Criminal Defense

Protecting your rights under New Jersey law

We realize how frightening it can feel to be faced with a criminal offense. While you can’t change the past, you can make a decision right now that can shape your future – choosing to allow our experienced team of attorneys at Singley, Gindele & Rinaldi to defend your rights and guard your interests.

Our criminal defense team at Singley, Gindele & Rinaldi understand your situation is unique and we’re experienced and skilled at providing compassionate advocacy and developing a strategic defense to support your next steps.

Our Criminal Defense Areas of Expertise:




Expungement of Records


Weapons Charges


Juvenile Offenses


Sex Crimes

Criminal Defense Frequently Asked Questions:

If you have questions that are not addressed below, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 856-429-3144.

Is plea bargaining permitted in a New Jersey DUI charge? 

Plea bargaining is not permitted in New Jersey DUI charges, therefore it’s advantageous to hire a criminal defense attorney to defend you against your charges. Most New Jersey DUI charges are settled pre-trial between the prosecutor and the defendant’s attorney.

The attorneys at Singley, Gindele & Rinaldi are knowledgeable in understanding the avenue a persecutor will likely take in an individual’s case and are experienced in refuting and defending against these charges.

It’s imperative to hire an attorney as soon as possible following a DUI charge since pretrial motions can be essential in suppressing damaging evidence that can be used against you.New Jersey, child custody arrangements are determined based on what’s in the best interest of the child.

Is there a difference between a DUI and DWI in New Jersey?

There is no difference between a DUI and DWI in New Jersey. DUI (driving while under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) can be used interchangeably.

What is the legal limit for DUI in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, a person over the age of 21 is considered guilty of drunk driving if he or she operates a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater.

Under New Jersey’s zero-tolerance law it is illegal for a person under the age of 21to operate a vehicle with any amount of alcohol in their system, and doing so can result in being charged with a DUI.

What is the eligibility for an explungment in New Jersey?

In order to qualify for an expungement in New Jersey, an individual cannot have been convicted of more than one indictable offense in their lifetime.

Can you deny ever being arrested or convicted of a crime on an application if you were granted an expungement?

If you were granted an expungement in New Jersey you may answer “no” on an application when asked if you have ever been arrested or convicted of an indictable offense.

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