Experienced Municipal Court Lawyer In New Jersey
Municipal courts in New Jersey are responsible for hearing cases of criminal offenses like traffic violations, disorderly conduct, cell phone ticket, simple assault, bad check, shoplifting, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, drug paraphernalia and DWI.
Their jurisdiction covers less serious violations, but many can still result in heavy fines or jail time.
However, many times these cases start out being heard in municipal courtrooms but are then moved to superior court if it is determined the offense is indictable.
If a law violation is considered an indictable offense, county prosecutors take the case over, review the evidence, and can start building a case against the defendant.
At Reisig Criminal Defense & DWI Law, LLC, we understand how stressful it can be for people to face the municipal court system.
MatthewReisig and his staff will review the facts and give your municipal court case the individual attention it deserves.
He is one of only a handful of certified Municipal Count Attorneys in NJ…. and he understands what is at stake.
Just below are more specific criminal offenses that are regularly addressed at the municipal court level.
DUI Offenses In NJ Municipal Court
New Jersey DUI arrests are considered a very serious offense and judges are not lenient on people who are convicted. Penalties for a drunk driving conviction are severe.
License suspension for a first DWI offense can be up to twelve months. For multiple DUI convictions someone could face up to ten years without a driver’s license. Someone sentenced for drunk driving can also receive up to six months in jail.
With these kinds of penalties at stake, someone’s life can change forever if they are convicted of driving under the influence.
MatthewReisig has successfully defended over 1,000 clients who were not convicted of their DUI offense.
Driving Under Suspension in NJ
It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle without a driver’s license.
Penalties for those convicted of driving while under suspension can be fines or even jail time depending upon the nature of the offense.
Someone can face high fines, additional license suspension, or even jail time if they are found guilty of driving with a suspended license.
An experienced municipal court lawyer in NJ can help defend you against these allegations and keep you from facing serious penalties.
Traffic Offenses Heard In New Jersey Municipal Courts
The offenses listed below are some of the most common traffic violations that are prosecuted in municipal court. All of these offenses will result in points being added to your driving record if you are found guilty.
MatthewReisig, a skilled municipal court lawyer in NJ, can defend you against these allegations.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-81 Failure to observe traffic signals
N.J.S.A. 39:4-82 Failure to keep right
N.J.S.A. 39:4-85 Improper passing on right or off roadway
N.J.S.A. 39:4-85.1 Wrong way on a one-way street
N.J.S.A. 39:4-86 Improper passing in no passing zone
N.J.S.A. 39:4-88 Failure to observe traffic lanes
N.J.S.A. 39:4-89 Tailgating
N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 Reckless driving
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 Careless driving
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.2 Driving in an unsafe manner
N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 Speeding
N.J.S.A. 39:4-115 Improper turn and traffic light
N.J.S.A. 39:4-123 Improper right or left turn
N.J.S.A. 39:4-124 Improper turn from approved turning course
N.J.S.A. 39:4-126 Failure to give proper signal
N.J.S.A. 39:4-128.1 Improper passing of school bus
N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 Leaving the scene of an accident
N.J.S.A. 39:4-144 Failure to observe “stop” or “yield” Signs
N.J.S.A. 39:5D-4 Moving violation out-of-state
Having A Knowledgeable Municipal Court Lawyer In NJ
Matthew Reisig gives each case the individual attention it deserves. He defends against criminal offenses, traffic violations, and DUI charges every day in courts across the state of New Jersey.
Call 888-628-8394 today for a free consultation if you or a loved one have been charged with a municipal court offense.