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Why Choose Us?

Experience. Knowledge. Results.

Pairing decades of proven criminal law experience and a strong track record of results, Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC brings high-quality representation for the accused all across New Jersey. We are passionate, determined, and ready to fight for our clients and to preserve their interests. As dedicated advocates, we strive to deliver the highest standard of legal excellence and client care. We care about our clients and their futures, and we demonstrate this commitment by always being accessible and responsive to our clients’ needs.

What makes Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC ready to fight for you?

Former Prosecutor

Attorney Joseph R. Donahue is a former prosecutor with intimate knowledge of the inner workings of New Jersey’s criminal court system. He knows how prosecutors handle cases and the many factors that are considered by prosecutors and judges. This insider knowledge allows our firm to prepare effective cases to counter a prosecutor’s arguments against our clients.

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Attorney Joseph Donahue is Certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. This is a rare honor that is earned by less than 1% of New Jersey attorneys. Our lawyer is regarded as one of the most established and well-respected legal authorities in the field.

Our Lawyer Recognitions

Our attorney has been recognized by Super Lawyers®, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and earned an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, a lawyer peer review rating firm. We are highly respected in the field of criminal defense for our knowledge and experience.

Unique Strategies Tailored to You

Recognizing that no two cases are alike, we work with each client to create personalized legal defenses that meet each client’s goals. Our attorney always does what is in your best interests in the short- and long-run.

High-Powered Trial Advocacy

Our attorney is a veteran of many trials and is always prepared to defend you in front of a judge and jury. We know our way around a courtroom and how to present a compelling, persuasive case during trial.

Contact Our Bergen County Criminal Defense Attorney Today

Learn more about how our experience and knowledge can make a difference in your case. We provide free consultations.

If you would like to discuss your charges, contact our law office at (201) 574-7919.

How We Can Help

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Our Settlements & Verdicts

Recent Case Victories

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Dismissal of Charges for Babysitter Accused of Sexual Assault of Two Children

    Client accused of sexually assaulting two children. Compiled exculpatory information through the use of a private investigator which showed inconsistencies in both the victims’ account of the alleged incidents as well as the victims’ mother’s account of the alleged incidents. This exculpatory information led to a no bill by the Grand Jury.

  • Complete Acquittal for Physician Accused of Sexual Misconduct
    Not guilty verdict in Bergen County Superior Court jury trial obtained on behalf of a physician charged with sexual assault of a minor. Successfully challenged the credibility of the alleged victim and used video of client's statement to police to demonstrate lack of any criminal intent on his part.
  • Complete Acquittal for Client Charged as a Third Time DWI Offender
    Complete acquittal in Municipal Court bench trial obtained on behalf of a client charged with his third DWI. Successfully challenged the field sobriety tests and the Alcotest results by utilizing expert testimony and by challenging flawed police procedure. Client avoided the mandatory 180 day jail sentence and the mandatory 10 year loss of license required under New Jersey law.
  • Complete Acquittal for Bar Patron Accused of Aggravated Assault

    Acquittal in Passaic County Superior Court jury trial obtained on behalf of a patron of a bar charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Successfully challenged identification of bar bouncer and the findings of the treating neurosurgeon.

  • Complete Acquittal at Jury Trial of Client Accused of Possession of over 1,000 Kilograms of Cocaine and Marijuana
    One of the largest drug seizures by the New Jersey State Police. Successfully challenged testimony of New Jersey State Troopers attempting to convict client of charges that would result in 10 to 20 years in jail.
  • Charges Dropped for Battered Woman Accused of Numerous Counts of Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    Secured dismissal for client accused of multiple acts of aggravated assault, assault and terroristic threats upon her ex-husband. Was able to compile information both in the form of documentary and testimonial evidence which established client as a battered woman.

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