Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to review a case involving an insurance company's denial of coverage for a 2010 drunk driving accident that killed a police officer and yielded a multi-million dollar wrongful death judgment. An intermediate appellate court previously ruled in favor of the insurance company. But the Supreme Court's decision to grant review suggests the police officer's estate may still have some hope to collect on their judgment.
Dedicated to Winning Your Case
For most defendants and their families, facing the criminal justice system can be overwhelming. An arrest and/or criminal offense conviction in the state of New Jersey can be extremely damaging to an individual, resulting in the loss of your job, driver’s license, professional license or even your freedom. You also face the consequences of a permanent criminal record, which may negatively impact your ability to find future employment along with other life-altering consequences. If you have been charged with a crime, you need an attorney who is committed to your defense. The criminal defense attorneys at Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP understand what is at stake. We draw on our experience and skill to vigorously defend our clients and protect their rights.
Building a Strong Defense
A dismissal or acquittal of the charges filed against you requires the formulation of an effective defense. Our attorneys will thoroughly examine your case, conduct our own investigation and develop a strategy to put forth a successful defense. Our team delves into police reports, reviews evidence, questions witnesses, and retains forensic experts to dispute allegations. Each step we take is carefully crafted to identify weaknesses and contest the prosecution’s case.
Representing Clients Accused of a Variety of Crimes
Our firm represents individuals and corporations accused of a variety of crimes, including:
- Burglary / Robbery
- Computer & Internet Crimes
- Criminal Mischief
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Offenses
- DWI / DUI
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Hate Crimes
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Money Laundering
- Preparing Expungements
- Reckless Driving
- Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
- Violation of Order of Protection
- Weapons Offenses
- White Collar Crimes
The Criminal Law attorneys at Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas have appeared in hundreds of criminal courts throughout the state of New Jersey. Our team includes a current municipal prosecutor who has handled many difficult and high profile cases.
If you have been arrested and/or charged with a crime, call to speak with one of our attorneys.
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