In New Jersey, criminal complaints are extremely serious and require immediate attention. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith has an extensive background in criminal defense. We cover an array of areas within criminal law and will work tirelessly to defend you. You are innocent until proven guilty and we will give you your fair day in court.
Having a bench warrant issued in New Jersey is a scary situation. You may be fearful of arrest while you are traveling to work, school or with your children. When you have a bench warrant outstanding, you need the help of an experienced bench warrant attorney. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is dedicated to assisting you in resolving your bench warrant.
Child abuse is an extremely serious charge with life-altering ramifications. It can affect you for the rest of your life. Fighting a child abuse charge takes a child abuse attorney with years of criminal defense trial experience. Our attorneys are determined to give you your fair day in court and defend you from these serious charges. You are not alone in this, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is here to help.
A disorderly conduct charge is a petty disorderly persons offense, not a criminal offense. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the charge seriously. Contacting an experienced disorderly conduct attorney to dispute the charge is critical. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will help you argue your case.
Getting caught with drugs can be a stressful situation. Whether it is heroin, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy or even prescription drugs, having these drugs in your possession poses dangerous risks for you. If you have been arrested and charged with drug possession, our drug possession attorneys are determined to help you. Drug possession can carry serious prison sentences, so speaking with an attorney is crucial.
Entrapment is a legal term to describe a defense, not an offense. Often, a public law enforcement official is an informant or an officer working undercover. The entrapment occurs when the law enforcement official uses coercion or overbearing tactics to induce an innocent person into committing a crime. If you have been charged with a crime and think you were coerced, you may be a victim of entrapment. Our attorneys have significant experience in entrapment cases and are here to help you.
Receiving an expungement is critical if you want to get a professional license, a job or an apartment. When past offenses come up during a background check, it can paint you in a negative light. In order to get an expungement, you must fit certain criteria. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith are experienced with getting past offenses expunged from your record.
Internet crimes are extremely serious and require legal consultation immediately. If you have been charged with an internet crime, you face prison time and large fines. You can fight this charge. The experienced attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith are determined to help you clear your name.
The reason why the juvenile court was established was to give young individuals a second chance. Being a juvenile doesn’t subject you to many of the harsh penalties associated with adult crimes such as prison terms. However, that doesn’t mean a juvenile won’t be accused of criminal activity or receive harsh penalties. Talk to an experienced attorney at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith to help fight your or your child’s juvenile charges.
When you hire an attorney to represent you, you expect him or her to have competent legal expertise. However, some lawyers fail to provide you with this standard of legal care. When this happens, you may have a legal malpractice claim. Remember, not all lawyers are the same. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is ready to fight for you.
Parole is often granted because you have proved that you are rehabilitated and can become a law abiding citizen. When you are accused of parole violation, it means you have not fulfilled at least one of the requirements of your parole. You risk going back to prison to serve out the rest of your sentence, or possibly serve more time. It’s crucial that you speak with an experienced parole violation lawyer if you have been charged. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will help you resolve your parole violation issue.
Probation is often an alternative to incarceration if you are convicted of a low-risk offense. Probation allows you to serve out your sentence in New Jersey under probationary supervision. When you are accused of a probation violation, you are required to attend a court hearing where you can face jail time, fines or an extended probation sentence. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is dedicated to making sure that doesn’t happen.
While resisting arrest is a disorderly persons offense, it can be elevated to a fourth degree charge when you are also accused of fleeing from the officer. Regardless of the severity of the charge, resisting arrest is a serious charge that requires legal assistance. At Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith, we are committed to representing you in your resisting arrest charge.
A restraining order is issued when one person fears for his or her life due to another person’s actions. If a temporary restraining order is filed against you, you should seek immediate legal assistance. You have a chance to defend yourself at a hearing on whether the restraining order will be permanent or not. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will assist you in preparing and proving your case.
According to New Jersey law, you are guilty of stalking when you purposely or knowingly engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person. Your course of conduct must be such that a reasonable person would fear harm to his or herself or immediate family members. A stalking charge is extremely serious. If you have been charged, contacting one of our attorneys is very important. We will help defend you.
A criminal charge of theft refers to the involuntary transfer of property. This means that the person charged with theft is accused of obtaining a victim’s property without that person’s consent. If you are accused of theft, regardless of the type, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will help you. We have many years of experience in theft defense.
In New Jersey, traffic violations are among the most common reasons people end up in court. From driving without a license, speeding and leaving the scene of an accident to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you face serious penalties. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Don’t let that privilege be taken away. Contact Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith for aggressive assistance.
Violent crime charges are extremely serious and require immediate attention. If you have been charged with assault, manslaughter, murder, kidnapping, sexual assault or criminal sexual contact, you face lengthy prison sentences and large fines. If found guilty, these charges can change your life dramatically and permanently. Speak with one of our experienced violent crime attorneys immediately for a free consultation. We have more than 100 years of combined experience in defending clients charged with violent crimes.
Many times you won’t know the police are seeking a search or arrest warrant against you because you aren’t notified. If you are arrested or a house is searched because a judge issues a warrant for you or a loved one, you have the right to speak with a warrant attorney. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you resolve your warrant.
Unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes are two charges that can lead to lengthy prison sentences. These are serious charges that require immediate consultation from a weapon possession lawyer. WIth more than 100 years of combined experience, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is determined to help you with your weapons charges.
White Collar Crimes
A white collar crime refers to a type of nonviolent financial crime. What makes it nonviolent is that a person is accused of performing the offense with a computer or paper and pen as opposed to guns or knives. In many cases, a white collar crime is a violation of New Jersey and Federal laws. Our attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith are here to help.