Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorney in New Jersey
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Your Freehold and East Brunswick Attorney
for Family Law & Criminal Defense

When you need the right lawyer to represent you, there is no better place to turn than to my firm, the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC. I am a highly-experienced litigator who can provide you with experienced representation, ensuring that your rights are protected.

When you work with my firm, you can take advantage of the cutting-edge technology that I incorporate in my representation. Clients also have easy access at all times toelectronic files and documents, as well as their attorney.

Backed by 19 years of legal experience, I have what you need to confidently pursue the best result in your case. As a seasoned attorney, I offer dependable, honest service in Middlesex, Monmouth, and Mercer County, New Jersey. Whether you need to defend your rights in family or criminal court, my top priority is to pursue a favorable resolution for you.

The Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC is conveniently located in East Brunswick and Freehold. Call me today at (866) 760-6430.

Nationally Recognized Attorney Serving East Brunswick and Freehold

My New Jersey law firm has come to be known for knowledgeable advocacy and a proven track record. I have helped thousands of clients in a wide range of cases with one goal in mind: to get them the best possible result.

Not only has my firm handled a high volume of cases over the course of nearly two decades, but I have also appeared on the news to comment on high-profile legal issues. Trusted by clients and the national media alike, you can rely on the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC to provide the excellent insight and counsel you deserve.

Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC in the News

Work with a Trial-Tested Lawyer
Who Knows How to Win

  • Client Acquitted Assault
    Client was assaulted by a competing business owner. Mr. Gilbert represented the client as a private prosecutor in municipal court. Following a trial, the defendant was found guilty and Mr. Gilbert's client was acquitted of the cross-complaint for assault.
  • Assault Charge Dismissed Assault and Cross-Complaint for False Police Report
    Client was charged with assault resulting from an altercation. The purported victim claimed the client threatened her with a box cutter. The matter was remanded to the municipal court. The client filed a cross-complaint against the alleged victim for filing a false police report. Mr. Gilbert represented the client as a private prosecutor. At trial, the client testified, along with three other witnesses. The Court dismissed the assault charge against the client and found the other defendant guilty of filing a false police report. The client was awarded $500 as restitution.
  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order Dismissed Against Client following Trial
    Client was charged with acts of domestic violence for assault and harassment prompting entry of a Temporary Restraining Order ("TRO"). At trial for the Final Restraining Order ("FRO"), Mr. Gilbert, was able to severely undermine the alleged victim's case through key pieces of evidence including a series of hostile and derogatory phone messages left after the Court entered the TRO. Mr. Gilbert discussed the inherent weaknesses of the alleged victim's case and both he and his client felt it was appropriate that his client not testify at the hearing. Following a relentless cross-examination and closing arguments, the Judge agreed with Mr. Gilbert's position that an FRO was not warranted, and the TRO was dismissed.
  • All Charges Were Dismissed DWI and Careless Driving
    Client was charged with DWI (.08) and careless driving. He faced significant insurance surcharges, DMV surcharges, and a loss of his driver's license for 90 days. A review of the motor vehicle recording from the arresting officer's police cruiser revealed that the client stood still for a prolonged period of time during the stop; he was not observed to be staggering, stumbling or swaying and had no difficulty maintaining his balance. The discovery also revealed that the police officer did not properly administer the breathalyzer test. The officer was required to wait a full 20 minutes and observe the client before submitting him to the breathalyzer testing. As a result the Alcotest results would be inadmissible at trial. The State conceded it would not be able to maintain its burden of proof and all charges were dismissed.
  • DWI Charge Dismissed DWI and Reckless Driving
    Client was charged with DWI (.08) and reckless driving following a one car accident on an icy road. He faced significant insurance surcharges, DMV surcharges, and loss of license for 90 days. Upon review of discovery from the State, it was found that one of the arresting officers did not properly administer the Alcotest breathalyzer test. The officer was required to wait a full 20 minutes and observe the client before submitting him to the breathalyzer testing. Mr. Gilbert was also able to show that due to the client's long history of back problems, the results of the field sobriety tests were not reliable as evidence of intoxication. He retained an expert on his client 's behalf and a report was submitted to the State. Mr. Gilbert convinced the municipal prosecutor that the Alocotest reading would be suppressed, and the State would have difficulty proving intoxication based upon observations of the arresting officers. The DWI charge was dismissed and the client plead guilty to reckless driving.
  • DWI And Lane Change Dismissed DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure and Unsafe Lane Change
    Client was charged with DWI (.08) following a motor vehicle accident. A review of the discovery revealed several problems with the State's case. One of the arresting officers improperly administered the standardized field sobriety tests by failing to provide proper instructions, and the officer's narrative report made no mention that he changed the mouthpiece for the Alcotest breathalyzer during testing. Also, a review from video of the stop revealed that despite the officers' alleged observations of intoxication, as indicated in their reports, the two conversed about whether there was probable cause for an arrest and felt it was "a close call." The matter was scheduled for trial and Mr. Gilbert filed a motion to suppress the results of the field sobriety tests and the Alcotest readings. At the trial call the Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the tickets for DWI and Unsafe Lane Change.
  • DWI Reduced And Tickets Dismissed DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lanes and Tailgating
    Client was arrested and charged with DWI, failure to maintain lanes and tailgating. He failed the standardized field sobriety tests and his breathalyzer results revealed a blood alcohol content of .10., which is above the legal limit. Client was facing a 7-month loss of his driving privileges in addition to points on his driver's license. Mr. Gilbert was able to convince the prosecutor that there was a deviation with respect to the arresting officer's administration of the Alcotest and the breathalyzer results were suppressed. The client plead guilty to DWI based upon the police officer's observations and received only a 3-month loss of his driving privileges. The remaining tickets were dismissed.
  • Not Guilty First Degree Carjacking and Assault
    Client was charged with first degree carjacking and assault from an incident in Middlesex County. The client faced a prison sentence of over 30 years if convicted. Mr. Gilbert submitted exculpatory evidence to the prosecutor regarding his client's diminished mental state, that the prosecutor was then required to present to the grand jury. Although the client was indicted, a transcript of the grand jury proceedings (also known as "minutes") revealed that several members of the grand jury had questions for the prosecutor about the client's mental state and criminal responsibility, which caused doubt about the State's chances of a conviction at trial. Mr. Gilbert retained a psychiatrist on behalf of his client, who corroborated his client's mental deficiencies at the time of the incident. The prosecutor did not object to the defense expert's findings, and following a bench trial, the client was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
  • Charges Dismissed Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    Client was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a search of his vehicle. The arresting officer alleged that he could see a grinder used for marijuana inside the client's sweatshirt pocket, even though it was dark outside. Although the client was eligible for a conditional discharge, the search was unlawful because no probable cause or exigent circumstances existed. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charges.
  • Charges Dismissed Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia
    Client was a back seat passenger in a vehicle that was parked in front of a QuickCheck store at night. The arresting officer claimed the front seat passenger littered when she flicked an ash from her cigarette out of the window. The officer approached the vehicle and alleged to have smelled burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle and then saw remnants of a burnt joint on the floor in the rear of the vehicle under my client's foot. The officer requested consent to search the vehicle but the driver refused. After being detained for about thirty-minutes, the vehicle was searched without consent or a warrant. All occupants were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The entire stop and search, including the audio feed, was on video from the officer's dashboard camera. A motion to suppress the evidence was filed and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charges against my client due to the unlawful search.

