Criminal Law

In the State of New Jersey there are two categories of criminal offenses: Indictable crimes and disorderly persons offenses. A New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney will aggressively protect your Constitutional Rights and can help you reduce potential punishments for these offenses.

The State has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person charged is guilty as to every element of the crime. The criminal defense team is led by Joseph C. Grassi who is recognized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. We provide representation to ensure the protection of individual rights.

Your Constitutional Rights Matter in a Criminal Case

Many of your Constitutional Rights come in to play in the context of being charged with a crime. In order to search and arrest citizens, the police must do so within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution. In addition, the State of New Jersey has its own set of Constitutional rights which provide further protection to people facing criminal charges.

Drunk Driving Offenses in New Jersey

In New Jersey Drunk Driving is a serious offense and there are special rules in place which make fighting a drunk driving case very difficult for people who are charged. First, penalties are based in part on blood alcohol percentage. A person who operates a vehicle or boat over the legal limit of 0.08% is considered to be driving under the influence. If the BAC is 0.10% or greater, the fines and punishments are increased. In order to challenge these results, a criminal defense attorney will investigate and carefully review police procedures. In some cases an expert may be called to evaluate the test results provided by the State.

Refusing to Take the Breath Test

New Jersey’s implied consent law states that if you are lawfully arrested for driving while intoxicated, then you must consent to take a chemical test of your breath for purposes of determining blood alcohol content. Although an officer cannot force you to take a breath test, they can charge you with a refusal if you fail to take the test.

We provide representation to ensure the protection of individual rights. If you have been charged with a crime or have received a ticket, contact the attorneys at Barry, Corrado & Grassi to schedule a free consultation.

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Expungement

Expungements of criminal records mainly affects the individual who has a prior conviction or the person who is about to plead guilty or no contest to a current offense. Typically, expungement is wiping clean one’s criminal record. To expunge a criminal record is to seal and obliterate an individual’s arrest and conviction records. If you want more information about expunging a New Jersey criminal record, it is important that you speak with a New Jersey expungements lawyer, as the law and remedies are different in each state.

Whether you have been charged with a crime, or you are under investigation, contact a New Jersey criminal law attorney at Barry, Corrado & Grassi. Our lawyers have extensive experience assisting individuals in getting arrest information and criminal convictions expunged. We can help those arrested and found innocent. We can also help people convicted of certain misdemeanor and felony charges. Expungement must be done properly to be effective in the long run. Expungement or clearing your criminal record can help prevent obstacles in your future with regard to employment, housing, and professional licensing. Expungement also can help bring to an end an emotionally draining experience.