Municipal Court Offenses

New Brunswick Municipal Court Attorney Handling Non-Indictable Charges

Not all criminal charges result in a lengthy jury trial. The majority of people arrested are charged with non-indictable offenses, and the cases are heard in Municipal Court. Non-indictable crimes, also called disorderly persons offenses, are generally nonviolent and have not resulted in permanent or significant damage. These cases are heard before a municipal court judge, and convictions may result in county jail time, fines, probation, or community service. Even though disorderly persons offenses carry less severe penalties than indictable matters, waiving your right to an attorney in New Jersey Municipal Court is a mistake. Non-indictable offenses will still negatively impact your employment opportunities, professional licenses, driving privileges, and more. If you have been charged with a non-indictable offense, contact our New Jersey office today to schedule a consultation.

Representing New Jersey residents charged with disorderly or petty disorderly persons offenses

New Jersey categorizes non-indictable offenses as “disorderly persons” or “petty disorderly persons.” These matters are commonly referred to as misdemeanors in other states. People often make the mistake of taking these matters less seriously than indictable-offenses due to a belief that they are "less severe." These cases, however, may still result in a six-month jail sentence, a $1,000 fine, and will show up as a permanent criminal conviction on your record. Our office is experienced in fighting these charges throughout New Jersey Municipal Courts and will help minimize the damage to your life. Charges we frequently handle include:

Do not attempt to handle the matter yourself if you have been charged with a disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense. Paying a fine, or pleading guilty may result in consequences that could have been avoided by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney. Allow us to evaluate your case for free. Call now.

New Jersey attorney fighting for real people with real problems

John has a passion for helping everyday citizens who have found themselves in a bad situation. Those charged with non-indictable offenses are often regular people and not career criminals. John is committed to protecting his clients from injustices, preventing mistreatment by the police, ensuring fair treatment of the accused, and fighting hard. He will give you an honest assessment of your case, and will not make unrealistic promises. When you retain John, you receive aggressive and effective legal representation from someone who will treat you with the respect you deserve. We serve the residents of East Brunswick and New Brunswick, as well as Middlesex County, Somerset, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties. We are also able to travel throughout New Jersey. Contact our office by phone or email to learn how John can better assist you.

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