Middlesex County Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Allan Marain and Norman Epting, Jr. are New Jersey criminal defense lawyers. Both are skilled, dedicated, and highly experienced. They protect the interests of their clients in New Jersey courts, both State and federal.

The Law Offices of Allan Marain are centrally located in New Brunswick, down the block from the Middlesex County Court House. From there they regularly appear in courts throughout Middlesex County, and central and northern New Jersey. They represent persons charged with criminal offenses, in the Superior Court of New Jersey. They represent young persons charged with juvenile delinquency, in the Family Part of the Superior Court. They represent persons charged with traffic and disorderly persons offenses, in municipal courts throughout the State. And they appear before the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and before administative law judges when the State is attempting to suspend or revoke clients' drivers' licenses.

Megan's Law

Lawyers in the Law Offices of Allan Marain represent persons threatened by Megan's Law. Their representation includes tier classification, and removal from the requirements of Megan's Law completely. And, most importantly, it includes preventing people from being subjected to the ravages of Megan's Law in the first place.

Vehicle Crimes

Attorneys Allan Marain and Norman Epting, Jr. appear in municipal courts throughout New Jersey on behalf of motorists charged with traffic law violations. They regularly obtain dismissal of traffic charges, and reduction of motor vehicle points to which motorists are exposed.

Juvenile Delinquency

For young persons, being charged with juvenile delinquency is traumatic. The Middlesex County criminal defense attorneys in the Law Offices of Allan Marain treat such charges with the same dedication that they extend to adults facing charges. These lawyers combine understanding and counselling to help reduce the psychological trauma that juvenile charges create. At the same time, they apply the same defense skills and techniques used to defend adults. In that way they are able to obtain results that lower (and, in many cases eliminate) the legal consequences of juvenile charges.


Many arrests and convictions can be expunged, thus enabling persons with a record to obtain a fresh start. All dismissals can be expunged, unless arising from a finding of insanity or lack of mental capacity. All disorderly persons convictions can be expunged, up to a certain number. Many criminal (“felony”) convictions can also be expunged. Allan Marain obtains expungements for clients on a regular basis throughout New Jersey.

Drug Crimes

Persons convicted of drug crimes can become ineligible for or can lose student loans. They and their families can be evicted from public housing. Under many leases, they can be evicted from homes rented from private landlords. Thier property can be forfeited. This is all in addition, of course, to the incarceration, loss of driving privileges, fines, and stigma that drug convictions bring. Lawyers in the Law Offices of Allan Marain have over seventy years of combined experience fighting drug charges in municipal court, the Superior Court of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. They are ready and able to apply their experience, skill, and knowledge to represent persons charged with drug- and drug-related offenses.

Street Crimes

So called “street crimes” run the entire range from shoplifting, and urinating in public, on the one hand, to kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, and murder, on the other. For a combined total that exceeds seventy years, lawyers in the Law Offices of Allan Marain have been successfully fighting on behalf of persons charged with so-called street crimes. Sometimes the defense is violation of a defendant's Constitutional rights. Sometimes the defense is alibi. Sometimes the defense is simply he or she didn't do it. Regardless of the circumstances, lawyers in the Law Offices of Allan Marain represent with skill and understanding clients charged with violating the law.


When it comes to firearms, New Jersey is the most heavily regulated State in the country. And with Phil Murphy in the governor's mansion, it ain't going to get any better. Whether it's possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, or simply possessing a firearm without the requisite paperwork, lawyers inthe Law Offices of Allan Marain scrutinize the charges and the circumstances of the arrest in order to provide skilled and experienced legal representation.


New Jersey law specifies six different ways that a person can be charged with shoplifting. Lawyers in the Law Offices of Allan Marain are familiar with all six, and with defenses that are available for each. Although “only” a disorderly persons offense, a shoplifting conviction imposes disproportionate consequences. These consequences extend far beyond the judge's sentence, especially for non-United States citizens. Skilled and experienced legal representation is vital for persons charged with shoplifting. The Middlesex County criminal defense lawyers in the Law Offices of Allan Marain have that skill and experience.


Stalking is a fourth- and, sometimes, third degree crime under New Jersey law. It is also a crime under federal law. Even when “only” fourth degree, stalking is a charge that should be taken very seriously. In addition to criminal penalties, persons charged with stalking can be hit with applications for a domestic violence restraining order (“DVRO”). Lawyers in the Law Offices of Allan Marain have the skill and the knowledge needed to defend persons charged with stalking.

Sex Crimes

Sex offenses include aggravagted sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, and even lewdness. Conviction of most of these offenses subject a person to lifetime supervision and obligation to register under Megan's Law. Many convictions for endangering the welfare of a minor also subject a person to Megan's Law penalties. Lawyers in the Law Offices of Allan Marain fight sex charges. They are skilled and experienced.

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