Experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyers

The New Jersey criminal lawyers at Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, P.C., consist of Michael R. Ascher, a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General and assistant County Prosecutor who has been practicing criminal law for over thirty years, and Matheu D. Nunn, a former assistant County Prosecutor and current Municipal Prosecutor who investigated and prosecuted Major Crimes cases (murders and attempted murders), white collar cases (acts of Official Misconduct), and briefed and argued appeals on behalf of the State of New Jersey before New Jersey’s Appellate Division and Supreme Court.

As former State Prosecutors, Michael and Matheu appeared in the Superior Court before various judges on a regular basis. They are in the unique position of having investigated and prepared cases for prosecution by the State. As defense attorneys, the behind-the-scenes insight gained as prosecutors, allow Michael and Matheu to identify weaknesses in all aspects of the State’s cases from the initial investigation to the grand jury process, and, ultimately, in the State’s presentation at trial. By being able to identify those weaknesses, Michael and Matheu have been able to resolve serious criminal charges for many clients without the need for trial and without jail time. If, however, the case cannot be resolved, Michael and Matheu will present a rigorous trial defense, including pre-trial motions, an independent investigation, and the use of expert witnesses.

In addition to representing clients charged with serious violations of New Jersey’s Criminal Code, Michael and Matheu also have extensive experience with municipal court matters. Michael has represented innumerable clients charged with crimes and driving offenses (including DWI/DUI) in Municipal Court. While an Assistant Prosecutor, Matheu was responsible for administration of all of the Municipal Appeals filed in Morris County. Their collective experiences with New Jersey Municipal Courts enable the pair to address any type of charges filed in a municipal court.

Our Criminal Law Practice includes virtually any indictable criminal matter or municipal court (criminal or traffic) matter that can arise in New Jersey, including:

Serious Felonies Resulting in Death or Serious Bodily Injury:

  • Murder and Attempted Murder
  • Felony Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Death by Auto
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault

Serious Felonies Not Resulting In Death:

  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Arson
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal Restraint
  • Theft
  • Theft by Deception
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Shoplifting
  • Resisting Arrest

Drug Offenses:

  • Drug Manufacture, Distribution, or Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Drug Possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Weapons Offenses:

  • Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • Certain Persons Not to Possess a Weapon

 Nonviolent White Collar Crimes:

Sexual Offenses:

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Contact
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Lewdness

Domestic Violence Offenses:

  • Terroristic Threats
  • Stalking
  • Contempt

Municipal Court:

In addition, the Criminal Law Practice at Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost, P.C., handles the following:

  • Federal Crimes
  • Internal White Collar Investigations for Employers/Business Owners
  • Expungements
  • Victim’s Rights

Contact Our New Jersey Criminal Lawyers

Although past performance cannot guarantee future results, our New Jersey criminal lawyers often mean the difference between jail and freedom. We represent clients throughout all of New Jersey. Contact us online or by phone at 973-627-7300.