New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers
Serving Atlantic City, Cape May County, Atlantic County & Beyond
Welcome to the Law Offices of John J. Zarych. We practice criminal defense in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey. Perhaps you have come to this site because you or a loved one has been arrested or is under investigation by the state or federal government. Fear and confusion are appropriate emotional responses to such a situation. Please know that we are ready to stand with you.
If you have been arrested, today may be one of the worst days of your life. Our combined experience of over 45 years of lawyering has prepared our attorneys to manage your legal crisis. Our team is trained and poised to meet that crisis head-on and to take immediate action. It is our privilege to guide you through this process, to defend your freedoms and to protect your liberty. Clients often say to us things such as,
“This is all new to me.”
“My family has never been through this process before.”
“I don’t know how serious this is and I have so many questions.”
This is a common response when one learns he or she is facing charges. Rest assured that nothing about the criminal justice process is “new” to us. There are no stupid questions. In fact, guiding people through the legal system is what we do every day. You may ask as many questions as you like. The role of an attorney is to give you the information that you need to make important decisions about your case. Your attorney will recommend a course of action, but ultimately you have the right to make the most crucial decisions in your case such as whether to demand a trial. But when we are talking about your case, aren’t we really talking about your life? Yes, and you want your legal matter to be handled in such a way that it has a minimal negative impact on your life.
We understand that questions about your life are important and deserve time and attention. You will receive that from our firm.
Prompt & Strategic Action With Criminal Charges or Investigations
A criminal charge presents an immediate and very serious problem that requires prompt attention. In addition, criminal cases are often won or lost based on what an attorney does in the first few days. That is why we are here to take prompt and strategic action on your behalf while compassionately guiding you through the confusion and stress.
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We will not settle for simply good client service; we aim to provide outstanding service. We always have staff available on call, including weekends and holidays.
We will engage in all good-faith pretrial negotiations to improve the likelihood that our client will receive a favorable resolution in his or her criminal matter. However, in all cases we take on, we are prepared to try the criminal charges in New Jersey Superior Court. We will provide advice and guidance, but the decision to go to trial in a matter is a personal one and rests solely with the defendant.
While we will always fight aggressively and strategically for you, we will never pressure you to take a plea or other deal that you are unhappy with or when you feel that it is not in your best interest to take the offer. We are willing and prepared in every matter to fight for our clients in all pretrial motions and in a court of law before a jury of your peers to achieve a “not guilty” verdict. All of our attorneys are active in the South Jersey communities we serve. We have made numerous television and radio appearances on criminal defense topics, and we are actively involved in local and national bar association activities, rehabilitation organizations and local school and community service endeavors. We are privileged to guide our clients and their families through what is usually the most dangerous undertaking of their lives: defending themselves in a criminal case.
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