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Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending Those Facing Criminal Charges in New Jersey city and beyond

The Law Offices of Michael Chessa PLLC focuses much of its practice on defending those accused of crimes. We know how stressful and intimidating it can be to find yourself under investigation, under arrest, or charged with a crime. The criminal justice system can be an imposing and dehumanizing place where you may feel you have been convicted before you have even been to court. Having a competent and dedicated advocate in your corner as soon as possible is essential to ensure that your rights are protected, that you receive fair treatment, and that you obtain an effective defense.


Have you been accused of committing a crime? Call the Law Offices of Michael Chessa PLLC today at (917) 997-8873 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our New Jersey criminal defense lawyer.

Criminal Cases We Handle

Our firm represents clients in all types of criminal charges, these include but are not limited to:

  • DUI
  • Weapons charges
  • Domestic violence
  • Probation violations
  • White collar crimes

Defense Strategies For Criminal Charges

When facing a criminal charge, there are several defense strategies that may be employed by a criminal defense attorney. These can include raising the argument that there is insufficient evidence for a conviction, demonstrating that the accused acted in self-defense or under duress, challenging the reliability of the prosecution’s witnesses and their testimony, asserting that the accused had no intent to commit the crime, and claiming mistaken identity. Defense lawyers can also argue that any confessions obtained from their clients were unlawfully coerced.

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