Experienced Defense Attorney Serving New Jersey, New York And Pennsylvania

Former Police Officer With A Thorough Understanding Of How The Criminal Justice System Works

I am criminal defense attorney Joseph M. Horn, Esq. My years of experience as a New Jersey police officer gives me an unusually broad understanding of criminal law and the way the criminal justice system works.

When I was a police officer I learned that sometimes bad situations, such as a job loss or substance abuse, can cause people to make mistakes or bad choices. Investigating complaints and apprehending suspects showed me that people need an advocate who will tell their side of the story and explain their rights.

Believe me, without a lawyer on your side, you can get lost in the system.

An Advocate On Your Side Helping You Navigate The System

If you are facing criminal charges, as a defense lawyer, I will be by your side every step of the way, helping you determine the best course of action and protecting you.

Whatever path you choose, I'll walk you through it one step at a time so you can get back to your life. I'll explain every stage of the criminal defense process — whether in municipal, state, federal or juvenile courts — so you aren't left in the dark. I'll always keep you informed of any events in your case. There shouldn't be any mystery once we start working together.

My Commitment To Protect You And Fight For The Best Possible Outcome

I will thoroughly investigate your case, present mitigating factors to the prosecutor and fight for the lowest penalty possible. Many prosecutors know that I will not hesitate to take your case to trial if the evidence is in your favor and it is in your best interests.

I'm a certified instructor for the Police Training Commission in New Jersey and have been a criminal law guest lecturer at Rutgers School of Law, William Paterson University, Ramapo College and Bergen Community College.

I have worked closely with several not-for-profit organizations and businesses that financially support them. In addition, I'm a member of several legal organizations in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania; I was selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers List in 2018; and I was named 2018 Bergen County Top Lawyer by Bergen Magazine.

Contact Me Today For A Free Case Evaluation

For a free, confidential case evaluation, please call 201-479-2858 or contact me online. Serving all of Bergen County, including Ridgefield Park, and all of New York and Pennsylvania.

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