New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Andrew J. Naideck

Defense of Domestic Violence and Criminal Charges

Criminal Lawyer Andrew J. Naideck is an attorney has more than 20 years of experience in defending domestic violence and criminal charges.  On your behalf, our will explore and pursue all available defenses to obtain the best possible result in your case.

Criminal charges in New Jersey involve both Non-Violent and Violent offenses.  Non-violent offenses include crimes involving theft or damage of personal property.  In many instances, no witnesses to the alleged property crime exist.  The prosecution must have strong (non-testimonial) evidence to pursue a property crime case against an individual.  

The Law Offices of Andrew J. Naideck represents individuals charged with most types of property crimes including:  
  • Arson
  • Auto theft
  • Breaking and entering
  • Burglary
  • Criminal mischief
  • Larceny
  • Malicious damage
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
Our office also represents individuals charged with violent crimes in New Jersey.  Many charges of violent crimes are connected in some manner to either drugs or alcohol.   Individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol might engage in a confrontation that would never have occurred in the absence of alcohol or drugs.  An argument between domestic partners or married couples after drinking can escalate into domestic violence.  At other times, assault and battery has nothing to do with drinking or drugs but is the violent result of an argument.

Criminal Attorney Andrew J. Naideck can provide a strong defense for any crime of violence including:
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Defense to Criminal Assault in New Jersey
Assault charges can result from a road rage incident, a boundary dispute between neighbors or a fistfight between fans at a football game. No matter what type of incident occurred, the Law Offices of Andrew J. Naideck will discuss your defenses and bring our experience to reach a favorable resolution.  

On your behalf, our office will take the steps necessary to ensure the best possible defense to a criminal charge in New Jersey.  We will aggressively review of all available discovery, talk to witnesses, review documents and all available physical evidence.  As a criminal trial attorney, Mr. Naideck will be well prepared to enter into plea negotiations on your behalf and prepare for trial if required.    

New Jersey Domestic Violence Lawyer

There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about domestic violence. To understand what your options are, it is helpful to understand the legal definition of domestic violence.    

Domestic violence applies to more than married couples. It applies to boyfriends and girlfriends, same-sex couples, family members and those who were in a brief relationship if they had a child together.

Domestic violence is an equal-opportunity offense. It is charged against men and women of all ages, races, and income levels.  

Domestic violence can be charged in criminal court, civil court or both, and both sides are entitled to an attorney.

Domestic violence does not automatically include restraining orders, or orders for protection.   

Attorney Andrew J. Naideck can help you understand your options and represent you in either criminal or civil court. We also represent either the plaintiff (the one charging domestic violence) or the defendant (the one charged with domestic violence).

Domestic violence does not always include assault. The threat of assault or violence can be enough to result in a domestic violence charge if the person being threatened believed he or she was in imminent danger.

Our office will fully evaluate your goals and intentions with regard to a domestic violence case.  Your goal may be to salvage your relationship or marriage.  You may seek permanent protection for yourself or your children.  You may seek the permanently bar your partner or spouse from your home.  Depending upon your goals, our representation will be tailored to meet your expectations.

Domestic violence charges in New Jersey may include one or more of the following issues:  
  • Child abuse
  • Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) matters
  • Final restraining orders
  • Megan's law
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Temporary restraining orders
  • Violation of restraining orders

New Jersey Drug Crimes Lawyer | Defense for Crimes Involving Drugs

It has been well documented that many crimes in New Jersey involve drugs in some manner. Property crimes such as shoplifting or theft can result from the need to generating money to pay for drugs.  A person might commit a violent crime while under the influence of drugs. Often, individuals are arrested for drug possession or distribution merely due to their presence at the wrong place and wrong time.

Criminal Attorney Andrew J. Naideck can help anyone involved with any type of drug crime for any class of drug.  We defend the individuals with prior criminal records, first time offenders, and those wrongfully accused.  

At our law firm, we work diligently to develop solid defenses to the crimes charged.  In our experience, it is critical to prepare our clients for trial as well as exhaust every possibility of resolution by way of settlement, downgrade or dismissal of charges, or favorable plea agreement.

