Powerful Bergen County Criminal Defense Firm

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is an experienced Bergen County Criminal Defense Firm. Our staff is comprised of seven criminal defense attorneys, making our firm one of the largest criminal defense firms in the state let alone Bergen County. Of the seven criminal defense attorneys on staff, three of them are former prosecutors. Our firm has the experience required to successfully protect your interest. Listed below is major offense which we handle on a regular basis. Click on a heading to view the relevant offenses that fall within that category.

Practice Areas

  • Assaults & Threats

    The most common assault charges which an individual finds themselves being charged with in Bergen County are eluding, disorderly conduct, kidnapping and both simple and aggravated assault. A conviction for any of the aforementioned charges will leave the defendant with not only a criminal record but also expose them to potential lengthy prison sentences. In addition, some of the typical threat charges issued in Bergen County are terroristic threats, criminal harassment and stalking. All of these charges can lead to not only a criminal record and potential jail time but also to the basis for a final restraining order. If you or someone you know has been charged with an assault or threats offense in Bergen County, in towns like Fort Lee, Paramus, Lodi, East Rutherford or Garfield it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal defense firm immediately.

  • Theft & Fraud

    The typical theft charges which the law enforcement charge Bergen County residences with are shoplifting, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, burglary and carjacking. Normally the applicable penalties which an individual convicted of any of the aforesaid crimes will depend on the dollar amount lost. Further, the typical fraud charges issued are check fraud, credit card fraud and forgery. Just like the theft crimes, the severity of the charges will depend directly on the loss in which the victim incurred. If you have been charged with a theft or fraud offense in towns like Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Rutherford, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs or Paramus it is imperative to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your options.

  • Drug Offense

    Probably the most common drug offense issued is possession of marijuana under 50 grams. Although this offense seems minor in nature, it carries with it some harsh penalties. They include up to six months in the Bergen County Jail, up to a two year loss of their drivers licenses and up to a $1000.00 fine. Some of the other typical charges are possession of cocaine, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana. Usually the strength of the states case will depend upon the legality of the search used to discover the drugs. This is where an experienced criminal defense firm comes into play. Our firm has the experience and skill set necessary to protect your liberty.

  • Weapons Offenses

    It is well known that New Jersey has probably some of the strictest gun laws in the entire United States. An individual charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, certain persons not to be in possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes will be facing not only mandatory prison sentences but also parole ineligibility under the Graves Act. There are certain waivers that may be filed and argued on your behalf to prevent both the mandatory imprisonment and parole ineligibility aspect of the Graves Act.

  • Juvenile Defense

    The juvenile justice system is geared towards rehabilitation and not incarceration. The goals of the juvenile justice system is to help the juvenile out and try to make sure that this is their last involvement with the criminal justice system and not to lock them up and throw away the key. The typical charges which an individual finds themselves charged with in Bergen County is possession of marijuana, simple assault, criminal mischief, shoplifting and robbery. If your child has been charged with a juvenile offense in Bergen County, we can help.

  • Domestic Violence

    The typical underline domestic violence criminal charges issued in New Jersey are simple assault, harassment, stalking, terroristic threats and criminal mischief. Although, these offenses are criminal in nature, a victim would have the right to file for both a Temporary and Final Restraining Order against the defendant based on these offenses. A final restraining order can have damaging effects on an individuals life, therefore, it is important to speak to an experienced attorney about your options before going to court.

  • Driving While Intoxicated

    A Driving While Intoxicated, also known as Driving Under the Influence charge carries extremely harsh penalties if convicted. They include, for a first time offender, up to a 12 month loss of license, 12 hours in the Intensive Drivers Resource Center, potential incarceration and an estimated $800.00 worth of fines. Obviously, for repeat offenders the penalties increase and increase drastically. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has been defending individuals charged with Driving While Intoxicated throughout Bergen County, in towns like Cliffside Park, Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs, Garfield and East Rutherford, for over fifteen years. If you or a loved one has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated we can help.

  • Expungements

    The expungement process in New Jersey allows for certain individuals who have previously been convicted of certain crimes to have all records associated with those charges removed from their record. If your record is successfully expunged it will undoubtedly help your ability to obtain employment, attended the college of your choice and protect/obtain whatever professional license you desire. If you or someone you know is looking to have their criminal record expunged or is in need of further clarification please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free initial consultation.

  • Sex Offenses

    The most common sex offense crimes charged in Bergen County are lewdness, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. A conviction for any one of the aforementioned crimes not only carries with it the potential for incarceration but also can subject an individual to Megan’s Law for life. If you or someone you know has been charged with a sex crime in Bergen County it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal trial attorney immediately. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County offices for a free initial consultation.

  • Traffic Offenses

    The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has been successfully defending individuals charged with driving while suspended, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated throughout Bergen County for over fifteen years. A conviction for any one of those offense can lead to a license suspensions, high fines and even incarceration if not properly addressed. If you or someone you know has been charged with any traffic offense in New Jersey we can help.

Highly Experienced Representation to Fight Your Criminal Offenses

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has over 200 years of combined experience on staff, including over a combined twenty years of prosecuting experience. We have the firsthand knowledge and skill set required to successful fight for your rights. If you or someone you know has been charged with any of the aforementioned offenses it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal trial attorney about your options. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact any one of our Bergen County offices for consultation.