New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney

Experienced and Professional Criminal Defense Representation

The clock is ticking.

If you’ve been charged with a crime and are looking for an aggressive lawyer to fight your case, then it’s time to call Bonnie Putterman.

As one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in our area, we know that every minute counts when defending your freedom. That’s why we don’t waste any time getting to work on building your case and identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you.

We have decades of experience representing people just like you – now it’s time for us to put our knowledge and skill towards fighting for your future! It is imperative to have an experienced lawyer on your side who can fight for you and get the best outcome possible.

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New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer

When it comes to criminal charges, there’s never a good time to face them alone. Whether you need to fight an arrest or conviction for the first time or have been charged with a crime before, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to work in courtrooms and will fight hard on your behalf. That’s where we come in. Bonnie Putterman is highly accomplished and has won many cases that seemed impossible at the start. She is a skilled litigator and is always ready for tough battles because her clients deserve nothing less than victory every single time. 

Driving Under The Influence (DUI / DWI)

Driving impaired is a mistake that can have serious consequences, and you would be wise to take this charge seriously. This conviction could affect your driving privileges, personal life, job situation, and freedom. The good news is there are many reasons why DUI charges may get thrown out entirely or reduced significantly. Let me help you fight these charges so we can protect what matters most for our future together. Bonnie Putterman is familiar with the new DUI laws as well as the laws pertaining to the Ignition Interlock. There are many questions she will be able to answer for you.

Drug crimes

Anyone who has been charged with any kind of drug crime can understand why they might be feeling concerned about the long-term consequences. Severe and lasting outcomes require swift, serious legal help to avoid a conviction in order to lead your best life possible going forward. Imagine the relief you would feel if we were able to help keep your record clean and prevent a conviction against any criminal drug charge. Now more than ever, there are options and alternatives we can explore to assist you during this difficult time.

Expungement

Criminal records are haunting for many people. Having a criminal history will be available to anyone who wants to look at it, even if you do not have any convictions after all these years because arrests are taken into consideration for background checks as well- unless they’re expunged beforehand. One way to get rid of that burden is through expungement. Bonnie Putterman believes everyone deserves a second chance after they pay their debt to society. Bonnie Putterman is familiar and experienced with all the new expungement laws.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The first thing you should do is call a criminal attorney. Make sure the attorney has experience handling criminal cases. you may have a friend who is an attorney who offers to help you, but you really want someone who specializes in criminal law .

If the police want to question you the first thing you should do is be polite and cooperative. Cooperative does not mean you have to answer any questions.  You need to be clear that you would like to cooperate but would like to consult your attorney prior to answering any questions. 

Sometimes the police will attempt to trick you into speaking. Be aware you are not smarter or more knowledgeable. Trickery is permitted when interrogating a suspect.  Your best option is to have your attorney guide you.

As of December 1, 2019 New Jersey amended the law pertaining to DUI.

 

FIRST OFFENSE Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is .08% but less than .10%

Fine $250 to $400

DWI SURCHARGE $125.00

DDEF SURCHARGE $100

Assessments $6.00

Court Costs up to $33.00

SNSF $75

VCCO $50

IDRC 12 to 48 hours

Jail possible up to 30 days (not mandatory)

LOSS OF DL Until interlock installed

Interlock for Principal Vehicle 3 months

 

FIRST OFFENSE BAC .10% but less than .15%

Fine $300 to $500

DWI SURCHARGE $125.00

DDEF SURCHARGE $100

Assessments $6.00

Court Costs up to $33.00

SNSF $75

VCCO $50

IDRC 12 to 48 hours

Jail possible up to 30 days (not mandatory)

LOSS OF DL Until interlock installed

Interlock for Principal Vehicle 7 months to One Year

 

FIRST OFFENSE BAC OF .15% OR HIGHER

Fine $300 TO $500

DWI SURCHARGE $125.00

DDEF SURCHARGE $100

Assessments $6.00

Court Costs up to $33.00

SNSF $75

VCCO $50

IDRC 12 to 48 hours

Jail possible up to 30 days (not mandatory)

LOSS OF DL 4 TO 6 MONTHS

Interlock for Principal Vehicle during period of license forfeiture and for 9 to 15 months after license restored.

 

*Person convicted of operating or permitting another to operate under the influence of narcotics, hallucinogenic, or habit producing drugs is subject to license forfeiture for not less than 7 months or more than 1 year.

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