Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal DefenseAt Koles, Burke & Bustillo, L.L.P., our attorney roster includes a former Hudson County prosecutor, Raoul Bustillo. He knows the local criminal justice system. Our clients know that they are getting an aggressive and experienced criminal defense team for any charges including shoplifting, sex crimes, and murder.

Experienced criminal defense lawyers

If you have been charged with any criminal offense in New York or New Jersey, contact one of our Three offices to discuss your situation. Our lawyers are vigorous in defending the rights of our clients. Accused persons benefit from our knowledge of state and federal criminal procedure, grand jury investigations, and local police operations.

Examples of the cases we handle

We handle criminal matters in municipal, state, and federal courts. Our clients include people accused of:

  • Traffic violations
  • Drug possession, including possession of marijuana, cocaine, PCP, and heroin
  • Drug crimes such as intent to distribute and conspiracy to deliver
  • Embezzlement and fraud
  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Sex crimes such as rape, indecent exposure, and aggravated sexual assault
  • Homicide
  • Ordinance violations
  • Probation violation
  • Drunk driving/DUI/DWI

Representing young people in the juvenile justice system

In addition to defending adults charged with crimes such as these, we also represent youth charged under the juvenile justice system. We work to keep children in juvenile court, recommending drug treatment and other programs that may help turn a life around.

Careful preparation is a hallmark of our practice

For adults facing charges such as these, we investigate thoroughly, making sure that all evidence presented by the state was legally obtained. We also handle all pre-trial motions, appeals, and expungements.

If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to have knowledge and experience on your side. Contact one of the criminal defense lawyers at Koles, Burke & Bustillo, L.L.P. in Jersey City, Bayonne, or New York City.

 Return to Practice Areas