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Municipal Court Lawyers in Monmouth and Ocean County

Our Monmouth and Ocean County Municipal Court Lawyers travel to locations throughout the State of New Jersey including Jackson Municipal Court, Toms River Municipal Court and Howell Municipal Court.

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Every municipality has a municipal court. New Jersey Municipal Courts handle motor vehicle and traffic violations, local town ordinance violations and disorderly person offenses. These Courts also handle petty disorderly persons offenses and other non-indictable offenses, fish and game law violations, boating law violations and other proceedings where jurisdiction is granted by statute.

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If you have received a summons to appear in Jackson Municipal Court, or any other Court, call us today at(732) 64-NJLAW (65529).

We will use our experience and know how to fight for your rights and to minimize potential fines, penalties and jail time.

Municipal Courts are different from the Superior Courts of New Jersey which sit in each County and handle Civil cases, indictable Criminal cases and Family Law cases.With criminal cases, County Prosecutors screen the criminal cases and use their discretion in deciding if a case should be heard in the County Court or remanded to the Municipal Court, in the town where the offense was committed.

As set forth in the New Jersey Municipal Court website:

“It is through the Municipal Courts that most citizens in the State come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness. Since most citizens will never appear before another court, it is from their experience in the Municipal Courts that most people base their conclusions about the quality of justice in New Jersey.”

The jurisdiction of Municipal Courts was formed by the New Jersey State Legislature and further ruled by New Jersey State Court opinions.

Generally Municipal Courts have jurisdiction to oversee cases of a less serious nature, often described as “quasi– criminal” offenses. The United States Supreme Court has required the right to a jury trial when an offense subjects a defendant to a prison sentence of more than six months. Therefore, the Municipal Courts jurisdiction only reaches as far as offenses where the maximum term of imprisonment is six months or less, and trials are held before a Judge. This is why you will not receive or see a jury trial in Municipal Court.

Municipal Court charges should be taken seriously.The offenses in Municipal Court may not involve extended jail terms but they can carry serious penalties, including jail up to 6 months, long term loss of license, expensive fines, a criminal record, community service, mandatory behavioral rehabilitation, etc.

Many violations can increase the likelihood of enhanced penalties if future violations occur.

If you have received a summons to appear in Jackson Municipal Court, or any other Court, call us today at
(732) 64- NJLAW (65529).

We will use our experience and know how to fight for your rights and to minimize potential fines, penalties and jail time.

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Lauren Greenberg
Lauren Greenberg
14:48 20 Oct 16
Paul worked on a tax assessment case for my husband and I. Our town assessed our house and as a result our taxes were due to increase. Paul was excellent and time efficient. He fought our town to have the house re-assessed and as a result our taxes did not increase and we got are due for a refund from the township. Thanks so much for a job well done!
Joy Valente
Joy Valente
00:47 05 Feb 17
I've been extremely taken aback by the acrimonious demeanor I've read, in the reviews, regarding The law firm of Riviere Cresci & Singer but specifically Mr, Paul Riviere. Esq. I first became acquainted with Mr. Riviere after I suffered an automobile accident. I had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Riveire, along with other perspective attorney's, while looking for representation. After meeting with Mr. Reviere I knew instantly that he was the man I was going to hire. Mr. Riviere proved to be the right choice not only from his business acumen but his personal interest as well in my health and welfare. I would highly recommend this firm and Mr. Reviere if you are looking for an established firm with a history of excellent client-attorney interaction.
Michelle Pizzimenti
Michelle Pizzimenti
00:50 25 Oct 16
I had the pleasure of working with Paul Riviere and Jonathan Singer over the past few months. Paul and Jonathan were both always very knowledgeable, professional and timely when communicating with me and when communicating directly with the courts. I would highly recommend Paul Riviere and Jonathan Singer to anyone seeking legal services. Thank you, again!!
Mariel Valencia
Mariel Valencia
22:09 13 Jan 17
Jonathan Singer was simply the best atty. I will deff recommend his firm without a doubt.
matthew o'bryan
matthew o'bryan
18:40 03 Oct 16
Paul worked on an expongment case for me that I thought would never go thru. Paul was very professional and really helped direct me to what I needed to do in order for him to get the job done. I can't thank him enough for his hard work. I recommend Paul to anyone for any case that they would need a lawyer for.
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