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Appeal Your Criminal Conviction in New Jersey

Seek a Second Chance with Our NJ Appeals Attorney

Sometimes, a set of fresh eyes and a new approach to a criminal case is exactly what is needed when a defense strategy has proven unfruitful. Whether your sentence is too long or you want a new trial, the experienced appeals lawyer at Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC is ready to listen.

To contact our law office in Ridgewood, New Jersey, call (201) 574-7919, or contact us by e-mail. Our attorney has extensive experience in criminal appeals. We handle appeals from convictions in state, municipal, and federal courts.

Challenging Convictions: Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief

  • Excessive sentences
  • Errors on a suppression issue
  • Jury charge issues
  • Discovery of new evidence that could not reasonably have been found
  • Prosecutorial misconduct (e.g. failure to provide exculpatory evidence)
  • Errors in evidentiary rulings

Attorney Joseph R. Donahue has extensive experience in criminal appeals. As a former Bergen County prosecutor, Mr. Donahue was assigned to the Appellate Section of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. Since then, Mr. Donahue has practiced extensively before New Jersey's Appellate Division and Supreme Court as well as before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Donahue is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Ready to Appeal? Contact Our NJ Law Office Today

If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime and need an experienced criminal appeals attorney to assist in your case, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule a free consultation. To reach our New Jersey law office, call (201) 574-7919, or contact us by e-mail.

Hear From Our Happy Clients

Reviews & Testimonials

At Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

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    - Patrick
    "An outstanding lawyer who I will always recommend to my family and friends."

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    - Recent Client
    "TRUST me and go to him if you need anything, he won't let you down"

    My experience was beyond amazing. I always thought going through the court process and finding a lawyer would be the hardest ...

    - Recent Client
    ""the superior court judge issued a written order reversing the municipal court's guilty decision""

    Our son was arrested and charged with DUI in early December of 2015. We got a lawyer who helped us gather evidence (arrest ...

    - Anonymous Client
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    - Criminal Client
    "Outstanding Legal Professional"

    As a Case Management Consultant, I have referred a number of clients to Mr. Donahue over the years. He is an outstanding ...

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    "restored my faith in lawyers"

    Mr. Donahue defended me in DWI,it would have been my 3rd.I would have lost DL for ten years and 180 days in jail. I would ...

    - Ken
    "Outstanding Litigator"

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Our Trial-Tested Approach

We always strive to put our clients in the best position possible, so our immediate goal is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal. If this cannot be done, we seek to minimize the consequences by all legal means possible, perhaps by pursuing a plea agreement, which could include alternate sentencing that improves the impact on our client’s record. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorney is a resolute advocate who never hesitates to take a case to trial if it is in the best interests of our client. No matter how complex your charges may be, we have the proven expertise and passion to help you achieve a positive outcome. Discover how we can help you today.