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New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys in Lawrence and Trenton Fighting For You

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N.J. Defense Attorneys with Real-Life Experience

If you face criminal charges in the Lawrence and Trenton area of New Jersey, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has an experienced legal team ready to provide solutions for you. Our firm brought together seven staff attorneys specifically because they had spent decades as prosecutors and public defenders in New Jersey courtrooms. We now offer you their deep understanding of New Jersey law and how criminal cases play out in court — and in negotiations outside of court.

Too many New Jersey residents face criminal charges without legal representation that can protect them, as we can. We have seen people plead out or be found guilty and then have to live with severe sentences and the lasting burden of a criminal record. It doesn’t have to happen to you.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we care deeply about every individual’s right to a vigorous legal defense, and the obligation prosecutors have to prove charges beyond a reasonable doubt before a guilty verdict is entered. We make sure every prosecutor who faces us has a tough day. Our firm devotes resources to each case that allow us to explore every potential defense strategy, and we closely question every piece of evidence offered against our clients.

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"You never anticipate having to hire a criminal lawyer, especially later in life. But if the need arises I would definitely recommend Jonathan and his firm. Our son got himself involved in an extremely serious matter that could have resulted in over 10 years in prison. We did our research, interviewed several attorneys, and eventually decided to hire Jonathan."
— Jay

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We’ll See You Through the N.J. Court System

Dealing with criminal charges and the New Jersey court system is new to many people the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall sees from Lawrence, Trenton, Princeton and other cities, townships and boroughs in Mercer County. They are understandably confused and anxious about a system that can easily take away their freedom and financial well-being.

But what we want you to understand that New Jersey courts will dispense justice under the law for those whose rights are properly protected by lawyers like ours. While prosecutors must seek guilty verdicts, they must also meet the burden of proof to succeed. When they do not have a solid case, prosecutors know it — and our attorneys know it, too.

Our team of attorneys brings some 100 years of combined experience in New Jersey criminal law to each client’s case. We understand the charges you face as well or better than the prosecutor in many cases, and our firm has earned its reputation for creative and strategic approaches to criminal defense. In many cases, New Jersey statutes allow prosecutors to downgrade charges or recommend lighter sentences, particularly if the facts support it or it’s what’s appropriate for a first-time offender or a defendant who deserves help, not punishment.

This matters because prosecutors in Mercer County know and listen to our attorneys when we suggest alternative charges or sentences. They hear us out because they have worked with us here in Lawrence, Trenton, Princeton and other Mercer County municipalities, or in other courtrooms across New Jersey.

Our goal as your defense attorneys will be to obtain the most favorable outcome available in your case. We will always advise you about the status of your case and explain any long-term considerations to be kept in mind as we develop a defense strategy for you. Depending on your needs, we will help you weigh pros and cons of pursuing a plea bargain and such programs as Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), Drug Court and Conditional Discharge, if you qualify for and could benefit from them.

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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 represents adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses in New Jersey. We have offices in Lawrence, N.J., and eight other New Jersey locations. Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys are available to provide you with insightful representation based on our decades of hands-on legal experience and your specific needs.

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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 represents adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses in New Jersey. We have offices in Lawrence, N.J., and eight other New Jersey locations. Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys are available to provide you with insightful representation based on our decades of hands-on legal experience and your specific needs.

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free consultation:
connect with us now
888.543.3210

We Are Lawrence, N.J., Defense Attorneys

From Trenton to the south and Princeton to the north, the lawyers of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in Lawrence, New Jersey, serve residents of Mercer County who need representation for criminal charges and minor legal violations. Our legal team tackles cases with a broad perspective developed as prosecutors and public defenders working across New Jersey for decades before joining this firm. We also maintain the local professional connections required to ensure cases are resolved as favorably as possible for our clients.

In New Jersey, minor violations of the law are charged as “disorderly persons offenses” or “petty disorderly persons offenses.” They are heard before judges in municipal courts where they originated. More serious “indicatable offenses” are heard in Superior Court, typically in the county where they were filed. Federal cases are tried in Trenton, Newark or Camden locations of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Courts in Lawrence & Mercer County

New Jersey Municipal Courts hear minor crimes, violations of municipal ordinances and other minor regulatory offenses, and challenges to traffic and parking tickets. More significant crimes, such as assault, robbery and auto theft, may be filed in Municipal Court before being transferred to County Superior Court.

Lawrence Municipal Court

2211 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 844-7159

Mercer County Superior Court

Mercer County Criminal Courthouse
400 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
(609) 571-4000

Law Enforcement in Lawrence & Mercer County

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office comprises several units, including State, Local and Airport Patrol; Detective Bureau / Fugitive Unit; Emergency Response Team; K-9; Court Security; Civil Process; and others. The Lawrence Police Department consists of divisions for patrol, investigations (including detectives and a juvenile bureau), crime prevention and community programs, and more.

Mercer County Sheriff’s Office

Mercer County Court House
175 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08650
(609) 989-6111
Emergency: 911

Lawrence Police Department

2211 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrence, NJ 08648
(609) 896-1111
Emergency: 911