CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND EXPUNGEMENTS
Our office strongly advocates for our clients charged with indictable offenses, disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses in all of the Superior Courts throughout New Jersey. Our vigorous representation commences with the representation at detention motions, preparation of motions to reconsider conditions of pre-trial release, release from the state prisons and county jails, review of the discovery and exploration of defenses to the charges. From the commencement of the filing of the Complaint and through an Indictment being returned, our representation of our clients includes the investigation and retention of experts; exploration of all defenses available to the charges, to include diminished capacity, insanity and other psychiatric defenses and alibi defenses; preparation of the filing and hearing on all the necessary motions to defend the charges; presentation of our defense at trial commencing from jury selection through the conclusion of the jury trial; and the filing of all post trial motions.
Barbara Ungar, Esq., a dedicated NJ criminal defense lawyer, has expertise in representation of clients charged with all crimes and in the following additional areas of criminal defense:
- Arson and aggravated arson charges
- Burglary, theft and robbery charges
- Endangering the welfare of the child charges (Abuse and Neglect and shaking baby syndrome)
- Fraud, tax and white collar offenses including money laundering and racketeering
- Driving while suspended and on the revoked list charges (as a result of two prior DWI convictions)
- Disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses
- PTI termination and appeals for PTI rejection; and,
Our office represents our clients in the filing of expungement petitions related to indictable offenses, Drug Court charges, disorderly persons offenses, ordinance violations and completion of diversion programs. Our office also provides representation of our clients in expungement petitions of their entire prior record with the enactment of the Clean Slate expungement law.
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MUNICIPAL COURT DEFENSE
Our law office has continued to provide aggressive representation of our clients in all New Jersey municipal court violations, traffic violations, DUI, DWI (blood alcohol, alcohol consumption and narcotics), disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses throughout the State. Our effective representation of our clients includes the review of discovery and retention of DUI and DWI experts; exploration of defenses; plea negotiations; the filing and hearing on motions to suppress evidence; and representation of our clients at trial.
Our office has continued to litigate motions challenging the probable cause for the motor vehicle stop and to challenge the administration of the standardized field sobriety testing on the roadside and the administration of the breathalyzer testing. Our office has continued to aggressively defend the charges of DWI and DUI and to litigate issues of chain of custody of evidence of blood and urine testing and to seek to preclude the admission of the breathalyzer results at trial. With the recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court in State v. Olenowski, our office continues to challenge the admissibility of a DRE evaluation at trial.
Our representation of our clients for municipal court charges, traffic violations, DUI and DWI and drug offenses have also included:
- Leaving the scene of the accident
- Driving while suspended or on the revoked list
- Disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses
- DUI and underage drinking
- DWI in NJ (for blood alcohol and alcohol consumption cases)
- DWI (DRE for narcotics and other drugs)
- Post conviction and Laurick applications for reopening of prior DWI convictions, and,
- Expungements of municipal court charges, arrest records and ordinance violations.
Our law office has continued to provide advocacy in our representation of our clients in the Family Courts in family court litigation involving custody (legal and physical custody); visitation and grandparent visitation with the filing of motions and appearing at the hearing in the Family Courts. Our representation of our clients in domestic violence proceedings commences with the issuance of the Temporary Restraining Order and through the issuance of the Final Restraining Order at the final hearing.
LANDLORD TENANT EVICTION PROCEEDINGS
Our office continues to represent our clients in residential and commercial eviction proceedings from the filing of the complaint to mediation and trial proceedings. Our office also continues to handle representation of our clients in any proceedings following the issuance of the judgment of possession and warrant of removal in the premises. Our office also handles the related litigation involving the unpaid rents due from residential and commercial leases in the premises that are filed in the Special Civil Part and Law Division of the Superior Courts in New Jersey. Our law office has continued our representation of our clients to provide advice to our clients in pending landlord tenant actions in order to achieve the best results.
ESTATE PLANNING AND GUARDIANSHIP ACTIONS
Our law office continues to provide representation to our clients in the preparation of Wills and all different types of Trusts, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney. Our office has continued to be involved in the preparation of Advanced Directive for Health Care and Living Wills tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We provide services of the preparation of Advanced Directive for Health Care to address those clients with mental health issues and tailored to our client's needs.
Our law office continues to provide advocacy to our clients and representation in Probate matters from the probate of a Will and appointment of the Executor, to the administration of the estate, to handling estate and probate matters in the County Surrogate's Offices. Our representation extends to contested proceedings and to uncontested matters in the Chancery Division. Our law office provides advocacy to our clients seeking to file Guardianship proceedings for a family member in the Chancery Division of the Superior Courts of New Jersey.
Our law office continues to provide compassionate representation of clients suffering from disabilities and to mental health issues with our expertise in these areas when addressing their needs in estate planning and in guardianship proceedings. Our office is sensitive to the needs of individuals in making difficult end of life decisions and in preparing estate planning documents to best achieve the needs of our clients.