Many cases involve aggressive negotiation to downgrade of charges, reach settlements and plea agreements.  As necessary, we work with our clients to help them obtain professional treatment for addiction or anger management issues. We have access to competent and effective professionals to deal with any underlying drug issues.  Our clients' positive proactive behavior puts us in a good position to negotiate a lesser plea or dropped charges.

Our clients range from juveniles charged with prescription drug possession to individuals charged with drug distribution.  We represent clients charged with indictable or non-indictable drug charges for any of the following types of controlled or illegal substances:
  • Cocaine (all forms)
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines, including meth labs and drug manufacturing
  • Prescription drugs, including OxyContin, Adderall, Percocet and Xanax

New Jersey Lawyer for Parole or Probation Violations

If a person violates his or her probation, his or her freedom is at risk and legal problems can escalate quickly.  Even the smallest violation of the terms of your probation can result in your incarceration.    It becomes important to have an attorney to advocate on your behalf in the face of probation violations which are either intentional or unintentional.

In many instances, it becomes urgent to get back into compliance with the terms of probation as quickly as possible.  This gives your attorney the opportunity to represent that you are currently in compliance and will remain in compliance with the terms of your probation.  

New Jersey Parole Hearing Attorneys
Our criminal defense attorneys can represent you in criminal court or during a parole or probation hearing related to any of the following issues:
  • Commission of a new crime or offense
  • Curfew violations
  • Failure to complete court ordered community service
  • Failure to report to parole officer
  • Failure to report for counseling
  • Random drug or alcohol test failure

Check Fraud, Credit Card Fraud, and Other Fraud Charges in New Jersey

A fraud charge, like other white collar crimes, usually depends on physical evidence rather than witnesses. There may be computer records, videotape surveillance, fingerprints or even DNA evidence that points to your involvement.  Based upon the individual facts of your case, Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew J. Naideck will challenge the evidence against you and seek to have the case dismissed.  In the event all evidence is not dismissed, our office will aggressively negotiate a favorable plea agreement on your behalf or prepare for trial in State or Federal Court.    

Our office handles legal defense to numerous types of fraud in both civil and criminal courts:  
  • Application fraud (lying on a job or loan application)
  • Check fraud (stolen checks)
  • Consumer fraud (returning stolen merchandise for cash)
  • Credit card fraud
  • Debit card fraud (stealing a PIN or using someone else's card)
  • ID fraud (using stolen identification or stealing a PIN)
  • Identity theft (opening lines of credit in someone else's name)
  • Insurance fraud (claiming damages or injury that did not occur)
  • Tax fraud (lying on a tax return)
  • Unemployment fraud (continuing to collect unemployment after your go back to work)
  • Welfare fraud (cashing or collecting someone else's check)

Expungement of New Jersey Criminal Arrests, Charges, or Criminal Convictions

There are a number of unfortunate consequences that come with a criminal conviction. There are court fines, jail time, probation, random drug or alcohol testing and community service, in addition to the financial toll and damage to relationships.  Not many years ago, a person would have to wait ten (10) years after the completion of the sentence before he or she could file for expungement of their record.  Today, some convictions can be cleared as soon as five (5) years after the disposition of the offense(s).    

After completion of an expungement by our office, you can truthfully answer "No" when asked, "Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime?"  Criminal Attorney Andrew J. Naideck can help you clear your record.

Both arrests and convictions appear on your record when a potential employer performs a background check.  Even in instances in which charges are downgraded, the original more serious charges may appear as an arrest record during a background check.  

Failure to expunge your criminal record can have consequences including:  
  • Keep you from renting a house or apartment
  • Prevent you from being accepted to colleges, many universities or graduate schools
  • Keep you from getting the job you want
  • Stand in the way of certain types of licensing
  • Prevent you from voting
  • Prohibit you from obtaining a firearms license

There are different procedures to clear your record depending upon whether there was a conviction, whether you benefited from a pretrial intervention and many other factors. If you are a juvenile, you may be eligible to have your record sealed. We have helped many individuals get a fresh start in life by clearing their record.  We'd like to do the same for you.

Contact the Law Offices of Andrew J. Naideck for a free consultation regarding your domestic violence, criminal or expungement matter.