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Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr. on Fox

June 22, 2013, New Jersey criminal defense attorney, Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., was a guest legal commentator on "Justice with Judge Jeanine", on Fox television station debating whether New Jersey should pass a law to allow police officers on the scene to confiscate cell phones of motorists involved in a motor accident, without a judicial warrant to review data usage and data history to determine whether the motorist was using a non-hands free cell phone device causing the accident. Attorney Sanzone debated that the law was unconstitutional and an infrignment of the Fourth Amendment rights of the motorists. Incidentially, the New Jersey legislature four months later rejected the bill adopting Attorney Sanzone's position.

27 years fighting for the rights of the people in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia representing individuals in both federal, state and municipal courts.

BREAKING NEWS | Recent Results

October 24, 2017
Not Guilty Jury Verdict

SUPERIOR COURT, HUDSON COUNTY, DEFENDANT INDICTED BY GRAND JURY FOR 1ST DEGREE CARJACKING, 3RD DEGREE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON TWO POLICE OFFICERS AFTER BEING ARRESTED IN MOTOR VEHICLE ALLEGEDLY CARJACKED, AND RESISTING ARREST, 3RD DEGREE. CASE GOES TO JURY, JURY DELIBERATES FOR ONE HOUR AND COMES BACK WITH A NOT GUILTY VERDICT FOR CARJACKING, NOT GUILTY FOR THE LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE OF THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE, AND NOT GUILTY TO THE LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE OF JOYRIDING. NOT GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON THE TWO JERSEY CITY POLICE OFFICERS. THE JURY COMES BACK NOT GUILTY TO THE 3RD DEGREE RESISTING ARREST, BUT GUILTY AS TO THE LESSER INCLUDED DISORDERLY PERSONS OFFENSE OF RESISTING, NO FORCE USED. FINAL VERDICT DEFENDANT FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ALL FELONY CHARGES. JURY DID WHAT WAS RIGHT AND JUSTICE BECAUSE THE DEFENDANT WAS INNOCENT.

July 10, 2017
Excellent Result

SUPERIOR COURT, UNION COUNTY, DEFENDANT STOPPED BY N.J. STATE POLICE FOR SPEEDING, ALLEGEDLY TROOPER SMELLED MARIJUANA IN MOTOR VEHICLE AND ARRESTED THE DEFENDANT DRIVER, WHO WAS DRIVING A RENTAL CAR FROM BALTIMORE MARYLAND. TROOPER TELEPHONE'S THE SISTER WHO RENTED THE VEHICLE. SHE GIVES CONSENT AND TROOPERS SEARCH VEHICLE FINDING OVER FIVE OUnCES OF HEROIN IN THE TRUNK OF VEHICLE. DEFENDANT INDICTED FOR FIRST-DEGREE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE AND PLEA OFFER IS 8-YEARS WITH 42 MONTHS OF PAROLE INELIGIBILITY. DEFENDANT REJECTS ALL PLEA OFFERS, AND ONE WEEK PRIOR TO TRIAL DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY TO SIMPLE POSSESSION WITH PROBATIONARY TERM. DEFENDANT RECEIVES THREE YEARS PROBATION.

January 20, 2017
Case Won

Superior court of New Jersey-Gloucester County. Defendant found not guilty of second degree sexual assault after bench trial, after Attorney Sanzone obtained new trial after defendant was convicted with another attorney. Sanzone filed motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence which was granted. Case was unique since since Attorney Sanzone obtained the expert testimony of the formost US authority in YSTR DNA which proved that the alleged victim lied about digital penentration.

September 19, 2016
Case Won

Superior Court of New Jersey-Hudson County. Defendant pleads guilty to fourth degree lewdness with another attorney. after sentencing defendant picked up by ICE (Immigration and Custom Enforcement) and detained in ICE custody. Attorney Sanzone filed a PCR for ineffecive assistance of counsel because attorney failed to advise client that he would be deported after plea. After PCR evidentary hearing the Hudson County consented to PCR and the conviction was vacated. The Defendant released from ICE custody, matter goes back to trial calander. Hudson County prosecutor offers five year state prison sentence after conviction reversed with magan's law reporting for the second degree sexual assault charge. on day of trial just prior to jury selections after extensive trial preparation Hudson County Prosecutor dismisses all felony charges, and defendant pleas guilty to disorderly person's offense ( no probation) and allows the defendant to remain in the United States.

