Newark Criminal Defense Attorney Serves the Entire State of New Jersey
When you are charged with a crime, you need someone to protect your rights. You need someone who knows what needs to be done to attack the case proofs the prosecutor will use to try to convict you. You need someone who understands the legal issues that can weaken the evidence against you. You need someone who has already learned what it means to be a criminal defense attorney, by successfully representing hundreds of clients charged with crimes, offenses and violations throughout the State of New Jersey. You need someone who spends his time, thought, and efforts practicing law as a strategic and skillful criminal defense attorney whose sole purpose is to provide you with the best criminal defense you can find in New Jersey so you can sleep at night.
Criminal Charges Demand a Serious Criminal Defense Attorney
Newark criminal defense attorney Howard Bailey is the ‘someone’ you need to protect your freedom and your rights. He has been involved on a daily basis in the field of criminal law for over 35 years. He was a police officer investigating crimes for 10 years. He then became an Assistant Essex County Prosecutor for a 15 years stretch and worked as a legal advisor to the largest Prosecutor’s drug trafficking task force in NJ for 12 years. He provided daily legal advice to police officers in ongoing criminal investigations, advising them on how to build strong cases against defendants, and was a NJ Police Training Commission Instructor for 20 years teaching recruits and active-duty officers how to avoid legal issues that weaken a criminal case.
He retired from his 25 year law enforcement career in 2002 knowing full-well how cases are built against a defendant. That year, when he opened his own law firm practice, he pledged to use his 25 years of investigative knowledge to focus on the defense of people charged with crimes. This unique experience has provided powerful legal insight that can be hugely effective in defending a client against a criminal charge of any magnitude in any court, including Municipal Court.
In the last 14 years, As a Newark criminal defense attorney, Mr Bailey has represented hundreds of clients throughout the State of NJ, those charged with crimes ranging from violent offenses like Murder and Aggravated Assault, to minor offenses like Shoplifting and Disorderly Conduct. His unique background in law enforcement provides his clients with a lawyer who understands how a cop investigates a crime, a lawyer who knows the type of mistakes a cop that will help Mr Bailey build a strong defense for his clients. That same background also provides his clients with a lawyer who has a practical hands-on understanding of how to use the defects in the police investigation to support an attack on the legal issues most likely to impact the prosecutor’s case.
A Criminal Defense Lawyer with Extensive Trial Experience
Mr Bailey has earned the recognition of his peers and thanks of his clients, of being an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer, typically representing his clients during trial several times a year. Prosecutors and Judges know that he is more than capable of representing his client through trial if that is what it takes to protect his client’s rights. In the last several years he has represented clients during jury trials in Essex County, Union County, Bergen County, Somerset County, Mercer County and Ocean County. The charges against his clients at trial have ranged from Racketeering and Leader of a Drug Trafficking Network, to Joyriding.
Helping to Set Standards for the Criminal Defense Bar
To assist his fellow criminal defense lawyers, Mr Bailey has been a Trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – NJ, since 2009. In this capacity he and the other Trustees and Officers of the Association provide services to the criminal defense bar which includes input to legislative committees, amicus representation before the judiciary on cases involving issues of importance to the field of criminal defense, and a support basis for criminal defense lawyers throughout the State of New Jersey.
Any Court. Any Crime. Any Time. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime, contact Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation about your case and to discuss what needs to be done to protect your rights and your freedom.