Criminal DefenseThe Stark & Stark Criminal Defense practice represents clients who are facing a criminal charge that has serious financial penalties or other punitive outcomes, up to and including incarceration or capital punishment (the death penalty). Whether the case is a simple motor vehicle violation or a major indictable offense in the State and/or Federal Courts, the attorneys of Stark & Stark’s Criminal Defense Practice group are here to protect our client’s rights.No one ever anticipates being charged with a criminal offense or being cited by a police officer. People from all walks of life may have contact with the Municipal Court System, the Criminal Justice System, or some Investigative Agency at some point in their life. Parents may have contact with the Criminal Justice System as a result of their child, while others may be charged mistakenly or as a result of a false allegation.Practice ServicesStark & Stark attorneys have experience in Municipal, Superior, State and Federal Courts throughout the country, and have experience handling investigations by the Department of Justice and the FBI. Our team includes former Secret Service Agents, Assistant Prosecutors, Assistant United States Attorneys, and Deputy Attorney Generals who have prosecuted a wide array of offenses that include, but are not limited to, assaults, burglaries, robberies, narcotics offenses, homicides, racketeering of organized crime families, fraud and conspiracy, and other large scale white collar investigations.Our unique experience helps ensure that our clients receive the best representation possible. Our attorneys understand the Criminal Justice System, and we leverage that understanding to help guide our clients through the system, while diligently ensuring that their rights are protected and that they are treated fairly by the Courts.It has been estimated that as many as one in every seven Americans have had some type of contact with the Criminal Justice System. Accordingly, our Criminal Defense attorneys also pursue expungement petitions to remove and purge a client’s prior contact with the Criminal Justice System.Experience You Can TrustIn these volatile and uncertain times, there exists a heightened awareness and scrutiny in corporate America, which may affect a client’s employment, livelihood, and career potential, even after their criminal case has concluded. When a client is charged with a criminal offense or serious motor vehicle offense that could impinge upon their life or liberty, they need to feel confident and secure that they are getting the best legal representation possible.Our attorneys have assisted many clients in petitioning the Courts to erase a criminal conviction, disposition, or contact so that they may shed the negative stigma associated with this incident and avoid being continuously affected for having made a mistake or engaged in an indiscretion. Whatever the reason, it is critical during these most difficult times that our clients are represented by experienced criminal lawyers to ensure their rights are protected and that they are treated fairly by the Courts.