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New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys 

Our attorneys will never give up on you. At the Maduabum Law Firm, we offer aggressive representation for clients facing a wide range of charges. 

If you find yourself being charged with a crime, you need a skillful and powerful New Jersey criminal defense attorney by your side. You need to protect your interests and your constitutional rights. The felony and misdemeanor cases that we can take care of include: 

Assault, murder, sex crimes, domestic violence, drug offenses, weapons charges, to name a but a few. We also handle traffic offenses, which are considered to be quasi-criminal in nature. 

Give us a call today to get help with your case. 

Help With a DUI in New Jersey 

DUI’s (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) are one of the most common cases that we deal with at the Maduabum Law Firm.  Being charged with a DUI is very serious, particularly because the potential consequences may greatly affect your future. The potential consequences of a DUI include jail time, license suspension, installation of an ignition interlock device, mandatory attendance of an intoxicated driver’s resource center class, expensive fines from the court, and surcharges from the MVC.

We help clients not only avoid these consequences but also keep their ability to drive, so that life can go on as normal. 

Expert Representation for Traffic Offenses 

DUI’s are not the only driving offenses that our skilled attorneys handle on a daily basis. 

Every time you step into the car, there is always the possibility that you will find yourself facing a traffic ticket. The consequences of driving offenses can be harsh and expensive. 

As the New Jersey traffic offense attorneys, our goal is to protect your driving record and help you avoid a price hike in insurance premiums. 

Defending Those Accused of Sexual Crimes 

Those accused of crimes of a sexual nature have a tough road ahead.  Even if there is evidence that shows your innocence, or would reduce the charges, defenses to sexual crimes need to be carefully constructed. 

Every individual deserves their case be dealt with fairly, but this can be difficult where there are uncomfortable and emotional topics at play. 

You can trust our expert attorneys. We’re not afraid to ask difficult questions of the authorities. We methodically test all cases made against our clients and will not rest until we have made the best argument for you. 

New Jersey Drug Charges 

There is a wide range of drug charges that New Jersey residents can be charged with. 

We defend them all. 

Whether you have been found with a trace amount of heroin or cocaine, or stand accused of conspiracy to traffic drugs – we will defend you aggressively. 

The circumstances of your case will affect the outcome – the drug in question, whether the amount found suggests personal use or intent to supply and whether minors are involved. 

You need an expert attorney to analyze every aspect and build a strong case to get you the best possible outcome.  

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Criminal charges are a serious matter that should be addressed by a knowledgeable, experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney. In order to obtain a favorable result, an experienced attorney will have to design a well-crafted criminal defense plan after carefully reviewing the details of your criminal case. The attorneys at Maduabum Law Firm LLC have the experience and understanding necessary to help you obtain a favorable criminal disposition within the New Jersey criminal justice system. 

Our Legal Team Can Defend You Against Criminal Charges

One of the scariest moments a person can experience is being charged with a crime, even if it is considered a petty offense. Being convicted of a crime can result in not only fines and potential jail time, but also a public criminal record. Possessing a criminal record can potentially have a negative impact on an individual’s ability to find or hold a job, apply for housing, maintain financial assistance, remain in the United States as an immigrant or even keep custody of their children.

At Maduabum Law Firm LLC, our lawyers provide strong criminal defense solutions throughout New Jersey. We handle crimes ranging from minor offenses such as disorderly person offenses to the more serious indictable offenses. We also handle quasi-criminal matters, such as DUI, as well as common traffic violations. Our attorneys understand that a lot is at stake in the criminal justice system, so we fight to defend our clients’ rights aggressively.

Protecting Your Rights In The Criminal Justice System

A foundation of our country’s judicial system is that you are “innocent until proven guilty.” Even if you have actually committed the crime with which you have been charged, you still have important legal rights as a defendant in the state of New Jersey. Those charged with a crime should seek the advice and legal counsel of a skilled criminal defense attorney who has a rich understanding of the criminal justice system. This understanding is critical to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the most favorable outcome possible.

Defendants without retained legal counsel risk jeopardizing the opportunity for potential defenses in their case, as many defendants may not be aware of complex legal defenses and principles. Failing to raise a valid defense could result in a wrongful criminal conviction and sentence. Also, lack of knowledge regarding criminal procedures and rules of evidence can lead to disastrous results for individuals trying to represent themselves. Therefore, it is important that defendants obtain legal counsel who will review and understand the entirety of the defendant’s case in order to advocate on the defendant’s behalf.

Possession Of Controlled Dangerous Substances

Possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) is illegal under New Jersey state law and at the federal level. In New Jersey, the severity of a possession charge depends on the type of substance involved and the amount the individual was alleged to have possessed. Possession of a controlled dangerous substance is an automatic indictable crime/felony. A conviction of this charge could carry a prison sentence of three to five years. You can even face charges involving legal drugs, such as driving after taking medical marijuana.

Possession of a controlled substance can have serious implications for a defendant. In addition to a potential prison sentence, other consequences of such a conviction may include the inability to maintain or find employment or remain in the United States as an immigrant. A conviction may also make a person ineligible for financial aid, public benefits or educational programs. Fortunately, there are several ways to defend against charges of CDS possession.

Assault Charges

Assault is considered to be a violent crime even though the victim need not have been touched or injured, as causing fear of harm is sometimes enough for an assault charge. New Jersey recognizes two types of assault – simple assault and aggravated assault. While simple assault tends to be considered a disorderly persons offense, both forms of assault have the potential for jail time under New Jersey law. The defenses for assault cases often involve complex legal issues, and you should always seek assistance from an attorney with particular knowledge of assault laws in New Jersey.


It is also illegal in New Jersey to harass another individual. Harassment is defined very broadly in the state of New Jersey, and is a very common charge filed in the municipal courts. The law states that a person commits harassment if, with purpose to harass another, he/she:

a.) Makes or causes to be made, a communication or communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm;

b.) Subjects another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive touching, or threatens to do so; or

c.) Engages in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose to alarm or seriously annoy such other person.

While harassment is often a petty disorderly persons offense, it should still be taken very seriously, because a conviction could mean fines and jail time.


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