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South Plainfield Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with a criminal or serious motor vehicle offense in South Plainfield the most important thing you can do to help yourself is to hire a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Experience dealing with the charge you are facing in this Middlesex County borough is going to be invaluable in avoiding a conviction and unnecessary penalties. At Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, our lawyers have not only this skill but have also handles hundreds of cases in South Plainfield including allegations of simple assault, possession of marijuana, harassment and disorderly conduct. Do not be fooled into the thinking of many that a violation like those described cannot have serious consequences as the truth is that you could be sent to jail for up to six months if you are convicted. Take the step of calling our Piscataway Office at 732- 562-0308 for a free telephone conversation or to set up an office appointment. We are conveniently located just seven miles from the municipal complex and police station.
South Plainfield Municipal Court Charges
There were 1,782 criminal complaints issued within the 8.36 square miles of South Plainfield for the year ending June 2016. Disorderly persons offenses accounted for 1,050 of this total. Another 6,584 in moving traffic violations were issued over the same period with many arising from stops made by the New Jersey State Police (a.k.a. state troopers) along Interstate 287 in the area of exits 4 and 5. All of these charges fell within the jurisdiction of the South Plainfield Municipal Court located at 2480 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080. Court sessions are conducted on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. with the exception being no evening session on the first Wednesday of the month. The Court Administrators, Karen R. Costantino and Dawn Apostol, can be reached between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 908-226-7651. Your case will be decided by the judge of the municipal court, Honorable Katherine Howes.
Indictable Crime of the First, Second, Third or Fourth Degree in South Plainfield
The crime rate in South Plainfield is slightly below the national average with an index of 47 percent so it is understandable that 454 indictable offenses were filed there during 2016. These charges are those falling within the grade of a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime like aggravated assault, cocaine possession, distribution of heroin and terroristic threats. Jurisdiction to decide cases of this severity rests with the Middlesex County Superior Court which is located in New Brunswick. All proceedings in your matter will be conducted in this court with the possible exception of an initial arraignment. Our team includes a former Middlesex County Prosecutor who is highly familiar with the operations at this level and skilled in defending in defending charges of this nature.
South Plainfield NJ Criminal Attorneys
A common mistake made by those arrested or charged with an offense in South Plainfield is to think that a finding of guilt is inevitable. Reality is, however, that our criminal attorneys are able to avert this result in a significant percentage of cases. Sometimes this is facilitated through Pretrial Intervention and in many others through persuasive advocacy. If you would like to take advantage of a free initial consultation with an attorney on our staff, including Jason Seidman a former county prosecutor in Middlesex County, call our office. Lawyers are available 24/7 to assist you with bail or any other issue.
Directions to South Plainfield Municipal Court
From Interstate 287: Take Exit 5 and turn left on Stelton Road. In approximately .2 miles turn right onto Hamilton Boulevard. Proceed .6 miles to South Clinton Avenue and turn left. You will proceed about 1.5 miles and turn right onto New Market Avenue. A quick left must be made onto Clinton Avenue and then proceed for .2 miles. At Sampton Avenue turn right and .7 miles later you will merge onto Plainfield Avenue. The Plainfield Municipal Court and Police Station will be to your right.
From New Jersey Turnpike: Take Exit 10 off the New Jersey Turnpike and follow signs for NJ 440 East toward Interstate 287. Keep left at the fork and merge onto Interstate 287 North. In approximately 2.1 miles, take exit for Durham Avenue. Proceed about .5 miles and make a left onto Hamilton Boulevard. Follow directions above to reach court from Hamilton Boulevard.