A Note Of Gratitude

A Note of Gratitude

I love what I do. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to make a difference in the lives of my clients. I fight for my clients every single day. I fight to resolve their legal matters in the best way possible. I fight to provide them with an opportunity to move forward in the most positive direction. I look beyond the troubles that brought them to me and see individuals who need someone who believes in them.

I recently received a letter about a former client. It was a note of gratitude. Such letters are sincerely appreciated and remind me how lucky I am to be a defense attorney. While they graciously thank me, I in turn want to thank them for their note and for allowing me to help them get that second chance.


Dear Ray,

Just a note to let you know how A. is doing and to express our sincere appreciation. It has been a difficult and challenging year for A. and us, but keeping our faith in God and with the love and support of family we have managed to survive it. A. has come to terms with the mistakes he made and the harsh consequences that followed. He is currently employed in a position that allows him to help others. God willing he has learned by his mistakes and will continue to lead a life he can be proud of. All the good that we see would not have been possible without you Ray. We thank God for putting you in our life at a time we desperately needed someone to lead us out of a desperate situation. Having A.’s charges downgraded, then dismissed, and finally expunged was instrumental in putting A. back on the path he was always meant to walk. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude and want you to know that you will always remain in our prayers.

As much as we highly respect your abilities as a lawyer, we hope and expect that we will never need your services again. Have a blessed life Ray, you so deserve it.

With much gratitude,
M. and J.

Second Chances

Criminal and traffic defense.  It takes a special breed to handle the cases of the truly innocent, the downright guilty and those caught in the middle.  I have always believed that even those charged with the most serious of offenses can be forgiven and may be afforded a second chance.  History, literature, pop culture and our own personal experiences each have examples of how people can come back and be a source of good in our society.

This is what drives me.  I believe in each and everyone of my clients and their ability to change their lives around.  I also believe very strongly that I have the skill and the power of persuasion to help my clients find the right path.

My goal for everyone that comes before me is to have them fully employed, continuing their education, involved in public service and getting help if they have a substance abuse problem.  Each of these are important for personal and court purposes.

The Judge and Prosecutor, who will in part decide your case, are skeptical of every defendant that comes before them.  Who is this person really?  Are they guilty or innocent?  Are they deserving of a break?  If I give this break to this individual or find them innocent, will they go out and commit another offense that will embarass or subject them to ridicule.  These are the unwritten laws of court and they are ones that it is important to master.

As I post to my blog in the future, I will use it as a space to share the important aspects of criminal and motor vehicle law as well as my opinions and advice about the state of the law in New Jersey.  I welcome any and all comments and questions about this website, blog or any other aspect of my practice.

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