Criminal & Municipal Law

Freehold Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defending clients facing criminal and municipal charges

Being charged with a crime or municipal violation comes with serious ramifications. Traffic tickets can impact a person financially through fines, points to one’s license and a rise in insurance premiums. A criminal conviction is a more serious matter. A drug crime, firearm crime, and theft conviction can devastate your future with jail time and a criminal record, restricting a person’s ability to get a job, find housing, and much more. It is important to have quality legal defense through these matters. Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. is an experienced law firm ready to protect your future. Whether you have been charged with a crime, disorderly persons offense, or a traffic violation, contact our firm for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.

Drug Crimes

Drug laws in New Jersey are some of the harshest in the country. Law enforcement is proactive in fighting the issue and courts are ready to hand down serious consequences when hearing cases. Even the smallest amount of drugs can affect your future with a criminal record. Obviously, a criminal record can impact your ability to make a living, putting you in a serious predicament. Depending on the amount in your possession, you could face more serious allegations, including intent to distribute, distribution, and sales.

Gun Crimes

New Jersey’s gun laws are tough and continue to progress as the years pass. If you are charged with a gun crime, you face serious consequences that can impact your future. Many of these charges come with imprisonment and a criminal record. The degree of crime varies depending on the circumstances of the arrest and the firearm in one’s possession. If you are charged with the illegal possession of a firearm, you need to consult with an attorney.

Theft

Being charged with theft in the state of New Jersey is a very serious matter. Theft covers a wide range of criminal activities, including theft of property, theft of services, theft by fraud, theft by deception and much more. Even a shoplifting charge can have serious repercussions. Theft crimes are based on the value of the property or the amount of money stolen, for the most part. A conviction of a theft charge could give you a criminal record and the potential for incarceration.

Traffic Violations

Traffic violations are common occurrences in the state of New Jersey. Often, people who act unlawfully while driving are charged with violations that can impact their driving record, escalating their insurance premiums, and subjecting them to various fines. Some of the many violations one can face include speeding, reckless driving, cell phone violations and driving without a license.