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Cumberland County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal Attorneys in Cumberland County, NJ Dedicated to Justice in Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, and Throughout South Jersey

Welcome to Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, your trusted Cumberland County Criminal Defense Lawyers. Nestled in the heart of Cumberland County, New Jersey, our law firm stands as a beacon of hope and expertise for those facing criminal charges. With years of dedicated service in the region, we have honed our skills to not only understand but also effectively navigate the complexities of the local legal system.

At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, we believe that every individual deserves robust and compassionate legal representation. Our team is committed to providing personalized defense strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of each case. We recognize the nuances of Cumberland County's legal environment and use this knowledge to your advantage. Whether you're dealing with minor infractions or facing serious charges, our goal remains the same: to defend your rights vigorously and seek the best possible outcome.

Our approach combines in-depth legal acumen with a deep understanding of the local judiciary, ensuring that you're not just another case number. We're here to guide you through every step of the legal process, offering clarity and support in times of uncertainty. With Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, you're not just hiring a lawyer; you're partnering with a team that cares about your future and is dedicated to protecting it.

As you navigate the challenges ahead, rest assured that with us by your side, you have a formidable ally in the Cumberland County legal system. Ready to discuss your case? Contact us today and take the first step towards securing your peace of mind with seasoned Criminal Attorneys in Cumberland County, NJ.

Our Criminal Defense Services

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At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, we specialize in a broad range of criminal defense services, adeptly handling cases from DUI to drug offenses, all within the intricate legal landscape of Cumberland County. Our expertise as Cumberland County Criminal Defense Lawyers is not just in defending your rights but in crafting a defense strategy that is as unique as your case.

  • DUI Defense: Understanding the severity of DUI charges in New Jersey, we offer comprehensive legal assistance, from handling the initial traffic stop to representing you in Cumberland County courts. Our approach is not only about legal defense but also about understanding the impact such charges can have on your life.
  • Assault Cases: Facing assault charges can be daunting. Our team brings a wealth of experience in navigating these complex cases, ensuring that your side of the story is heard and understood, whether it's in Bridgeton, Millville, or Vineland courts.
  • Theft and Property Crimes: Theft and property crimes range from petty theft to grand larceny. Each case demands a unique strategy, which our attorneys are adept at providing. We've successfully represented numerous clients across Cumberland County, achieving favorable outcomes in challenging scenarios.
  • Drug Offenses: The landscape of drug-related offenses is ever-evolving, and so are our defense tactics. Whether it's possession, distribution, or manufacturing charges, our team is well-versed in the specific laws and defense strategies pertinent to Cumberland County.

Throughout our years of practice, we've built a portfolio of success stories. For instance, we successfully defended a DUI case in the Vineland Municipal Court, where our in-depth investigation and negotiation skills led to a significant reduction in charges. In another instance, we represented a client accused of assault in Bridgeton, where our strategic defense resulted in a dismissal of all charges.

Our experience extends across various courts and locations within Cumberland County. We're familiar with the local judges, prosecutors, and court staff, which enables us to navigate the legal system effectively for our clients.

Attorneys Hartman, Chartered is not just a firm; we are a team of seasoned Cumberland County Criminal Defense Lawyers dedicated to protecting your rights and securing the best possible outcome for your case. We understand the stakes, and we commit our extensive resources and expertise to your defense. If you're facing criminal charges in Cumberland County, NJ, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a consultation. Let our experience be your guide and your defense.

Understanding Criminal Charges in Cumberland County

Navigating Cumberland County's legal system can be daunting, especially when faced with criminal charges in this jurisdiction. At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, we believe in empowering our clients with knowledge, helping them understand the landscape of criminal charges in Cumberland County and how to navigate them effectively.

Cumberland County, with its unique legal nuances, sees a range of criminal charges, each carrying its specific implications and challenges. The most common criminal charges we encounter include DUI offenses, assault, drug-related charges, and theft. These charges vary in severity from misdemeanors to felonies, and understanding their potential impact is crucial for a solid defense strategy.

For example, DUI charges in this area are not just about the offense itself but also about the ripple effects it can have on your life, including license suspension, fines, and even jail time. Assault charges, on the other hand, can be influenced by the specific circumstances of the incident and the nature of the injuries involved. Drug offenses, increasingly common in recent years, can range from simple possession to more serious distribution charges, each treated differently under the law.

The local legal system in Cumberland County also presents its unique challenges. Our team has witnessed a range of case outcomes influenced by local legal nuances. For instance, the approach taken by the Vineland Municipal Court can differ significantly from that of the Millville or Bridgeton courts. These variations make it imperative to have a defense team that is not only skilled in the law but also deeply familiar with the local legal landscape.

Our insight into Cumberland County's legal system is backed by statistics and a deep understanding of local legal trends. This knowledge enables us to provide a more effective defense for our clients, anticipating potential challenges and proactively preparing for them.

At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, we are committed to helping you understand and effectively respond to criminal charges in Cumberland County. Our expertise and local knowledge are pivotal in crafting a defense that addresses the specifics of your case within the context of the local legal framework. If you're facing criminal charges in Cumberland County, reach out to us for guidance and representation tailored to the unique aspects of your case.

Navigating the criminal legal process in Cumberland County can seem like a labyrinthine endeavor. However, with Attorneys Hartman, Chartered by your side, this journey becomes more manageable and less intimidating. We are dedicated to guiding our clients through each step, ensuring they feel supported and informed throughout their legal journey. Below is a step-by-step guide to the criminal legal process in Cumberland County, complemented by our approach to client representation and support.

