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Post-Conviction Relief Lawyers In Morris County, New Jersey

An Arrest Or Conviction Doesn’t Have To Ruin Your Future Opportunities – Talk To An Experienced Morristown Criminal Defense Attorney

Filing an appeal of your case is the first step in fighting a conviction in New Jersey criminal cases. If you do not agree with the outcome of your case in trial court, you may appeal to a higher court. Appellate courts are designed to ensure that laws are correctly interpreted and accused individuals are treated fairly in lower courts.

At James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Morristown, NJ, we represent clients in appeals. Typically, these appeals are the result of a conviction in the Municipal Court after the trial. These appeals are filed and heard on a Trial de Novo basis in the Superior Court. These are complex cases that require a thorough understanding of New Jersey and federal criminal statutes, as well as court procedure and conduct. Attorney Porfido’s credentials as a trial attorney who appears regularly in court make him a trusted lawyer in a broad range of criminal matters.

Expunging A Criminal Record In New Jersey

An appeal is available to a person who feels they were convicted in error. For those who do not feel their arrest or criminal conviction was in error, expungement is a means of removing an arrest or conviction from public records so it will not be seen by employers, prospective employers, landlords, lending institutions, or other parties that may conduct a background search on you through the New Jersey State Police or the FBI.

Following expungement, a person is legally able to state that an arrest or conviction never occurred. You are right to be concerned about an arrest or conviction. It can have long-term consequences on your life. We are prepared to review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action.

Schedule A Consultation So A Skilled Morris County, NJ Criminal Lawyer Can Review Your Situation

Contact us today to schedule a meeting. In addition to handling your defense, we want to help you avoid this situation in the future. We may recommend counselors and other professionals who can help you with the root cause of your criminal charge so that you can avoid the unfortunate experience of being arrested again.

We appear in courts in Morris County and throughout northwest and central New Jersey. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to review the facts of your case and explain your legal options. Call us today or use our online contact form to schedule your initial consultation.

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