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If you have been charged with a criminal offense in East Brunswick, Freehold, or the surrounding areas, there is no time to lose in preparing your defense. When faced with the prospect of losing your freedom you must act quickly to ensure that you attain the best possible outcome. With the legal guidance of a strong and reliable defense attorney from the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, you can take steps to protect your rights.

My firm has helped countless clients receive dismissals of their cases and reduction in charges to avoid jail and prison sentences. Come to my firm in East Brunswick or Freehold to see what I can do on your behalf. I am fully committed to representing individuals accused of false accusations or exaggerated charges. I have defended people against a wide range of charges, from misdemeanors to violent felonies.

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If you are presently facing criminal charges or are under investigation, realize the severity of the situation, because every second counts and everything you say and do can impact the outcome of your case. You should not be alone throughout this challenging experience.

My firm can fight to uphold your legal rights in the harsh New Jersey criminal justice system every step of the way. During each case, I invest my time, energy, and resources to obtain the best possible outcome.

How the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC Can Help You

I have extensive experience handling criminal cases, and I know the tactics that will likely be used by the prosecution to try to convict you. I can help you face your charges and fight to protect your future.

For every case I take on, I zealously pursue favorable results for the client. With a focus on honesty, I can help you understand the realistic expectations for your case and keep you aware of what is occurring during your legal battle.

Contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC at (866) 760-6430 today for honest, dependable representation in New Jersey.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Charges Reduced Theft, Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice and Witness Tampering - 3rd Degree
    Client, a public employee, was charged with theft, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and witness tampering in third degree The charges arose out of his employment with a municipal entity. He was under threat of indictment for official misconduct, which carries a mandatory prison sentence of 5-years. The prosecutor reached a deal with the co-defendant, whom was ready to testify against the client, in addition to numerous other witnesses. Mr. Gilbert was able to negotiate a plea to witness tampering, third degree, and client received a sentence of 1-year of probation.
  • Probation With A Suspended Sentence Second Degree Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Second Degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose
    The client was arrested for second-degree possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and third-degree failure to register as a sex offender pursuant to Megan's Law, in Camden County. The client was previously convicted for sexual assault, and faced a minimum, mandatory sentence of 5 years, without possibility of parole, for the weapons charge. Mr. Gilbert, acted as co-counsel. The weapons charges were dismissed, the client plead guilty to the third-degree charge for failure to register and was sentenced to a non-custodial term of probation with a suspended sentence.

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