Essex County Criminal Attorney | Scott V. Spina

If you have been charged with a crime in Northern NJ, you are likely experiencing anxiety and stress over what will happen to you. In this situation, having an experienced criminal defense attorney — particularly one who knows how the system works — can make the difference. As your lawyer, I will advocate for your rights and protect your freedom, increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

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Hands On Focused Criminal Defense

With over 27 years as an experienced and seasoned Essex County criminal lawyer, our firm has handled hundreds of criminal matters ranging from disorderly persons offenses to felony charges, including State, Federal or local municipal court matters.

When you’re in trouble you need a criminal defense attorney who makes the protection of your rights and  preparation of your particular case huge priorities. A successful defense does not just happen. It takes time, commitment and dedication. I will be personally involved in your case from the beginning to the end.

The focus of the firm is on winning the case. Some cases have to go to trial. Some cases are best resolved by way of settlement. Our clients can rest assured that the litigation of their case and a successful outcome are our top priority.

We strive to identify the legal and personal issues in each and every one of our cases, individually. We wish to explain the case to our client in clear and straightforward terms. We keep the legal jargon in the courtroom to help you better understand your rights and options, as well as the status of your case.

We proactively work with you to build a comprehensive and creative argument in your defense, with the aim of securing the best possible outcome for your case. We will take time to get to know you as a person and to size up the legal and factual issues in your case; this way, we can spot issues pertaining to procedure, evidence and constitutional concerns that may mitigate your responsibility or defeat the charges.


Our NJ Criminal Legal Practice Areas

Drug Charges

Those accused of drug crimes face life-altering consequences. A felony conviction can hinder future employment and create long-term financial struggles. An experienced Essex County NJ drug crimes lawyer can use their experience to have your charges lowered and, in some cases, dismissed.

Restaining Orders

A seasoned Essex County criminal defense attorney can help you navigate a temporary restraining order (TRO) to get it lifted, or keep a final restraining order (FRO) from being issued  from infringing on your rights.

When used maliciously, a restraining order can wreak havoc. It is important not to take a restraining order lightly, as it can affect many aspects of your life. 

Financial Crimes

Financial crimes can be very serious and many are prosecuted in federal court. Having the right NJ criminal  lawyer to represent you when you are under a financial investigation can make all the difference. We take on embezzlement, accounting fraud, tax related crimes and more. Contact usfor a free consultation about your financial fraud case.

Real Estate Closings

Whether you are buying or selling real estate, it is important to have an attorney for your real estate closing.  A real estate attorney ensures that everyone understands the complex legal process that real estate closings are, and that everything is above board.

Disorderly Persons

New Jersey classifies lower level crimes as Disorderly Person Offenses. This charge is less than a felony, but a conviction can still carry serious penalties including incarceration and fines.  We are here to guide you through this process and assess your unique situation to find the best outcome.

Insurance Fraud

Facing allegations or charges for insurance fraud can be an extremely stressful and frightening situation. The penalties in New Jersey for an insurance fraud conviction are harsh and can put people away in prison for years, destroying families and the lives of everyone involved. Let us help you understand your options


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Disorderly persons in NJ

Disorderly persons in NJ

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Scott V. Spina Law Firm Prison Visits

Scott V. Spina Law Firm Prison Visits

Window Visit The Window Visit telephone receivers in New Jersey State Prison are of a plug-in type. When you report to the Window Visit area, the Officer in the booth will provide you with a telephone. When you are given the phone, you are to plug it in at the...

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