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East Brunswick NJ Criminal & Traffic Charges
East Brunswick Municipal Court Defense Lawyers
The criminal defense and DWI lawyers at the Law Office of John F. Marshall frequently appear at the East Brunswick Municipal Court in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Our clients are typically facing charges related to marijuana possession, simple assault, driving while intoxicated (DWI), and reckless driving. We routinely appear in this court and even have an office 197 Highway 18 South, East Brunswick NJ. Let us put our 100 plus years of collective experience and skills to work for you. We are former prosecutors in over 25 municipalities and have exceptional qualification for defending you, including East Brunswick DWI charges. Please contact our East Brunswick Office for a free initial consultation at 732-227-1200.
East Brunswick Municipal Court Information
The East Brunswick Municipal Court is located at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816. Court sessions are held Monday (9 a.m.), Tuesday (5 p.m.), Wednesday (9 a.m.). The telephone number for the court is(732) 390-6915. The telephone number for the East Brunswick Police Department is 732-390-6900.
East Brunswick, NJ Criminal Charges: Providing Alcohol to Minors
The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of John F. Marshall represent clients in East Brunswick Municipal Court relating to a wide variety of criminal charges including:
- Marijuana Possession
- Cocaine Possession
- Open Container of Alcohol
- Disorderly Conduct
One of the charges our criminal defense lawyers typically defend against is a criminal charge for providing alcohol to minors. The New Jersey statute governing this criminal charge is N.J.S.A. 2C:33-17. The statute requires that the State prove the defendant purposely or knowingly offered, served, or made available alcoholic beverages to someone under legal age. This is known as the “mens rea” or state of mind component of the statute. As a result, the State must prove that the defendant purposely or knowingly provided alcohol to minors.
However, as you can see, parents or guardians are not necessarily subject to these charges if they are merely providing alcohol to their son or daughter in their own home. On the other hand, if the parent or guardian is providing alcohol to their son or daughter along with the child’s underage friends, this can cause criminal liability for the parents as well. Moreover, subsection (b) of the statute governs scenarios in which a person leaves their property in the care of another or makes the property available for a party or get together where underage individuals will be served alcohol. A charge of providing alcohol to minors is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey, which includes a maximum of six (6) months in prison as well as a permanent criminal charge on your record. For additional information, please contact our office at 732-227-1200.
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