Municipal Court

It is through the Municipal Courts that most citizens in the State come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness. Since most citizens will never appear before another court, it is from their experience in the Municipal Courts that most people base their conclusions about the quality of justice in New Jersey. The Municipal Courts in New Jersey are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle and parking tickets, minor criminal-type offenses (for example, simple assault and bad checks), municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations) and other offenses, such as fish and game violations. A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction only over cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality Many serious criminal cases, such as robbery, auto theft, or assault, start out as complaints filed in the Municipal Court but those cases are transferred to the Superior Court located at the county courthouse.

Thousands of tickets are issued each day throughout the state, before you consider pleading guilty or representing yourself in a Municipal Court, take time to discuss your case with the Law Offices of Andrew Miller, Esq. to learn the consequences this may have.

If you plead guilty or are found guilty of certain charges you may face serious consequences such as:

  • DMV and/or Insurance Points

  • Driver's License Suspension

  • Substantial Fines and Surcharges

  • Increases in your insurance premiums

Remember, by simply paying the associated fine, as insignificant as it may seem, is considered a guilty plea.

In New Jersey, municipal court lawyers handle most misdemeanor offenses and similar matters, such as:

  • Drunk driving (DUI)

  • Shoplifting

  • Traffic tickets

  • Parking tickets

  • Juvenile crimes

  • Simple assault/Battery

  • Writing bad checks

  • Complaints about dog barking

  • Building code violations

  • Disorderly conduct

The Law Office of Andrew Miller. Esq. has been Helping People for Over 30 Years.
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Northfield, NJ 08225

Phone. (609) 645-1599

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