N.J. Criminal Lawyers, A Criminal Defense and Waterfront Lawyer in N.J., Who Will Provide You With Competent And Vigorous Legal Representation, And Will Fight For Your Acquittal In all Federal, State, Municipal Courts and before the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.

Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., as a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Elizabeth, NJ, County of Union, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Hudson, Somerset, Ocean and Monmouth county. Practice dedicated to field of criminal defense of all crimes in federal, state and municipal courts, throughout the State of New Jersey, and has done successfully, which has included many not guilty verdicts, dismissals and other favorable dispositions in 27-years of practice. In addition if you are a longshoreman, checker, maintanceman or security officer with the ILA, and being charged or investigated by the Waterfront Commission of New York Habor you must retain competent legal represenation before that bi-state agency. In addition I have represented criminal defendants in criminal cases in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Additionally, my practice includes serious civil rights litigation, specifically, § 1983 police misconduct cases, in which I have represented individuals who have had their constitutional rights violated by the police. If you want an experienced criminal defense attorney with 27-years of experience call, (908) 354-7006.

DEFENDANTS RIGHTS

Never Give A Statement to the Police- It is essential that defendants understand that they have nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by giving a statement to the police, either formally, or informally, prior to consulting with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in NJ.

Right to an Attorney - Defendants have the right to an attorney throughout all of the legal proceedings. The court will appoint an attorney for the defendant at no charge if he/she cannot afford to hire one. However, at the end of the case, you will be billed by the public defender's office, and a judgment and lien will be placed against you for their services.

Right to a Jury Trial - Defendants have the right to a speedy, public jury trial. At the trial, the defendant is presumed innocent, and cannot be convicted unless 12 impartial jurors have been convinced of the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Right to Confront Witnesses - Defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine all witnesses testifying against them.

Right Against Self-Incrimination - The defendant has the 5th amendment constitutional right to remain silent, to prevent self-incrimination, and the right to testify on their own behalf. Never speak to law enforcement until who have spoken to an experienced criminal defense lawyer in NJ.

Right to Produce Evidence - The defendant has the right to present evidence and to have the court issue a subpoena, or his attorney, to bring into court all witnesses and evidence favorable to them, at no cost to them.

Just say "No" to Warrantless Searches. Note: If a police officer asks your permission to search, you, your automobile or house, you are under no obligation to consent. The only reason they are asking you is because they probably do not have enough evidence for a warrant to search without your consent. If you consent to a search request you give up one of the most important constitutional rights you have, your fourth amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Let them obtain a Warrant from an independent magistrate or judge based on probable cause. You have everything to lose, and nothing to gain by consenting. You have rights use them.

RECENT WINS

November 16, 2015
Case Won

Defendant charged with DWI, driving while intoxicated, dwi in school zone. defendant had two prior convictions for dwi, and now charged as a third offender which carries mandatory loss of license for 10 years, and mandatory 180 days in county jail. result, not guilty of all charges and the dwi offense.

October 9, 2015
Case Won

Superior court ocean county, defendant charged and indicted for witness tampering and burglary in the second degree. four days for trial ocean county proscutor dismisses witness tampering charge. defendant exposed to a fifteen years sentence with 85% parole ineligibity. case goes to trial before the honorable wendal daniels, 10-day trial. jury returns verdict of not guilty as to all counts including the lesser included charge of criminal trespass.

June 15, 2015
Case Won

Union County Superior Court, defendant, armored car guard is charged with two armored car thefts for allegedly failing to account for two large cash deposits at two pick up locations, and alleged that defendant stole. after attorney sanzone demands video from pick up locations and discovers that video of alleged thefts are from wrong locations, and video proves that the defendant accounted for all cash received. defendant refuses to take pti and union county prosecutor dismisses all charges. client intents in seeking civil lawyer against armored car service for malicious prosecution and damages, and backpay.

April 17, 2015
Case Won

Union county superior court, bench trial, defendant charged with violation of restraining order, tro, n.j.s.a. 2c:29-9b. verdict not guilty

December, 2014
Case Won

essex county, superior court of new jersey, jury verdict, defendant charged with possession of weapon, handgun, (2nd degree), 5-10 years state prison, if convicted with mandatory period of parole inelibility if convicted, also charged with possession of handgun for unlawful purposes, 5-10 years and also receiving stolen property, handgun, third degree crime. jury verdict, not guilty of possesion of handgun, not guilty of possession of handgun for unlawful purposes and not guilty receiving stolen property.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014
case won

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY-HUDSON COUNTY DEFENDANT CHARGED AND INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY WITH OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT (2ND DEGREE), AND THEFT (THIRD DEGREE). DEFENDANT FACED A 15-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE WITH PERIOD OF PAROLE INELIGIBILITY. ATTORNEY SANZONE FILED PRETRIAL MOTION TO DISMISS OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT CHARGE WHICH WAS GRANTED BY COURT. JURY TRIAL, JURY SENDS NOTE TO COUR THAT THEY ARE HUNG, AND CANNOT AGREE WITH A VERDICT. COURT ADJOURNS FOR THE NIGHT AND CALLS THE JURY TO COME BACK IN THE MORNING. WHILE THE JURY IS IN THE JURY ROOM WAITING FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS THE PROSECUTOR AGREES TO ADMIT THE DEFENDANT INTO PTI WITHOUT A PLEA AND WITHOUT RESTITUTION TO THE ALLEGED VICTIM. THE DEFENDANT IS ADMITTED INTO PTI, THE JURY IS CALLED BACK AND DISCHARGED WITH NOTICE TO THE JURY THAT CASE WAS RESOLVED.

NOVEMBER 10, 2014
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY-UNION COUNTY DEFENDANT CHARGED AND INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPON FOR UNLAWFUL PURPOSE (2ND DEGREE); UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPON (2ND DEGREE); TERRORISTIC THREATS (3RD DEGREE). DEFENDANT FACES MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 25-YEARS, WITH PAROLE INELIGIBILITY OF 85% FOR TEN YEARS. PLEA OFFER FIVE YEARS IN N.J. STATE PRISON WITH 42-MONTHS OF PAROLE INELIGIBILITY.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY-UNION COUNTY DEFENDANT INDICTED BY UNION COUNTY GRAND JURY FOR SECOND DEGREE ELUDING, FACES 10-YEARS SENTENCE PLUS PERIOD OF PAROLE INELIGIBILITY AS PRIOR OFFENDER.

JANUARY 17, 2014
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY-HUDSON COUNTY DEFENDANT INDICTED FOR SECOND DEGREE OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT MOTION TO DISMISS FILED RESULTS: COURT GRANTS MOTION DISMISSING OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT COUNT.

OCTOBER 11, 2013
All Charges Dismmissed

FEDERAL COURT, DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY, DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH LEDNESS ON FEDERAL PROPERTY, SANDY HOOK BEACH: RESULTS ALL CHARGES DISMISSED BY U.S. ATTORNEY.

JULY 24, 2013
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, UNION COUNTY, STATE BRINGS FORFEITURE ACTION AGAINST DEFENDANT'S AUTOMOBILE, TO WIT, THE SEIZURE OF HIS 2005 AUDI. STATE BASED ITS FORFEITURE ACTION ON CDS FOUND IN VEHICLE, CDS WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE AND DEFENDANT FUTURE CRIME OF ARMED ROBBERY BASED ON ITEMS FOUND IN VEHICLE, IMITATION HANDGUNDS AND FACE MASKS, : RESULTS, VERDICT FOR THE DEFENSE, AND STATE COMPELLED TO RETURN VEHICLE.

