Legal Counsel For Municipal Court Matters
Disorderly Persons Offenses
In New Jersey, all offenses categorized as disorderly persons offenses are handled in municipal court. These offenses include harassment, resisting arrest, underage drinking, shoplifting, simple assault and fighting. While these charges rarely result in jail time, they do not look good on a person’s record, particularly in this competitive job market, making them worth fighting. That is where our lawyers come in.
All New Jersey traffic violations are handled in municipal court. Other offenses include driving with a suspended license or without insurance, reckless driving and speeding. While penalties are typically fines, these offenses can also result in driver’s license suspension and increased insurance premiums. Our lawyers work with clients to mitigate the impact of traffic tickets.
One of the most frustrating aspects of a traffic offense is the driver’s license suspension. Our attorneys can go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) headquarters in Trenton and pursue appeals of driver’s license suspensions when possible. We can argue to have suspensions reduced significantly. We can also assist people in the process of going to the DMV to apply for driver’s license restoration.
Driving Under The Influence (DUI)
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) — referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) in other locations — is always handled in municipal court in New Jersey, unless it accompanies another more serious criminal charge such as hitting someone and causing injuries or death. If found guilty, one can be subject to fines, loss of license and potentially jail time. The thought of losing your license, your money or, worse, your freedom can be worrisome. Driving restrictions could affect your career, your responsibilities and even your daily life. You need someone who understands your fears and will fight for your rights after a driving while intoxicated ticket in New Jersey.
Our office is familiar with all defenses available for this offense. The process for arresting an individual on suspicion of DUI is supposed to be thorough and accurate. Each stage of this process, from the initial stop to the results of the laboratory analysis, can be challenged on various grounds.