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Old Bridge NJ Criminal Lawyer
Although Old Bridge has been cited as one of the safest cities in America, it has some of the highest traffic violation and misdemeanor criminal offense totals in Middlesex County as its 3rd largest and most populated community. If you have been charged with a DWI in Old Bridge NJ or any other offense, it is important that you speak to one of our lawyers. In many instances, a charge is defensible altogether and, even when this is not the case, chances are that a lawyer at our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can secure a downgrade so that a criminal conviction is avoided, jail is eliminated, points are reduced and/or other penalties are evaded. Make no mistake about it, a charge like drug paraphernalia, simple assault, harassment, possession of marijuana or shoplifting has the potential to alter your future by leaving you with a criminal record or even resulting in six months in the county jail. Do not be foolish enough to attempt to defend such a charge on your own, especially when an attorney on our staff is prepared to assist you in a free consultation immediately. Take the time to speak with one of the lawyers on our 100 plus year experienced defense team by calling our East Brunswick Office at (732) 227-1200.
Old Bridge Municipal Court Information
If you are facing a disorderly persons offense, ordinance violation or any form of traffic summons, your case will be heard and decided in the Old Bridge Township Municipal Court. The most prevalent traffic offenses on the court’s docket are speeding, driving while intoxicated, and driving while suspended. More serious criminal charges, those referred to as indictable crimes of the first, second, third and fourth degree, cannot be decided in a Municipal Court and must be handled at the Middlesex County Superior Court. Common felony charges fall within this category are aggravated assault, possession of heroin, distribution of cocaine and violation of a restraining order. The Old Bridge Municipal Court is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge NJ 08857 and the telephone number is (732) 721-5600. Court sessions are conducted each week on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The municipal court judge in Old Bridge is Honorable James F. Weber. The Old Bridge Court Administrator is Susan Bruchez, MCA. The court’s website is available for additional information by clicking here.
Driving Without Insurance Charges in Old Bridge Municipal Court
Individuals operating motor vehicles in New Jersey often fail to appreciate the severity of driving without insurance. Reality is, however, that a violation of the no insurance statute, N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2, carries significant mandatory. For a first offense, your driver’s license must be suspended for at least one (1) year. For a second or subsequent offense of driving without insurance, the suspension period is a minimum of two (2) years. There is also a mandatory jail term of at least fourteen (14) days that must be imposed. The fines are likewise severe, with the potential for $1,000 to be imposed for a first and as much as $5,000 for a second offense, third offense, etc. It clearly is in an individual’s best interests to consult an experienced Old Bridge defense lawyer if they are charged with no insurance. An attorney in defending Old Bridge charges can help you avoid a conviction, a suspension of your license and even jail.
Ordinance Violation in Old Bridge Township
Members of the Old Bridge Police Department have the ability to charge an individual with ordinance violations. These infractions are not criminal in nature but can nonetheless result in penalties that include any combination of a fine not exceeding $1,250, up to 90 days of imprisonment and a period of community service. The following is a breakdown of some of the more frequently issued ordinance citations in lieu of criminal offenses like disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of law.
- § 342-1. Prohibited conduct. No person shall, within the Township, hinder or obstruct any police officer in the performance of his duties; nor shall any person willfully refuse or neglect to assist any police officer when lawfully called upon by him so to do, in the execution of any process or in the suppression of any breach of the peace or disorderly conduct or in case of an escape, or when such officer is resisted in the discharge of his duty; nor shall any person knowingly resist or oppose any officer or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any writ, bill, order or process, or when making any arrest either with or without a warrant.
- § 342-3. Disorderly conduct prohibited. A. No person shall, with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof: (1) Engage in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; or (2) Create a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by an act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor. B. No person shall, in a public place, and with purpose to offend the sensibilities of a hearer or in reckless disregard of the probability of doing so, address unreasonably loud and offensively coarse or abusive language, given the circumstances of the persons present and the setting of the utterance, to any person present. “Public” means affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access; among the places included are highways, transport facilities, schools, prisons, apartment houses, places of business or amusement or any neighborhood.
Old Bridge NJ Criminal Attorney
The attorneys on our legal team include former prosecutors like Jason Seidman who was employed by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Jason and the other lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are ready to assist you in defending whatever charge you may be facing. Rest assured that an Old Bridge NJ Criminal Attorney with the skill you need is just a telephone call away in our office. Call us anytime 24/7 for a thorough review of the facts of your case and to secure our advice about how to successfully defend your offense.