Hudson County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Jersey City Criminal Lawyer near meThere were over 90,000 criminal complaints filed in Hudson County last year (i.e. 2019).  This is an extremely high number of Superior Court and Municipal Court charges for a jurisdiction that only spans 62 square miles and is limited to twelve (12) municipalities. Our Jersey City criminal attorneys are very familiar with this circumstance as members of one of the largest firms of its kind in the state, not to mention decades representing clients arrested in Bayonne, East Newark, Hoboken, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, Guttenberg, Harrison, West New York, and Jersey City.

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Hudson County, New Jersey, you can trust the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall to assist you. Our savvy legal team knows the court system inside and out, with credentials that include:

+ Over 200 years of combined experience defending charges at the Hudson County Superior Court and municipalities throughout the region

+ 10 Attorneys that specialize exclusively in criminal defense

+ Former county prosecutors who have served as Director of the Drugs Task Force, Major Crimes Bureau, Special Operations, Juvenile, Domestic Violence and even the entire Trial Division

+ Certified criminal trial attorneys

Over our decades handling thousands of cases, we’ve seen how New Jersey residents lacking proper legal representation can suffer by being found guilty when evidence might show otherwise, or by taking a guilty plea that follows them forever, hampering their chances at future employment and starting over. That need not happen to you.

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The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall

574 Newark Ave
Suite 204A
Jersey City NJ 07302 Telephone: 201-309-0500 Telephone: 1-877-450-8301

"I have made some mistakes including getting involved with drugs. This last time it almost landed me in prison but I hired Mr. Marshall. He was able to keep me out of jail and I did not even lose my license."
— Cheryl

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Contact our Hudson County law office in Jersey City for a Free Legal Consultation — (201) 309-0500.

The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are dedicated to providing each client with a robust legal defense and holding the prosecution accountable for proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt. We tenaciously question the facts of each case, and we have the resources to explore every possible defense strategy.


We’ve seen before how dealing with the New Jersey legal system for the first time can be a shock to people in Jersey City and other cities, townships, and boroughs in Hudson County. Many people we see from communities such as Bayonne, Hoboken, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken, and West New York are nervous about facing criminal charges that can deprive them of their freedom and also impact their families’ lives and livelihood.

That’s why we’re committed to protecting your rights. We make sure that our prospective clients know how the New Jersey criminal court system works, how it can be made to dispense justice under the law, how prosecutors must meet the burden of proof—and how to handle situations where they don’t.

Our attorneys have a combined 100 years of experience with New Jersey criminal law that feeds their devotion and expertise. Our Hudson County criminal defense attorneys know when and how to discuss with prosecutors about the possibility of downgraded charges, a lighter sentence, or an alternative punishment such as a diversion program, particularly if the arrested person has no prior criminal history.

In fact, Hudson County prosecutors have worked with our attorneys and our law firm so much over the years that they truly listen to our suggestions. They’ve seen how we operate in Hudson County and other municipalities, and they trust our intentions.

Our promise to you is to seek the best possible outcome that the facts of your case will allow. As we develop your defense strategy, we’ll keep you informed at every step about your case’s status and any long-term considerations to keep in mind. If necessary, we’ll also explain the details of and help you decide whether to accept any plea agreement or enter a program such as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), Conditional Discharge probation, or Drug Court.

Experienced Jersey City, New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has a tremendous amount of experience in dealing with serious criminal offenses, which include but our not limited too: drug kingpin, armed robbery, carjacking, homicide, kidnapping and rape cases. In addition, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall also has very unique qualifications when it comes defending driving while intoxicated / driving under the influence cases as well. Our office has four former municipal court DWI prosecutors on staff, five attorneys who are certified to operate / maintain the Alcotest Machine, five attorneys certified in the standardized field sobriety tests and three attorneys certified to administer the standardized field sobriety tests. These unique qualifications gives our team of Hudson County, NJ dwi defense lawyers the ability to aggressively attack the evidence in your dui case.

The team of Hudson County, NJ criminal defense attorneys at Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has a unique set of qualifications that allows for them to successfully defend all types of criminal matters. The experience that the four former prosecutors bring to the office gives our staff the ability to fully understand how the prosecution may try to prove their case against you. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, whether it is a felony, disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor) or a traffic offense and would like a free initial consultation with any one of our eight Jersey City, NJ criminal defense attorneys, please contact us directly at (201) 309-1800.


Drug Crimes


Sex Crimes


Traffic Offenses


At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in Hudson County, N.J., our legal team defends adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses. Our dedicated and knowledgeable Hudson County criminal defense lawyers provide individualized and insightful representation for each client’s needs.

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Violent Crimes


Criminal Process


Municipal Courts


At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in Hudson County, N.J., our legal team defends adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses. Our dedicated and knowledgeable Hudson County criminal defense lawyers provide individualized and insightful representation for each client’s needs.

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Because it lies west of the lower Hudson River and is considered part of New Jersey’s Gateway Region in the New York metropolitan area, Hudson County presents a variety of circumstances for criminal charges. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have a wealth of legal expertise honed over decades in New Jersey’s courtrooms, plus the local resources, perspective, and connections to well serve residents in the county’s roughly 12 municipalities.

New Jersey law considers minor legal violations as “disorderly persons offenses” or “petty disorderly persons offenses,” which are heard by municipal court judges. More serious charges, called “indicatable offenses,” appear before the Superior Court in the county where they originated. The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark, Trenton, and Camden hears federal cases.


The state’s many municipal courts have limited jurisdiction. They handle municipal ordinance violations, motor vehicle and parking tickets, and minor criminal offenses. However, a person facing a serious criminal charge, such as auto theft, robbery, or assault, may first appear in a municipal court before the case is transferred to Superior Court.

Here are some courts in Hudson County:

Hudson County Superior Court

583 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 748-4400 ext. 66600

Bayonne Municipal Court

630 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 858-6934

East Newark Municipal Court

34 Sherman Ave.
East Newark, NJ 07029
(973) 481-2902 ext. 229

Hoboken Municipal Court

100 Newark St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 420-2120

Jersey City Municipal Court

365 Summit Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 209-6700

Kearny Municipal Court

404 Kearny Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032
(201) 955-7410

North Bergen Municipal Court

4225 Bergen Turnpike
North Bergen, NJ 07047
(201) 392-2126

Secaucus Municipal Court

1203 Paterson Plank Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094
(201) 330-2065

Union City Municipal Court

3715 Palisade Ave.
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 392-3691

Weehawken Municipal Court

400 Park Ave., 2nd Floor.
Weehawken, NJ 07086
(201) 319-6030

West New York Municipal Court

428 60th St.
West New York, NJ 07093
(201) 295-5185


The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office handles not only court security but a variety of functions including 911 public safety telecommunications, a patrol bureau, a detective bureau, an emergency response team, hostage/crisis negotiations, and transporting arrestees.

Hudson County Sheriff’s Office

595 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ
(201) 369-4330

Here are some other police agencies in Hudson County:

Jersey City Police Department

1 Journal Square Plaza
Division of Police—Floor 4
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Non-emergency: (201) 547-5477

Hoboken Police Department

106 Hudson St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Non-emergency: (201) 420-2100

Weehawken Police Department

400 Park Ave.
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Non-emergency: (201) 863-7800