Free Consultation: 973.683.1140

973.683.1140

Criminal Defense Attorney In Morristown, NJ

Defending Those Accused Of Crimes In Morris County And Throughout Northern New Jersey

Morristown criminal defense attorney James M. Porfido has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of criminal law. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney and has been selected by New Jersey Monthly for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list for his criminal defense work. He is a former prosecutor who now uses his knowledge of the system to defend clients charged with a wide range of crimes.

What Charges Are You Facing?

Under Mr. Porfido’s leadership, our firm mounts strong, intelligent defenses on behalf of those charged with:

  • Juvenile crimes ranging from underage drinking and MIP (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15 and 2C:33-16) to criminal mischief and property crimes
  • Drug charges involving illicit drugs like cocaine and meth, as well as prescription drugs
  • White collar crimes, including fraud, racketeering, embezzlement, and more
  • Traffic violations such as driving while suspended, reckless driving, and driving without insurance
  • DUI/DWI, whether you are a first-time offender or repeat offender
  • Theft crimes, including burglary, robbery, and related charges such as breaking and entering
  • Internet crimes such as identity theft, child pornography, and more
  • Sex crimes, including rape, sexual assault, prostitution, solicitation, and many other accusations
  • Gun and weapon charges, including felon in possession and assault with a deadly weapon

Post-Conviction Relief

If you have a criminal conviction in your past and it is holding you back, we may be able to help you clean up your record through an expungement. Similarly, if you feel you were convicted in error, talk to us about the possibility of appealing the decision.

Schedule A Consultation With An Experienced Morris County Criminal Defense Lawyer As Soon As Possible

Prompt action in criminal cases is critical. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime in northern New Jersey, call attorney James M. Porfido right away to learn about your rights. Call 973-683-1140, or contact us online. Mr. Porfido can visit you in jail if you are incarcerated.

Credit cards accepted • Payment plans available • Se habla español

Our Blog


  • Defendant’s Mental State and Their Responsibility for a Crime

    While many people believe that you can be innocent or guilty of a crime simply by committing or not committing it, there is actually a lot more that goes into it. A person’s responsibility for a crime can be directly affected by their mental state. What Are the Differences? For starters, some crimes can be […] Read More


  • What Is an Arrest?

    It seems like something you already know about, but do you truly know what it means to be arrested? Television and movies simply portray it as someone being put into handcuffs and taken to a police station or jail. But in real life, an arrest can happen without handcuffs and without a trip to the […] Read More


  • Study Links Strict Gun Laws with Suicide Rate

    It is no secret that gun laws are a hot button debate topic across the country. With school shootings constantly taking place in different states, it is difficult to watch television without it being mentioned. Many people are advocating for stricter gun laws while many others feel it will not change much. A recent study […] Read More

Superlawyers Certified Lawyers.com

Thank you!

Someone from our office will contact you shortly.

My Client Reviews