Anthony Vecchio helps individuals facing criminal defense charges, traffic tickets, drug charges, DWIs, and juvenile charges as well as those seeking compensation for a personal injury.
A criminal charge can change your life forever. We help reduce or eliminate charges.
Appellate litigation is a core of Anthony’s law practice. We take these cases very, very seriously.
Assault-based offenses in New Jersey charged under NJSA 2C:12-1 fall under two basic categories. These are “simple” and “aggravated” assault.
Burglary charges need to be handled carefully since prosecutor’s offices sometimes object to PTI even for first-time offenders for this offense.
Disorderly conduct when charged under NJSA 2C:33-2, while not a “crime” under New Jersey law, is still a criminal offense. Specifically, it is a petty disorderly persons offense punishable by up to 30 days in jail and up to a $500 fine.
New Jersey, like many other states, has diversionary programs in place to rehabilitate those who commit certain criminal offenses. The goal is to divert these offenders from the courts and prisons.
Harassment charges result from a wide variety of situations. In many cases, the harassment complaint is filed not by a police officer, but rather by an ordinary citizen. The court must thereafter make a finding of probable cause in order for the complaint to proceed.
Cyber crime law in New Jersey is, not surprising, highly technical. Because the crimes are not frequently discovered by the victim, prosecutions for these types of charges are relatively uncommon.
Municipal Court Jailing
DWI and municipal court sentencing laws can be tricky, especially where there are several charges alleged which could result in jail time. All DWI convictions carry a possibility of jail, and for a third offense, mandatory 6 months incarceration.
Right to Bail
A key part of the initial responsibilities of a criminal defense attorney is getting the client released from pre-trial detention. Being detained pending the outcome of your case can cause a defendant to lose their job, and their family to suffer severe financial hardship.
A robbery charge in New Jersey can carry serious consequences. If convicted, you can go to jail, pay a hefty fine and – with a conviction on your record – you can face a major obstacle when applying for a job or pursuing educational opportunities.
New Jersey Courts have become much tougher on shoplifting defendants. However, there are options available to mitigate the harsh consequences of a shoplifting charge, including creative plea negotiation, motion, and trial.
New Jersey treats the crime of theft seriously. A person charged with even a minor shoplifting offense runs the risk of going to jail and paying fines and restitution if convicted. The more money involved in the theft, the more severe the consequences could be for the individual.
If your injury was caused by another person’s or company’s negligence, you can get compensated.
Following a serious traffic collision, injured victims need justice and financial compensation.
You need an aggressive and experienced personal injury lawyer to fight to hold negligent defendants and large insurance companies accountable.
If you’re ever injured in a tractor trailer accident in New Jersey, it can be tempting to think that your insurance company will take care of you.
Unfortunately, this is far from reality. It’s important to always remember that insurance companies are not charities, they are not government departments, and it is not in their best interests to pay you a lot of money.
DWIs are serious charges, but you can fight them with a DWI attorney.
First Offense DWI
New Jersey is aggressively prosecuting those charged with a first offense DUI in NJ, but there is still hope to build a strong defense to help eliminate the long-term impact on your driving and criminal records.
Second Offense DWI
Second offense charges in New Jersey are taken much more seriously than a first offense DWI and there is little room for a judge’s own discretion to determine your penalties.
Third Offense DWI
There are some non-negotiable penalties that come with this level of severity. At this level, you will be required to lose your license for a period of 10 years and much like your second offense, the judge will have no discretion over this time period.
We will defend your child and their record.
An error in judgment in your teenage years can haunt you for the rest of your life.
The good news is that a procedure exists to wipe the slate clean from those younger years: expungement.
Traffic tickets affect your record, insurance, and finances, but they don’t have to.
Driving With a Suspended License
If you are charged with driving with a suspended license in New Jersey, you likely have many questions and concerns.
Will I lose my driving privileges for an even longer period of time? Is there a possibility of jail time or large fines? Is there any way to fight this charge?
Speeding tickets are surprisingly difficult to defend since most cases boil down to your word against a police officer’s.
However, there are ways to have a speeding ticket reduced to offenses that do not carry points on your license. In some cases, a dismissal may also be possible depending on the circumstances.
We help clients with all drug charges—ranging anywhere from possession to production.
The overwhelming majority of drug arrests in New Jersey originate with motor vehicle stops. However, persons, structures, even homes can be searched in certain circumstances. An understanding of search and seizure law is therefore critical for a New Jersey drug possession attorney.
If you have been charged with a heroin-related crime, you should understand how New Jersey treats this drug. Knowing this information will help you to understand the consequences that may possibly lie ahead for you in the state’s criminal justice system.
Getting arrested for a marijuana charge in New Jersey – like any other drug crime – can carry serious direct and collateral consequences. If convicted, you could face jail, fines, loss of your driver’s license and other criminal penalties. You may also miss out on job and educational opportunities with weed charges on your record.