Criminal Defense Lawyers in Camden County NJ
Garber law has been successfully handling criminal defense cases in Camden County and throughout NJ and Pennsylvania for 28 years. Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience. We at Garber Law understand you or a loved one will have worrisome concerns about your liberty, spending time in a jail, losing your freedoms, losing your job, the damage to your dignity and your reputation and how you can afford a good criminal defense lawyer. We have the experience you seek to represent you for most crimes. We have a history of winning trials and working out plea bargains that avoid jail time. We will help restore peace of mind to your situation.
Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
We handle the following types of crimes:
- Drug Cases
- Municipal Court Cases, including Drunk Driving
- Theft Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Felonies, Misdemeanors and Traffic Citations in PA
- 1st through 4th degree crime, and orderly and petty disorderly offenses in NJ
- Police Brutality Cases
How Garber Law Can Help
We offer our clients a more personal kind of counsel. At Garber Law, we speak with you directly and review your case as soon as you call or meet with our firm. When you choose us, we:
- Offer immediate help. Garber Law will immediately work with the defendant (and the defendant’s) family to make sure the defendant knows his/her rights and the legal process. We will help you arrange the necessary bail (if you’re not released on your own).
- Investigate your case. Garber Law will immediately investigate the facts of the case and begin the process of examining the crime scene and the process of talking to witnesses.
- Communicate with you. Garber Law will explain the criminal process and will explain your rights. We will also explain your options at every stage of the case
Garber Law will prepare your case for trial and handle the negotiations with the police and prosecutors. We will also explore alternatives to trial.
Stages in New Jersey and Pennsylvania Criminal Cases
If you’ve been accused of a crime in PA or NJ, see a lawyer, a criminal defense lawyer, immediately. There are some parts of the process you should understand, including:
- Silence is golden. Any statements you give to the police, to the prosecution, to the store or to anyone can and will be used against you. You have the right to remain silent.
- Arraignment. If you’ve been arrested you will be scheduled for an arraignment where you will be formally charged. You will be given a chance to review the charges and then be asked if you want to plead guilty or not guilty.
- Preliminary Hearing. After the arraignment, you will be scheduled for a preliminary hearing. The purpose of this hearing is to determine whether there is substantial evidence to forward the case to the county court for trial. You will rarely put on a defense and the defendant will rarely testify.
- Indictments. Some cases proceed through a grand jury indictment. When a grand jury hands up an indictment, the case proceeds directly to trial. There is no preliminary hearing.
- Plea Bargain. In cases where there’s a chance the defendant might be found guilty of some or all of the charges a plea bargain may be an option. A plea bargain means an agreement between the prosecution and the defense counsel.
- Diversionary/ Alternative Programs. Sometimes a program may be available (depending on the seriousness of your crime, your prior criminal record and whether anyone was hurt) that will hold off on the prosecution of the crime provided you meet the terms of the program.
- Trial. Some cases may be tried just before a judge. Other cases will be tried before a jury. Our legal team will review your choices and the pros and cons before proceeding to trial.
- Post-Trial Process. If you are convicted we will review with you whether an appeal is wise and what you must do to preserve your appeal rights.
- Expungement. In some cases, depending on the seriousness of the crime, you may be able to have a conviction or an arrest removed from your record. The main purpose of the expungement is so that the conviction or arrest can’t be used against you when you apply for a job or even for credit.
Contact Garber Law for Your FREE Initial Criminal Defense Consultation
Do not deal with these problems alone. At Garber Law, we have a proven track record and the results to back it up. We are experienced litigators who will fight for your justice. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime, you need to speak with an experienced criminal lawyer. You need a lawyer who will be compassionate about your stressful situation but aggressive in defending your rights. We have evening and weekend appointments available and will also make off-site and prison visits. Contact us online or call us at 856-282-0398 in Camden County, New Jersey or in Philadelphia at 866-556-2962. We try cases in New Jersey including Trenton, Mercer County, and Burlington County. We also try cases in Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Chester County.