A Fierce Advocate For

Clients’ Rights

Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, you may be frightened and unsure about what the future holds. Michael J. Beatrice has years of experience handling all types of cases as both a prosecutor and a criminal law defense attorney in New Jersey. He served in the Bergen County prosecutor’s office for six years, was the municipal prosecutor for the Township of Mahwah for 16 years and served as the special prosecutor for the Borough of Fort Lee for one year.

As a former prosecutor and defense attorney who has represented defendants in every county in New Jersey, Mr. Beatrice’s wide range of experience gives him a unique legal perspective and enables him to develop innovative and successful defense strategies for cases at the trial level and on appeal.

Types Of Criminal Charges In New Jersey

Michael J. Beatrice has successfully defended clients accused of everything from arson, assault and armed robbery to homicide and rape. He can even give you a good idea as to what is needed for a successful appeal. Criminal defense cases require skilled and dedicated legal representation. Michael J. Beatrice is committed to protecting your rights and helping you understand the charges that have been brought against you.

A skilled negotiator, Michael J. Beatrice may even be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. For Michael J. Beatrice, the defense process involves two steps: (1) Make people want to help you and decide in your favor (2) show them how they can. Michael J. Beatrice uses his creativity, intelligence and resourcefulness to provide an aggressive defense and ensure that:

  • The evidence against you is thoroughly reviewed and investigated for possible police misconduct.
  • All facts of the case are investigated and witnesses are interviewed to get the whole story.
  • Your case is presented clearly and effectively to a judge and/or jury to get the best result possible.

Contact A Criminal Law Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, you don’t have to go it alone. Michael J. Beatrice and his experienced legal team will fight for your rights and provide the quality legal representation you deserve at Michael J. Beatrice, P.C., Attorney at Law. For a free telephone consultation, contact him online or call 201-897-3570.

Sample Case Results: Criminal Defense


A man was charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Cocaine, and Attempted Murder of his former girlfriend. After a lengthy trial, the jury found the man not guilty of kidnapping, criminal restraint, or aggravated assault, and the drug charges and attempted murder were dismissed.
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The case of a supermarket cashier charged with bilking a store by over-processing coupons and refunds was dismissed and the cashier was exonerated in Bergen County Superior Court during a jury trial. Mr. Beatrice proved that the prosecution failed to provide advance notice of evidence (so-called “Brady violation”) so the evidence was not admissible.
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In 1987, a man known as the “Cobra King” was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault by putting two timber rattlesnakes inside a woman’s apartment as a favor to a friend who was feuding with this woman. After soliciting experts and challenging the State’s evidence, Mr. Beatrice got the attempted murder and assault charges against his client dismissed, and his client pleaded to possession of the snakes.
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