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Criminal Defense and Government Investigations

NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys

Have you been arrested? Are you concerned that an arrest may be imminent? Whether the police have simply tried to contact you, you’ve been arrested and released, or you’ve been charged with a crime, now is the time to find a criminal defense attorney in New Jersey who can help you. We realize you’re probably hoping that this will all just go away, but the reality is, being unprepared for what might come next can have devastating consequences.

When you need a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, it’s critical that you work with a legal team who will aggressively defend you against the charges you’re facing and isn’t afraid to take your case to trial. At the same time, the best criminal defense attorneys are savvy enough to know when to negotiate a plea and when to go to trial, how to keep you out of jail, and how to minimize the impact your arrest will have on your life and future. The criminal defense attorneys at Dughi, Hewit, and Domalewski will effectively protect your rights and interests, provide you with essential legal advice, and vigorously defend you in the courtroom.

The Experience You Need

A former prosecutor and one of the firm’s partners, Brandon Minde leads our criminal defense department. Mr. Minde is a highly respected, renowned litigator who has defended dozens of high-profile cases at the county, state, and federal level. An excellent legal strategist, he has the experience, judgment and skillset to craft the best possible legal defense for your specific situation.

Because of his many years spent in the criminal justice system, first as a prosecutor and now a defense attorney, Mr. Minde is ideally positioned to negotiate the best possible plea deals when appropriate. Having had the benefit of serving on both the defense and prosecution sides of the courtroom during his career, Mr. Minde is a skillful lawyer who has extensive experience trying every type of criminal case and knows how to navigate the legal system to achieve the best possible outcome. As an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney, he has amassed a deep network of well-respected professionals across every industry who are ready to serve as expert witnesses to support your defense.

Certified By The New Jersey Supreme Court

Mr. Minde is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney, a designation less than 3% of New Jersey attorneys obtain. To achieve this certification, an attorney must have taken a large number of cases to trial, be a member of the state bar in good standing for at least five years, engage in regular continuing education, demonstrate substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters, prove he has an unblemished reputation through a substantial compilation of character references, and pass a comprehensive written exam.

Mr. Minde has also been repeatedly recognized by his peers for his accomplishments. He was named one NJBIZ’s “Forty Under 40,” as well as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine and a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal. In addition, Mr. Minde is a sought-after public speaker who has delivered lectures on a wide range of criminal defense topics at seminars and conferences.

Powerful, Affordable Criminal Defense

We understand that when you’re experiencing legal difficulties, you need a New Jersey criminal defense attorney who is accessible—one that is not only responsive to your calls and questions but also has a reasonable fee structure. At Dughi, Hewit, and Domalewski, you’ll benefit from all the legal power, prestige, resources, and expertise typical of a big firm, but with all the friendly approachability, responsivity, and affordability of a small practice.

Service Across the Legal Spectrum

The attorneys at Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski handle all aspects of criminal matters, from initial charges through trial, along with internal corporate and government agency investigations, and representation in connection with grand jury investigations and responding to subpoenas. The firm is experienced in successfully defending clients against a wide range of federal and state criminal charges, including but not limited to the following:

  • Money Laundering
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Obstruction/Tampering
  • Conspiracy Charges
  • Violent Crimes
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Election Fraud
  • Falsifying Documents
  • DWI

Don’t Wait…

At Dughi, Hewit, & Domalewski, our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys aggressively protect and defend you in order to minimize the impact the matter will have your life and future. Contact us right away so we can start building your defense.

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Brandon D. Minde


Mr. Minde is a trial partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski who joined the firm in 2014, bringing with him legal...

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