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Defending Those Accused of Crimes in Morris County & 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.
Request your initial consultation by calling the firm at (973) 370-9788 today.
We Help Clients Enact 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) 370-9788, or contact us online.
Are You Facing Criminal Charges in Morris County?
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.
At James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Morristown, we bring the requisite experience in and out of the courtroom to provide our clients the aggressive advocacy necessary to protect their rights in a wide range of criminal defense matters.
Our law office provides highly personalized legal guidance that seeks to either gain an acquittal, mitigate charges or minimize penalties. Every legal strategy is designed to suit the unique facts of each case and develops in close consort with each client.
Mr. Porfido has over 30 years of experience in criminal law. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney and was selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2008 through 2017. He is a former prosecutor who now uses his system knowledge to defend clients charged with a wide range of crimes.
“Mr. Porfido came highly recommended to me when I found myself in need of representation in Federal court. I was impressed by his legal skill & knowledge. It was also apparent to me through this process that he was highly respected by his peers.”- M.M.
“Mr. Porfido always followed up and answered my emails and calls no matter the time. He also showed great compassion and concern for me and my children through the whole case and even after.”- N.K.
“James is by far the best attorney I’ve worked and I have referred friends and family to the Porfido Law Firm for years. The staff is extra friendly and James helped my friend with his expungement which allowed him to get the job he wanted after colle”- R.M.
“I've used his services on two occasions and each time his entire staff was very helpful, professional and swift in handling my situation, I couldn't have asked for a better outcome and I absolutely highly recommend James!”- T.A.
“Great experience. Handles himself extremely well in front of the judge. Very knowledgeable and gets the job done. Would highly recommend him to my friends.”- J.R.
Each Client Receives Personalized Strategy
Over 30 Years of Legal Experience
Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning
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The penalties for assault and other violent crimes are serious. Simple assault is generally considered a disorderly person offense punishable by up to $1,000 in fines. If the simple assault was committed under the following circumstances, the offense can raise to a fourth degree crime punishable by up to 18 months in prison and up to $1,000 in fines:
- while working as an employee in care facility against an institutionalized elderly person; or
- while in the presence of a child under 16 years of age at a school or community sponsored youth sports event (regardless of whether the defendant knew of the minor’s age).
The penalties for aggravated assault depend on the specific nature of the aggravated assault, as offenses are classified at different levels of crimes with varying penalty levels. Aggravated assault offenses range from a lower level crime of the fourth degree to a higher level crime of the second degree, which could result in some years in prison.
Other violent offenses like domestic violence are also severely punished, and individuals who violate a restraining order against them could face charges for criminal contempt in the fourth degree. This could result in up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. Second and subsequent offenses will require a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 30 days.