ACCUSED OF A CRIME? Know Your Rights, Contact Us Today!
This may be the most important decision of your life. You’ve been accused of a crime. Now, your liberty and rights, and perhaps even your life, are on the line. You need a criminal attorney on your side right now to protect you and lead you through the complex and frightening criminal justice system.
When Losing Is Not An Option,
Call Super Lawyer Charles Nugent to Defend Your Rights
Criminal lawyer Charles H. Nugent, Jr., the founder of Nugent Law, specializes in defending the rights of the accused. With more than 35 years of experience specializing in criminal law throughout southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania, Mr. Nugent has been named a “Super Lawyer” for over 15 years based on his success as a criminal attorney. The New York Times recognized Mr. Nugent as one of the 10 leaders of criminal defense law in southern and central New Jersey. In addition, he was named one of the best defense attorneys in South Jersey by South Jersey Magazine. Get the best outcome: Get the best criminal attorney.
Have You Been Charged While Driving Under The Influence?
As a DUI lawyer and DWI attorney, the Nugent Law team specializes in analyzing the prosecution’s evidence against you and attacks any weakness in the state’s case, including illegal police tactics. The stakes are extremely high in these cases, with the state assessing fines, court costs, surcharges and penalties, plus driver’s license suspensions or permanent loss of driving privileges if you are convicted of even a minor DUI or DWI offense. These punishments can compromise your job, your family’s way of life and your financial future. Therefore, proving your innocence and protecting your legal rights in the criminal justice system is Mr. Nugent’s top priority.
Have You Been Charged With A Drug Crime?
If you need a drug crimes attorney, Chuck Nugent has the vast experience to win your case or assure any penalties are minimized. Many times, drugs are found because of an illegal search or seizure, and, where confiscated drugs are tested, the lab can make mistakes. Sometimes, people are charged with Possession when they don’t actually possess the drugs, for example, when the substances are found in a vehicle. Beyond proving your innocence and failures of the prosecution to prove their case, Mr. Nugent fights to keep you out of jail. Alternatives to incarceration include Diversionary Programs that may help get the charges dismissed, Rehabilitation Programs, Drug Court, and other options.
What To Do If You’ve Been Accused Of A Crime
This may be the most important decision of your life. You’ve been accused of a crime. You are taken into police custody for questioning. Now, your liberty and rights, and perhaps even your life, are on the line. You need a criminal attorney on your side right now to protect you and lead you through the complex and frightening criminal justice system.
Your Constitutional Rights Matter
Your rights under the US Constitution are your most powerful defense when you are accused of a crime. No matter how “minor” a criminal charge might seem, the US Constitution protects you. This protection is 24-7 and applies whether you’re accused of a federal, state or local crime, whether you’re in a big city or rural place, whether the officials are the FBI, Fish & Game or the local sheriff’s deputy or highway patrol. The US Constitution is the law of the land.
Illegal Police Tactics and Miranda Warnings
Among those critical US Constitutional Rights are your Miranda rights Law enforcement officers cannot question you if you are arrested or detained, unless and until the law enforcement officers tell you that you have:
- A right to remain silent
- A right to talk with an attorney
- A right to have the attorney present during police questioning
- A right to have an attorney appointed for you if you are unable to pay for one.
If the police fail to give you this Miranda warning before questioning, any statement you make to police cannot be used as evidence against you at trial to prove you are guilty of a crime.
To let law enforcement officers know you want to be protected by your Miranda rights, you must say somethingthat shows you want to remain silent, want the police questioning to stop, and/or want to have an attorney. Remaining silent alone isn’t enough: You have to be clear you want your Miranda rights immediately. Then you can remain silent.
Statements to police also cannot be used against you if they were produced by illegal tactics like coercion. This can mean police making threats, using violence or intimidation, or withholding food, water or bathroom breaks during long interrogations. If the person being questioned is young and inexperienced, intoxicated, suffering from mental or physical illness or disability or in another situation making them vulnerable to coercion, this can also lead to exclusion from evidence any statements of the accused person.
If You Are Accused Of A Crime, Losing Is Not An Option.
The Right Firm. Right Now.
What Our Criminal Law Clients Are Saying
“There are many attorneys that will just tell you to plead guilty to a lesser charge with no intention of going to court. Chuck Nugent is more like the lawyers you see on TV and in the movies. He is willing and able to go to trial and will fight for you.” “Charles Nugent is an excellent criminal defense attorney! I could not have chosen a better lawyer to defend me and provide such an overwhelmingly proven innocence in the criminal allegations against me.”
“Thank you, Mr. Nugent, for your legal expertise in the ‘not guilty’ outcome of my criminal case. I highly recommend Mr. Nugent to anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney!”