Essex County NJ Felony Crimes Lawyer
Essex County is most notably known and associated with the City of Newark which is also home to the Essex County Superior Courthouse. However, the county is diversely comprised of numerous small suburban towns such as Nutley, Montclair, and Millburn as well urban areas like Irvington and East Orange. Normally if you are stopped and arrested within Essex County, the local department police or State Troopers will process you and serve you with a complaint and a bail will be determined. If your complaint involves indictable felony charges such as Heroin Distribution, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Theft by Deception or Credit Card Fraud your case will be sent to the Essex County Superior Court to be handled. If you have been charged with a felony or indicted for a crime in Essex County it is important that you speak with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who knows how to handle these cases and is familiar with the court system. At the Law Offices of William A. Proetta we have handled thousands of different criminal charges throughout New Jersey including Essex County. If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help you or your loved, then contact us at (201) 793-8018 for a free initial consultation with an experience criminal lawyer or to schedule an appointment at any one of our conveniently located offices.
Essex County NJ Superior Court
The Essex County Superior Court is comprised of three separate buildings including the Historic Courthouse at 470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, the Wilentz Justice Complex at 212 Washington Street, and the Vererans Courthouse which houses the Criminal Division located on 50 W. Market Street in Newark, NJ 07102. For general information regarding your upcoming court appearance or case you can try and contact the court at (973) 693-5700. In Essex County, all indictable offenses are first sent to the county to be screened by the County Prosecutor’s Office. Once there, your case can either be sent to remand court or if a negotiation can not be worked out, the charges will be sent to grand jury for indictment and assigned to a trial team and criminal judge. The Essex County Superior Court – Criminal Division has eleven judges including Presiding Judge Peter J. Vazquez, Judge Joseph C. Cassini III, Judge Alfonse J. Cifelli, Judge Martin G. Cronin, Judge Sherry A. Hutchins-Henderson, Judge Verna G. Leath, Judge Thomas Moore, Judge Michael A. Petrolle, Judge Michael L. Ravin, and Judge Ramona A. Santiago. Please visit the official website for the Essex County Superior Court to learn more information.
Drug Distribution Charges in Essex County
The Essex County Superior Court handles various indictable offenses such as Armed Robbery, Distribution of Marijuana, Burglary, Shoplifting, and Cocaine Possession. In fact, the Essex County Superior Court is the busiest court in the entire state of New Jersey. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is tasked with handling this overwhelming load of cases from beginning to end including investigations, arrest, indictment and subsequent convictions of defendants who have committed crimes within the county. In fact, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office employs well over 100 assistant prosecutors to meet this hefty goal which also makes them the biggest County Prosecutor’s Office in the state of New Jersey. They need every prosecutor they can get because handle and prosecute, what is equal to, roughly one-quarter of all crimes in our entire state each year. An experienced criminal defense attorney who has a good working relationship with the county prosecutor’s office can be a tremendous asset to a defendant seeking to have their charges downgraded, remanded or even dismissed altogether. Contact our office today at (201) 793-8018 and we can speak to you about the details of your case during a free consultation and explain how we may be able to help you with your particular charges.