If you are in need of an experienced and competent criminal defense attorney in Union County New Jersey area you should call the Law Office of Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr. 
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Union County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Elizabeth, New Jersey, is the county seat for the County of Union, and is the fourth largest city in New Jersey, behind, Newark, New Jersey and Paterson.  Being the fourth largest city with a population of approximately 150,000  people it has a diversed population.  Accordingly,  the criminal defense bar in Union County is challenged with a variety of serious street crimes, sex crimes, drug offenses at all levels, and white collar crimes.

Due to the wide variety of crimes prosecuted by the Union County County Prosecutor's Office, we regularly appear to represent our clients in a wide range of matters.     

All Indictable crimes are held in the Union County Courthouse.  The main Union County courthouse is located at 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth.

Indictable crimes include, but not limited to, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Fraud, Bank Fraud, Forgery, Firearms charges, as well as all indictable Drug/CDS charges. 

Disorderly person's offenses, such as Harassment, Disorderly Conduct, Simple Assault, Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, and traffic offenses, including Driving While Intoxicated are are handled in Municipal Court.   If you are charged with one of those traffic or disorderly person's offenses your charges will be handled in the Municipal Court of that particular town.  The towns and boroughs of Union County are:  Berkeley Heights Municipal Court; Clark Municipal Court; Westfield Municipal Court, Cranford Municipal Court; Elizabeth Municipal Court; Fanwood Municipal Court; Garwood Municipal Court; Winfield Municipal Court; Summit Municipal Court; Roselle Municipal Court; Roselle Boro Municipal Court; Kenilworth Municipal Court, Plainfield Municipal Court, Linden Municipal Court; Mountainside Municipal Court; New Providence Municipal Court, Rahway Municipal Court; Scotch Plains Municipal Court, and Hillside Municipal Court.

No Matter Which Court, or Charge you are Facing, Choosing the Right Lawyer Is One of the Most Important Decision You Can Make.

Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., is admitted to practice in State of New Jersey, Federal District Court for the District of N.J., Third Circuit and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as pro hac vice in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, District of Delaware, Northern District of Ohio.

Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., Esq., is a lawyer who is not afraid to stand up for his clients.  He is aggressive when necessary, but always compassionate, believing that anyone at anytime could be standing in the shoes of the accused.  This type of aggressive, but measured determination, makes Vincent stand out as someone that you want in your corner.  No attorney can guarantee or predict a result in any given case.  However, Vincent will and does devote his best efforts and will be the one that appears in court for you when your case is called.  Don't be fooled by large or "marquee defense firms", that will send an "associate" to court instead of the attorney that you thought you hired.

Recent Victory:  January 15, 2009, Somerville, N.J.  State v. Njoroge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerset County.  Seven day criminal jury trial in which the State was represented by the Attorney General's Office and the defendant, Sam Njoroge, by Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr.  Jury deliberated for seven hours in with a verdict of not guilty as to all counts.  Defendant facing a five year state prison sentence and immigration deportation if convicted.

Honors & Achievements

Argued sucessfully before the New Jersey Supreme Court and oveturned had reversed a criminal conviction.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 1990

U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2006


New York Law School of Law, 1989 (Focus: Federal Criminal Defense)

Saint Thomas Univesity School of Law, Miami, Florida, 1990

George Washington Unversity,  B.A. 1977

Featured in Magazines and Newspapers:  

Major cases in lead stories on T.V. and radio in New York, Philadelphi and Denver Colorado.  1010 news, WCBS, Associate Press, Newark Star Ledger, Courier Post, The Home New Tribune, Bergen Record, Philadelphia Inquire, Trenton Times, Burlington News, Cumberland News, Asbury Park Press, New York Times, and others.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
New Jersey Center for Defense of Life.
New Jersey Bar Association.
Justice Hughes Inns of Court, Union County.

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