Criminal Law


No one plans on being charged with a crime. Mistakes happen. Unfortunately, the sentencing consequences for an error or bad choice can be grave — high fines, incarceration, a criminal record that you cannot expunge, and for those who are not United States citizens, deportation. We will challenge the evidence and the charges against you. If you feel you were unfairly charged, we will fight for you in court. If you would prefer to plea bargain, we will work to reduce the penalties to include a smaller jail sentence, lower fines, or a diversionary program.

Our law firm helps clients charged with petty offenses and indictable offenses including, but not limited to, fourth-degree, third-degree, second-degree and first-degree crimes. Thomas H. Martin Esq. is a criminal defense attorney experienced in handling all types of criminal cases. He defends clients accused of, but not confined too.


Hardship Licenses

Probationary Licenses

Minor Possession / Consumption of Alcohol

Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

Public Intoxication

Possession / Dealing Marijuana or Hash

Possession / Dealing Cocaine or Narcotic Drug

Possession / Dealing Methamphetamine

Possession  / Dealing Schedule I, II, III, IV or V Controlled Substance

Possession / Dealing Paraphernalia

Maintaining / Visiting Common Nuisance

Possession / Sale of Drug Precursors

Domestic Battery

Aggravated Battery

Battery with Injury


Criminal Confinement

Criminal Recklessness


Driving While Suspended

Habitual Traffic Violator cases

Leaving Scene of Accident

Reckless Driving

Speeding tickets

Other Traffic Tickets/Infractions


Receiving Stolen Property

Criminal Conversion

Auto Theft




Check Deception

Other Crimes

Thomas H. Martin also represents people charged with white collar crimes, theft, fraud, embezzlement, extortion, internet crimes, sex crimes, drug charges and firearm charges.

Thomas H. Martin Esq. also represents individuals who have been charged or convicted of crimes in the past and are seeking to have their criminal record expunged or sealed. Many of our clients are charged as juveniles and we counsel them and their parents on the differences between their cases and adult offenses.

You should give special consideration in your selection of an attorney, as proper representation can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact my office to arrange for a free consultation. We can be reached at (732) 431-2224 or email me directly. All consultations are confidential.

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