcome in your case.

Accomplished Attorneys Successfully Defend Wide Range of Criminal Charges Brought Against Clients In Springfield and Across New Jersey

When you have been charged with a crime, you want someone by your side that has in-depth knowledge of New Jersey criminal laws, years of experience handling your type of case, the ability to develop effective defense strategies, and a track record of success. Look no further. 

The criminal defense team at Zegas Law has a track record of successfully defending our New Jersey clients facing a wide range of criminal charges. These criminal charges include — but are not limited to — any of the following: 

If you have questions about the criminal charges brought against you or a loved one, we are here to answer your questions. We offer a free confidential case evaluation with a member of our criminal defense team. Schedule your consultation with our office today.

Recognized Criminal Defense Lawyers Defend Clients Charged With Driving Under the Influence (DUI) In Springfield Township And Throughout New Jersey

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is dangerous, illegal, and can be fatal. In 2017, 10,874 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving accidents in the United States. A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) can bring stiff penalties in New Jersey, penalties that vary depending upon whether the offense is your first or your third.

Criminal defense attorneys at Zegas Law skillfully defend those who have been charged with driving under the influence, and have in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s laws regarding the following:

  • Implied consent
  • Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests
  • Refusal to submit to BAC testing
  • Installation of ignition interlock devices
  • Driving with a minor while intoxicated
  • Zero tolerance laws

Skilled Legal Team Successfully Represents Clients Against Assault Charges In Springfield Township And Across New Jersey

When someone threatens another person with imminent bodily harm, it is a crime of assault. When someone inflicts intentional harm on another individual or behaves with unlawful recklessness — with or without a weapon — it is considered a crime of battery. In the Garden State, a charge of battery is charged as an assault. 

New Jersey groups assault charges as follows:

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

Criminal Defense Attorneys Have In-Depth Knowledge Of New Jersey Drug Laws And Skillfully Defend Clients Facing Drug Charges In Springfield Township

Penalties for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in New Jersey vary depending upon the type of substance and the amount. The criminal defense attorneys at Zegas Law have in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s drug laws and extensive experience defending clients who are charged with the following and more:

  • Non-medical use marijuana possession
  • Possession of cocaine
  • Heroin possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of unauthorized prescription drugs

Results-Driven Criminal Defense Attorneys Have Demonstrated Track Record Of Success Representing New Jersey Clients Charged With Crimes

When you are facing a criminal charge, you want results. You want to put the incident behind you and move forward with your life. We can help. The Springfield criminal defense lawyers at Zegas Law offer a free confidential consultation — we review the charges against you and the available evidence, explain your rights, discuss your legal options, and answer your questions. Schedule your free case evaluation with our office today.

About Springfield Township, New Jersey

Springfield Township is located in Union County, New Jersey, and is home to 17,760 residents. A suburban residential community, Springfield Township has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the Garden State, and its public high school has received high rankings as well. Overall, the crime rate in Springfield Township is low. The greatest number of crimes reported to law enforcement in 2018 were property crimes, with 144 incidents reported. Crimes of larceny/theft totaled 113 reported incidents in 2018. There were 22 burglaries reported to law enforcement in 2018 and 11 instances of reported motor vehicle theft.

Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense In Springfield, New Jersey

FAQ: Is there a time limit for filing criminal charges in New Jersey?

Legal time limits are known as statutes of limitations and they vary depending upon the type of charge that is being filed. For example, a charge of murder does not have a legal time limit; a charge of murder may be brought at any time, even years after the crime is committed. Crimes of bribery, official misconduct, and related offenses have a statute of limitations of seven years, and other felonies have a time limit of five years. Misdemeanors such as a petty offense or disorderly persons offense have a time limit of one year. The statute does not run if the individual charged is fleeing justice or being prosecuted for the same conduct.

FAQ: What is the “presumption of innocence”?

In the United States, when someone is accused of a crime, there is a “presumption of innocence”: it is presumed that the person charged with the crime is innocent until they are convicted of the crime. The accused is not required to prove their innocence; the prosecutor bears the burden of proof and must convince a judge or a jury that the defendant is guilty. By law, the prosecutor in a criminal case must prove the defendant’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

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