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Criminal Defense Attorney

An Accomplished Former Prosecutor Fighting for Your Rights

The police and the prosecution in a criminal case want you to feel scared. They want you to believe their case is airtight. They will pressure you into providing statements, pleading guilty, or taking a deal set on their terms. We understand how they think, because our attorney spent many years as an Essex County prosecutor.

If you’ve been charged with a crime, the law firm of RC Charles Esquire will not let you be railroaded by the prosecution. We will strongly assert your rights and exhaust every defense to defeat the allegations or obtain the most favorable result based on the facts of your case.

We represent clients in federal, state, and municipal courts of Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Union, and Morris counties. Contact us immediately at our Newark law firm if you or a family member has been arrested, indicted, or investigated.

Criminal Defense for All Charges

Before entering private practice, trial attorney Rosalyn Charles spent ten years in the Office of the Essex County Prosecutor. She made a name for herself handling a wide range of serious felony cases, including managing the homicide cold case unit and rising to Assistant Prosecutor/Director of Narcotics Investigations. Ms. Charles then served four years as a municipal court judge in Irvington, New Jersey, presiding over drunk driving, traffic, and quasi-criminal cases.

Her trial experience and investigative skills offer a true advantage to clients facing criminal penalties and the collateral consequences. Rosalyn Charles provides a formidable defense for all felony charges and misdemeanor offenses, including:

  • Drug possession or drug trafficking
  • Aggravated assault or domestic violence
  • Murder or manslaughter
  • Theft, burglary, or robbery
  • Fraud and white-collar crimes
  • Weapons offenses and federal crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Drunk driving (DWI)
  • Traffic tickets and petty crimes
  • Probation and parole violations

Our Union County criminal defense attorney represents clients at all stages of the court process, from bond hearings and arraignments to motions, plea negotiations, trials, and appeals. She also represents clients in seeking a reduction of their sentence or expungement of old criminal records.

Charged with a Crime? Arrested? Contact Us Now.

We know how to challenge the prosecution’s case to position you for the best possible resolution. We will do everything we can to avoid prison or jail and keep a conviction off your record, or to minimize the punishment and impact on your future.

Call RC Charles Esquire today at 973-943-4701 or contact us online to arrange an initial consultation with a Essex County criminal defense attorney.