The Law Offices of Brian J. Neary

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorneys


Offices in Hackensack and Jersey City, Serving All of New Jersey

Neary Law devotes its practice to the rigorous defense of those accused of crimes. With attorneys admitted to the New Jersey and federal bars — and certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Criminal Trial Attorneys — we represent people in both state and federal courts on charges like:

  • Street crimes
  • Internet crimes
  • Complex financial crimes

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Services

Criminal Defense

Neary Law devotes its practice to the rigorous defense of those accused of crimes. We represent people in both state and federal courts on charges ranging from street crimes to complex financial crimes Read More


Assault is a violent crime for which you can be prosecuted aggressively in the state of New Jersey. Charges can range from simple assault — common in bar fights — to a life-threatening aggravated assault with a weapon. An assault conviction can b… Read More

Auto-Related Offenses

Crimes and motor vehicle offenses associated with alcohol or drugs are among the most prevalent and serious situations where a person needs a skilled criminal lawyer. Drunk Driving Charges It usually starts with police lights in your rearview mirror.… Read More

Drug Charges

Drug cases continue to be prosecuted vigorously by both state and federal authorities in New Jersey. The most common charges include narcotics conspiracy, distribution, possession with intent to distribute, and simple possession. Some drug convictions… Read More


Being arrested for drunk driving is a serious matter. A New Jersey DWI (driving while intoxicated) conviction can cause many problems, including the loss of your driver’s license, damage to your personal and professional reputation, significant… Read More

Federal Charges

Federal criminal charges must be approached with the utmost seriousness. A federal conviction can bring severe penalties that are often based on mandatory sentencing guidelines, not on the opinion of a judge. In many cases, a prison sentence is a str… Read More

Internet Crimes

Sex offenses can take different forms. Although Internet sex crimes generally do not involve sexual contact with another person, they can be just as serious, with conviction bringing jail or prison terms, long-term sex offender registration, and other… Read More

Juvenile Law

New Jersey law treats persons under 18 charged with crimes in its juvenile court system. Offenses include minor offenses (underage drinking, small thefts, trespass) to more serious offenses (weapons possession, assaults, sex crimes, even murder). The… Read More


Assaultive crimes, including murder and attempted murder, all raise legal questions and defenses: Did the accused act in self-defense? Did the accused’s actions cause the injuries that resulted in death or was there an intervening cause? Does… Read More

Sexual Offenses

Being accused of a sex crime is one of the most damaging things that can happen to anyone. If you are convicted, the possible consequences can be severe for you and your family: time in prison, commitment to a sex offender institution (even beyond th… Read More

Vehicular Homicide

A serious car crash can change the lives of everyone involved. When a person dies as a result of an accident, a driver may be charged with vehicular homicide if he or she is believed to have been negligent in the operation of his or her vehicle. If y… Read More

Weapons Charges

Just as Second Amendment rights are taken seriously by some Americans, weapons offenses are taken seriously by prosecutors in New Jersey. A state or federal weapons conviction can put you behind bars and cause many other problems for you and your fam… Read More

State White Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are associated with business suites, not city streets. The accused is a businessman, not a street thug or drug dealer. These are crimes of deceit and fraud, not violence. Those accused of white-collar offenses may not feel like cr… Read More

Federal White Collar Crimes

Federal law sets out a variety of white-collar crimes, which are crimes that are financially-motivated and do not involve violence or force. White-collar crimes can involve many different types of fraud and theft or attempted theft of money or property… Read More


As most of us know, our justice system gives a person convicted of a crime the opportunity to appeal his or her case. In most cases, a criminal appeal does not afford the convicted person the ability to challenge the facts of the case. But it does all… Read More

Referrals / Co-Counsel / Consulting

Brian J. Neary has always been known as “a lawyer’s lawyer.” Whether representing a fellow lawyer’s client, relative, or the lawyer himself, Mr. Neary is sensitive to the special concerns in such cases. Brian J. Neary assists f… Read More

Neary Law are based in Jersey City and Hackensack, New Jersey. The firm provides criminal defense representation to clients throughout Bergen County, Hudson County, and Essex County, including Hackensack, Fort Lee, Paramus, Ridgewood, Jersey City, Teaneck, Englewood, North Bergen, Union City, Newark, and Jersey City.
While most of our client base comes as referrals from other lawyers, we are respected and chosen by clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, from professional athletes and entertainers to lawyers, doctors, business leaders, law enforcement employees, public officials, friends, and neighbors.

The Best of Both Worlds

Neary Law offers clients the best of both worlds: a rare combination of top educational credentials and real street smarts. Widely known in the halls of justice and in the press as “the lawyer with the bow-tie,” firm founder Brian Neary is not just regarded as one of the premier criminal defense lawyers in New Jersey. He is also a renowned legal educator and media commentator. Mr. Neary is an adjunct and visiting faculty member at institutions including Rutgers University School of Law and Notre Dame Law School and he regularly teaches criminal law and trial advocacy to judges and lawyers.

Mr. Neary’s firm is made up of a team of criminal defense attorneys who are themselves, leaders and lecturers, in the field and who have decades of on-the-ground courtroom experience.

Learn More or Contact Us Today

Learn more below about our areas of practice. Contact us today at (201) 488-0544 to discuss your case in confidence — our firm can answer your questions about any criminal matter.