Our law office aggressively defends clients charged with all indictable offenses and disorderly persons offenses in the Superior Courts throughout New Jersey with an emphasis on white collar, racketeering, money laundering, RICO, fraud, theft, burglary, robbery, assault and aggravated assault, gun charges, drug charges, driving while suspended charges, PTI terminations, violations of probation and parole, sentence reconsiderations, PTI appeals and Drug Court appeals. Our vigorous representation of our clients commences with the filing of bail motions for bail hearings and the exploration of all available defenses to the criminal charges from the filing of the initial Complaint and an Indictment being returned until the case is concluded at trial.
Our law office also defends clients charged with all municipal court offenses, traffic violations, disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses, charges for DUI and DWI in NJ, driving while suspended and on the revoked list, and drug charges in the municipal courts throughout the State. We diligently represent our clients in reviewing the evidence, consulting experts, and filing the necessary motions to challenge the basis for the charges filed in the municipal courts and in preparing our defense at trial. Our office also represents clients in expungement proceedings to expunge a prior criminal or municipal court charge and arrest record.
Our law office continues to strongly advocate for our clients in the Family Courts in all phases of the DCPP proceedings. Our representation of our clients in DCPP proceedings for Abuse and Neglect FN litigation and in Guardianship FG litigation of termination of parental rights commences from the filing of the Complaint and continues until the conclusion of the Family Court proceedings. Our law office also provides representation to our clients in all domestic violence proceedings and in contesting the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order and in challenging the issuance of the Final Restraining Order.
Barbara Ungar, Esq., has practiced law for almost 29 years and has engaged in the private practice of law for the past 18 years. She is a strong advocate for her clients and has achieved great results for them. Her zealous representation of her clients in all stages of criminal prosecutions in the Superior Courts of New Jersey and in all stages of New Jersey municipal court proceedings, DUI, DWI, disorderly persons offenses and traffic violations in the municipal courts, has resulted in favorable outcomes. Her representation of her clients has also led to some notable results.
In May, 2015, Barbara Ungar was elected to serve for a second term as the Chair of the Municipal Court Practice Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In June, 2015, Ms. Ungar became the Chair of the Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in the Municipal Courts. From December, 2015 to May, 2016, the Subcommittee on Judicial Independence in the Municipal Courts held four public hearings throughout the State of New Jersey, which were chaired by Ms. Ungar.
In March, 2016, the Appellate Division, in an unpublished important decision by the Court, affirmed the lower court's decision to allow Ms. Ungar's client (an out of state resident with second degree gun possession charges) into Pre-trial Intervention over the State's objection.
In May, 2016, Barbara Ungar was elected to serve as the Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In October, 2016, Ms. Ungar moderated and presented a Continuing Legal Education seminar at the Mid Year Conference of the New Jersey State Bar Association in Amsterdam addressing Bail Reform considerations under the New Criminal Justice Reform in the Courts in New Jersey and bail considerations in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
A Legislative Forum was presented by the Criminal Law Section with co-sponsorship from three other sections of the New Jersey State Bar Association on December 14, 2016 and moderated by Ms. Ungar addressing Criminal Justice Reform in New Jersey implemented on January 1, 2017. Ms. Ungar moderated a program addressing mental health issues of competency and utilizing mental health defenses at trial on March 22, 2017 at the Law Center. In May, 2017, Barbara Ungar moderated and presented a program at the Annual Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association in Atlantic City, New Jersey addressing crafting opening and closing statements at jury trials and effective jury instructions at jury trials. In June, 2017, Ms. Ungar moderated and presented a Continuing Legal Education seminar on Hot Topics in Criminal Law with a distinguished panel of judges and attorneys addressing the current case law and trends in criminal law and procedure at the Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
In July, 2017, the Law Office of Barbara Ungar announces its relocation to its new address of
253 Livingston Avenue, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, New Jersey.