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Amber Forrester

Amber Forrester

When Experience Matters
  • Criminal Law
  • New Jersey
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When your liberty and livelihood are on the line, experience matters. My philosophy is that any person—regardless of age, upbringing, education, occupation, or life experience—is capable of making a mistake. Perhaps you’re visiting this page because you or someone you love has made a mistake. Perhaps the person accusing you of an offense has. I have helped thousands of people facing charges from minor theft offenses to homicide indictments. I’m used to meeting people on their worst day, and it’s always my goal to improve my client’s outlook. Things immediately look a little brighter when you have someone knowledgeable in your corner and that’s just one of many reasons that time is of the essence in securing representation. Believe it or not, there are only 6 possible defenses to a criminal case—call me and we can discuss which scenario matches your situation. When experience matters, make your very best choice for criminal defense: Amber L. Forrester.

Rutgers University - Camden
J.D. (2007)
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College of William and Mary
B.S. (2004)
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Professional Experience
Assistant Deputy Public Defender
New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Law Clerk to the Honorable F. Patrick McManimon, J.S.C.
New Jersey Superior Court
Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
The Supreme Court of New Jersey
Professional Associations
State Bar of New Jersey  # 009612008
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
ID Number: 009612008
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
  • English
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Q. Is it possible to get a aggravated assault charge dropped?
A: Ultimately, dismissal of charges is in the discretion of the prosecutor, but there are several reasons they might decide to do so. The opinion of the victim is especially important in these cases, but so is the credibility of that person. The particular facts of the case will matter most, and an experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to negotiate on your behalf or defend against the allegations in trial.
Q. A 13 year old “jumped” a classmate. Victim ended up with a broken nose. If parent presses charges, what can happen?
A: While there are many diversionary options (resolutions that do not result in the juvenile being adjudicated delinquent) in juvenile court, it is not the case that juvenile cases normally get dismissed or left to the parents discretion when a formal police complaint has been filed. The possible consequences for a juvenile adjudicated delinquent of the offense you describe above (likely a 3rd degree aggravated assault) would depend upon whether that juvenile had any previous history in the juvenile court system, among other variables. The school district could also choose to take separate action unrelated to what happens on the law enforcement side.
Q. Is my Ocean County, NJ charge 2C:35-1()A(1) Possession CDS/Analog Schd
A: Assuming you are talking about 2C:35-10a(1), which is the possession of a controlled dangerous substance in schedule I, II, III, or IV, the short answer is yes. In NJ, felonies are referred to as indictable offenses or crimes and there are 4 degrees. The statute you seem to be citing is a 3rd degree, which has a maximum penalty of 3-5 years in state prison and a $35,000 fine. That level of offense is addressed in the superior court’s criminal division and you should have experienced representation for such a matter.
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Forrester Law Firm
247 E. Front Street
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Trenton, NJ 08611
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Forrester Law Firm
33 Division Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Telephone: (609) 613-1513
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