Law Offices of Christopher T. Campbell
The Law Offices of Christopher T. Campbell

Areas of Practice

"The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law"


DWI/ DUI

Of all the traffic tickets you can receive this is one of the most serious.  It is one of the few things which cannot be pled down to a lesser charge. The penalties for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be life-changing. This does not mean they cannot be won, it means that there are many moving parts, and many angles that need to be addressed in order to succeed.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ RESTRAINING ORDERS


In most cases of domestic violence, a restraining order is granted which is intended to protect the alleged “victim”. There are multiple different types of restraining orders typically issued. The order is initially granted temporarily, to give the accused the opportunity to plead their side of the story, which normally comes at the time of the restraining order hearing. Without a restraining order being vacated, the defendant is forbidden from having contact of any sort with the “victim”, their residency, and most frequently, the children. Our staff has experience in these types of cases to assist you in pleading your case.



TRAFFIC DEFENSE

A lot of people think that it is a good idea to represent themselves in municipal court because, "it's just a traffic ticket."  Well, you wouldn't perform surgery on yourself or give yourself a haircut, either.  This is the same thing.


Gun and weapon Offenses

Without a proper registration, you cannot possess a firearm outside of your home or place of business without risking a lengthy prison sentence.  Even when transporting a gun from place to place, there are rules.  These are limited to such reasons as to and from the shooting range, to and from a repair shop, or moving your belongings to a new residence.  There are exceptions for different types of firearms, such as antiques, those left to you by a family member, or if they physically cannot be fired for one reason or another.


Juvenile Justice


Juvenile crimes in the criminal justice system are different than adult criminal actions. Children between the ages of 11 and 17 are subject to the juvenile justice system.  This is slightly different than the adult criminal system in that it is focused on rehabilitation not punishment. If your child faces involvement in the juvenile justice system, ensure that they have the benefit of high quality legal representation.



CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Legal representation to defend against accusations of criminal charges or traffic offenses.  We routinely represents clients charged with crimes ranging from DWI to homicide. Mr. Campbell is one of less than 250 attorneys Board Certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney.


sEXUAL OFFENSES

There are many consequences for sexual assault in New Jersey that could potentially change life as you know it. If you have been charged with a sexual offense, you will want an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights and make sure that those rights are protected.