Union County Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense Attorneys in Union County, NJ
Top-Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers Aggressively Defend Clients Accused of Crimes in Union County, NJ
If convicted of a crime, your life can change in ways you might not imagine. You might face possible jail time and monetary fines. A lasting criminal record and damage to your personal and professional reputation and relationships can make life difficult for you and your family for years if not decades. If you or a loved one have been accused of committing a crime, having the best lawyer by your side is key to securing the most favorable outcome possible.
At Zegas Law, our criminal defense lawyers are ready to begin defending your rights immediately if you have been arrested or accused of a crime. Our lawyers have a proven track record of successfully advocating for our clients both in and out of court.
Our number one priority is getting the best outcome in your case—which can mean having the charges against you reduced or even dropped entirely. For decades, we have effectively defended clients accused of crimes in Union County and elsewhere in New Jersey. We have the legal and tactical skills required to improve the outcome in your case regardless of the type of crime involved.
Our defense team is ready to hit the ground running in forming an aggressive and smart defense in your case. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with the experienced Union County criminal defense lawyers at Zegas Law today.
Battle-Tested Union County Criminal Defense Lawyers Vigorously Advocate for Clients Regardless of the Crime Involved
At Zegas Law, our experienced criminal defense lawyers handle cases at the state and federal level. We also have the knowledge and skills necessary to take on your appeal if you are already facing conviction.
Our lawyers have experience effectively defending clients accused of:
- Sex crimes, including sexual assault and child pornography,
- Weapons charges,
- Drug crimes, including charges involving marijuana, opioids, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and more,
- Federal drug crimes,
- Domestic violence,
- Restraining orders,
- Violent crimes, including assault,
- Fraud, including credit card fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage and bank fraud, Medicare or Medicaid fraud, securities fraud, wire and mail fraud,
- Tax fraud and evasion,
- White-collar crimes, including money laundering, theft and embezzlement,
- Internet crimes,
- Identity theft,
- Terroristic threats,
- Juvenile crimes,
Regardless of the crime involved, our defense lawyers are here to help you understand your legal rights. We make sure our clients are well-informed about every available option in their case, including diversionary programs in Union County such as:
- Pre-trial intervention,
- Conditional dismissal,
- Conditional discharge.
When you choose Zegas Law, you can rest assured that our lawyers will be by your side every step of the way. We speak with investigators, the police and the prosecution on your behalf. We also appear at all hearings in your case—and we make sure you know what to expect from those court appearances.
Award-Winning Criminal Defense Lawyers Ready to Put Our Experience to Work for Clients Accused of Crimes in Union County, NJ
When it comes to choosing a criminal defense lawyer, experience does matter. At Zegas Law, we have helped hundreds of clients put their criminal accusations behind them. We have even been approached by reputable news sources like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times to act as legal experts.
Our Union County criminal defense lawyers have been nationally recognized for our skilled defense team, including as:
- A top-rated firm in Criminal Law: White Collar Defense by U.S. News and World Report
- A top-rated firm in Criminal Law: Non-White Collar Defense by U.S. News and World Report,
- A top-rated firm in Appellate Practice by U.S. News and World Report, and
- “Super Lawyers” of New Jersey.
Contact the Hard-Hitting Union County, NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers at Zegas Law to Discuss Your Case Today
The hours following your arrest can be critical to securing a favorable outcome in your case. At Zegas Law, we begin investigating and negotiating immediately to identify holes in the prosecution’s case against you.
To learn more about how we can represent your interests and defend against criminal charges in Union County, New Jersey, schedule a free and confidential consultation with the expert criminal defense lawyers at Zegas Law today.
About Union County, NJ
Although located in New Jersey, Union County is considered to be a part of the New York metropolitan area. Union County is relatively densely populated—the 15th most densely populated county in the U.S. and the third most densely populated county in New Jersey. That population is ethnically diverse, as Union County is home to thriving Italian-American, African-American, Indian-American, Hispanic, Portuguese and Jewish residents.
Historically, Union County was the last of the New Jersey counties to be established in 1857. Union County celebrates its rich historical significance with an annual fall festival, “Four Centuries in a Weekend” where tours of historic properties, museums and significant sites are offered.
Frequently Asked Questions About Union County, NJ Criminal Defense
Remain silent. It is important to cooperate with law enforcement to a certain extent. Be polite and calm and, importantly, do not resist arrest. You can answer basic questions, such as providing information about your name and address. However, if the police begin asking more detailed questions, simply say that you would like to be represented by a lawyer before answering. Even if you have already answered a few questions, you can stop at any time and ask to have a lawyer present before submitting to further questioning. This is important because the information you give the police can be used as evidence against you or to obtain further evidence that could incriminate you.
In certain situations, yes. Police can conduct a limited search of your vehicle, for example, if they have probable cause to suspect that you have a weapon. If the police come to your home, they must have a valid search warrant to conduct a detailed search. However, if the police can see weapons, drugs or other contraband in the immediate area where you are being arrested, they may be able to seize that property. Importantly, you should call a lawyer before allowing police into your home to conduct a search.