Equal Protection and Due Process Attorneys Passaic County NJ

December 3, 2018

Everyone has rights to fair representation under the law. At Del Sardo & Montanari, LLC 973-233-4396 we’re dedicated to advocating for and protecting the rights of our clients no matter the circumstance or the area of law. We have counsel dedicated to family law, criminal defense, personal injury, and employment law serving clients across Passaic County in Paterson, Wayne, Clifton, Little Falls, Woodland Park, West Milford, and the surrounding area. We are living in a time of deep mistrust and divided opinions regarding […]

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Passaic County, NJ: Types of Theft Charges

June 27, 2018

In New Jersey, theft and fraud charges range from first degree felonies to petty disorders persons. In other words, depending on the nature and degree of the crime, offenders may be looking at decades in a state prison or walking free. In order to understand why such a large discrepancy exists, it is first important to understand the many different types of theft charges in our state. Today, our theft defense attorneys will identify and discuss different types of theft charges, penalties for […]

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Psychiatric Fitness as a Legal Defense in Passaic County, NJ

June 11, 2018

New Jersey criminal charges are meant to hold responsible parties accountable for illegal actions. However, there are certain situations in which the perpetrators may not be held responsible for their actions due to mental health issues or other psychiatric reasons. In the eyes of the law, only defendants who are mentally competent may stand trial. Psychiatric fitness may be determined using a number of criteria including mental health issues, physical health issues which materially impact the defendant’s psychiatric function, and more. This […]

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Pre-Trial Intervention Programs for First Time Offenders

May 7, 2018

Criminal charges in New Jersey can be potentially life-changing. Amongst the many penalties for a conviction, the most serious often include hefty jail or prison sentences. However, many first time criminal offenders with a clean record may be eligible for what is known as Pre-Trial Intervention Programs (PTI’s). Pre-Trial Intervention Programs are one type of diversionary program which can help first-time offenders avoid many of the consequences of a felony conviction. However, not all individuals or charges are eligible for PTI’s, […]

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1993 Paterson, NJ Murder Conviction Reversed Using DNA Evidence

April 10, 2018

As reported by a recent nj.com article, two men who were wrongly imprisoned for murder have been set free based on new DNA evidence. After more than two (2) decades of maintaining their innocence, Ralph Lee and Eric Kelley were released from state prison. This begs the question, what evidence was used to wrongfully convict these two men in a 1993 murder case? This case shows both the dark side of criminal law as well as the glimmer of hope for innocent […]

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