Mercer County, NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys

Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been accused of a crime, you are in danger of losing your rights, your privileges, your money, and even your freedom.  Depending upon the nature and severity of a charge, a criminal conviction can result in massive fines in legal restitution and lengthy periods of incarceration.  Additionally, certain convictions can lead to crime-specific consequences, such as the suspension of a license following a DUI, or being placed on the Sex Offender Registry following a sex crime conviction.

It is extremely inadvisable to defend yourself in court.  Prosecuting attorneys are skilled at overwhelming defendants with intense lines of questioning.  Furthermore, interpreting the complex legal language that can often be used in court can place even more strain on an individual who is already struggling to recount and explain their actions under the gaze of a judge and jury.

However, you don’t have to defend your case alone — that’s what we’re here for.  At Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates, our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys have over 30 years of experience protecting our clients’ rights in court, and fighting aggressively for favorable case outcomes.  We get results for our clients, whether that means reducing sentences, or persuading judges to dismiss a case altogether.  Our criminal defense attorneys have handled thousands of cases — there’s virtually nothing we haven’t seen before.  No matter how challenging the circumstances of your case may seem, we have the experience and the knowledge to defend you.

What Types of Charges Do Our Attorneys Handle?

Our attorneys have over two decades of experience defending clients from an assortment of criminal charges in Mercer County.  We handle charges related to:


Assault is one of the most common charges in New Jersey and in courtrooms across America — but that doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly.  In fact, certain cases of aggravated assault can lead to up to a decade of incarceration.  Our attorneys handle many types of assault charges, including aggravated assault, simple assault, sexual assault, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Domestic Violence

Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence is not always necessarily a crime committed by men against women.  Domestic violence can be committed by people of any gender, and can be directed at spouses, partners, family members, or children.  We handle domestic violence cases involving child abuse, spousal abuse, personal injury, and family law.


Depending on whether it is an individual’s first, second, or third offense, the penalties for a DUI conviction in New Jersey can be severe, including jail time, steep fines, lengthy license suspensions, increased insurance fees, enforced alcohol counseling, and more. The good news is, 98% of our first offense DUI clients receive no jail time.


While forgery may not get the media coverage that more sensational crimes elicit, it is still a serious charge with serious consequences.  Our attorneys handle cases including felony and misdemeanor fraud, document forgery, and more.


Murder is one of the most serious criminal charges that an individual can face — and in turn, it comes with some of the most serious penalties a court can dispense.  Retaining a defense attorney is absolutely critical when it comes to murder allegations.


Our attorneys have worked on cases involving a long list of scheduled substances, including marijuana, meth, heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, and psilocybin mushrooms.  Additionally, we handle cases involving the illegal use of legal drugs, such as prescription fraud.  We deal with cases of simple possession, possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, cultivation, and more.

Probation Violation

What many people may not be aware of is that violating the terms of a probationary period can lead to criminal charges.  Our attorneys work with adult and juvenile probation violation, and felony and misdemeanor probation violation.


As with domestic abuse, people of any gender can be accused of committing the crime of rape.  We handle rape and sexual assault cases including charges of child abuse, statutory rape, and other charges.

Robbery and Theft

Robbery and theft often pertain to stolen goods, but they can also extend to identity theft and intellectual property theft.  Our attorneys also handle cases of home invasion, burglary, and drug robbery.

Traffic Violations

Certain traffic violations may not be as serious as some of the other charges we defend against, but they shouldn’t be taken lightly.  In some cases, traffic violations can even lead to a license suspension.  We handle matters involving speeding tickets, driving with a suspended license, hit-and-run, reckless driving, and more.

Sex Crimes

A conviction of a sex crime can lead to being placed on the Sex Offender Registry, which can be viewed by friends, family, neighbors, and employers.  Sex crime charges our attorneys defend against include indecent exposure, solicitation, and more.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes refer to non-violent crimes of a financial nature.  White collar crimes we handle include money laundering, racketeering, investment fraud, and more.

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you run the risk of having to pay massive fines, and even losing your freedom.  Don’t wait — call the law offices of Young, Marr, Mallis & Associates today at (609) 755-3115 in New Jersey or (215) 701-6519 in Pennsylvania, or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys.