Our law office defends clients in all 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, 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 office defends the charges aggressively. 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:
- Bail Hearings and Bail Detention Hearings under Bail Reform effective on January 1, 2017;
- White collar and racketeering and money laundering charges;
- Burglary and theft offenses;
- Endangering the welfare of a child (abuse and neglect; shaking baby syndrome);
- Sexual assault and criminal sexual contact charges;
- Driving while suspended and on the revoked list charges(as a result of prior DWI convictions);
- Disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses;
- PTI termination and appeals for PTI rejection in the Criminal Division and in the Appellate Division; and,
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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; preparation of our defense for trial; representation at Rule 104 hearings regarding the admissibility of the breathalyzer test results; and representation of our clients at trial.
Our representation of our clients for municipal court charges, traffic violations, DUI and DWI offenses have also included:
- Leaving the scene of the accident;
- Driving on the revoked list;
- Disorderly persons offenses;
- Petty disorderly persons offenses;
- DWI in NJ (for blood alcohol and alcohol consumption cases);
- DWI (DRE for narcotics and other drugs);
- DWI and Municipal Court Appeals;
- Post conviction and Laurick applications for reopening of prior DWI convictions, and,
- Expungements of criminal and municipal court charges and arrest records.
Our law office has continued to provide advocacy in our representation of our clients in the Family Courts in juvenile proceedings from the filing of a Complaint through the dispositional phase. Our representation of our clients in domestic violence proceedings commences with contesting the issuance of the Temporary Restraining Order through challenging the issuance of the Final Restraining Order at the final hearing. We also continue to provide strong advocacy to our clients in our representation in all stages of the DCPP proceedings (formerly DYFS proceedings). We challenge the basis of the filing of an Order to show cause in Abuse and Neglect proceedings and continue to defend our clients aggressively at the fact finding hearing until the case is dismissed. Our diligent representation of our clients involves the review of the evidence and the preparation of our defense; the retention of experts for conducting of psychological and bonding evaluations of our clients and their children; the filing of all necessary motions and the hearing of motions to defend our clients diligently in these proceedings. Our law office has developed expertise in the handling of DCPP proceedings involving allegations of drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, shaking baby sydrome and mental health illness, both in the Family Courts and in appeals to the Appellate Division.
We also continue to provide aggressive representation of our clients in the termination of parental rights proceedings in the Family Courts throughout the State. Our vigorous representation of our clients in termination of parental rights proceedings involves the review of discovery; the retention of experts for the psychological and bonding evaluations to be conducted; the filing of all motions to properly challenge the evidence to be presented at trial and continue to aggressively defend throughout the trial proceedings. We also represent clients vigorously in challenging any DCPP findings on appeal to the Appellate Division.
ESTATE AND CHANCERY LITIGATION
Our law office has continued to provide advocacy and representation of individuals and families for the mentally ill, disabled and elderly persons. Our law office has been appointed to act as the Court appointed Guardian and as a Temporary Guardian in these proceedings by the Courts. We have developed expertise in the handling of these cases involving mental illness, brain trauma and head injuries, as well as other physical and mental health disabilities. We have also continued to provide representation of our clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, health care proxies and advanced directives for health care. We also have experience in preparing Halachic Living Wills in conjunction with the preparation of living wills.