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A Purpose-Driven Criminal Defense Team

Attorneys can choose to practice in nearly any area of law, so why does our team at the Law Offices of James A. Abate choose criminal defense? Because we have the drive to help people who are facing the highest stakes – their freedom and their future. We want to use our extensive experience to not only fight for our clients’ rights, but also to help them understand the law and the process so they can make the best decisions for their situation. We serve clients throughout New Jersey from our office in Somerville.

Our attorneys approach each case with compassion, skill, and experience. Our founding attorney, James A. Abate, has over 20 years of criminal law experience. He is joined by our senior associate attorney, John Portanova. Learn more about our dedicated criminal defense lawyers here:

For All Levels Of Criminal Charges, We Are Here For You

From a DUI to fraud, all criminal charges have serious consequences. A criminal record can affect your employment, housing, and even your education. Our goal is to protect your future by providing you with a strong defense. We represent all levels of criminal charges, including municipal, state, and federal cases, such as the following:

  • DUI and DWI
  • Drug-related charges
  • White collar crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Violent felonies

In addition, if you are trying to clear your criminal record through expungement, we can assist you.

Building A Strong Defense

The best criminal defenses start early in the process. We encourage you to contact our office as soon as you know you are under investigation. Our attorneys will help you understand the process and the charges against you. They will handle communication with the police and prosecutors, as well as advocate for you in the courtroom. No matter what charges you face, you do not have to face them alone.

Find Out More In A Free Initial Consultation

We offer free initial consultations for all of our new clients. Schedule an appointment by calling 908-643-7005 or reaching out to us through our online contact form.