Areas of Criminal Defense
Villani & DeLuca has the knowledge and experience needed to challenge the state and has defended clients against a wide range of criminal charges from the most serious first and second degree charges to the more common disorderly persons offenses. We frequently help clients with the following:
We handle all types of drug cases. Our areas of concentration include possession of all types of drugs, wrongful use of prescription drugs, drugs in a school zone, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing, growing, trafficking, or dealing.
Also known as clearing your record, expunging your record, or cleaning your record, we work with clients to help ensure past mistakes don't follow them forever and continue to have a negative effect on their future.
Using, or even possessing, a fake ID can be a serious crime. Depending on how the ID was used, the charges can range in severity. We have experience defending underage clients that have been charged or ticketed for having false identification.
Violation of a Restraining Order
Violating a temporary or final restraining order is a criminal offense which could lead to probation or jail. Potential penalties can vary depending on context, in some circumstances--such as a second offense--jail could be mandatory. It's important to understand your options and seek quality representation.
Driving under the influence is a serious offense that can result in stiff fines, loss of license and in multiple offenses--or where injury or other factors come into play--jail. We have extensive experience with DWI defense and DWI trial practice and will vigorously defend you every step of the way.
Whether it's driving with a suspended license, driving without a license, hit and run, speeding, or reckless driving, we've defended it before. We help clients navigate their options and pursue the most appropriate defense for their specific situation.
Verbal threats, fighting, public intoxication related issues, or “disturbing the peace” can all result in disorderly conduct charges of varying severity. Consequences for these offenses can range from a monetary fine (up to $1,000) and criminal record, or a criminal record, a fine, and up to six months in jail.
Out of State
Unsettled criminal matters or traffic violations in the state of New Jersey can be a major hassle and affect your out of state drivers license if you're no longer living in NJ. We frequently assist and defend out of state residents with outstanding criminal charges, warrants and suspended licenses stemming from a NJ charge or violation..
Let Carmine's Experience Work For You
Carmine R. Villani's experience both as prosecutor and public defender in Jersey Shore municipal courts represents a powerful advantage for his criminal defense clients today. His familiarity with the courts and law enforcement agencies in dozens of communities goes far to help clients avoid the worst consequences of DUI charges, disorderly persons offenses, and drug possession cases.
Speak With Our Attorneys
The criminal defense lawyers of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. offer highly personalized client service to local and out-of-state clients who face criminal charges in Ocean and Monmouth counties. Our goal is to identify the best possible outcome for your situation while avoiding the worst consequences of a municipal or state criminal conviction. Find out about your options in a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
Other Practice Areas
Villani & DeLuca, P.C. also represents clients in these areas of law.