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An Aggressive Criminal Law Attorney Fighting In Your Corner

If you face criminal charges in Passaic County, your entire future is on the line. You need to work with an experienced criminal lawyer to help protect your rights. I am attorney Alfred V. Acquaviva and as a former prosecutor, I have a deep understanding of what goes into building a strong criminal defense case. I use my experience and insider knowledge to fight aggressively for you.

If you believe you are subject to investigation for suspicion of an offense or are already facing an arrest, seek legal counsel right away. You have a right to due process under the law. The sooner you speak with an experienced defense attorney, the sooner your attorney can start investigating, gathering evidence and building a strong defense for you.

Do Not Ignore Your Criminal Charges

I understand how overwhelming the legal process can be. When you work with me, I will take the time to help you understand the full spectrum of your rights.

I can defend you in cases involving:

I can help you understand the full spectrum of your rights and explore your legal options. Depending on the circumstances of your case, I will help you consider options, including dismissal of charges, reduction of charges, decreased penalties and alternative sentencing. I can also help you explore if you qualify for expungement or sealing of your records.

A Former Prosecutor To Defend Your Rights

If you or a loved one faces charges for drunk or intoxicated driving in New Jersey, you need to get started on your defense as soon as possible. Whether this is your first offense or your third, the state punishes driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol seriously. Multiple offenses carry significantly harsher punishment. Do not risk the loss of driving privileges and high fines.

A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey can result in steep penalties such as:

  • A fine of up to $400
  • Up to 30 days in prison
  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device (IID)
  • Forfeiture of driver’s license without an IID
  • Intoxicated Driver Center attendance
  • Three years of an annual $1000 auto insurance surcharge

New Jersey law also allows additional surcharges to benefit the state’s Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund, A Violent Crimes Compensation Fund, Safe and Secure Community Program, the Intoxicated Driving Program and a Motor Vehicle Commission restoration fee.

As a former prosecutor, I know that law enforcement does not always get it right. If your constitutional rights were violated, I will help you have a strong voice in negotiations and in court.

Defend Against Serious Traffic Violations

Some people feel that a traffic ticket is not a serious criminal matter, but that could not be further from the truth. Traffic violations can result in the suspension of your license, significant fines and even jail time. That is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to help you mitigate these potential punishments. Whether you are facing your first or multiple traffic violations, I can help you.

Understand Drug Charges In New Jersey

Despite recent work to reduce the overcriminalization of drugs in the state, you can still face serious charges for violating the law. Even carrying more than the legal limit of marijuana can lead to up to a year and a half of jail time and up to $25,000 in fines. If you find yourself facing these types of serious charges, then you need to take immediate action to fight back against them. With my help, you can put forward a strong defense to try and reduce or eliminate these charges.

Work With A Former Prosecutor To Defend Your Rights

When defending your rights, I never take the fighting gloves off. I will help safeguard your future and your rights. Call Acquaviva Law Offices, LLC, at 973-869-5805 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also send me an email through this secure website. Hablamos español.