Criminal Defense    

Regardless of the nature of the alleged crime, there is no room for error when you are charged with a violation of a New Jersey Statute.  Even the most minor offenses can have a lasting impact.  It is important that you choose an attorney whom you trust and an attorney who has the proficiency to handle the legal terrain.  Whether it is a homicide or a disorderly conduct ticket, the unique experience and collective knowledge of the attorneys at Purcell, Mulcahy & Flanagan will provide an effective defense of your rights.

It is imperative, no matter whom you choose to represent you, that you make a decision quickly.  We will immediately investigate the matter and preserve evidence that will assist in providing a defense.  Further, early review of a potential criminal matter may allow our attorneys to discuss your case with the prosecuting agency in an effort to avoid the consequences of criminal charges.

Mr. Mulcahy has extensive familiarity with the criminal justice system as a result of their service to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Offices.  Mr. Mulcahy will represent you from the pre-indictment stage, through the Grand Jury process, at arraignment and trial.  

Our criminal practice includes all indictable matters, including:


Aggravated Manslaughter

Reckless Manslaughter

Vehicular Homicide

Aggravated Assault

Assault by Auto

Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle
Accident with a Fatality

Sexual Assault





Criminal Mischief

Obstruction of a Governmental Function

Various Narcotics Offenses

Weapons Possessory Offenses

Resisting Arrest

 Additionally, please find a few examples of our experience with criminal law below:


The following attorneys are members of our Criminal Defense practice group:

  • Thomas M. Mulcahy, Chair
  • Frank J. Morano