JUNE 24, 2013
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY-UNION COUNTY DEFENDANT INDICTED FOR POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL HANDGUNS FOUND IN TRUNK OF MOTOR VEHICLE IN WHICH THE DEFENDANT OWNED AND WAS OPERATING. RESULTS: MOTION TO SUPPRESS FILED AND GRANTED AFTER MOTION HEARING WITH TESTIMONY. ALL COUNTS DIMISSED AND INDICTMENT DISMISSED.

JUNE 22, 2013
All Charges Dismmissed

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY VINCENT J. SANZONE, JR., ESQ. WAS A QUEST SPEAKER AND LEGAL COMMENTATOR ON THE T.V. SHOW, "JUSTICE WITH JEANINE", ON FOX TELEVISION NETWORK. THE SHOW IN DEBATE FORMAT WAS WHETHER NEW JERSEY SHOULD PASS A LAW ALLOWING POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE OF AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT TO CONFISCATE THE CELL PHONE OF THE DRIVER INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT, WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT, FOR PURPOSES OF REVIEWING THE DATA HISTORY AND USAGE, TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE MOTORIST WAS USING A NON-HANDS FREE MOBILE DEVICE TO TEXT MESSAGE WHICH CAUSED THE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

JUNE 24, 2013
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY-UNION COUNTY DEFENDANT INDICTED FOR POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL HANDGUNS FOUND IN TRUNK OF MOTOR VEHICLE IN WHICH THE DEFENDANT OWNED AND WAS OPERATING. RESULTS: MOTION TO SUPPRESS FILED AND GRANTED AFTER MOTION HEARING WITH TESTIMONY. ALL COUNTS DIMISSED AND INDICTMENT DISMISSED.

JUNE 19, 2013
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. DEFENDANT INDICTED BY MIDDLESEX GRAND JURY FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE CONTROL DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE (CDS), DISTRIBUTION OF CDS ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASSIONS: DISPOSITION, CASE DISMISSED AS TO ALL CHARGES BY MIDDLESEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE AFTER ATTORNEY SANZONE CHALLENGES IDENTIFICATION OF UNDERCOVER PURCHASE BY UNDERCOVER AGENT.

JUNE 4, 2013
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, UNION COUNTY, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY, DEFENDANT INDICTED FOR THIRD DEGREE POSSESSION OF TWO ILLEGAL HANDGUNS IN AUTOMOBILE. RESULTS: MOTION TO SUPPRESS GRANTED, AND TWO HANDGUNS RECOVERED SUPPRESSED AS EVIDENCE. DEFENDANT NOW WAITING FOR UNION COUNTY PROSECUTOR TO DISMISS CASE

MARCH 13, 2013
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, UNION COUNTY, ELIZABETH NEW JERSEY DEFENDANT INDICTED FOR THIRD DEGREE THEFT OF A JEWELRY STORE IN PLAINFIELD, N.J. JURY RETURNED NOT GUILTY VERDICT AS TO ALL COUNTS

DECEMBER 24, 2012
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, WOODBURY, NJ, DEFENDANT CONVICTED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT SECOND DEGREE AFTER JURY TRIAL WITH PREVIOUS ATTORNEY. DEFENDANT RETAINS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SANZONE FOR APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL MOTION. ATTORNEY FILES NEW TRIAL MOTION BASED ON NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE. RESULT: JUDGE ALLEN-JACKSON VACATES VERDICT AND GRANTS NEW TRIAL.

DECEMBER 12, 2012
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT, SOMERSET COUNTY, SOMERVILLE NEW JERSEY, CLIENT CHARGED AND INDICTED WITH FIRST DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT, SENTENCING RANGE, 10-20 YEARS, WITH 85% PERIOD OF PAROLE INELIGIBILITY. RESULT: CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SANZONE OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF ALL FELONY CHARGES.

NOVEMBER 29, 2012
All Charges Dismmissed

SUPERIOR COURT, UNION COUNTY, ELIZABETH. CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SANZONE OBTAINS NOT GUILTY VERDICT ON ALL COUNTS AFTER JURY TRIAL. ACQUITTED ON FIRST DEGREE ARMED ROBBERY AS AN ACCOMPLICE, THEFT OF MOVABLE PROPERTY, TERRORISTIC THREATS AND POSSESSION OF FIREARM.