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Piscataway NJ Criminal Attorneys
Former Prosecutors Ready to Fight for You
If you are facing a criminal offense or traffic violation in Piscataway Municipal Court, our lawyers have the qualifications you are looking for. Our law firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, has the largest criminal defense team in Middlesex County and features 8 attorneys, 5 of whom are former prosecutors. We also happen to have over 100 years of collective experience defending a wide variety of charges. Whether you are facing a DWI in Piscataway, marijuana possession, simple assault, driving while suspended or municipal court offense, we are ready to get you results. For a free initial consultation at time of day with a Piscataway defense lawyer, contact us at 732-246-7126.
Disorderly Persons Charges in Piscataway Municipal Court
Whenever an individual is charged with a criminal offense in Piscataway, the first proceeding that is scheduled is an arraignment. While this proceeding initially is conducted in the Piscataway Municipal Court, the related charge is transferred to the Middlesex County Superior Court if it involves a First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree or Fourth Degree indictable offense. The criminal complaints that remain in the municipal court for disposition are what are termed disorderly persons offenses. Although these are what you would classically refer to as misdemeanors, a criminal record for the related offense is triggered in the event of conviction. May times, however, our attorneys can obtain a downgrade and/or dismissal of these types of charges. So if you are charged with possession of less than fifty (50) grams of marijuana, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, harassment or some other form of disorderly persons, it is in your best interest to, at a minimum, consult our firm.
Driving While Suspended & Other Traffic Violations in Piscataway
A common motor vehicle violation heard in Piscataway Municipal Court is driving while suspended under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. A conviction for driving with a suspended license results in addtional suspension, fines, surcharges and, for repeat offenders, county jail time. A downgrade of this offense, as well as most traffic tickets, is achieved in most cases by our attorneys. A speeding ticket, driving without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving or other ticket can be successfully defended in the majority of instances so that you avoid fines, surcharges, jail and/or other penalties.
Piscataway Township Criminal & Motor Vehicle Complaints
The Municipal Court in Piscataway has a robust volume of disorderly persons offenses (including petty disorderly persons), DWI, and moving violations. For the year ending June 2013, 1,407 disorderly persons, 104 DWI, and 39,682 moving traffic offenses were filed in Piscataway. Of note, summonses for moving violations were up from 16,700 over the prior year thereby illustrating the aggressive approach the Piscataway Police Department is now taking in these matters. The municipality also has its share of more serious crimes with 588 felony indictable complaints filed from July 2012-13.
Skilled Defense Lawyers Serving Piscataway
As criminal attorneys with an office right in New Brunswick, we have been appearing in Piscataway for literally decades. Some of the lawyers on our team have, in fact, been successfully handling case there for over twenty (20) years. If you have been charged with any type of violation in Piscataway Municipal Court, we are prepared to put our experience to work for you. Give us a call for immediate assistance at 732-246-7146. Initial consultations are always without charge.
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