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Trials And Appeals


When someone is arrested for and charged with a state or federal crime, they have a right to a speedy trial. The prosecution will attempt to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, while the defense will champion the defendant’s innocence. Should the defendant be found guilty, they often have the right to pursue an appeal.

Anyone charged with a crime should immediately retain professional legal counsel.  Our team at Whipple Azzarello, LLC offers cost-effective trials and appeals representation to individuals and businesses throughout New Jersey. No matter the nature or severity of the criminal charges you face, we are prepared to leverage our over 75 years of combined legal experience to provide you with a zealous defense. Our attorneys have worked on both sides of the bench and understand the intricacies of both the trial and appeal processes. We have also demonstrated an ability to implement innovative defense strategies in complex cases.


Prior to an arrest, you may discover you are the subject of a criminal investigation and/or be ordered to comply with a subpoena. If you learn you are being investigated or are served with a subpoena, you should hire legal representation right away. We can help you comply with comprehensive subpoena requests, advise you on your rights, and begin proactively building your defense. Even more crucially, we may be able to negotiate a lesser charge or get the case dropped entirely.

If state or federal prosecutors are ready to proceed, you will be arrested and formally charged. You should avoid making any statements or answering any questions without your legal representative present.

At your arraignment, the judge assigned to your case will explain the charges and your rights. You will then enter a plea of “not guilty”. We will carefully analyze every element of your case and recommend the most advantageous course of action. In some situations, a plea deal may result in the fewest long-term consequences.

If your case must proceed to trial, we will determine whether you should request a jury or allow the judge to decide your innocence. We are accomplished trial attorneys who have many decades of experience litigating criminal matters in state and federal courts. Our team at Whipple Azzarello, LLC will leverage the full extent of our knowledge to persuasively defend you in and out of the courtroom.

The Appeal Process

If a trial results in an unfavorable verdict or judgment, we are ready and able to pursue all available appellate remedies. After thoroughly reviewing the events of the trial, we will determine whether an appeal is likely to succeed and walk you through how the process will work. An appeal is not a new trial and will not involve submitting new evidence or testimony. Instead, the appellate court will review any alleged legal errors or claims of insufficient evidence. We know how to craft effective appeal arguments and will utilize all of our firm’s resources to fight for you.

Unlike other firms that offer a broad range of legal services, Whipple Azzarello, LLC focuses its practice on criminal law and complex civil disputes. This enables us to offer tenacious and zealous representation to our clients. With a proven record of success, Whipple Azzarello, LLC is your "go-to" firm for resolving your legal disputes.

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Suite 325
Morristown, New Jersey

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