The United States and New Jersey constitutions guarantee certain rights to people who have been accused of a crime. New Jersey criminal defense attorney Raymond A. Grimes, founder of the Grimes Law Firm, has extensive experience protecting the rights of New Jersey residents charged with criminal acts. Whether you have been accused of a serious criminal offense, DWI, motor vehicle violation, or any other crime, our firm will aggressively defend your case and seek to ensure that you are treated fairly by the criminal justice system.People Charged With Crimes Have Rights
State and federal laws protect people who have been charged with criminal offenses. These protections serve to guarantee that people receive a fair trial by jury, are convicted only when the evidence proves their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and not forced to incriminate themselves. These rights are taken very seriously in court; however, the New York Times reports that 90 percent of criminal cases are not tried in front of a jury. Therefore, having an experienced criminal defense attorney is the best way to protect your rights when you are charged with a crime.Experienced DWI Defense
One of the most common charges against New Jerseyans is driving while intoxicated (DWI), also called driving under the influence (DUI). A DWI conviction can bring hefty fines and penalties, so having an experienced DWI attorney on your side can help you protect your constitutional rights.
In New Jersey, it is illegal to operate a car with a blood alcohol content level (BAC) of .08 percent or greater. It is also a crime to operate a motor vehicle while “under the influence” of alcohol, meaning that even if a person’s BAC is less than .08 percent, he or she may still be convicted of DWI.Traffic Ticket Attorney
The Grimes Law firm defends clients against accusations of many other types of motor vehicle violations, including speeding, failure to signal, and other alleged offenses. We have the experience to help minimize the impact of motor vehicle offense charges on your driving record as well as your finances. We have helped countless clients navigate the criminal traffic offense system in New Jersey, and will work hard to preserve your driving privileges.Protecting the Rights of New Jerseyans
There are many possible types of criminal cases outside the motor vehicle realm, and at the Grimes Law Firm we have the experience and knowledge to defend almost any case. Whether you are facing a simple drug charge, weapons charges, or are accused of assault, our criminal defense team will work tirelessly to protect your rights. The state must prove the charges against any defendant beyond a reasonable doubt, and we use this standard to our clients’ benefit. If there is any weakness in the case against you, we will incorporate it into your defense, and make it part of our strategy to get the charges reduced or even dismissed.Don’t Forfeit Your Rights
Every person across the state who has been accused of a crime has certain rights. The best way to protect those rights is to have an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer on your side. At the Grimes Law Firm, we know how high the stakes are for our clients if they stand accused of a crime, and we put forth the strongest possible defense in every case. If you are facing criminal charges, contact our firm today by email or phone at (908) 371-1066.