Prosecutor Esther Suarez

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor. It is my hope that you use this site to access and learn about our mission, personnel and departments, resources and contacts, involvement in the community, law enforcement initiative, and our many accomplishments.

With approximately 70 Assistant Prosecutors and more than 100 Detectives, our office serves to assist victims, witnesses, and families with their interaction within the criminal justice system. We work to overcome the harsh effects of crime and instill fairness and confidence to our citizens concerning their safety and security. We strive to promote public awareness through education, community outreach and public information programs.

The office works on behalf of all citizens of Hudson County and aims to provide leadership and support to our Chiefs of Police and Municipal Prosecutors.

I have a personal commitment to ensure that those who commit crimes upon our citizens are prosecuted and punished to the full extent of the law and that the safety and rights of all our citizens are identified, protected, and respected with dignity and sensitivity.


As a law enforcement agency, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office continues to operate during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Governor Murphy’s Stay at Home Executive Order requires that all civilian employees work from home where possible. Adhering to federal, state and local guidelines, the office continues to practice procedures and protocol to mitigate the effects of the outbreak and prevent potential spread of the virus to personnel and members of the public.  We remain in constant communication with Hudson County officials, the New Jersey Judiciary and the Office of the Attorney General as the situation and response develops.

If you have ongoing matters with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, we ask that you DO NOT visit the office, but instead please contact your HCPO representative by calling 201-795-6400.  For questions regarding Superior Court cases in the County of Hudson, please contact 201-748-4400, ext. 66600. For any public safety emergency, call 911.

Press Releases
Collision Unit Investigating Hit-And-Run in North Bergen
On September 4, 2021, shortly after 12:00 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to the area of Tonnele Avenue and 46th Street in North Bergen on reports of a single vehicle striking multiple pedestrians. Upon arrival, responding officers found two individuals with life-threatening injuries. The vehicle that struck them had left the scene....(more)
Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Fatal Shooting
On Monday, August 30, 2021, the Honorable Judge Vincent Militello, J.S.C. sentenced Victor Lopez, age 54, of Jersey City, to 16 years in New Jersey state prison on the charge of first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter in relation to the fatal shooting of Brandon Magwood, of Jersey City, that occurred on February 24, 2019....(more)
Driver that Killed Man Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter
On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested the driver in a fatal motor vehicle collision on Christopher Columbus Drive at the Merseles split that killed a 30-year-old Jersey City man in late February....(more)
North Bergen Man Charged With Aggravated Sexual Assault
On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at approximately 6:00 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Christopher Graham, age 46, of North Bergen, on charges involving the sexual assault of an 18-year-old female victim from Jersey City at a hotel located at 2600 Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen....(more)
Jersey City Man Arrested On Sexual Assault Charges
On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at approximately 10:50 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Steffon Fowler, age 24, of Jersey City, on charges involving the sexual assault of a 13-year-old female victim at his residence on Arlington Avenue in Jersey City. He was arrested without incident after surrendering himself at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City....(more)
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