Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., (Cell Phone 201-240-5716,
Office 908-354-7006) you Owe it to Yourself and
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NJ Criminal defense attorney with proven and successful results for clients for such crimes as: Rape, Drug Transportation, Drug Sales/Distribution, Bank Fraud, White Collar Defense, Money Laundering, Molestation, Robbery, Assault, Eluding, Carjacking, Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault, Weapons Charges, including firearms, Fraud, Theft, Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Bank Fraud, Controlled Dangerous Substance Distribution and Trafficking, DWI, Domestic Violence FRO Trials, and others.
Below is a list of sample results obtained for clients in criminal and quasi criminal matters in the superior courts, municipal courts, and administrative courts of New Jersey.
December, 2011, Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County. Client charged with possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of park. Client also subject to mandatory deportation. Motion to Suppress Filed. Results: Motion to Suppress granted and charges dropped and indictment dismissed.
October, 2010, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. Client charged with two counts of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. After cross-examination of alleged victims, State moves to dismiss all charges.
September, 2010, Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. Client retained two previous attorneys on case which he discharged. Upon having retained the Law Office of Vincent Sanzone, motion to suppress confession in vehicular homicide is filed. Upon investigation and briefs being filed by the Law Office of Vincent Sanzone, Union County Prosecutor's Office agrees to suppress confession without hearing.
January, 2010, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. Client indicted for stalking and contempt of restraining order facing maximum sentence of 78 months of imprisonment if convicted. Disposition: All crimes dismissed by prosecutor, defendant plead guilty to the petty disorderly person's offense of harassment. No probation or jail sentence imposed.
January, 2010, Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. Client, non-citizen indicted for possession of 10 packages of cocaine with intent to distribute, and school zone offense. CDS found in connection with an unlawful search of automobile, with an alleged confession of the defendant. Client facing maximum 5 years in state prison, and deportation. Prosecutor's Pre-disposition conference offer of six months county jail as a condition of probation, which is rejected. Motion to suppress filed in connection with the illegal stop and miranda rights violations. Matter set down before Superior Court Judge for a hearing, at which time Union County Prosecutor's office dismisses all charges. Result: All Charges Dismissed with no defendant pleading to nothing.
2009: Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. Client indicted for possession of weapon handgun without a carrying permit. Client's former attorney unable to get plea deal any lower than 5 years state prison with period of parole ineligibility of 2 1/2 years. Client retains the law office of Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., Esq. Appropriate motions filed, one week prior to trial Client offered PTI (pretrial intervention program) with complete dismissal of all charges after completion of diversionary program.
2009: United States Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey, joint FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Investigation regarding client who allegedly committed mortgage fraud as a mortgage broker. Defendant hired previous attorney who attempted to force defendant to take early plea deal. Client discharges previous attorney and hires Mr. Sanzone. Previous attorney filed to advise defendant that government was out of time with charges based on statute of limitations. Results: All charges dismissed.
2009: Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. Client indicted for having in a van, in which he was driving, 2 kilos of pure cocaine. Joint DEA, Union County Strike Force operation. Plea offer 18 years with 85% period of parole ineligibility. Numerous motions filed by the defense. Result: Client pleas to fourth degree hindering apprehension, receives a sentence of time served of 8 months, with no probation. The plea did not call for cooperation with the state or testimony against co-defendant.
2009: Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerset County. Client indicted by a State Grand Jury for neglect of handicapped resident of group home. (Read Attorney General's Press Release After Indictment) The matter prosecuted by the State of New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Insurance Fraud and Medicaid Abuse Unit. Defendant faced exposure of five years in State Prison with possible 2 1/2 years of parole ineligibility, plus deportation to Kenya if convicted. Jury verdict after two weeks of trial. Results: Not Guilty Verdict As to All Counts.
2008: Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. Defendant arrested and charged for possession of illegal handgun and possession of weapon for unlawful purposes. Result: All charges dismissed.
2008: Municipal Courts in Bergen and Ocean Counties. Defendants both charged with DWI, have a blood alcohol level over two times the limit, and facing mandatory minimum license suspension of 7 months. Result: Pretrial discovery motion filed. Both defendants receive only 3 months license suspension.
2008: Supreme Court of New Jersey. Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., wins appeal before the New Jersey Supreme Court on June 12, 2008, which affirmed the decision of the Appellate Division in State v. Burr, granting the defendant a new trial. Case heard before Justices, Long, LaVecchia, Albin, Wallace, Rivera-Soto and Hoens.
2008: Municipal Court, Union County. Defendant charged with driving while intoxicated, driving on revoked list, second offender, facing jail and mandatory loss of license for two years. Result: Motion to Suppress filed, granted by Municipal Court all charges dropped including driving while intoxicated.