  • Initial Consultation: Our journey together begins with a comprehensive initial consultation. Here, we discuss the specifics of your case, outline potential legal strategies, and set realistic expectations. This initial meeting is crucial for building a foundation of trust and understanding.
  • Case Review and Investigation: Upon taking your case, we conduct a thorough review and investigation. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing legal precedents. Our goal is to build a robust defense tailored to the specifics of your case.
  • Pre-Trial Proceedings: In this phase, we handle all pre-trial activities, including arraignments, bail hearings, and pre-trial conferences. Our familiarity with Cumberland County's legal system allows us to navigate these proceedings effectively, always advocating for your best interests.
  • Plea Bargaining: Depending on your case, we may engage in plea negotiations with prosecutors. We aim to achieve the best possible outcome, whether that's reduced charges, lesser penalties, or even case dismissal.
  • Trial: If your case goes to trial, our experienced trial lawyers will represent you with skill and determination. We provide comprehensive legal representation, from jury selection to presenting evidence and cross-examining witnesses.
  • Sentencing and Appeals: Should the trial result in a conviction, we stand by you during the sentencing phase and explore all options for appeals, ensuring that your rights are upheld throughout.

Our approach to client representation is holistic and client-centric. We believe in not just defending your case but supporting you as an individual. Our clients often commend us for our empathetic, transparent, and proactive communication.

Why Choose Us for Your Defense in Cumberland County

When it comes to selecting a firm for your defense, Attorneys Hartman, Chartered stands out as a premier choice among Criminal Attorneys in Cumberland County, NJ. Our unique selling point lies in our deep-rooted local expertise and our personalized approach to each case. With years of experience in Cumberland County's legal system, our team possesses unparalleled insights into the local courts, judges, and legal procedures. This local familiarity allows us to navigate the system with effectiveness that can only come from years of hands-on experience in the area.

Our commitment to providing a personalized approach to each case sets us apart. We understand that every client and situation is unique, necessitating a tailored strategy that addresses the specific nuances of your case. Our team invests the time to understand your circumstances, needs, and goals, ensuring that our legal strategy aligns with your best interests. This client-centric approach, combined with our legal prowess and local knowledge, makes Attorneys Hartman, Chartered not just your legal representative, but a dedicated ally in your defense in Cumberland County. Whether you're facing minor charges or more serious allegations, our team is equipped to offer the highest level of defense, guiding you toward the best possible outcome.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Cumberland County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Facing criminal charges can be a pivotal moment in your life, and taking prompt action is crucial. As experienced Cumberland County Criminal Defense Lawyers, we at Attorneys Hartman, Chartered understand the urgency and gravity of your situation. We encourage you to take the first step in your defense by scheduling a free consultation with us. Our easy-to-use contact form is just a click away, providing a straightforward way to reach out and begin discussing your case. By acting swiftly, you allow us more time to thoroughly review your case, craft a robust defense strategy, and navigate the complexities of the Cumberland County legal system on your behalf.

The importance of timely legal counsel cannot be overstated, especially when your rights and future are at stake. Our consultation offers a no-obligation, confidential opportunity to explore your legal options and understand how we can support you. With Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, you gain more than legal representation; you gain a team committed to advocating for your best interests and working tirelessly towards a favorable outcome. Don’t let time work against you. Reach out to us today, and let’s start this journey together, with your peace of mind as our priority.

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Meet Your Team

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Katherine D. Hartman, Esquire

Katherine D. Hartman is the Managing Partner in the Moorestown, New Jersey law office of Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, which has been named one of America’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report. She concentrates her practice in employment discrimination, criminal defense, police disciplinary matters, and other employment law issues. Katie has been practicing law for over thirty years. She was admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars in 1991, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in November of 1993, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in November of 2002, and the Supreme Court of the United States in October of 2002.

Katie has been awarded the highest (AV) rating for professional ability and high ethical standards, by Martindale Hubbell. Additionally, Katie has consistently been voted a Super Lawyer by New Jersey Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. She was named one of the Top Forty Lawyers under Forty by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2002.

Michael C. Mormando, Esquire

Michael C. Mormando has been practicing law for over twenty years, and is a Partner at Attorneys Hartman, Chartered. Mike is an active member in the Burlington County Bar Association, he is a former Chair of the Bar Associations’ Criminal Practice Committee, and he formerly served as a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee for Burlington County, District III-B. Mike also served two years as Councilman for Ward 3 in Delran Township, having been elected to the post in the November 2018 general election, and he currently serves as the Chair of the Delran Township Zoning Board.

Mike’s areas of practice include criminal defense, DUI defense, traffic violation defense, employment law, discrimination and whistleblower cases, unemployment compensation appeals, labor representation for collective bargaining units, employment contract review and negotiations, and defense in police disciplinary matters. Mike is approved by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) as a lawyer who can represent law enforcement officers who face disciplinary or criminal charges. Mike also represents small business owners concerning employment issues.

Mark A. Gulbranson, Esquire

Mark A. Gulbranson, Jr., an attorney with Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, has been practicing law for nine years. Prior to joining Attorneys Hartman, Mark was a corporate associate in the gaming practice group of Fox Rothschild, where he represented clients in a range of corporate, regulatory, and real estate matters. Mark served as a judicial clerk for Justice Lee Solomon of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and for Judge George Leone, J.A.D., of the New Jersey Appellate Division.

Mark’s areas of practice include real estate transactions and related litigation, small business counseling and regulatory compliance, domestic violence matters, appellate advocacy, municipal court defense, employment law, discrimination and whistleblower cases, unemployment compensation appeals, employment contract review and negotiations, and defense in police disciplinary matters. Mark handles cases in the New Jersey Superior Court – Law and Appellate Divisions, the New Jersey Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Districts of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Office of Administrative Law, the New Jersey Department of Labor, the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and various municipal courts throughout New Jersey.

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Moorestown Office68 E. Main StreetMoorestown, NJ 08057
Fax: 856.273.8617
Map + Directions