Other Matters

Wills & Estates

If your child has been charged with a crime, you should contact an attorney with experience handling juvenile crimes immediately. The earlier in the process you retain strong representation for your child, the better the opportunity your attorney has to seek a favorable outcome in the case.

Municipal Court

Most traffic offenses in New Jersey result in the accumulation of points on your driving record. Not only can excessive points result in higher insurance premiums and more severe penalties down the road, eventually your license can be suspended or revoked. An experienced defense attorney can help to minimize the damage of a traffic ticket and may even be able to keep it off your driving record completely.

Business & Collection Litigation

  • Negotiation of a sale of business and lease agreement
  • Regular preparation of business contracts and other documents, and formation of LLC’s and similar corporate entities’
  • Business dispute and collection matters against other companies, individuals and vendors
  • Partnership dispute and business dissolution litigation

Contested Wills

A will contest is a challenge to a will, usually initiated by a family member or a beneficiary who feels slighted by the testator’s choice of property distribution. Valid grounds for a will contest include claims that it was improperly executed (e.g., the testator did not sign it), the testator lacked testamentary capacity (e.g., he did not understand what he was doing), it contains a mistake, or it is the result of fraud, undue influence, duress, or insane delusion.

Only a person who has a financial interest in the estate can file a will contest. This usually means only the persons named in the will and anyone who would have inherited if the person had died without a will.

Drunk Driving

A conviction on even a minor drunk driving charge can result in serious penalties, including the loss of your driver’s license, stiff fines and possible jail time. These cases can become extremely complex and an experienced DUI defense attorney can work to ensure that your rights are protected.

Expungements

Having a criminal record can make it very difficult for a person to live a normal life. A conviction on even one serious offense can create a permanent criminal record that can hinder your ability to get a job and apply for certain licenses. The law allows people who may have made some mistakes in their past to clean up their criminal records through a process called expungement.

The end result of an expungement is, essentially, that the offense disappears. The record is sealed and, when employers and most other concerned parties run a criminal background check on you, the offense will not appear in the information they receive. In addition, you will be able to truthfully answer “No” on any application or other form that asks whether you have been convicted of a crime.