What Sets My Firm Apart?

  • Nearly 20 Years of Legal Experience

  • Proven Track Record of Success

  • Honest & Practical Representation

  • Easy Access to Electronic Files & Documents at All Times

Hear What My Clients Are Saying

  • Ryan could not have been more helpful

    “I found myself in quite a situation and Ryan could not have been more helpful in my time of need. Ryan worked tirelessly and did whatever he could to secure for me the best possible outcome. Even when I first called, I never could have imagined having my case resolve as positively as it did. Thank you so much Ryan!”

    Former Client

  • Great job protecting my future

    “Ryan was a trusted adviser throughout the course of my legal issues. I was unfamiliar with legal proceedings and Ryan was able to explain to me my legal situation, and risks associated with various defenses and decisions I had to make. He took the time to explain all the scenarios to my satisfaction which gave me piece of mind and comfort. Ryan was also very responsive through various forms of communications (phone, email, text) which made keeping in contact convenient throughout the process. Ryan showed up on time (early in fact) to various appointments and appeared to handle relationship building effectively with opposing attorneys and the prosecutor. At the end of the day, I was very satisfied with the work done by Ryan as the outcome of my legal matter was better than I had expected and kept my reputation in tact, which undoubtedly will help me pursue my future career/professional ambitions.”

    Former Client

  • Professionalism at its best

    “Mr. Gilbert has made my case easy and clear to understand without all the legal jargon. He took time to help me clearly understand my case and kept me updated with all occurrences. Also, the case had been postponed and he waited alongside and had a friendly chat at the nearby Starbucks and besides giving me a great case result, he made me feel as if I had someone by my side. Patient, honest, and soft spoken, Ryan is not someone else whom just told me what to do and I just say yes too, like previous attorneys I had. I will always suggest and use Ryan Gilbert as my attorney.”

    Former Client

  • My case had a successful outcome.

    “Ryan was compassionate, intelligent, efficient and thorough; he gave good advice, represented me in court, and was successful in winning a reduction in my property taxes. I wholeheartedly recommend him. I know he handles other types of cases as well.”

    Former Client

  • An invaluable asset to anyone

    “Mr. Gilbert is an excellent attorney. His knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to anyone looking for an attorney.”

    Former Client

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