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Criminal Defense Attorney

If there are criminal charges against you, your rights, freedom, and future may be at risk.

You need a criminal defense attorney who can represent you and tell your story in court if it comes to that.

Law Offices of Adam C Brown Esq. PC serving Middlesex County, NJ, will do everything in his power to have your charges reduced or thrown out altogether.

Facing Criminal Charges? Let Us Protect Your Rights

Criminal charges can significantly alter the trajectory of your life, resulting in trouble finding work, strained relationships, financial struggles, and more. Our law firm handles criminal law cases; if there are charges against you, contact us at our New Brunswick or Moorestown law offices today.

Adam C. Brown

Meet Adam C. Brown

Your Criminal Defense Attorney in Middlesex County and Cherry Hill

Mr. Adam C. Brown saw an immediate need in his community to protect the rights of the accused. He believes everyone deserves a fair trial and he is proud to represent those who have charges brought against them. He aims to accurately tell his clients' stories and allow them to live their lives.

Our attorney serves all of Middlesex County and the Cherry Hill area, including New Brunswick, North Bergen, East Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and beyond. No matter where you are, our attorney can help you.

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Our criminal defense lawyer serving Middlesex County and Cherry Hill can protect your rights if you've been charged with a criminal offense such as:
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Driving under the influence can result in fines, higher insurance premiums, license suspension, and jail time. A criminal defense team can help protect you from these outcomes. We may be able to prove law enforcement error, faulty equipment, or a flawed field sobriety test.

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Drug Possession

Even a person charged with a first-time drug offense faces serious penalties in New Jersey. The possession of dangerous drugs like heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, and ecstasy can result in a fine of up to $25,000 and up to five years in prison. Possession of more than six ounces of marijuana is also a punishable offense. 

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Crimes of violence in New Jersey have the most severe penalties and can include life in prison without the possibility of parole. If you've been charged with a crime like assault, robbery, or attempted homicide, you need strong legal representation. Our criminal defense lawyer may be able to prove you acted in self-defense or that your rights were violated by law enforcement.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of violence in a relationship that can include verbal, physical, emotional, or psychological acts. If someone has filed a civil complaint or a criminal complaint against you, our law firm can help protect you from these accusations. Let us tell your story, which may involve proving that the plaintiff is lying or you acted in self-defense.

“After consulting with a few lawyers, Mr.Brown was, by far, my top pick, and I was glad to have him represent me. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable, realistic about my options, and a pleasure to work with. I was very happy with how he handled my case, listened to my wants and needs, and acted on my behalf.” Amber J.

How New Jersey Grades Criminal Offenses

While other states may categorize offenses as misdemeanors or felonies, New Jersey has unique terminology.

Disorderly Persons Offense

A misdemeanor is called a "disorderly persons offense." This charge is for a lower-level crime, but can still carry penalties. A person with this charge is often tried without facing a jury. Those convicted of a disorderly persons offense can face a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail.

Indictable Crime

A felony is simply referred to as a "crime" or "indictable crime." These offenses require a grand jury investigation to determine if there is enough evidence to charge the accused. Indictable crimes or "felonies" can lead to jail time, prison time, fines, restitution, probation, and other kinds of court sanctions.

What Happens if You're Convicted?


You can be sentenced to paying a fine or making restitution. Fines range from $500 for a petty disorderly persons offense to $200,000 for a conviction of a crime of the first degree.

Jail Time

While a disorderly persons offense may not always land you in jail, it is sometimes punishable with up to six months of jail time. A first-degree crime can result in 10-20 years in prison.

Loss of Employment

Your conviction may result in the loss of your job. A conviction will also make it more difficult for you to find work in the future.

Disruption of Family Life

A conviction could make you lose the privilege of spending time with your children. Supervised visits may be required or you could completely lose access.

The penalties for being convicted are hefty, which is why hiring an attorney for criminal defense is so important. Don't let your entire life become derailed—our law firm serving Middlesex County will fight for your freedom and help you continue to live a normal life.

Hire a Member of the ACDL-NJ

Mr. Brown is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. This organization works to ensure its members have what they need to be effective advocates for defendants, even in the most difficult cases. Members of this organization are encouraged to attend seminars and networking opportunities to help improve their practices. Members are well-equipped to protect rights guaranteed by the New Jersey and United States Constitutions and represent clients with honesty, ethics, and zeal.

Law Offices of Adam C Brown Esq. PC

Law Offices of
Adam C Brown Esq. PC

Law Offices of Adam C Brown Esq. PC is a dynamic regional law firm practicing family and criminal law throughout the state of New Jersey. Our professional affiliations include:

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Garden State Bar Association
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

You can request a consultation online or by calling (973) 281-2388.

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