Your Problems

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When you have been charged with a crime, the legal team at Law Offices of James A. Abate will present a strong defense on your behalf. We are ready to fight for you.

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In Your Corner When Your Life Has Been Turned Upside Down

If you have been questioned by law enforcement or are facing criminal charges, you are probably very concerned about what is about to happen to your future. A conviction can change your entire life, and you need to take all charges seriously. Even minor offenses can result in lifelong consequences.

At Law Offices of James A. Abate, in Somerville, we help people throughout New Jersey who find themselves in difficult situations. Our team is led by founding attorney James A. Abate, who has over two decades of experience in criminal law. We are committed to providing you with the skill, compassion, and dedication you need to minimize the effect that this will have on you going forward.

Client Testimonials

“James was great and worked very hard to ensure I received an end result I was satisfied with. He, Megan and Ally kept me informed of happenings with my case from start to finish. Being that I do not live in NJ, James ensured my safety by attending…”

– Don D.

“Mr. Abate handled a DMV issue for me and kept me informed throughout the entire case and made sure that he obtained the best reasonable outcome for me. Considering the situation, it was a very positive experience and I am extremely satisfied with his work….”

– Laura

Criminal Defense


Drug Crimes

Domestic Violence

Sex Crimes

Federal Crimes


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A Comprehensive Approach To New Jersey Criminal Defense

Our lawyers appear in court almost every day to help defend against a wide range of criminal charges. Whether you have been arrested for driving under the influence or face more serious charges like murder, know that we will prepare a strategic defense that best takes advantage of the options available to you.

When we meet to discuss your case, we will give you a candid assessment of what we believe is the best approach to take in your situation. We are honest and straightforward, and will work together with you so that you have the unique defense you need to protect what is most important to you. We are by your side at all times, ready to take on whatever challenge we may face throughout your case.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

We know that you are going to have questions about what we can do to help you build a strong defense to the charges you are facing. To speak with a member of our team about your case, please fill out the contact form below or call us at 908-643-7005

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Founding Attorney James A. Abate

Over 20 years of New Jersey criminal defense experience.

Hiring the right attorney can make the difference between going to jail and having the charges dismissed against you.