Red Bank, NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers

New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers Skillfully Advocate for Clients Accused of Crimes in Red Bank, NJ

Any criminal charges should be refuted aggressively and effectively.  If you or a loved one have been accused of committing a crime in New Jersey, it is vital to seek the advice of a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.  In criminal cases, hours really do matter—as does the experience and skill of your lawyer.

At Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, our lawyers are committed to providing first-class criminal defense representation to clients facing criminal charges in Red Bank and across New Jersey.  We have successfully defended clients in a range of criminal matters, from violent offenses and drug charges to white-collar crimes. With 40 years of experience to back us up, we have built up a proven track record of success fighting for clients’ rights in Red Bank.

Regardless of the strength of the prosecution’s evidence, our team is committed to forming the strongest possible criminal defense strategy for our clients.  We pride ourselves on offering innovative options to get the best possible outcome in your case.

We offer all potential clients a free consultation with no obligation on your part.  To learn more about our firm and how we can help, call us or use our online contact form to tell us what happened.

Experienced Attorneys Handle a Wide Range of Criminal Charges in Red Bank, NJ

Our experienced criminal defense lawyers defend clients in cases involving both New Jersey state and federal criminal charges.  We stand by our clients from the early stages following the arrest (and even investigation) through to achieving the most favorable outcome possible.  The range of charges that we handle in Red Bank includes:

  • DUI/DWI charges,
  • Drug crimes,
  • Theft crimes, including burglary, theft and even writing bad checks,
  • White-collar crimes, including embezzlement and fraud,
  • Sex crimes,
  • Parole and probation violations,
  • RICO and conspiracy-related charges,
  • Violent crimes, including assault and murder,
  • Domestic violence,
  • Weapons charges, including gun charges that may carry mandatory minimum prison terms under the New Jersey Graves Act,
  • Juvenile crimes.

Under New Jersey law, various crimes are categorized within these general categories into disorderly persons offenses and indictable crimes.  Within those tiers, charges are further categorized based on the severity of the crime and the circumstances under which it was allegedly committed.

In general, the degree and category of the crime will dictate the severity of the penalty you will face and whether you will be eligible to have any conviction removed (expunged) from your criminal record.  The following provides examples of the potential penalties a criminal conviction can carry:

  • Disorderly persons offense: maximum of six months in jail plus up to $1,000 in fines.
  • Petty disorderly persons offense: maximum of 30 days in jail plus up to $500 in fines.
  • Fourth-degree indictable crime: maximum of 18 months in prison plus up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Third-degree indictable crime: three-to-five years in prison plus up to $15,000 in fines.
  • Second-degree indictable crime: five-to-ten years in prison plus up to $150,000 in fines.
  • First-degree indictable crime: ten-to-20 years in prison plus up to $200,000 in fines (note that the prison term for first-degree convictions can be extended up to life in prison).

Experienced Red Bank Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight to Obtain Dismissals or Reduced Charges

At Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, our Red Bank criminal defense lawyers know how important it is to build the strongest possible defense for our clients.  Potentially available defense strategies may include one or more of these key elements:

  • Evidence should be excluded as obtained via an illegal search or seizure,
  • Witness testimony should be discredited as biased or excluded,
  • You acted under duress or because of necessity,
  • Mistaken identity,
  • The prosecution failed to prove all elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt,
  • Violation of your constitutional rights,
  • Actual innocence.

Our clients are our number one priority. We analyze every element of your case to fight to get your charges dropped or reduced if possible. 

Schedule a Free, Obligation-Free Consultation with Our Red Bank Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

At Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, our criminal defense team combines talent and experience in our fight to get the best results possible in your case.  For over 40 years, our firm has provided smart, effective legal counsel to clients accused of crimes in Red Bank and throughout New Jersey.

When facing criminal charges, time is of the essence.  Don’t risk going it alone—call or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation with our Red Bank criminal defense lawyers.

About the Red Bank, NJ Area

Technically a borough, Red Bank is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, along the Navesink River.  Red Bank was named for the red soil on the banks of the river, which functioned as a key transportation route early in Red Bank’s history.  In the 1980s, the economic downturn combined with a local real estate scandal severely hindered the Red Bank economy. Redevelopment and revitalization efforts began in the 1990s.  Today, the population is estimated to have grown to about 12,048, up from about 10,636 in 1990.

Frequently Asked Questions About Red Bank, NJ Criminal Defense Strategies

FAQ: The police arrested me on criminal charges and did not read me my rights. Does that mean my arrest will be thrown out?

No. The Miranda rights requirement applies when police are questioning you about something while you are in police custody. Police are not actually required to read your rights when you are arrested—although this is a common misconception. If you were not read your Miranda rights, it is possible that certain statements you made can be excluded from evidence, however. Our lawyers will evaluate the circumstances and we can file a motion to have evidence excluded because of Miranda violations if your rights were violated.


FAQ: I don’t know what evidence the prosecution has against me, but I’ve been charged with a crime. Does the prosecution have to let me see the evidence?

Yes, the constitution requires that the prosecution share evidence with the defense. If they fail to do so, we can file a motion based on the withholding of evidence. This is an important issue, and if you believe evidence is being withheld by the prosecution, your lawyer should take action immediately. Call or contact our office for more information on how we can fight to protect this constitutional right.