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New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting for You in Cranford, N.J.

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N.J. Defense Lawyers Who Have Real-Life Experience

If you face criminal charges in the Cranford and Elizabeth area of New Jersey, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has a deeply experienced legal team ready to assist you. Our seven attorneys were brought into the firm specifically for the decades they spent serving as prosecutors and public defenders in New Jersey courtrooms. We understand New Jersey criminal law and how cases play out in court — and in negotiations before going to court.

We know also that, too often, individuals face criminal charges without appropriate legal representation. Too many New Jersey residents are found guilty or plead out, only to suffer severe sentences and tarnished records, which they might have avoided. Don’t let it happen to you.

The work we do at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is undergirded by two key principles: everyone charged with a crime has the Constitutional right to a vigorous legal defense, and the prosecution is required to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt to win a guilty verdict. Every prosecutor who faces us is in for an uphill climb. We thoroughly question the facts of each case we take on, and we apply the resources required to explore every potential defense strategy for our clients.

Contact us today about putting a team of aggressive Cranford, New Jersey, defense attorneys on your side.

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The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall

123 North Union Avenue
Cranford NJ 07016 Telephone: 908-272-1700 Telephone: 1-877-450-8301

"I have battled drug addiction for many years and it has gotten me in plenty of trouble. I have dealt with many attorneys over my lifetime and Jonathan is the best I have encountered. He is not only approachable and easy to talk to but a skilled battler when it comes to court. Despite prior distribution convictions, Jonathan and his firm was able to keep me out of prison. I didn't think there was any chance of staying out of jail. Thank you Jonathan."
— Katy

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Guiding You Safely Through the N.J. Courts

Many people we see from Cranford, Elizabeth, Union, Plainfield, Linden and other townships and boroughs in Union County have turned to the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall for help with their first encounter with the N.J. Courts. We hear their anxiety about a system that has the power to significantly disrupt their life.

We first try to help them understand that New Jersey laws and courts will dispense justice in most cases for those with proper legal representation like we provide. Prosecutors are obligated to work for guilty verdicts, but they must meet the burden of proof to succeed. If the facts do not support their case, they know it — and we know it, too.

Our clients benefit from the 100 years of combined experience with New Jersey criminal law our team brings to each case. Our attorneys understand the charges our clients face as well or better than the prosecutor in many cases, and we are known for creative and strategic approaches to criminal defense. Many New Jersey statutes allow prosecutors to pursue downgraded charges or lighter sentences, particularly when the facts support it or it’s the right thing to do for a first-time offender or someone who needs help instead of punishment.

More importantly, prosecutors in Union County know our attorneys and will consider alternative charges or sentencing the law allows when we suggest it. They listen to us because they have worked with us here in Cranford and other Union County municipalities, in Superior Court in Elizabeth, or in other municipal and county courtrooms across New Jersey.

As your defense attorneys, our goal will be to obtain the best outcome available for you. We will ensure that you are always up to date on the status your case and any long-term considerations you should keep in mind as we develop a legal defense for you. When your needs call for it, we will discuss pros and cons of pursuing a plea bargain or such programs as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), Drug Court and Conditional Discharge, which you may qualify for and benefit from.

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Drug Crimes

Our attorneys have extensive experience fighting charges of possession, distribution, and other serious offenses.

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Sex Crimes

Don’t let sex crime charges ruin your life and your future. Let us help you develop a smart legal defense.

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Traffic Offenses

Seemingly minor tickets can turn into major headaches if they are not handled properly.

What We Do

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in Cranford, N.J., represents adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses in New Jersey. Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys can provide insightful representation based on our many years of hands-on legal experience and your specific needs from our Cranford office or from eight other New Jersey locations.

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Violent Crimes

Convictions for violent crimes carry heavy penalties. So it is crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side.

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Criminal Process

Our experienced attorneys will explain what you can expect every step of the way in your case.

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Municipal Courts

Our lawyers have a long track record of successfully representing clients in municipal court cases across New Jersey.

What We Do

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in Cranford, N.J., represents adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses in New Jersey. Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys can provide insightful representation based on our many years of hands-on legal experience and your specific needs from our Cranford office or from eight other New Jersey locations.

See all Practice Areas
free consultation:
connect with us now
888.543.3210

We Are Cranford Defense Lawyers

The lawyers of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall serve residents of Cranford, Elizabeth and greater Union County who need representation for criminal charges and local offenses. Our legal team offers a broad perspective and courtroom experience developed over decades practicing as prosecutors and public defenders throughout New Jersey. We also have the local connections needed to ensure we can pursue the most favorable outcomes for our clients.

In New Jersey, minor offenses are categorized as “disorderly persons offenses” or “petty disorderly persons offenses.” They are heard in municipal courts located where charges were filed. More serious “indicatable offenses” are heard in Superior Court, typically in the county where the charge originated. Federal cases are heard by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, which has courtrooms in Newark, Camden and Trenton.

Courts in Cranford & Union County

New Jersey Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over minor criminal offenses, municipal ordinance violations, traffic and parking tickets, and other minor regulatory offenses. More significant crimes, like assault, robbery and auto theft, are initially filed in Municipal Court but transferred to the County Superior Court.

Cranford Municipal Court

Cranford Municipal Building
8 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 709-7242

Union County Superior Court

Union County Courthouse
2 Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 659-4600

Law Enforcement in Cranford & Union County

The Union County Sheriff’s Office consists of a Crime Scene Unit, which responds to all major incidents in the county, as well as a Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) unit, K-9 Search and Rescue Unit, a Fugitive Investigative Unit, and other services. The Cranford Police Department consists of divisions for patrol, investigations, traffic and staff services, records, and administration.

Union County Sheriff’s Office

10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
(908) 527-4450
Emergency: 911

Cranford Police Department

8 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 272-2222
Emergency: 911