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NJ Municipal Court Lawyer

NJ Municipal Court

Our NJ Municipal Court lawyers represent clients charged with either traffic or disorderly persons offenses.

New Jersey municipal courts are the busiest in the state. Although these cases do not expose you to prison, a municipal court conviction can ruin your chances of employment, education, and professional license. If you get a municipal court conviction, it will pop up on a background check.

If you don’t take your NJ municipal court case seriously, you will regret it later. These are not “inconsequential” matters. You need an experienced NJ municipal court lawyer to help you navigate the system. In many instances, your municipal court lawyer can either downgrade your case or get it dismissed. Call an experienced New Jersey municipal court lawyer to discuss your case.

Perhaps the most common cases heard in New Jersey municipal courts are simple assault, harassment, and traffic violations, such as speeding, failing to have the proper license or insurance or reckless driving. 

But these courts are also responsible for addressing a wide range of other matters, including more serious charges such as driving while intoxicated. You will also appear before a municipal court judge if you are charged with such infractions as:


What cases does a NJ Municipal Court Lawyer handle?

NJ Municipal Court offenses include Disorderly Persons offenses:

  • Possession of marijuana, less than 50 grams;
  • Simple assault;
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia;
  • Shoplifting (less than $200);
  • Resisting arrest;
  • Bad checks;
  • Harassment;
  • Lewdness;
  • Obstruction;
  • Petty theft or criminal mischief (less than $200 in damages); and
  • Improper behavior, such as fighting, offensive language, and threatening behavior.

A NJ Municipal Court Lawyer will explain your charges

Sentences for NJ Municipal Court offenses can include up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,000. There are cases in which a judge may suspend driving privileges for up to two years, even when the charges are not related to the operation of a motor vehicle.

The state further breaks Municipal Court charges to a petty Municipal Court charges. These involve the least serious offenses in New Jersey for which a person can spend time in jail. Petty Municipal Court charges can include disorderly conduct and harassment. Sentences in these cases can involve up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.

Every case is important to us. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor (Disorderly Persons), or a DWI case, we bring the same determination & intensity in our representation to every case. Since the outcome of these cases can have long-lasting consequences, we do not take them lightly.

An NJ Municipal Court lawyer can negotiate a plea bargain for you to avoid going to jail.

Because you are not facing a “crime,” it may be tempting to ignore these charges altogether. This is not an option. These charges need to be addressed, and enlisting the aid of an experienced attorney may lead to your charges being downgraded to a municipal ordinance or dropped completely.

            An experienced attorney can evaluate your case for grounds for dismissal or explore plea options. If these options are not viable in your case, an attorney can represent you in Court.

            In certain situations, an attorney can guide you through a request for a conditional discharge, which are diversion programs that could help you avoid jail time and a conviction record.

            For prospective employers and property owners who do not understand New Jersey’s Municipal Court offenses, when a background check reveals your conviction for any NJ Municipal Court offense, a letter from your lawyer explaining that you have not been convicted of a “crime” may help you to plead your case with your job or housing application.

What to look for in a NJ Municipal Court Lawyer

You or a loved one have been arrested. Understandably, you are terrified & have a lot of questions. You’ve heard about plea bargains & probation, but the process is overwhelming. You want a local attorney near you to represent you.

Regardless of the criminal charges, we are here to defend & protect you. Whether you are facing a restraining order, drug charge, theft charge, or aggravated assault charge, we are here to help you. Even a DWI case can really complicate your life.

If we can’t get your charges dismissed, we can either get them downgraded or place you in a diversionary program. The point is, our NJ Municipal Court lawyers will fight tirelessly to get you the best result possible. Take advantage of our free consultation to see how we can help.

Get Help With Your Case

How Do Your Free Consultations Work?

There are plenty of excellent Hackensack criminal lawyers in our area. Most, if not all of them, offer free, 20-minute, consultations. However, our free consultations do not have a time limit. You will never feel rushed.

The best way for us to help you is to patiently listen to your side of the story. Your version of events will serve as the basis for your legal defense. It is during these initial meetings that your memory of the event is fresh in your mind. Why we would rush you during such an important aspect of your case.

We understand that your choice of attorney could mean the difference between your freedom and spending years behind bars. 

When you hire an attorney, you are entering a long-term relationship. For this reason, it is important that you feel comfortable with the team of Hackensack criminal lawyers that will represent you.

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