2008: Supreme Court of New Jersey: Trenton, Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court in State v. Burr on March 10, 2008, and wins reversing conviction.
2008: Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County. Defendant indicted for Possession of Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, 3rd degree; Possession of Weapon, 4th degree; Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm, 3rd Degree; Stalking, 4th degree. Result: On day of trial, all charges dismissed.
2008: State of New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services. Defendant nurses aid charged with elder patient abuse, facing permit bar from any employment in the health care industry in the United States. Result: All charges dismissed.
2008: Municipal Court Union County. Defendant charged with Driving While Intoxicated, breathalyzer reading 3 times over the legal limit. Defendant facing a minimum of 7 months loss of license. Result: After start of trial, defendant enters into plea of non-per se DWI, loss of license 3 months only.
2008: Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. Defendant indicted on two separate indictments, Count 1, Possession of CDS, Count 2, Possession of CDS with intent to Distribute, Count 3, Possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public Park, Count 4, Possession of Handgun, Count 5, Possession of firearm in commission of CDS offense. Second Indictment, Possession of handgun by certain persons. Defendant's total exposure, 20 year state prison sentence. Result: All charges dismissed, after motion to suppress filed.
2007: Federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Federal Appeals Court rejects "haitian Voodoo defense", in U.S. vs. Occident. 2007: Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. Defendant indicted on five counts as follows: Count 1, issuing bad checks, (3d degree); Count II, theft by deception (2d degree), over $75,000.00; Count III, second degree theft (2d degree); Count IV, Theft, (2d degree); Count V, operation of corporation for furtherance of criminal activity (2d degree). Client facing with merger 5-10 years in State Prison. Result: All indictable charges dismissed, client plead guilty to an amended municipal court disorderly offense, no jail, probation, fine of $125.00
2007: New Jersey Supreme Court takes appeal on State v. Burr.
2007: Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. Defendant charged with possession of weapon for unlawful purpose, handgun, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, aggravated assault second degree, client facing 20 plus years in state prison. Result: All charges dismissed.
2007: Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County. Defendant charged with first degree sexual assault, facing 20 year sentence. Results. 4th degree, probationary sentence.
2007: Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. Defendant charged with third degree burglary, facing extended term of 10 years with priors. Results: All charges dismissed.
2007: Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County. Defendant indicted for first degree rape and sexual assault. Client facing 20 year sentence. Results: Charges reduced to a plea of 4th degree lewdness. Client sentenced to one year probation, no megans law registration.
2007: Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Defendant conviction for sexual assault and endangering welfare of a minor reversed and remanded for new trial. Fifty-eight page published opinion setting new law for the State of New Jersey. In this case, the appellate division held that the defendant did not receive a fair trial when the trial court excluded the defendant's expert witness on asberger's autism.
2007: Superior Court, Union County. Defendant found Not Guilty on a trial denovo for the charge of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
2006: Superior Court, Union County. Defendant found Not Guilty on All Counts, after a four day jury trial in which the defendant faced up to 10 years, for possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine within intent to distribute within 1000 feet of school zone.
2006, Municipal Court, Morris County, Defendant found Not Guilty of theft from co-worker. The defendant was facing 6 months of jail and loss of job.
2005: Superior Court, Essex County. Defendant charged with possession and intent to distribute CDS within 1000 feet of school. Defendant facing one to five years imprisonment on the two third degree charges.
Result: All charges dismissed by the prosecutor.
2005: Superior Court, Essex County. Defendant charged with receiving stolen property. Case remanded to Essex County remand court. Client facing deportation upon conviction.
Result: All charges dismissed by the prosecutor on trial date.
2005: Superior Court Union County. Defendant charged with violation of probation after pleading guilty to 3rd degree assault. Defendant facing 3 to 5 years in State's prison on original charge. Results, after presenting evidence of defendant's mental and physical disabilities for failure to appear, defendant found guilty of VOP violation but sentenced to only to 3 months in county jail, with additional period of probation.
2005: Superior Court, Middlesex County. Client charged with 2nd degree possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute on or near Public Park. Marijuana found growing in the back yard of client's home. Client facing 5 to 10 years. Plea offer by the prosecutor was 3 years with parole ineligibility of one year. Motion to suppress filed based on defective search warrant.
Result: All charges dismissed by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office after motion filed.
2005: Municipal Court, Essex County. Defendant charged with DWI, breathalyzer results showed defendant with blood alcohol level of .15%, and involved in motor vehicle accident. Defendant as second offender status, facing minimum loss of driving privileges of two years. Motion to Suppress filed based on Miranda Rights violation.
Result: Alternative disposition reached, defendant plead guilty to careless driving and loss of license for 30 days.
2005: Municipal Court, Union County. Defendant charged with shoplifting, as second offender facing county jail time.
Result: All criminal charges dismissed.
