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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.