Brendan J. Kavanagh is a South Jersey criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of criminal law experience. Brendan represents people accused of criminal offenses throughout South Jersey and has a tremendous amount of experience in handling all types of criminal cases including the following areas:

  • Aggravated Assault: Mr. Kavanagh provides aggressive representation to clients accused of assault including assault on police officers, assaults by auto, sexual assault, and other types of assault cases.
  • Drunk Driving and Traffic Violations: A large part of my practice is devoted to defending clients accused of DWI and other traffic charges, boating DWI, driving while suspended for DWI, DWI accidents involving injuries, fatal DUI accidents, prescription medication DUI, probable cause to stop and search a car and refusing a breath test.
  • Drug Charges: Mr. Kavanagh defends clients accused of CDS possession, possession with intent to distribute, illegal prescription medications, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs in a vehicle, search and seizure of vehicles and searches without warrants.
  • Probation Violations: If you’ve been accused of violating your probation or have received new criminal charges while on probation, you may be facing a state prison term. Mr. Kavanagh can help avoid this.
  • Domestic Violence: If you’ve been accused of criminal harassment, criminal assault or another domestic violence charge and have been served with a Restraining Order I can protect your rights.
  • Weapons Offenses: Illegal possession of a firearm is a serious criminal charge. So is armed robbery or carrying a handgun without a permit. We can help you fight the charges.
  • Juvenile Defense: If your teenager has been charged with a juvenile offense such as drug possession, a sexual offense, shoplifting, or underage drinking, call me today to protect your child’s rights and their future.
  • Theft and Burglary: We represent clients who have been charged with burglary, home or car invasion, shoplifting, and possession or receiving stolen property.
  • Murder and Homicide: We have the criminal trial experience necessary to defend clients who have been charged with various degrees of homicide in New Jersey.

At Kavanagh & Kavanagh we hold our client’s hands throughout the criminal justice process and are readily available to discuss important issues such as bail, criminal expungement and pretrial intervention programs.

If you or your loved one are in need of a criminal defense attorney, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Kavanagh for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 856-765-9900.


Have you been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey? If so, you need an aggressive and experienced lawyer on your side.

Brendan Kavanagh has more than 20 years of criminal and DWI law experience. If you have been accused of drunk driving contact Kavanagh & Kavanagh in Millville at 856-765-9900 for a free consultation.

There are many defenses available to a DUI or DWI defendant. Below are some common DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving elements Mr. Kavanagh can discuss with you.


Did the police have a right to stop my car? Will I be able to get my license back? Will I go to jail? I can answer your questions about any of the following topics:

  • DWI Penalties: If you have been charged with DWI, you could be facing serious penalties, especially if you already have a drunk driving conviction on your record.
  • Driver’s License Suspension: In New Jersey, if you are convicted of DWI, your driver’s license will definitely be suspended for at least three months and possibly much longer.
  • Blood Alcohol Content (BAC): One major way that prosecutors prove DWI charges is through test results showing blood alcohol content: the percentage of alcohol in your bloodstream.
  • The Alcotest Machine: This breath test machine is now used throughout New Jersey in DWI cases, so you need an attorney who understands what it is and how it works.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents: If you are accused of causing an accident while driving drunk, you may be charged with vehicular assault or homicide in addition to DWI.
  • Boating DWI: In New Jersey, the DWI laws for boating are essentially the same as for driving. I represent many clients who have been charged with boating while intoxicated.
  • Underage DWI: Under New Jersey’s zero tolerance law, if you are under 21 and are caught with any alcohol in your system while driving, you can lose your license.
  • DWI for Drugs: A person may be charged with a DWI if he or she is found to be driving under the influence of a narcotic, hallucinogen drug or other illegal substance.
  • Roadblocks and DWI Charges: The police must follow strict guidelines when putting up roadblocks. If you were arrested at a roadblock, I will carefully investigate the procedures followed by the police department in an effort to challenge the legality of the roadblock.
  • Breath Test Refusal: If you refused to take the Alcotest, you could be charged with breath test refusal, a separate offense from DWI that also carries serious penalties.
  • Ignition Interlock Devices: The court may order the use of ignition interlock devices for first-time offenders and is required to issue these devices for second and subsequent DWI offenses.
  • DWI Court Process: I will aggressively protect your interests at all stages of the DWI court process.
  • “Work Only” Licenses: New Jersey does not allow any type of special driver’s license for work if you are found guilty of a DWI offense. A potential loss of driver’s license is a harsh penalty. You need an aggressive attorney who knows how to successfully defend a DWI case to save your license.

When it comes to investigating your case and preparing your DWI/DUI defense, time is of the essence. Do not hesitate to contact me today at 856-765-9900 to discuss what I can do to aggressively defend you against New Jersey drunk driving charges. We have offices in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties.

Have you been issued a traffic ticket in New Jersey? If so, I will aggressively represent you and fight the traffic violations. It is important to take the traffic violation seriously as they have the potential to carry motor vehicle points, surcharges and loss of license. From speeding tickets to reckless driving charges, I will assist you in identifying legal issues and building a strong defense.


No matter who you are or where you live, if you have been given a traffic violation, you are concerned about points, possible license suspension and insurance surcharges. A good lawyer will help you with all your concerns and make sure your questions are answered. With over 20 years of criminal law experience, I will make sure you know what to expect BEFORE we go to court.

We defend cases involving a wide range of traffic violations and traffic tickets. Some of the cases even involve more complex criminal elements. As a defense attorney with a wide-ranging criminal defense practice, I will be ready to handle all of your municipal court concerns, including:

  • No Insurance
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Careless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

Whatever charges you face in municipal court, it can be scary going through the process of fighting a traffic violation. I will make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your case.