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Criminal Defense

Whether you have been accused of a crime, arrested, or charged with a criminal offense, you could be facing serious consequences that could impact your life, reputation, and freedom. When facing criminal charges, choosing an experienced and skillful defense attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Stephen J. Natoli has years of experience and has successfully represented countless people in the New Jersey area. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges and wish to be represented by an experienced and proactive defense attorney, call The Law Office of Stephen J. Natoli for a free consultation.


“Driving While Intoxicated” and “Driving Under the Influence” are terms that are used in New Jersey Courts when a person is facing charges for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. New Jersey is tough on DWI/DUI offenses. In addition to effecting your driving record, such offenses may result in jail time, license suspension, fines/fees, and even mandatory attendance in drug and alcohol education classes. Stephen J. Natoli has considerable knowledge and experience handling DWI/DUI cases in New Jersey. He regularly enlists the services of DWI experts to assist in fighting your case. If you or a loved one are facing DWI/DUI charges and would like to discuss your options, call The Law Office of Stephen J. Natoli for a free consultation.

Municipal and Traffic Matters

Municipal cases typically involve traffic infractions, local ordinance violations and even minor criminal offenses. Although these are seemingly low-level offenses, the outcome of these municipal matters may include unfavorable, and sometimes unreasonable, penalties. For example, driving infractions may result in the revocation of your driver's license, substantial fines, or even jail time.

Expungement of Criminal Records & Appeals

The consequences of facing criminal charges may persist long after a case has been resolved. For example, having charges on your criminal record can be detrimental to your ability to gain employment, go to college, or secure housing. Even if a case has been dismissed, a simple criminal background check will reveal any records of initial arrest and related criminal charges. In New Jersey, however, it is possible to get your record cleared through the process of expungement. You may be an eligible applicant for record expungement. In the event that your case has already gone to trial, and you believe it resulted in an erroneous criminal conviction, you have the right to file an appeal. An evaluation of your specific case, together with a review of your trial proceedings, can help determine if you are eligible for a criminal appeal. If you or a loved one are burdened with a criminal record or an unfair criminal conviction, please call The Law Office of Stephen J. Natoli to discuss the details of your case.