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Lackey & Miller, LLC
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New Jersey criminal defense attorneys with more than 20 years of combined prosecution experience.

About Lackey & Miller, LLC

At Lackey & Miller, LLC, our team of accomplished criminal defense attorneys, with a collective experience of over twenty years as former prosecutors, offers unparalleled legal representation to clients across Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and the entire South Jersey area. Whether you find yourself entangled in a long-term investigation or are suddenly arrested, law enforcement and prosecutors are actively working to build a case against you. Without robust legal support and a dedicated legal defense team, you may find it challenging to effectively fight back once your case reaches court. From our Cherry Hill office, we fiercely protect the rights of accused individuals and aggressively advocate for your rights throughout every stage of the legal process, whether it be an indictable crime, disorderly persons offense, or a traffic violation.

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Accomplished Litigators Provide Experienced Counsel to Accused Individuals

In Camden County, Burlington County and Gloucester County, and other communities across South Jersey, our firm is committed to providing strong legal representation and comprehensive services to individuals facing prosecution. Our experienced attorneys offer the following to our clients:

  • Aggressive advocacy — We vigorously defend our clients’ rights and interests in court, whether at the municipal, county, or state level. Authorities often attempt to gain an advantage over defendants by employing tactics such as overcharging with numerous and more serious offenses than they can prove, or coercing individuals to speak against their own interests. When you choose our firm, from the very moment you hire us, we will staunchly push back against any attempts by police and prosecutors to overstep their bounds. Our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys is dedicated to protecting your rights and ensuring that you receive fair treatment throughout the legal process.
  • Strategic advice — As New Jersey criminal defense attorneys, we exclusively focus in the complex and fact-sensitive area of criminal law. By dedicating our practice to criminal law cases, our firm can offer precise assessments of the legal issues in your matter and develop a strategic approach that maximizes your chances for a successful outcome. With our deep understanding of criminal law intricacies and vast courtroom experience, we provide unwavering support, steadfastly advocating for your rights and vigorously defending your interests at every step of the legal process.
  • Personalized representation — At our firm, we understand the challenges faced by many accused individuals who might feel overlooked or disconnected from their legal representation. Our approach is personalized and focused on building a strong one-on-one connection with our clients. When you choose us, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a former prosecutor who possesses in-depth knowledge of the system and your case’s specific facts. This unique insight empowers us to craft a strategic and tailored defense, dedicated to achieving a favorable resolution on your behalf. Your future is our priority, and we are committed to providing you with the highest level of advocacy and support throughout your case.

Having litigated numerous criminal cases to verdict, our criminal defense lawyers are accomplished courtroom advocates and will work tirelessly to build a strong defense strategy, challenging the prosecution’s evidence, working diligently to negotiate with the prosecutors if it is in your best interest and ensuring you receive fair treatment throughout the legal process.

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Lackey & Miller Handles a Full Range of Criminal Defense Matters

Our criminal defense firm handles a wide range of criminal cases, including:

  • Drug crimes — In New Jersey, the possession of almost all controlled dangerous substances, notably cocaine and heroin, is strictly prohibited by law. If you find yourself arrested on charges related to the possession, sale or use of a controlled dangerous substance, our firm is committed to thoroughly investigating the circumstances surrounding your case. We will closely examine whether evidence was lawfully collected, and if warranted, vigorously pursue alternatives to incarceration.
  • Fraud and white-collar crimes — Not every case is as straightforward as the prosecution may portray to the public.  If you are facing charges related to a financial crime, you might have come across a newspaper article or press release that presents only one perspective, leading to feelings of fear and embarrassment. Such allegations have the potential to result in job loss, pension implications, and unjustly tarnish an individual’s standing in the community. We recognize that every story has two perspectives, and the strength of the States’s case may not be as formidable as it initially seems. If you have been accused of any type of fraud or white-collar crime, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the claim and all the relevant records to determine the best possible defenses.
  • Violent crimes — Confronting an accusation of a violent offense, such as robbery or murder, can be deeply distressing and carry lasting ramifications. Considering the seriousness of these charges, it is absolutely crucial to secure the services of an attorney with a proven track record of success in the courtroom. Our experienced attorneys have a strong background in handling violent offense crimes and are fully dedicated to providing you with a relentless defense, challenging the prosecution’s evidence, and vigorously advocating for your rights.
  • Weapons charges — Offenses involving weapons, particularly firearms, carry significant weight in the eyes of law enforcement and prosecutors in the State of New Jersey. A conviction for a weapons offense can lead to extensive imprisonment and substantial fines. We fully comprehend the gravity of these charges and the impact they can have on your life. Regardless of the specific weapons charges you may be facing, our attorneys, who have experience as former prosecutors, are well-prepared to provide expert guidance and support in your defense.
  • Traffic and municipal violations — Neglecting to contest a traffic ticket can have significant financial consequences, with fines and insurance premiums potentially amounting to hundreds or thousands of dollars. Certain situations may result in a traffic citation culminating in a driver’s license suspension or even confinement in a county jail. Should you find yourself issued a traffic violation, regardless of your level of certainty about its seriousness, it is advisable to promptly seek legal counsel. This step ensures you safeguard your rights and interests effectively.
  • Juvenile offenses  If your child or a minor under your care is facing criminal charges or disorderly person’s offense, the situation can be immensely daunting and unsettling, particularly if this is uncharted territory for you. Worries about your child’s future, including their education and career opportunities, as well as their reputation, can feel overwhelming. At our firm, we understand the sensitivities involved in juvenile cases and have extensive experience in handling such matters. Our dedicated attorneys are wholly committed to protecting your child’s future and reputation, ensuring a fair and just outcome.

No matter the specifics of your situation, we are committed to providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the relevant laws and the potential long-term consequences associated with all available options. Our dedicated team of criminal defense attorneys will guide you through the complexities of your case, ensuring that you are well-informed and empowered to make the best decision for your life.

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