Municipal Court Overview

Representation in Motor Vehicle Violations – such as Speeding Tickets, Traffic Offenses, DWI, or Auto Accidents, Disorderly Persons and other Municipal Court Violations.

Municipal Court

In the State of New Jersey, there are a number of violations that are the responsibility of municipal courts. The municipal courts hear non indictable offenses. The types of cases that are heard include all traffic tickets, driving under the influence (i.e. drunk driving or DUI), simple assault, harassment, bad checks, and ordinance offenses such as disruptive pets and building code violations. In some serious criminal cases, the complaints may be filed in Municipal Court before being transferred to Superior Court.

Those who are charged with Municipal Court offenses often make the mistake of thinking that the simplest and best option is simply to pay the fine so that they can avoid a court appearance. Some choose to save the expense of hiring an attorney by representing themselves. What these people don’t realize is that paying the fine is an admission of guilt, and that representing yourself in Municipal Court puts you at a serious disadvantage. If you have been charged with a Municipal Court offense, it is essential that you speak with the experienced Municipal Court attorneys at the law firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz in order to protect your rights and understand the legal defense options that are available to you.

The law firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz has experienced New Jersey Municipal Court attorneys who have the know-how that’s needed to successfully represent clients who have been charged with misdemeanor offenses, drunk driving, and other Municipal Court cases. The clients that we have represented have been charged with:

  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic tickets
  • Parking tickets
  • Drunk driving
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Writing bad checks
  • Dog barking
  • Simple assault/battery
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Drug charges
  • Building code violations

Though people think of these offenses as being inconsequential, they can have a significant impact on the quality of your life. People who choose to simply pay the fine that has been assessed run the risk of loss of their driving privileges or spending time in jail. Lack of complete legal representation or inadequate representation holds a high potential for having to pay even higher fines, or even ending up with a criminal record that will have an impact on your future employment opportunities and ability to secure a loan for a home. If you’ve been charged with an offense that will be heard in a municipal court, contact the law firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz and have one of our experienced Municipal Court attorneys be at your side fighting for you.

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