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Howard Lesnik

Howard Lesnik

Helping accident victims and families recover the full value of their accident c
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate...
  • New Jersey
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Mr. Lesnik is a Certified Trial Lawyer in New Jersey who brings his experience and knowledge of the laws of New Jersey to protect you and your family. Allow yourself time to heal from your injuries while your attorney handles the insurance company, and other legal matters concerning any exposure to criminal charges.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Professional Experience
My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik, Esq.
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Triarsi Betancourt Wukovits
Seton Hall University
J.D. (2000) | Law
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1996) | Economics
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Professional Associations
Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court
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New Jersey Association of Justice
Regular Member
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American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
10 Best, Client Satisfaction
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District XII Ethics Committee
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New Jersey State Bar # 003952001
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Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
New Jersey Supreme Court
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered

Q. 2c:29-3b(4) amendment 3-7.10 means??
A: It most likely means that the original criminal charge was amended and downgraded to a municipal ordinance.
Q. My brother is being charged with Original Offense:2C:35-10A(1) - POSS CDS/ANALOG - SCHD I II III IV.. 3 bags of heroin.
A: Possession of heroin is a 3rd degree indictable offense punishable by 3 to 5 years in state prison and a $15,000 fine. However, there are always defenses and motions available, as well as diversionary programs that can lead to dismissal or downgrades.
Q. If during a traffic stop a cop smells marijuana can they pull you out your car and search it without consent from me?
A: Yes, plain smell is an exception to the search warrant requirement. However, that does not mean that the underlying motor vehicle stop and subsequent search was valid. You should consult with an attorney to discuss the facts of your case and possible motion to suppress.
Q. I have court in 3 days for a summons of 50 grams or less of marijuana . It was 1G to be exact . I have a medical card
A: You are facing a disorderly persons offense on the criminal complaint. Penalties include a fine up to $1,000, 6 months in jail and 6 months loss of driver’s license. The traffic summons carries a 2 year loss of your license. You should consult with a lawyer to see if you can avoid those penalties.
Q. Why is a “theft by deception” case for over 5K being heard in municipal rather than superior court in Middlesex, NJ?
A: Prosecutors have the discretion on whether to keep the case in Superior Court, or downgrade it to Municipal Court. You can provide your proof of loss to the prosecutor and request restitution, or you can file a claim in special civil part to recover your damages.
Q. Are motor vehicle laws applicable in strip mall parking lots.. ex: speeding, seatbelt, turn signal, handicap/FZ parking
A: Handicapped parking is applicable to all parking lots. Moving violations are subject to public roads. Please consult with an attorney to discuss the facts that you are asking about.
Q. How many steps and what can I do before the county criminal court summons
A: Second degree eluding is charged when someone is alleged to have created a risk of death or injuring when fleeing police. Since second degree offenses carry 5-10 years in jail, you should consult with an attorney to go over the facts of your case.
Q. What dose NJ violation 2C : 12-1C (2) mean and how bad is it
A: It’s an assault by auto charge, which is a 4th degree offense and up to 18 months in jail, unless it happened during a DWI, in which case it is a third-degree offense, punishable from 3 to 5 years in state prison.
Q. Hi, my son was waive as an adult he is 17years old.
A: Someone who is charged with a crime(s) that has a presumption of incarceration or a mandatory minimum period of parole ineligibility must submit compelling reasons in order to considered for PTI.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Howard P. Lesnik, LLC
928 Mountain Ave
2nd Floor
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Telephone: (908) 264-7701
Cell: (973) 819-5601
Fax: (908) 264-7710