Freehold, New Jersey Trial Lawyers Provide Client-Focused Counsel For All Types Of Municipal Court Offenses
There Is No Case Too Big Or Small For Us To Tackle
Typically, cases such as large-scale personal injury claims or high-profile criminal cases receive the most attention and notoriety. However, thousands of people end up in municipal courts each whether it is as a defendant, witness, respondent or victim. At Lomurro Law, we provide full-service, personalized legal representation for many different types of offenses and confidently guide you through the entire process. Whether you’ve received a ticket for a traffic violation, been charged with a minor crime or violated another local law, we have the resources you need to understand your options and make the best decisions for your future.
Municipal Offenses Encompass A Wide Range Of Violations
Municipal courts are established by statutory authority and are known as courts of limited jurisdiction. They handle specific, minor offenses that often result in fines or jail time. More serious crimes may begin in municipal court, but all indictable offenses are referred to the applicable county prosecutor and a determination is made regarding whether the case should be handled by the prosecutor’s office or downgraded to a less serious offense and sent back to municipal court. Municipal court offenses include:
- Traffic and motor vehicle violations including parking and speeding tickets
- Minor crimes such as petty disorderly and simple assault
- Violations of Fish and Game, SPCA, Weights and Measures and Parks and Forests regulations
- Local law/municipal ordinance violations such as building code violations and nuisance neighbors
Regardless of what type of municipal violation you may have committed, we’re here to answer your questions and help you achieve a favorable resolution.
How Is Municipal Court Different From Other County Or Appellate Courts?
Because municipal courts handle minor violations as opposed to cases involving serious crimes or injury, cases can often be resolved in a timely and simple manner. In many cases, you may not even need to go to court to resolve your case in municipal court. Many fines, including traffic tickets and other local ordinance violations may be paid online. However, if you are facing criminal charges, you must attend your scheduled court date. Also, you may be required to go to court if your ticket indicates that you must appear in court. You are entitled to have an attorney present during your court appearances and it is important to seek legal advice to ensure that your rights are protected. Even seemingly minor legal cases have the potential to lead to significant consequences if ignored or mishandled.
Contact A Team Of Experienced New Jersey Municipal Court Lawyers For Top-Notch Legal Support
At Lomurro Law, we understand that legal conflicts, whether serious or minor, can be intimidating and stressful. If you’ve received a ticket or notice of violation for any type of municipal offense, our dedicated civil and criminal attorneys are ready to help. To schedule a consultation, call us at 732-482-9285 or send an email today. Our main law office is in Freehold.