As a former police officer with practical on-the-street experience, I've seen firsthand the mistakes people make when they are charged with crimes and do not understand their rights. If you've been charged, you need a lawyer to protect your rights and guide you personally through the criminal justice system. Some attorneys work only on the legal parts of the case and leave their clients to fend for themselves otherwise. I'm not like that. I'll get you and your family through this ordeal step by step. We'll work together during every stage of the case.
At the Law Offices of Joseph M. Horn, I help people fight back against state and federal charges in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. I've seen countless people in your situation, and I know that you're scared and probably unsure about what comes next. I'll listen to you and explain your options in regular English. We'll also talk about the pros and cons of each one. You can rely on my street-smarts and experience from my careers in law enforcement and criminal defense.
I Will Stand Up For Your Rights And Be At Your Side The Whole Time
With more than 20 years as a police officer, I know if your constitutional rights were violated because I have a complete understanding of police procedure, probable cause, and search and seizure. I'm not like every other lawyer because I can review police reports with a policeman's eye and tell what should be included and what has been left out. I can usually quickly assess a case by reading the police report. I'll give you my honest opinion of your case upfront. We'll talk about your goals, whether that's staying out of jail or fighting the charges to the end.
When the prosecution won't negotiate, I can take cases to trial. I have experience in municipal, county, state and federal courts. I represent adults, juveniles and law enforcement officers in a wide range of criminal cases, including:
- DUI/DWI – first and subsequent offenses
- Traffic violations – and license suspensions
- Drug crimes – from possession to trafficking
- Theft crimes – from petty theft to grand larceny
I also help people with expungements, and parole and probation violations.
You Have The Right To A Defense
Please call my office at 201-479-2858 or 800-844-3196, or contact me online for a consultation. I can meet you at my Ridgefield Park office or by appointment in Long Island and Belmar, NJ.