Clifford E. Lazzaro & Associates, P.C. is a law firm dedicated to providing our clients with aggressive, experienced and affordable trial and appellate representation.
We are engaged in the full time practice of all Family Law matters in all jurisdictions of the New Jersey Superior Court. We concentrate on Family Law matters involving Divorce; Spousal Support; Pendente Lite Support Applications; Child Support; Child Custody; Parental Rights; Parental Visitation Rights; Parenting Time; Paternity; Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets; Asset Allocation; Premarital Agreements; Post-Nuptial Agreements; Spousal Abuse; Restraining Order Hearings; Child Abuse; the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS); and Trials and Appeals.
We are also engaged in the full time practice of all Criminal Defense matters in all jurisdictions of the New Jersey Superior Court and the New Jersey and New York Federal Courts. We concentrate on Criminal Defense matters involving Suppression Motions regarding Illegal Searches and Seizures inside a home, business or automobile; Suppression Motions Challenging the admissibility of Coerced and Involuntary Statements; Admissibility of Recorded Evidence; Audio Tape and Video Tape Admissibility; Drug Possession and Drug Distribution Offenses; Racial Profiling; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Sexual Assault; Statutory Rape; Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact; Sexual Contact; All Sex Crimes Involving Allegations of Child Abuse; Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006; Megan's Law; Tier Classification Hearings; Endangering the Welfare of a Child; Distribution of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography; Internet Crimes; Prostitution Crimes; Murder; Aggravated Manslaughter; Manslaughter; Death By Auto or Vessel While Intoxicated; Assault By Auto; Eluding; Robbery; Aggravated Assault; Terroristic Threats; Weapons Offenses; Kidnapping; Criminal Restraint; Stalking; Theft Related Offenses; Burglary; Receipt of Stolen Property; Joyriding; Bad Checks; Computer Crimes; Aggravated Identity Theft; Credit Card Fraud; Bank Fraud; Wire Fraud; Mail Fraud; Stock Fraud; White Collar Crime; Money Laundering; RICO; Gambling Offenses; Asset Seizure and Forfeiture; Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Applications; Drug Court Applications; Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) Applications; and Trials and Appeals.
We are also engaged in the full time practice of all Municipal Court matters in New Jersey involving all Disorderly Person Offenses such as Shoplifting, Theft, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance-Marijuana under 50 grams; Petty Disorderly Person Offenses such as Disorderly Conduct; Ordinance Violations; and all Motor Vehicle Violations and Traffic Offenses such as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Driving or Operating a Motor Vehicle in an Unsafe Manner, Speeding, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Bodily Injury, Driving on the Suspended List, Operation of a Motor Vehicle without Insurance, Impoundment of Motor Vehicle; and Trials and Appeals.
We routinely work with experts in various fields on Criminal Defense and Family Law matters. We have employed the services of forensic accountants on matrimonial and criminal cases as well as forensic psychologists and forensic psychiatrists on Tier Classification Hearings (Megan's Law) and Competency to Stand Trial Hearings. We have also utilized the services of DNA experts as well as experts in the field of recorded evidence. We regularly employ the services of private investigators (mostly retired investigators of County Prosecutor Offices) who work closely with us in defense of our client on criminal cases. The investigators utilized by the firm have many years of experience and are responsible for interviewing witnesses and taking witness statements under oath in the presence of a court reporter. They may also be called upon to take polygraph examinations of certain clients and testify as a defense witness at trial. In short, we utilize the best available resources to achieve the most favorable results on behalf of our clients.
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When individuals are charged with a criminal offense, they will need the assistance of a New Jersey criminal attorney. A NJ criminal lawyer will be familiar with criminal court processes and can provide accused individuals with expert legal counsel and guidance.
In 1994, the State of New Jersey enacted the Registration and Community Notification Laws (RCNL). These laws, also known as Megan's law, compel convicted sex offenders to register with law enforcement.
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides protection for individuals against illegal search and seizure by law enforcement authorities
New Jersey statutory law prohibits driving while intoxicated and sets forth penalties for those convicted of this offense. An individual is considered to be driving under the influence when they are operating a vehicle or boat when they have a blood alcohol content (BAC) or .08 percent or greater.
There are a number of issues that can arise within or between a family for which legal counsel may become necessary. Oftentimes, issues involving the family are generally complex and difficult for individuals within the family to view objectively.
Child pornography is defined by law as the “visual depiction of minor children under the age of 18 engaging in sex acts such as sexual intercourse, masturbation or oral sex.
In the State of New Jersey, there were 590 traffic fatalities during 2008. While not all motor vehicle accidents result in fatalities, many of these accidents do result in minor to severe injuries for both drivers and passengers.
According to some estimates, almost 80 percent of internet-related crimes originate in the U.S. Based on this statistic alone, the reason for law enforcement's diligence in identifying and prosecuting those guilty of internet-related crimes is quite obvious.
Along with child custody, child support is an extremely contentious issue with which divorcing couples will inevitably be faced. Discussions involving money-related matters are often antagonistic even among couples that have the best of relationships.
In the State of New Jersey, being charged with a drug crime can severely, negatively impact the life of the accused individual. This is true whether the drug charge is filed in Superior Court or in Municipal Court.
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