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Have You Been Arrested?

What You Do in the First 24 Hours Can Make All the Difference

If you have been arrested for a serious crime, your freedom, your reputation — your life as you know it — could depend on the decisions you make in the first 24 hours.

Do not talk to police, your employer, the newspapers or anyone else about your arrest. Any attempt you make to explain the situation could only make matters worse and may work against certain legal defenses. Instead, contact the Newark law firm of Joseph D. Rotella.

Free Consultation • Call 973-621-0333 or send an email • 27 years of experience

Recognized for Excellence

Any attorney can say he or she is skilled and experienced. However, when your freedom is at stake, you need more than just a lawyer's own statements. You would not want to have open-heart surgery from a doctor who was not certified by a medical board.

Like doctors, lawyers are certified as to their experience and competence in legal specialties by independent organizations. As a Newark criminal defense attorney, I am certified by both the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. I am one of only four lawyers in New Jersey to hold both certifications. I have also been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers every year from 2007 to 2013.

Any Court, Any Crime, Any Time

My Newark law firm handles cases in federal courts, state courts and municipal courts throughout New Jersey, including places like Essex County, Morris County and Passaic County. I am known for diligence, creativity and trial skills. I can help you fight your charges, whether they involve a federal crime  such as health care fraud, a gun crime or drug offense in state court, or a traffic ticket in municipal court.

A Critical Decision

Choosing the right attorney to defend you will be one of the most important decisions you ever make. I offer a free initial consultation to help you decide if I am the right attorney for you. I can explain your options and give you an analysis of your case. The sooner you call me, the sooner I can begin the process of defending your rights and protecting your freedom.

Contact Us - Free Consultation With a New Jersey Drug Crimes and Sexual Assault Lawyer

I offer a free initial consultation. The sooner you call me in any criminal matter, the better off you can be. Get your free consultation by calling my Newark office at 973-621-0333 or send me an email today.

Providing experienced criminal defense for those throughout Essex County, Union County, Hudson County, Morris County and Passaic County.