Atlantic County Information

Atlantic County Information

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Atlantic City

Atlantic County is an interesting place to practice for a criminal defense attorney. Atlantic City enjoys over 30 million visitors each year, most of which come from across New Jersey and the north-eastern United States. While most people have a good time with no problems, a fraction of these millions of people wind up facing a wide variety of criminal issues from simple assault to gambling crimes to prostitution in the various courts in and around Atlantic City. Thus, this creates a unique situation where many criminal defendants may not live near Atlantic City and may have no criminal record. Regardless of where you live, our team of tough, smart criminal defense attorneys can represent you in any court in Atlantic County or New Jersey.

For the most part, Atlantic County’s crime statistics are unremarkable when the residential and visitor population as well as the economics of the region are taken into account. However, there are a few areas that stand out. It should be no surprise that Atlantic County had the most gambling crimes arrests in 2006 at 184. Atlantic County also had the second highest arrests for prostitution related offenses at 184. Most cases, of course, originate in Atlantic City.

With an office in New Brunswick, our criminal defense attorneys can represent you in any court in New Jersey.

Atlantic County Court Information

There are two court houses in Atlantic County. The Atlantic County Criminal Courts Complex is located at 4997 Unami Blvd in Mays Landing, New Jersey. This is where indictable crimes will be heard. The Atlantic County Civil Courthouse is located at 1201 Bacharach Blvd in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Although it is called the Civil Courthouse, quasi-criminal matters such as restraining order hearings as well as contempts of restraining orders will most likely be heard there. Read your court notice carefully to avoid going to the wrong building. Our team of tough, smart lawyers can represent you in any court in Atlantic City.

Indictable crimes include Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Sexual Assault, Fraud, Forgery, Firearms charges, as well as most Drug/CDS charges. Minor charges such as Harassment, Disorderly Conduct, Simple Assault, Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction are handled in the Municipal Court. All casinos are located in Atlantic City, so offenses that took place at the casino will be heard in either the Atlantic County courts or Atlantic City Municipal Court. See the Municipal Court information below.

Atlantic County Judges

The current Atlantic County Criminal Court judges are:

Judge Albert Garofolo

Judge James Isman

Judge Michael O’Connor

Judge Michael Donio

Judge Bernard DeLury

With an office in New Brunswick,, our criminal defense attorneys can represent you in any court in New Jersey.

Atlantic County Crime Statistics

The most recent crime statistics are for 2006. All statistics are from the 2006 Uniform Crime Reports.


  • A total of 12,012 Crime Index offenses were reported to the police of Atlantic County during 2006. This represents a decrease of 2 percent compared to 2005.
  • Of the 12,012 Crime Index offenses, 1,471 were violent crimes, while 10,541 were nonviolent crimes.
  • Compared to 2005 violent crimes increased 5 percent while the nonviolent crime category decreased 2 percent.
  • The crime rate for Atlantic County was recorded at 44.3 victims for every 1,000 inhabitants, a decrease of 2 percent compared to the previous year.
  • Murder increased 88 percent and Aggravated Assault increased 4 percent.
  • Total value of property stolen in Atlantic County amounted to $14.7 million, of which 24 percent was recovered.


  • There were 19,462 persons arrested during the year, a decrease of 3 percent when compared to 2005.
  • Adult arrests decreased 2 percent while juvenile arrests decreased 10 percent, compared to 2005.
  • The total clearance rate for Index offenses was 24.5 percent; juveniles were responsible for 16 percent of those cases cleared

Atlantic County Municipal Courts

Our team of tough, smart New Jersey criminal defense lawyers can represent you in any court in Atlantic County, including these courts:

Absecon, 500 Mill Road, Absecon

Atlantic City, 2715 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City

Brigantine, 1417 Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine

Buena Vista, 890 Harding Highway, Buena

Egg Harbor City, 500 London Avenue, Egg Harbor City

Egg Harbor Township, 3515 Bargaintown Road, Egg Harbor

Folsom, 1700 12th Street, Folsom

Galloway, 300 E. Jim Leeds Road, Galloway

Hamilton, 6101 13th Street, Mays Landing

Hammonton, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton

Linwood, 400 Poplar Avenue, Linwood

Longport, 2305 Atlantic Avenue, Longport

Margate, 1 South Washington, Margate

Mullica, Elwood

Northfield, 1600 Shore Road, Northfield

Pleasantville, 18 North First Street, Peasantville

Port Republic, 143 Main Street, Port Republic

Somers Point, 1 W New Jersey Avenue, Somers Point

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