Criminal Defense

Whether charged with a misdemeanor or felony, a criminal charge is always a serious matter, as there’s a lot at stake. Possible consequences include costly fines, prison time, loss of current and future employment, permanent criminal record and a tarnished reputation. Your best defense is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, even if you’re just a suspect and haven’t been formally charged yet. Likely, law enforcement will want to interview you, and anything you say can be used against you in court down the road.

Divorce & Family

A divorce can wreak emotional havoc on the entire family, including both young and older children. Typically, couples are emotionally charged during a divorce. It’s just the nature of close relationships that go awry. Whatever the reason for your divorce, attorney Natalia Diaz provides emotional support for her clients and advises clients of all the legal options. Her goal is to do what’s best for the family.

Municipal and Traffic

New Jersey’s municipal court are statutory courts with the responsibility of managing motor vehicle traffic violations. If you plead not guilty to a traffic offense, you and all of the witnesses will be placed under oath for testimony. Your attorney has the right to ask the prosecution’s witnesses questions, and the prosecutor must prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt. If you plead guilty, you wave your right to a trial. You can explain the circumstances of your case to the judge, and then the judge will impose sentence. When you feel that a judgment was in error, you have 20 days to file an appeal.