Toms River Attorney Charles Novins, ESQ Strong Advocates That Do The Right Thing
The job of the prosecutor - both in theory and by the explicit letter of the law - is to seek the truth. Their job is not to seek victory as a first priority. In fact, when truth - or even doubt - is against them, they are literally required to seek defeat.
"...[T]he primary duty of a prosecutor is not to obtain convictions, but to see that justice is done. State v. Ramseur, 106 N.J. 123, 320 (1987).
But that's rarely been honored in reality, and the recent case of the Duke University LaCrosse Team incident brought this to the public's attention.
However, the idea that this was an isolated incident was the "spin" put on the story. The opposite is actually true; the Duke case was mostly typical, and only slightly more extreme (because of the DNA angle) than the average prosecution anywhere in America.
It's common sense, really. Prosecutors are just people like anyone else, and the prohibition on seeking to "win" as a first priority is a self-sacrifice made by only the most honorable and exceptional among them. The rest tend to wreak havoc upon innocents where the charges aren't supported by a concrete foundation.
In short, "criminal justice" has often become a cruel contradiction in terms, and anyone touched by the system almost never gets a fair outcome unless they have both a strong advocate and a fair helping of good fortune.
If you have been charged with a crime, whether it concerns armed robbery or possession of marijuana, cocaine or heroine, you probably have many questions. You want to know what options you have, if any. You want to be made fully aware of your rights. You want to know about possible outcomes.
And you need a lawyer schooled in persuading the State to do what they used to do as a matter of course, and what they ought to do now if justice, not their jobs and careers, were what really mattered.
At the Law Offices of Charles Novins, Esquire, P.C. in Toms River, New Jersey, we provide dedicated, personalized legal services to those who must appear in court on criminal charges. And we fight for real justice, because if you don't have it, no one is safe.
We firmly believe that our criminal defense clients are entitled to fair treatment, an insurance of rights, and legal counsel focused on achieving the best possible outcome in court.
We don't advocate a "get out of jail free card," but instead insist on enforcement of the Constitution, which primarily exists to protect the innocent from rogue state action.
Even if you "did it" and feel genuine remorse, effective representation is needed to see that you are not punished unduly, and to make sure that collateral matters, such as the well-being of your family, are properly protected.
Here's a partial list of the types of matters with which we're most familiar:
- Drug crimes
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Illegal use of prescription drugs
- Assault and battery
- Sex Offenses
- Felonies involving motor vehicles
Yes, we have actual experience with each and every one of these. And in 1997, the N.J. Supreme Court certified Charles Novins as being qualified in this specific field of law.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI in the state of New Jersey, it is important to know that laws have been modified. While technically, such cases can only rarely be won, and sentencing is now virtually non-negotiable, you may still require legal aid to see you through the legal process. We can advise you on cost-effective options that best address your needs.
We provide honest answers to your questions and never make false promises.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation.