Being charged with committing a criminal offense is not something a person should take lightly. Criminal proceedings differ vastly from civil matters such as divorces and custody battles because of the stakes involved.
Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
A successful criminal conviction can result in the deprivation of life, liberty, or property.That is why the Bill of Rights in our country’s constitution limited the government’s powers when it comes to criminal proceedings. Because the stakes in a criminal case are so much higher than other legal actions, it is in your best interests to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney from Livingston to protect your due process rights.
NJ Attorneys Focusing on Criminal Defense and Family Law
At Ziegler Law Group LLC, our legal team has dedicated much of its practice to representing Livingston residents and their families in various family law matters. However, it is not uncommon for criminal law and family law to overlap. Thankfully, our legal team also has experience handling criminal cases.
We provide the same compassionate and personalized approach to client services for our criminal defense clients as we do with our family law clients to make sure your legal rights and interests are respected.
Criminal and civil proceedings are two sides of the same coin. Although both are crucial parts of the American justice system, they function differently. For the most part, civil proceedings mostly involve disputes between private parties or an agent of the government acting as a private party. A private individual can sue another private individual or the government and vice versa. These proceedings typically involve one party claiming some right or privilege against the other party.
About Criminal Cases
Conversely, criminal cases involve the government trying to punish private persons for committing wrongs against society as a whole. The government represents “The People” against a criminal defendant, trying to prove that they committed the crime using evidence gathered by law enforcement from their criminal investigations. Criminal cases are primarily punitive in nature. If convicted, you can face imprisonment for months or even years and incur hefty criminal fines.
Experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney
Jason J. LeBoeuf is a seasoned and well-regarded criminal defense attorney in New Jersey who brings close to two decades of experience defending the criminally accused to Ziegler Law Group LLC in order to chair our Criminal Department. Jason’s reputation for zealous advocacy on behalf of his clients is well-known. He has tried hundreds of matters to verdict in the Federal, State and Municipal levels from DWI/DUIs to extensive RICO matters and complicated homicides. His vast experience and success as a criminal litigator have earned him the distinction of being one of only 250 attorneys recognized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.
At Ziegler Law Group LLC, you can count on us to zealously defend your constitutional due process rights as a criminal defendant. We have experience handling the following cases:
- Domestic violence
- Traffic violations
- Driver’s license issues
- Drug crimes
- Weapons offenses
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations
- White collar crimes
- Theft crimes
- Violent offenses
- Criminal appeals
- Criminal Charges and Civil Claims for Athletes and Public Figures
Public figures facing claims of wrongdoing can find themselves simultaneously trying to protect their livelihoods and their reputations. Whether an athlete is accused of doping violations or charged with a crime, our lawyers understand the complexity of a public figure which not only needs to handed effectively, but it needs to be done quickly and discreetly to best put the client back in a position to perform and reduce media scrutiny.
Get Started by Calling (973) 878-4373 for Quality Criminal Defense Representation in New Jersey
If you are looking for an experienced legal advocate, who can represent you against criminal charges, look no further than Ziegler Law Group LLC. Our legal team is committed to guiding you throughout each phase of the criminal process. From arraignments to closing arguments in a criminal trial, we are here to make sure the prosecution does not infringe your right to a fair trial through governmental overreach and misconduct.
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We have expanded our focus on matrimonial and family law to include criminal matters and real estate.
Many of our attorneys have been featured on television/radio and frequently speak at various local and state bar seminars.
Our team of legal professionals brings diverse perspectives to your case based on all levels of experience in the field.