criminal law
You have rights. We’ll defend them.

And we will do so vigorously and compassionately.

This is true regardless of whether you are being investigated for or have been charged with a major crime related to the distribution of drugs, murder, assault, robbery, sexual assault or lesser crimes such as drug use; driving under the influence (DUI/DWI); municipal court and traffic violations; or juvenile-related matters.


Working Together In Your Best Interest

The practice of criminal law involves more than just “proving innocence” or obtaining a just outcome. It involves counseling clients through what can be a very intimidating and life-altering process.

First, we always recommend that individuals refrain from representing themselves without the presence of an attorney – regardless of whether the situation involves an ongoing investigation, an interrogation or legal testimony. Today, police interrogation techniques have advanced to the point where innocent people have wrongfully confessed. Hence, it is critical that you retain legal representation as soon as possible.

Second, we will always give you an honest assessment of your chances for a successful outcome and are committed to providing you with regular updates as to the status of your case. Based on that and on our understanding of the legal system, we can advise as to your legal alternatives. Some of these may include programs and legal designations of which most individuals are not even aware – conditional discharges, non-custodial probation, expungement, work release programs, pre-trial intervention and intensive supervision programs.

Finally, when and if necessary, we will advocate vigorously on your behalf in court.


Experienced Attorneys

For over 20 years, Underwood & Micklin has been helping individuals throughout the South Jersey area, defending our clients and obtaining successful outcomes on the most minor to the most serious of legal offenses.

Our attorneys are well recognized for their more than 35 years of collective experience in this area of the law. They have appeared on such media staples as the John Walsh Show, Inside Edition, Court TV and CNN; and have been featured on the pages of the Atlantic City Press, the Courier Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer.


An Approach That’s Right for You

Depending on your particular situation, we will work with you on either an hourly or a flat fee basis. A retainer will be required at the time you hire our firm to represent you and flexible payment plans are certainly available.

If you would like to discuss a criminal law matter, you can contact us at 877-580-2200, use the form at the right, or email us at


Evening hours are available and we offer a FREE initial consultation.