A message from Anthony J. Fusco, Esq:

You are innocent until you are proven guilty. Our Firm’s expertize, reputation and excellence in the field of Criminal Law has proven that in many many cases, the evidence against you may not be enough to prove that you are guilty. For more information about your specific case, contact us immediately at anytime day or night, 24 hours, 7 days a week and all holidays with the information listed on this site, to discuss your legal options.

Do not take a wait-and-see approach to a criminal situation. Do not seek answers to questions about your rights and legal status from police officers and prosecutors who do not have a legal duty to act in a suspect’s best interest. Generally, the sooner our highly knowledgeable and experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers at Fusco and Macaluso, is brought into a criminal case or investigation, the better potential results for the client.

Do not gamble while your freedom is at stake! A serious criminal charge can have a defendant fighting for his or her fundamental freedoms. Contact Anthony Fusco, Jr. at Fusco and Macaluso, as the most highly skilled and knowledgeable Criminal Defense firm in the New Jersey area who has proven that he will stand up for your legal rights and fight for your exoneration.

-AJF

Unlike civil law, which involves private law suits between two or more private entities, Criminal Law Attorneys represent clients who are being prosecuted by the state or federal government for an act that has been classified as a crime. With the exception of strict liability crimes, most crimes consist of three elements: an act (actus reus), a mental state (mens rea) and the intent to do social harm. Crimes are classified as misdemeanors--less serious offenses that are normally punishable by a fine like some traffic violations, petty theft, or possession of a small amount of marijuana, and felonies--more serious offenses that warrant imprisonment of one or more years, such as rape, grand theft, assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, or homicide/murder.

In criminal law, the suit is initiated by the state or federal government through a prosecutor rather than being initiated by the victim, as it is in civil law. Plaintiffs in a civil law suit only need to show by a preponderance of the evidence that a defendant is 51% or more liable (responsible) for the damages. But, the prosecutor in a criminal law case has to prove to the judge or jury "beyond a reasonable doubt" that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged.

You are innocent until you are proven guilty. The Firm of Fusco and Macaluso specializes in the field of Criminal Law and as expert attorneys, we may think that the evidence against you is not enough to prove that you are guilty. For more information about your specific case, contact us at anytime day or night, 24 hours, 7 days a week and all holidays with the information listed on this site, to discuss your legal options.

Generally, the sooner an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer, such as those at Fusco and Macaluso, is brought into a criminal case or investigation, the better potential results for the client. Do not take a wait-and-see approach to a criminal situation. Do not seek answers to questions about your rights and legal status from police officers and prosecutors who do not have a legal duty to act in a suspect’s best interest.

A serious criminal charge can have a defendant fighting for his or her fundamental freedom. Do not gamble while your freedom is at stake! Contact Anthony Fusco, Jr. at Fusco and Macaluso, as the most highly skilled and knowledgeable Criminal Defense firm in the New Jersey area who will stand up for your legal rights and fight for your exoneration.