If you have been arrested for a crime, time is of the essence in contacting an attorney. Whether your crime involved a traffic violation, driving under the influence (DUI), felony drug trafficking, or any type of misdemeanor or felony crime, you need aggressive representation and protection of your rights.
At Fox & Melofchik, LLC, we have helped our clients who have been charged with various crimes at the Federal, State, and Municipal court level. Our lawyers will investigate all aspects of your case, including probable cause leading up to the arrest, potentially illegal search warrants, and any issues related to search and seizure issues.
After your arrest, your rights begin with securing a personal recognizance bond, surety bond, or surety bond with a cash option. Not only do you have rights, but you may also have obligations both professionally regarding your job and personally with your family. In a practical and proactive sense, we need you out of jail to gather information more successfully. That will allow our lawyers to develop a successful strategy to win your case whether it involves rape, murder, or negligent operation of a vehicle.
At our firm, we have represented clients charged with everything from simple possession to high-volume drug trafficking. The drug crimes have involved marijuana, methamphetamine (meth), cocaine, and heroin. In investigating your case, we will try to uncover if your stop was unlawful and if the search was unreasonable. If the search warrant was not executed legally, we will bring that to light as well. In the end, the State must prove that your involvement extended beyond being in the presence of the drugs that were found.
If you have been accused of a white collar crime or regulatory violation, we have the background and resources to help you. We will manage your case with diligence and dedication, while recognizing the need confidentiality and discretion. Our experience also includes handling whistleblower cases, developing innovative strategies with the goal of discrete mediation or aggressive litigation.
Some Municipal Court matters may be referred to the prosecutor to determine the severity of the allegation, which would remove the case from the municipal court level and bring it to the Superior Court. Personal injury (car accidents, premises liability, product liability, and slip and fall cases), tax appeals, civil rights, condemnation, and estate litigation are all handled at the Superior Court level.
If you are facing a Federal criminal charge, State of New Jersey criminal charge or Municipal criminal charge, you are probably facing the most difficult situation in your life. It is crucial that you obtain experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive New Jersey legal counsel. Personal freedom is one of the most important rights afforded to all citizens of the United States. The potential loss of personal freedom from a criminal accusation on the Federal or State of New Jersey level requires an aggressive defense where the client is involved in every aspect of the case. Because you are an integral part of your defense, it is vital that you are informed of how a cases proceed through the Federal or State system, the evidence against you and all possible defenses to the accusation including practical and tactical considerations. The attorneys at Fox & Melofchik work closely and personally with all clients to ensure that strategy and decision making involve the direct participation of the client.
As soon as you come into contact with the Federal, State or Municipal legal system, you need immediate assistance from a New Jersey criminal lawyer. Prompt assistance can mean the difference between keeping or losing your personal freedom. Fox & Melofchik has the skills and experience to provide an aggressive defense. We also assist clients in having criminal records expunged in New Jersey.
Dennis J. Melofchik, Esq. was an assistant prosecutor for many years. As a result, he knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system in New Jersey. He knows how to identify and create reasonable doubt when you are facing a jury. He has the uncanny ability to strategically craft your defense. He knows how to negotiate a plea bargain with Municipal, State or Federal authorities.