South Jersey’s Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you need a lawyer working aggressively on your behalf to protect your rights. Failure to hire the right criminal defense lawyers could have tremendous consequences as many convictions result in prison sentences and a lifelong criminal record. Do not place your future in the hands of a law firm unwilling or unable to give it the attention it deserves.
Aita Law, LLC is dedicated to protecting the rights of accused individuals throughout South Jersey. With over 25 years experience in New Jersey’s municipal, state, and federal courts, we have successfully defended individuals accused of crimes ranging from petty offenses and misdemeanors to felonies.
Impact of Criminal Convictions
Being charged with a crime can forever change the course of one’s life. Criminal convictions can lead to the loss of one’s freedom, employment, reputation, and future job prospects. We understand the fear and stress this creates for families and work tirelessly to quickly resolve the matter. We represented thousands of individuals accused of crimes obtaining countless defense verdicts and helped those convicted of crimes avoid jail time with successful probation deals.
We provide aggressive criminal defense representation to individuals charged with both violent and non-violent crimes, including:
- Domestic Violence
- Drug-related crimes
- Gun Possession
- Official Misconduct
- Resisting Arrest
- Sex crimes
- White Collar crimes
Aggressive representation does not end when the court case is over. Every individual who has served their time deserves a fresh start. We continue to help individuals convicted of a crime with the process of expungement once they have completed their sentence.
All Accused Individuals Have Rights
Every individual charged with a crime has certain constitutional rights that must be protected throughout the criminal process. The courts, police, and prosecutors must afford rights for all those accused of criminal actions under the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits illegal searches and seizures; the Fifth Amendment, the right for the defendant to remain silent and not be forced to testify against themselves; the Sixth Amendment, the right to have a lawyer and a speedy trial by jury; and the Eight Amendment, the right to reasonable bail and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.
Potential Criminal Charges
Under New Jersey law, individuals can be charged with a wide range of criminal offenses categorized as traffic violations, local ordinance violations, disorderly persons offense, and first, second, third, or fourth-degree crimes. Individuals charged with first or second-degree crimes typically face jail time if convicted. First degree crimes, such as murder, aggravated manslaughter, and armed robbery, could result in a prison sentence from 10 years to life without parole in a New Jersey state prison. Individuals convicted of a second-degree crime, such as sexual assault, manufacturing or distribution of certain controlled substances, or theft in excess of $75,000, may face up to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison.
Individuals with no prior convictions charged with third or fourth-degree crimes, such as weapons offenses, certain drug offenses, or possession of marijuana generally face little to no jail time with monetary fines and probation. Charges of disorderly conduct offenses typically are handled by the municipal court with smaller fines and less than a year of jail time. Common disorderly conduct offenses include simple assault, harassment, shoplifting, and possession of marijuana for personal use.
South Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers at Aita Law, LLC Fight for Those Facing Criminal Charges
Defending a criminal charge can be a complicated process. Given the high stakes involved, trust an experienced South Jersey criminal defense lawyer at Aita Law, LLC. By providing aggressive representation, you can be sure all your rights will be protected during this difficult time. To schedule a free consultation today, call us at 856-287-7800 or submit an online inquiry form. Our offices are conveniently located in Haddonfield and Marlton, New Jersey, allowing us to serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Camden County and Cherry Hill.
OUR OFFICE REPRESENTS EVERYDAY PEOPLE
FACING A VARIETY OF CRIMINAL CHARGES
Our office has represented defendants in a variety of cases, including, but not limited to:
In addition to the charges listed above, our office is prepared to represent defendants throughout the State of New Jersey in cases such as:
Aggravated Assault, Appeals, Arson, Assault By Auto, Casino Crimes, Check Fraud, Child Abuse, Child Pornography, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Sexual Contact, Criminal Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Violence, Driving Suspended, Drug Charges, Embezzlement, Gun Charges, Tax Fraud/Tax Evasion, Illegal Search Warrants/Seizure, Internet Crimes, Juvenile Offenses, Lewdness, Luring a Child, Megan’s Law, Probation/Parole Violation, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Restraining Orders, Robbery, Sex Offenses, Shoplifting, Solicitation of Prostitution, Stalking, Terroristic Threats, Traffic Offenses, Vehicular Homicide, White Collar Crimes
KENNETH D. AITA, ESQUIRE
Mr. Aita has successfully defended thousands of criminal cases. When you or a loved one is charged with a crime, it is an extremely daunting and frightening time. Criminal charges and convictions can have devastating effects on your life. You can be fired from your job, you can hurt your ability to get employment in the future, and most importantly could lose your precious freedom. Mr. Aita not only has the experience and expertise to represent you, but the compassion and understanding to help you through this difficult and confusing process. In a criminal case, everyone is against you; the police, the judge, and certainly the prosecutor, whose job is to get convictions. Mr. Aita is not only your skilled legal advocate, but is in your corner to protect you against the vast government resources that are against you. Make no mistake, fighting a criminal case is a war. You need an attorney willing to go to battle. Mr. Aita is in the trenches every single day tirelessly fighting for justice for his clients.
Mr. Aita is an expert in constitutional law. He has successfully argued numerous motions to suppress evidence based on a violation of constitutional rights. Mr. Aita successfully defended a client in the case of State v. Brown, 216 N.J. 508 (2014) https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4426320586496151805&q=state+v.+brown&hl=en&as_sdt=4,31. This is now the leading case in the State outlining when the police may enter and search a home that they allege to be abandoned. This is only one example of a successfully argued and defended matter.