Michael A. Smolensky

Michael A. Smolensky

Law Office of Michael A. Smolensky LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets ...
  • New Jersey
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Biography

Known primarily for criminal defense, the Law Office of Michael A. Smolensky LLC handles cases involving indictable crimes, petty offenses, juvenile delinquency, and domestic violence. The law firm also represents clients charged with motor vehicle violations which includes, among other things, Drunk Driving, Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, Driving While Suspended, and Liability Insurance Violations. In this capacity, Mr. Smolensky represents clients at all stages of the trial court experience. This includes but is not limited to pretrial intervention, recovery court (formerly known as drug court), conditional dismissal, conditional discharge, interrogations, investigations, bail motions, trials, sentencings and other hearings.

Mr. Smolensky's commitment to representing accused persons has led to some phenomenal results. These include indictment dismissals for a fraudulent credit card use charge and a cocaine conspiracy charge, successful motion practice in a case in involving the distribution of drugs, dismissals or downgrades involving DWI, and acquittals at trial.

In addition to this, Mr. Smolensky volunteered as court-appointed pro bono legal guardian from 2015–2019. Furthermore, he was invited to educate federal Special Agents at N.B.I.B. about criminal law and court rules in March 2017. Moreover, Mr. Smolensky has dedicated his time to strengthening the community through civic service through his involvement in Kiwanis, the Sons of the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Education
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (2008)
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Honors: Dean’s List, Spring 2008; Best Oralist, Moot Court 2006
Activities: Rutgers Law Journal, Staff Member
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Simmons College
M.S. (1999) | Education
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Tufts University
B.A. (1994) | Double Major: History and Spanish
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Activities: Leonard Carmichael Society; AIESEC
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Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Michael A. Smolensky LLC
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New Jersey Criminal, Juvenile, Intoxicated/Drunk Driving, and Municipal Court Defense Attorney
Publications
Articles & Publications
Case Comment, 38 RUTGERS L.J. 1485, 1485–1507 (2007)
Rutgers Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Benchmarks Civics Project, Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT)
New Jersey State Bar Association
To promote a better public understanding of civics and the essential role courts play in a vibrant democracy, the NJSBA and NJ Judiciary developed the Benchmarks Civics Project. The project informs the public about how courts work; what it means to be a citizen; and the importance of an independent, fair and impartial justice system.
Awards
New Jersey Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Burlington County Bar Association
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New Jersey State Bar Association
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Gloucester County Bar Association
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State Bar of New Jersey
Attorney at Law of New Jersey
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Municipal Law
    Juvenile Law
    Animal & Dog Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Wills
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. a defendant is giving a title 35 does it have anything 2 do with giving info about another defendant in order 2 get fav?
A: The form of this question is difficult to understand. A defendant can get a favorable plea agreement for a variety of reasons. Cooperating with authorities as an informant is only one of many. A defense attorney who can identify a meritorious pretrial motion can also negotiate a favorable plea deal without the defendant providing any information to the government.
Q. Is it ok to ask a prosecutor to get my tickets move to another district if I feel the town may be racist?
A: The judiciary takes racism and systemic racism seriously. Based on the description offered here, the officer complimented you, and otherwise acted pleasantly toward you. The issuance of three tickets will probably not persuade the municipal prosecutor of unconstitutional racial discrimination. To be certain, the prosecutor will not take allegations of racial bias lightly if true, and the same should be expected if the allegation is unsupported by stronger evidence. Getting the video recording might reveal additional evidence.
Q. warning for offense 39:4-32 pedestrian crossing roadway signals
A: A ticket filed in the municipal court is required before direct and collateral consequences become an issue. If a police officer gives only a warning, then the court, motor vehicle commission, and insurance company should not find out about the encounter.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Michael A. Smolensky LLC
101 Route 130 S, Ste 1
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Telephone: (856) 812-0321
Monday: 8 AM - 10 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 10 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 10 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 10 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 10 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 10 PM