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Your advocate in and out of the courtroom

We have worked both sides of criminal cases. We are committed to helping individuals who face criminal charges.

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    Protect your rights

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    Minimize the impact on your daily lives

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    Fight for best possible case outcomes and explore all defenses to achieve best results

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    Prevent criminal charges or convictions from damaging future opportunities

Morristown Criminal Defense Attorney

Fighting For Your Rights In Morris County And Throughout Northern New Jersey

If you face criminal charges, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, an indictable criminal offense or a disorderly persons offense, your world could be turned upside down. Your job, your family life, and your freedom may be at risk.

At James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Morristown, Morris County, we bring more than 29 years of experience in the criminal justice system to your case. We are prepared to defend clients in criminal cases throughout northwest and central New Jersey.

James M. Porfido is a former Section Chief of the Vehicular Homicide Unit and Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. He has extensive trial experience. His knowledge of how the prosecution develops their cases provides valuable insights that help him serve his clients on the defense, both in going to trial and in negotiating the best possible outcome.

Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys In NJ

Since 1995, James Porfido has been among a small percentage of lawyers in the State of New Jersey who are recognized as Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey. This certification assures our clients that Mr. Porfido has distinguished himself from his colleagues by meeting the rigorous set of standards required to receive this certification.

With a comprehensive understanding of the system, and personal knowledge of the participants in local municipal and state courts, Mr. Porfido can effectively assert your rights and protect your interests in any criminal matter.

New Jersey Super Lawyers

James Porfido has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2008 through 2017. Super Lawyer designation indicates that the attorney has attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

Mr. Porfido has received numerous other awards and honors, including recognition by the Policeman’s Benevolent Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center.

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Case Results

A former prosecutor who
now fights for the accused

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    Client charged with DWI & several other motor vehicle violations

    The Result

    Reduced license suspension charges

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    Drug Related Charges

    Client charged with multiple drug crimes including possession and distribution

    The Result

    Not Guilty

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    Client charged with assault from a bar fight

    The Result

    Not Guilty

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