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Criminal Lawyer Mercer County

If you have been accused of a crime, you are in danger of losing your rights, your privileges, your money, and even your freedom.  Depending upon the nature and severity of a charge, a criminal conviction can result in massive fines in legal restitution and lengthy periods of incarceration.  Additionally, certain convictions can lead to crime-specific consequences, such as the suspension of a license following a DUI, or being placed on the Sex Offender Registry following a sex crime conviction.

It is extremely inadvisable to defend yourself in court.  Prosecuting attorneys are skilled at overwhelming defendants with intense lines of questioning.  Furthermore, interpreting the complex legal language that can often be used in court can place even more strain on an individual who is already struggling to recount and explain their actions under the gaze of a judge and jury.

However, you don’t have to defend your case alone — that’s what we’re here for.  At Young, Marr & Associates, our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys have over 30 years of experience protecting our clients’ rights in court, and fighting aggressively for favorable case outcomes.  We get results for our clients, whether that means reducing sentences, or persuading judges to dismiss a case altogether.  Our criminal defense attorneys have handled thousands of cases — there’s virtually nothing we haven’t seen before.  No matter how challenging the circumstances of your case may seem, we have the experience and the knowledge to defend you.

What Types of Charges Do Our Attorneys Handle?

Our attorneys have over two decades of experience defending clients from an assortment of criminal charges in Mercer County.  We handle charges related to:


Assault is one of the most common charges in New Jersey and in courtrooms across America — but that doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly.  In fact, certain cases of aggravated assault can lead to up to a decade of incarceration.  Our attorneys handle many types of assault charges, including aggravated assault, simple assault, sexual assault, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Domestic Violence

Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence is not always necessarily a crime committed by men against women.  Domestic violence can be committed by people of any gender, and can be directed at spouses, partners, family members, or children.  We handle domestic violence cases involving child abuse, spousal abuse, personal injury, and family law.


Depending on whether it is an individual’s first, second, or third offense, the penalties for a DUI conviction in New Jersey can be severe, including jail time, steep fines, lengthy license suspensions, increased insurance fees, enforced alcohol counseling, and more. The good news is, 98% of our first offense DUI clients receive no jail time.


While forgery may not get the media coverage that more sensational crimes elicit, it is still a serious charge with serious consequences.  Our attorneys handle cases including felony and misdemeanor fraud, document forgery, and more.


Murder is one of the most serious criminal charges that an individual can face — and in turn, it comes with some of the most serious penalties a court can dispense.  Retaining a defense attorney is absolutely critical when it comes to murder allegations.


Our attorneys have worked on cases involving a long list of scheduled substances, including marijuana, meth, heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, and psilocybin mushrooms.  Additionally, we handle cases involving the illegal use of legal drugs, such as prescription fraud.  We deal with cases of simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, cultivation, and more.

Probation Violation

What many people may not be aware of is that violating the terms of a probationary period can lead to criminal charges.  Our attorneys work with adult and juvenile probation violation, and felony and misdemeanor probation violation.


As with domestic abuse, people of any gender can be accused of committing the crime of rape.  We handle rape and sexual assault cases including charges of child abuse, statutory rape, and other charges.

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Robbery and Theft

Robbery and theft often pertain to stolen goods, but they can also extend to identity theft and intellectual property theft.  Our attorneys also handle cases of home invasion, burglary, and drug robbery.

Traffic Violations

Certain traffic violations may not be as serious as some of the other charges we defend against, but they shouldn’t be taken lightly.  In some cases, traffic violations can even lead to a license suspension.  We handle matters involving speeding tickets, driving with a suspended license, hit-and-run, reckless driving, and more.

Sex Crimes

A conviction of a sex crime can lead to being placed on the Sex Offender Registry, which can be viewed by friends, family, neighbors, and employers.  Sex crime charges our attorneys defend against include indecent exposure, solicitation, and more.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes refer to non-violent crimes of a financial nature.  White collar crimes we handle include money laundering, racketeering, investment fraud, and more.

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you run the risk of having to pay massive fines, and even losing your freedom.  Don’t wait — call the law offices of Young, Marr & Associates today at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania, or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys.



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Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)

Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.


Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)

Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.


Commonwealth v. "S"

Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.


State of New Jersey v. "H"

Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.


We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.

As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.