NEW JERSEY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
SERVING CHERRY HILL, HADDONFIELD, MT. LAUREL AND THE REST OF SOUTH JERSEY
For over 20 years, the Law Office of Kenneth D. Aita, Esquire has represented New Jersey residents in a variety of legal matters. Our staff is highly familiar with the local court systems, having represented clients facing countless local prosecutors and judges. We represent clients in matters as simple as record expungements, as serious as murder charges, and everything in between.
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What a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do For You
If you have been arrested, indicted, or otherwise accused of a crime, a criminal defense attorney can help you at every step. If you face the criminal justice system on your own, you will be at the mercy of prosecutors and an overburdened public defender’s office.
A defense attorney can dedicate himself to you and your case alone. You won’t just be a number in the Public Defender’s stack of cases. As soon as a defense lawyer is retained, he can begin investigating the circumstances of your arrest and the potential evidence. If you lawyer discovers illegal conduct by police or prosecutors, he may be able to have your case dismissed entirely through pretrial motions.
If your case goes to trial, your lawyer’s primary job is leading your defense. He will be analyzing evidence and finding witnesses who can corroborate your side of things. Being arrested does NOT mean you will be found guilty. The burden of proof is on the state.
By retaining a private defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest, you stand the best chance of avoiding prison.
Even if you did do something illegal, a defense attorney can still help. By negotiating with prosecutors, your lawyer may be able to have the charges reduced, or arrange a favorable plea deal that replaces jail time with fines and community service. For minor crimes and first offenses, your lawyer may even be able to arrange entry into a diversionary program instead of prosecution.