196 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
The Helmer, Conley & Kasselman Freehold office is home to our appeals and motions sections. The experienced attorneys in this department provide additional legal and research resources to clients who are working with other criminal trial attorneys, family lawyers, and personal injury lawyers.
Whether you are facing charges, a divorce or family-related legal dispute, or an Internet-related issue with complex legal implications, your need a law firm you can trust. You need a firm you can trust to handle your case efficiently, and that you can trust to prioritize your needs over its own. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we have established a reputation as a highly-skilled legal team with an unwavering devotion to our clients. When you choose our firm, you can expect:
Our firm was founded in 1992, and many of our attorneys practiced for years before the firm was established. If you are looking for experienced legal representation in Freehold, New Jersey, we invite you to contact us to discuss your needs.
As a full-service law firm, our team of 40-plus attorneys represents clients throughout New Jersey in all types of civil, criminal and government-related matters. Our Freehold office focuses its practice in the areas of:
Freehold criminal lawyers who work in Motions practice either create their own motions, or respond to the motions presented by the other side. Their work influences the evidence that can or cannot be used in a trial. An attorney might submit a motion to suppress evidence, such as a victim or witness identification, or a defendant’s statements. If a suppression motion is successful, the prosecution’s case against the defendant could be much weaker, and the charges could either be dismissed or a more favorable plea bargain negotiated. Since many of the defense attorneys at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman are either former assistant county prosecutors, deputy attorney generals, assistant US attorneys or police officers, they understand the impact of effective motions on all aspects of a case. Helmer, Conley & Kasselman’s Freehold criminal defense lawyers use motion strategies effectively to protect clients’ rights.
Family law/divorce lawyers and personal injury attorneys also use motions in their practices. A family lawyer might use a motion to try to compel discovery (get information from the other side) or control the flow of evidence in a custody case. Personal injury attorneys might use a type of motion called summary judgment to force a case to end without a trial.
Appellate practice is different from motion practice. Appeals are used to react to the results of a court’s decision- either to overturn an unfavorable one or to protect a favorable one. In the event of a court decision that is unfavorable to a client, an appellee attorney will look for errors committed by the lower court where the case was heard and ask the higher (appellate) court to reverse the decision based on that error. Perhaps a lower court judge allowed a jury to hear a client’s confession that the defense attorney believed was coerced, or without Miranda warnings (right to counsel and right against self-incrimination). If the defense attorney could convince the appellate judge of the error, and its adverse impact on justice, the appellate court might overrule the decision and the client would have a chance to get justice again. Sometimes this leads to a more favorable result for a client at a second legal proceeding on the same matter. Search and seizure issues are also common areas for motions and appeals.
To visit our offices, take Route 18 or Route 33 to Route 9 toward Freehold. Turn onto West Main Street and go approximately one-half mile until you reach our office on the right. Parking is available in the rear of the building.
If you would like to speak with an attorney in Freehold, we encourage you to visit our office. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys in confidence, call (848) 207-3500 or request an appointment online today.
Helmer, Conley & Kasselman’s appeals and motions attorneys work with attorneys and clients across the state of New Jersey. Video conferencing capability connects the attorneys in the Freehold office with the other firm offices throughout the state, leading to easy communication for all clients.
If you do meet with one of our attorneys in Freehold, be sure to save some time for exploring the area afterwards. Six Flags is only about 6 miles away. There are many State Parks in the area. Finally, there are a number of breweries, but, if you do go to visit those, please don’t drink and drive.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.