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The Law Office of Thomas H. Martin Esq.Serving New Jersey With Integrity And Commitment

Being arrested and charged with a crime is one of the most stressful things that a person can go through.   In addition to a record, a conviction can result in fines or jail time and affect you driver’s license or job. The criminal justice system can be intimidating. You may feel confused and overwhelmed. A New Jersey criminal defense attorney can walk you through the process and protect your rights. Thomas H. Martin Esq. is committed to getting you the best result possible, either through a plea agreement or trial. Mr. Martin is a criminal defense attorney experienced in handling all types of criminal cases, ranging from traffic offenses and low-level misdemeanors to major felonies.  He goes to court all the time and routinely deals with the prosecutors and judges in New Jersey.

With years of experience trying cases in New Jersey, he will work with you to prepare your case for trial, and he will be there to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during the handeling of your casel.   Thomas H. Martin Esq. will provide you with competent advice regarding all available options so that you can make informed decisions regarding how your case will be handled.

When you are going up against the State of New Jersey you need experienced legal counsel. Regardless of whether you are facing an indictable criminal charge in the Superior Court, a drug charge in Municipal Court, a DWI, or even a simple motor vehicle charge you want to have the best possible result. Thomas H. Martin has been helping people face the most difficult of situations for years. Contact Thomas H. Martin at (732) 431-2224 to arrainge a free consultation.

 

Trials

Every defendant has a right to trial by a jury of his or her peers.  Defense attorneys and prosecutors go through painstaking efforts to select jurors prior to trial.  Once the jury is selected, the trial commences.  Defendants can also elect to waive their right to a jury and allow a judge to decide the case.

The State puts on its case first.  The prosecutor will call witnesses to testify and present evidence against the defendant.  The defendant has a constitutional right to confront his or her accusers and, as such, the defense attorney will have an opportunity to cross examine each witness.  Once the prosecutor is finished calling witnesses and presenting evidence, the State will rest its case.  The defendant will then have an opportunity to call witnesses and present evidence in defense of the charges.  Similarly, the prosecutor can cross examine the defense witnesses.

After the State and defense are finished presenting witnesses and evidence, the prosecutor and defense attorney will give closing arguments to the jury.  This is one of the most important parts of the trial.  The State and defense sum up all of the facts, evidence and law and ask the jury to render a verdict in their favor.

The verdict is then revealed.  A defendant will be found guilty or not guilty.  If acquitted, a defendant has no further obligations.  Additionally, the State has no right to appeal acquittals and, of course, defendants may not be charged twice for the same offense.  However, defendants who are found guilty must face sentencing, at which time punishment is rendered by the judge who presided over the trial.  A convicted defendant also has a right to appeal the verdict.

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This information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your unique needs. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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