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Dunellen NJ Criminal Attorney
Dunellen is one of the smallest municipalities in Middlesex County but do not let that fool you into thinking that criminal and motor vehicle charges are a rarity. Despite having only 7,227 residents and measuring just 1.04 square miles, there were 290 disorderly persons offenses and 3,345 traffic violations issued over just twelve months in 2015-2016. You certainly are far from alone if you were arrested or otherwise charged in the Borough of Dunellen. What you also need to know is that an attorney at our Middlesex County Criminal Defense Firm is ready to help you avoid the pitfalls of a conviction. No one wants to suffer from significant fines or even the six months in jail that can come with a guilty finding for resisting arrest, harassment, simple assault or possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. The lawyers at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver have over 100 years of experience and include several former prosecutors that are prepared to battle on your behalf. To speak to a lawyer on our staff immediately, call our Piscataway Office at 732-562-0308.
Dunellel Municipal Court Information
The Dunellel Municipal Court has authority to decide quasi criminal offenses, traffic tickets and ordinance violations. It lacks jurisdiction to preside over any crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree including assault by auto, distribution of marijuana, possession of heroin, terroristic threats and obtaining CDS by fraud. If the offense you are facing is indictable in nature, your case will not be heard in the municipal court but rather the Middlesex County Superior Court. Assuming your matter does not fall within this class, you will have to appear at the Dunellel Municipal Court located at 355 North Avenue, Dunellen, NJ 08812. The telephone number for the Court Administrator, Theresa M. Crisafulli, CMCA, and the staff is 732-968-3400. Honorable Dennis M. Fackelman, the municipal court judge, presides of one weekly session that takes place on Wednesday beginning at 5:00 p.m. You can obtain more detailed information by referring to the official website of the Dunellel Municipal Court.
Municipal Ordinances in Dunellen New Jersey
The governing body in Dunellen have adopted local regulations which prohibit certain conduct in the municipality. These rules are referred to as ordinances. As previously stated, the municipal court also has jurisdiction to decide these types of cases. Although a conviction does not result in a criminal record it does carry penalties that include up to a $500 fine and imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. The following are some of the more frequently encountered ordinances in Dunellen:
§ 208-8 Intoxication. No person or persons shall be intoxicated in any street, alley or other public place in the Borough.
§ 208-11 Obstructing Borough officers. No person or persons shall intentionally obstruct or hinder any Borough officer in the performance of his duty or willfully refuse or neglect to assist any Borough officer when lawfully required to do so by him in the execution of any process in the suppression of a breach of the peace, in case of an escape or when he is resisted in the discharge of his duty.
§ 208-12 Resisting and opposing officers of Borough. No person or persons shall knowingly and willfully resist or oppose any officer of this Borough or any person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any writ, bill, order or process whatever or when arresting any person violating any of the ordinances of this Borough, either with or without a warrant.
§ 204-9 Disorderly conduct; gambling. No person within a park or playground shall annoy another person or utter any profane, threatening, indecent or abusive language or act in a disorderly manner. No person shall play any game of chance or have possession of any instrument or device for gambling.
§ 96-22 Violator deemed to be a disorderly person. Any person who shall consume alcoholic beverages while in or on a public street, lane, roadway, avenue, sidewalk, public parking place, park, playground, recreation area or any other public or quasi-public place or in any public conveyance; or in a private motor vehicle while the same is in motion or parked in any public street, lane or public parking lot or other public or quasi-public place; or while upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner or other person having the authority to grant such permission; or who shall discard alcoholic beverage containers upon any public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner is a disorderly person.
Dunellel Criminal Defense Lawyer
There certainly are a number of ways that someone can get in legal trouble in Dunellel. The pivotal think for you to keep in mind is that you need not be left with a record or awful penalties in most cases. Indeed, our attorneys are successful in a higher percentage of cases in escaping municipal court convictions. Similar benefits are also commonplace in the defense of felony charges. The point is that we are extremely confident that a Dunellel Criminal Defense Lawyer at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help you. To speak to a member of our team now, call our office in Piscataway now at 732-562-0308.