Monmouth County Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending clients throughout New Jersey facing criminal matters

The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly is an experienced Monmouth County criminal defense law firm serving clients across the New Jersey. Facing criminal charges is a very serious matter. When charges loom, it is important to discuss these legal issues with a seasoned attorney. With over 20 years of experience, The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly handles all criminal matters for clients in New Jersey, including violent crimes, drug possession, DWIs, and juvenile crimes, just to name a few. If you are eligible for expungement, our firm will handle the process in full. For quality legal support, contact The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly for a consultation.

Drug Possession

New Jersey has some of the most severe drug laws on the east coast. Courts and law enforcement are hostile towards drug offenses and are quick to issue harsh penalties. Almost all drug possession charges in New Jersey will leave you with a criminal record that will impact your future. If you are caught with more than constitutes “personal possession”, you could be subject to detrimental consequences.


New Jersey law enforcement officers and courts are aggressive towards those caught driving while intoxicated. The laws are very strict and the state will vigorously prosecute these charges. Some of the many consequences of a DWI in New Jersey include fines, possible jail time, and the mandatory suspension of one’s license. Furthermore, New Jersey does not permit plea bargaining of this offense and the state does not allow for provisional licenses.


An arrest or conviction of a crime can be devastating. These mistakes can impact one’s future immensely. Applications for school, employment, and housing often ask if a person has a criminal record and some situations call for a full background check. Many people can resolve this matter through an expungement. An expungement will clear their criminal record, in the simplest terms.

Juvenile Crime

Children make mistakes. When a child commits a crime, they can be arrested or detained just like anyone else. When this occurs, it is important for the guardian or parent to consider the consequences that will affect their child. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, their child could face something as small as writing an essay to the devastating reality of being charged as an adult, saved for the most serious crimes.

Violent Crimes

Getting arrested for a violent crime is devastating. Violent crimes are some of the most serious offenses heard in criminal court. New Jersey courts are aggressive towards these cases and will sentence convicted parties to serious jail time. Being accused of a violent crime deserves the attention of an effective criminal defense attorney.