2005: Municipal Court, Union County. Defendant charged with DWI, breathalyzer results showed defendant with blood alcohol level of .18%, over twice the legal limit. Defendant facing 7 months to 1 year loss of license as first offender. Motion to Suppress filed based on unconstitutional motor vehicle stop. Defendant plead guilty to non per se violation. Result loss of license for 3 months.
2004: Superior Court, Appellate Division: Client represented by previous attorney, received 4 year sentence with 2 year period of parole ineligibility, after eluding conviction. Client retains Vincent J. Sanzone, Jr., for appeal. Appellate Division in an unpublished opinion reverses 2 year period of parole ineligibility, and client is shortly released from state prison.
2004: Superior Court, MonmouthCounty: Client charged, and indicted for possession of cocaine in Asbury Park. Although client eligible for PTI, because client was a longshoreman and would have permanently lost his waterfront pass. A motion to suppress was filed based on a violation of the client's 4th amendment right to the U.S. Constitution, illegal motor vehicle stop.
Result: Court granted motion to suppress agreeing that the stop was illegal, and the cocaine discovered after the stop was the "fruit of the poisonous tree". After the court's ruling the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office dismissed all charges.
2004: Superior Court, Union County. Client represented by previous attorney, found guilty of harassment after trial, and an order of domestic violence entered against her. Client a registered nurse for twenty years, and single parent, was subject to the loss of her nursing license based on the finding of domestic violence against her. Trial court also awarded attorneys fees against client. Client retained Mr. Sanzone for purposes of appeal to the Appellate Division.
Result: The Appellate Division in an unpublished opinion agrees with arguments raised on appeal by Mr. Sanzone and held that her actions and communication with her ex-spouse did not amount to domestic violence, and the order of domestic violence against her reversed, as well as attorney's fees against her. Client retains her nursing license.
2004: Superior Court, Bergen County. Ex-spouse files domestic violence complaint against client.
Result: After trial court dismisses domestic violence charge against client.
2004: Municipal Court, Monmouth County. Client charged with possession of cocaine, child endangerment, drug paraphernalia.
Result: All charges dismissed against client.
2004: Municipal Court, Union County. Client charged with Driving While Intoxicated, and numerous motor vehicle infractions.
Result: All charges dismissed, including the DWI charge based on police officers failure to identify client.
2004: Municipal Court, Union County. Client charged with possession of cocaine. Mr. Sanzone filed motion to suppress on behalf of client based on illegal motor vehicle stop.
Result: Court grants motion and finds that automobile stop was illegal, and all charges dismissed by the court.
2004: Municipal Court, Essex County. Client charged with two disorderly person's offenses.
Result: After trial, court finds the client not guilty as to both charges.
2004: N.J. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Trenton, brings charge against client for abuse and neglect of nursing patient. Client a single mother of three children, would have permanently lost her nursing license and forever banned from working in a health care facility in the United States if found guilty of the charges.
Result: After a hearing, state drops all of the charges as unfounded and client retains her nursing license and continues to be able to work and support her children.
Previous Jury Criminal Trials to Verdict
Union County, Superior Court. Client faced a state prison sentence of 10 years as a persistent offender for various narcotics charges, including school zone intent to distribute counts.
Result: Jury trial. Client found not guilty on all charges.
Essex County, Superior Court. Client charged with car jacking, aggravated assault. Client faced a state prison sentence of 20 years.
Result: Jury trial, client found not guilty of all charges.
Essex County, Superior Court. Client charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, kidnapping, unlawful possession of weapon for unlawful purposes. Client faced a 20 year prison sentence.
Result: Jury trial, defendant found not guilty of all charges.
Union County, Superior Court. Client charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of weapon for unlawful purposes. Client faced a prison sentence of 10 years.
Result: After jury trial, jury found defendant not guilty of all charges.
Morris County, Superior Court. Client charged with 35 count indictment for bank fraud, theft by deception, conspiracy. Client faced prison sentence of 10 years.
Result Jury trial, client found not guilty of all serious charges, and found guilty of two counts of lesser charged. Client sentenced to 364 in county jail, with work release, while serving his sentence.
Monmouth County, Superior Court. Client found guilty of manufacturing of CDS with previous attorney, and client sentenced to 20 years in state prison. Client is retained by Mr. Sanzone on appeal, and conviction overturned, and reversed. Case subject to published opinion by the Appellate Division.
Essex County, Superior Court. Client charged with possession of weapon by a felon.
Result: All criminal charges dismissed after police misconduct exposed by Mr. Sanzone. Subsequent civil rights suit filed against police department and substantial payment to client made by municipality.
Middlesex County, Superior Court: Client former South Vietnamese war hero accused of sexually assaulting patient at hospital.
Result: All charges dismissed by Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.