Mount Laurel Criminal Defense Lawyer
Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Lawyer John B. Brennan Represents Clients Accused of Criminal Offenses in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout New Jersey
Being arrested for a crime can easily turn your life upside down. In addition to the embarrassment and humiliation of being arrested, you may also understandably be concerned about your freedom and future. Depending on the crime you’ve been charged with, you may be facing fines, jail or prison time, and additional supervision once you are released from incarceration. When you are thrown into the criminal justice system, it can seem like the whole world is against you. You need an experienced Mount Laurel criminal defense lawyer who will fight to protect your rights and advocate for your interests during the criminal justice process.
When you choose me to represent you in your criminal case, you can trust that I will leave no stone unturned in fighting to ensure you receive the best possible outcome to your charges. I will vigorously pursue every avenue to challenge the state’s evidence and case, working to have your charges reduced or dismissed outright to clear your name. Where necessary, I will negotiate with the prosecution to secure a resolution of your charges that gets you back to your normal life as soon as possible. Having served for over 25 years as a prosecutor, I know how the state builds and pursues criminal cases, so I know what it takes to build effective legal defense strategies.
Contact me for a free initial consultation to discuss how I may be able to help with your case. With me, you know that a knowledgeable Mount Laurel criminal defense lawyer will be handling every step of your case, and I return all calls and emails promptly so that you stay up to date with the progress of your case.
I Handle All Types of Criminal Cases
With over three decades of experience working in the New Jersey criminal justice system, I’ve seen and worked on a wide variety of criminal charges. Let me help if you or a loved one have been charged with criminal offenses such as:
- Assault and Threat Crimes
- Detention Hearings
- Domestic Violence, including:
- Drug Crimes, including:
- Gun Crimes, including:
- Juvenile Crimes
- Municipal Court Violations, including:
- Sex Crimes, including:
- Violent Crimes, including:
- White Collar and Federal Crimes
If you’ve been arrested and/or convicted of a crime in the past, I can also help you determine whether you may be eligible for an expungement of your arrest and criminal record.
Experienced Mount Laurel Criminal Defense Lawyer John B. Brennan Will Help Guide You Through the Criminal Justice System in New Jersey
A criminal conviction can irrevocably change your life. Even after you’ve paid fines and served jail or prison time, you may end up facing difficulties with finding employment, housing, or educational opportunities for years to come. That’s why it is so critical to have experienced legal representation to help you mitigate the worst consequences of your arrest and criminal charges. With my extensive background in New Jersey’s criminal justice system, I can effectively challenge the state’s case and seek to have evidence obtained in violation of your rights excluded, potentially resulting in your charges being reduced or even dismissed. And depending on the circumstances of your case, I can also help you explore alternatives to conviction, such as conditional dismissal or discharge of your case or admission into one of New Jersey’s pre-trial intervention programs. Ultimately, my goal is to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the criminal justice process and that you receive the most favorable outcome in your case that allows you to get back to your family and your normal life.
Contact The Law Office of John B. Brennan Today to Discuss You Rights and Options
If you or a loved one have been arrested for a crime, contact my office today to schedule a free, confidential initial consultation with a dedicated Mount Laurel criminal defense lawyer to discuss your charges and your legal rights and options. You can trust that I will provide you with an honest assessment of your case and the likely and possible outcomes of your case. Once you are arrested, you will need to make very important decisions quickly, so don’t wait to contact me to set up a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Defense in New Jersey
Yes. Even if you are just under investigation by law enforcement or prosecutors, you still need a criminal defense attorney to look out for your rights and interests. If you are contacted by law enforcement to request you answer questions, I will communicate with investigators and prosecutors on your behalf and inform them that you will not be making any statements or possibly resolve their suspicions so that you are no longer under investigation. And if law enforcement does choose to charge you, I will arrange a surrender which will avoid the embarrassment of you being arrested at your home, place of work, or in public.
The most important thing to remember when you are arrested is to remain silent and ask to speak with an attorney. Although you might think that you can help yourself by trying to clear up any misunderstanding, you may end up hurting your case and making it more difficult to secure a favorable outcome for your charges. Once you request to speak with a lawyer, the police must stop questioning you, but you must exercise your right to remain silent by not offering any statement to the police while waiting to speak to an attorney. It is critical to speak to a criminal defense lawyer who can advise you as to whether or not you should speak to police or prosecutors.