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We believe in a person’s right to be presumed innocent until proven otherwise. We also believe that proving guilt should always be an uphill battle for the prosecution, never a slam dunk. As former prosecutors ourselves, we have seen too many defendants plead out or get slapped with harsh sentences because they didn’t have adequate legal representation. Don’t let that happen to you.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our experienced attorneys are widely recognized for developing smart defense strategies that are tailored to our clients’ needs. We approach each case from a unique perspective – looking at it through the prosecution’s eyes and from a defense standpoint.

Whether you’re facing a minor infraction or a serious criminal charge, you should know your rights and understand how a conviction or plea deal could affect your future.

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Clients Choose Our Law Firm Because:

  • With 11 accomplished New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys, we have one of the largest and most experienced teams of its kind in the state.
  • Our talented lawyers include former prosecutors and public defenders from more than 25 towns and counties across New Jersey.
  • Our team has decades of trial experience, representing thousands of clients in courtrooms throughout the state.
  • Certified criminal trial attorneys on staff.
  • As a large statewide criminal firm, we have the extensive resources and connections needed to thoroughly investigate cases and fight for your rights every step of the way.
  • We take action immediately to start work on your case. We talk to clients at night and on weekends. When you need us, we’re there.
  • Our law firm offers free initial consultations so you can talk through your case and see for yourself the difference our team can make.

What Our Clients Say

“My son was arrested on serious drug charges. I did my research and decided to retain Jon after much time and effort. As it turned out, I could not have made a sounder decision… We are happy to say that our son has avoided jail and many of the severe penalties that seemed almost inevitable.”
– from our client Fred

Meet Our New Jersey Attorneys


Jonathan F. Marshall

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Colin E. Bonus Esq.

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Jason Seidman

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Matthew Dorry

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William Wachowski

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Brett Rosen

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Thomas Huth

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Paul Koutouzakis

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James Fagen

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Abraham N. Basch

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A Record of Results

    Case Dismissed
    State vs. J.A. Drug Charge
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    Not Guilty
    State vs. B.S. Sex Crime
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    Reduced Charges
    State vs. D.S. Theft Crime
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    Case Dismissed
    State vs. K.E. DUI Charge
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What You Should Be Asking When You Interview Criminal Defense Attorneys

Many of the people we talk to want to interview a few attorneys before they choose someone to represent them. That’s understandable because, after all, your choice of attorney could be one of the biggest decisions you ever make.

You may be tempted to base your choice of attorney on the firm’s touted local connections or the “low” rate they are offering. Don’t let the little things overshadow the big picture:

Your future is on the line. You need an attorney with the experience to fight for it.

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When interviewing criminal defense attorneys, you should know what questions to ask:

  • How many years of experience do you have handling criminal cases?
  • Have you handled cases like mine before? What were the outcomes?
  • How many cases have you argued before a jury? What is your verdict record?
  • How will you investigate my case and build a defense?
  • How often will you be available to talk to me as my case proceeds?

We Help You Weigh All the Factors

In many situations, an individual facing a disorderly persons charge or serious traffic violation might be tempted to plead guilty, pay the fine, and get on with life. If you’re considering a quick guilty plea just to get rid of the case, we encourage you to think again. What appear to be minor consequences now can follow you around and make things difficult for you in the future.

Only an experienced criminal defense attorney can give you a good idea of the long-range considerations that you should bear in mind when deciding whether to fight a criminal charge of any kind. Our lawyers have a well-earned reputation for combining practical, solution-focused advice with extensive courtroom experience to give you an advantage in the fight for a satisfactory resolution.

Our seasoned attorneys can explain how any decision you make regarding your case could affect your life in the future. We always take your interests into account while developing and executing a smart criminal defense strategy tailored to your unique circumstances.

Among the factors to bear in mind when facing criminal charges are how a conviction could affect your:

  • Driver’s license
  • Right to own a gun
  • Child custody or visitation arrangements
  • Public access to your criminal record
  • Employment prospects
  • Professional or business licenses
  • Immigration status
  • Security clearance
  • Housing options

Our Legal Services

With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our skilled criminal defense team has handled a wide range of cases. Some of the common types of cases we handle include:

Our law firm has selectively built a team of former prosecutors and public defenders from municipalities and counties across New Jersey. This means we have the broad perspective and courtroom experience needed to see cases through to a jury verdict, not just a quick plea deal.

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Our Former Prosecutors Are Ready to Fight for You

As long-time criminal defense attorneys, we know that there are many opportunities to tear apart a case right from the start. That’s why we urge anyone who has been arrested to contact us as soon as possible to begin work on their defense.

With nine law offices across New Jersey, our dedicated criminal defense attorneys can meet with you wherever is most convenient. Our team is also available to talk at night and on the weekend because we know that’s when many of our clients need us.

Schedule a free consultation now to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your situation, and learn how we can help.