We have worked both sides of criminal cases. We are committed to helping individuals who face criminal charges.
If you face criminal charges, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, an indictable criminal offense or a disorderly persons offense, your world could be turned upside down. Your job, your family life, and your freedom may be at risk.
At James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Morristown, Morris County, we bring more than 29 years of experience in the criminal justice system to your case. We are prepared to defend clients in criminal cases throughout northwest and central New Jersey.
James M. Porfido is a former Section Chief of the Vehicular Homicide Unit and Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. He has extensive trial experience. His knowledge of how the prosecution develops their cases provides valuable insights that help him serve his clients on the defense, both in going to trial and in negotiating the best possible outcome.
Since 1995, James Porfido has been among a small percentage of lawyers in the State of New Jersey who are recognized as Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey. This certification assures our clients that Mr. Porfido has distinguished himself from his colleagues by meeting the rigorous set of standards required to receive this certification.
With a comprehensive understanding of the system, and personal knowledge of the participants in local municipal and state courts, Mr. Porfido can effectively assert your rights and protect your interests in any criminal matter.
James Porfido has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2008 through 2020. Super Lawyer designation indicates that the attorney has attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
Mr. Porfido has received numerous other awards and honors, including recognition by the Policeman’s Benevolent Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center.
Client charged with DWI & several other motor vehicle violations
Reduced license suspension charges
Client charged with multiple drug crimes including possession and distribution
Client charged with assault from a bar fight
Sometimes when a defendant is facing serious charges, the prosecution will offer a plea negotiation whereby the defendant can forego a trial and plead guilty in exchange for reduced charges, a shorter sentence or some
Judges, prosecutors, and other members of the legal system are often willing to take circumstances into account when working with accused individuals. This is especially true with non-violent crimes such as petty theft or vandalism if the
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