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October 2019 - Going the Distance to Fight for Clients’ Rights

Going the Distance to Fight for Clients’ RightsWhen dealing with the law, it is important to understand and fully exercise your rights as they pertain to your situation. Failure to do this can have serious repercussions in any future legal matters you may face. An example of this was evident in a recent case of mine.

This past August, I had the very rare opportunity to argue before the New Jersey Supreme Court in a case of constitutional import. My client was facing certain jail time for a DUI charge had the court not recognized that a basic constitutional right had been overlooked.

We fought this case through the Superior Court Law Division, the Appellate Courts, and all the way to the highest court in the state, where we prevailed against the State Attorney General’s Office and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. In a unanimous 7-0 decision, the NJ Supreme Court ruled that a previous DUI conviction cannot be used in a later DUI case for the purposes of sentencing if:

  • The individual charged plead or was found guilty, and
  • The individual was not advised of his/her right to counsel or, as to indigent individuals, his/her right to assigned counsel.

When you’re in trouble with the law, it’s comforting to know you have someone in your corner helping you navigate a difficult, oftentimes scary situation. Emotions can cause you to overlook or misunderstand even your most basic constitutional rights.

I’ve worked with the law all my adult life, first as a police officer and now as an attorney. I respect our laws, but I wholeheartedly believe the punishment should fit the crime, not exceed it.

This was the third case I argued before the State Supreme Court and won. As an attorney, the most important thing to me is protecting my clients’ rights and seeing that they receive fair, just and compassionate decisions no matter what their legal issues involve.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Rotolo Law Firm and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and the Rotolo Law Firm for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael