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NJ Criminal Lawyers

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense in Ocean County or Monmouth County, New Jersey, it is critical you make every effort to contact experienced and knowledgeable NJ criminal lawyers to assist you right away. When searching for an NJ criminal defense attorney, you should properly evaluate their reputation, background, and experience. Our criminal attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. are committed to providing strategic and aggressive representations, with only our clients’ best interests in mind, and will make every effort to obtain the best result possible. The defense attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. have represented individuals throughout the entire array of criminal matters, including theft, assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, fake ID, underage drinking, and more. Since no two cases are alike, we will spend the time to understand the facts and nuances in your case to assist you with the strongest defense. Whether this is your first criminal charge or if you have prior convictions on your record, we are here to help you get the best results possible in your criminal case.

Results Driven Criminal Lawyers

At Villani & DeLuca, P.C., our priority is getting you results. With experience representing clients charged with crimes throughout New Jersey, we have the knowledge and skill to thoroughly evaluate your case and strategize legal defenses that can be used to defend you against these allegations. We pride ourselves on treating clients with professionalism, courtesy and compassion. Carmine R. Villani, Esq., founding partner of Villani & DeLuca, P.C., is a former Municipal Prosecutor and is an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Villani represents clients with superior criminal defense representation in all areas of New Jersey. When you need a criminal lawyer in NJ, you can’t afford to waste time before seeking representation to defend yourself and your rights in court; your choice of legal counsel is important. We can help protect your rights from after your arrest through your trial and possible expungement. Our experienced criminal lawyers in New Jersey will handle the negotiations with the prosecution and judge, seeking reduced or dismissed charges.

If you or a family member have been charged with, or are being investigated for a criminal offense contact Partner, Carmine R. Villani, Esq. or Associate, Timothy L. Horn, Esq. at 732-709-7757 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Criminal Law Practice Areas Include:

Assault Offenses (N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1) – In New Jersey, an assault occurs when a person injures or attempts to injure another person without legal justification. Assault can be charged as either a simple assault or an aggravated assault.

Disorderly Conduct (N.J.S.A .2C:33-2) – In New Jersey, laws against disorderly conduct criminalize a variety of disruptive or undesirable behaviors, everything from fighting to blocking a road, and from picketing a funeral to falsely reporting a fire. What all of these acts have in common is that they are likely to upset, anger, or annoy others.

Fake ID’s (N.J.S.A 2C:21-2.1) – Falsifying government documents in New Jersey is a crime. Identity theft occurs when you obtain, possess, or use someone else’s information with the intent to later fraudulently use that information to your benefit.

Resisting Arrest (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2) = Under New Jersey’s resisting arrest law, a person is guilty when he or she purposely prevents a law enforcement officer from effecting a lawful arrest.

Theft Charges (N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3) – New Jersey criminal statutes define theft as the “unlawful taking” or “exercising of control” over someone else’s property. The offender must act with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.

Underage Drinking (N.J.S.A. 33:1-81) – Laws in New Jersey expressly prohibit an underage person from purchasing alcohol, misrepresenting their age in order to buy alcohol, or getting a legal-aged individual to purchase alcohol for them.

Criminal Charges We Defend in NJ


Contact an Experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyer for Help

A conviction for a criminal offense in New Jersey can become part of your permanent record. If you are convicted later of another crime, the court can consider your prior conviction and impose a harsher sentence in the new case. The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca have an extensive knowledge of the New Jersey legal system and can begin building a strategy for your defense immediately. A criminal defense lawyer at our firm can speak with you regarding the charges you face, review the police report, answer any questions you may have and let you know what the next steps should be to help ensure the best possible results. The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 732-709-7757. Contact us as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation.