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Bradley Beach Municipal Court

Bradley Beach NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys

Bradley Beach is a much busier jurisdiction for criminal charges than anyone other than an experienced defense attorney would imagine. The town ranks in the top quarter in Monmouth County in terms of both per capita felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses. If you were arrested for an indictable crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree, or a disorderly persons offense, you obviously are not alone. Both the Monmouth County Superior Court and Bradley Beach Municipal Court hear hundreds of charges arising in the town every year. Although 578 of the 743 criminal offenses filed in 2013-14 were for disorderly conduct, harassment, possession of marijuana, simple assault and other lower grade violations, the town also had its share of drug distribution, aggravated assault and other serious offenses.

 

Here at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver, we are well equipped to defend whatever Bradley Beach charge you may be facing. Our firm is the largest criminal defense office in Monmouth County and is comprised of a team of former prosecutors that possess over 100 years of experience combined. We have been appearing in Bradley Beach Municipal Court for decades and have successfully resolved hundreds of cases over the years. Attorneys are available in our Belmar Office to speak to you in a free initial consultation at 732-681-0080.

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Bradley Beach Municipal Court Information

As with several other municipal courts these days, Bradley Beach no longer maintains its own facility for sessions. Court is conducted on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 106 West Sylvania Avenue, Neptune City, NJ 07753. Honorable Dennis Lavender, JMC, presides over these proceedings with Kelly Barrett acting as court administrator. The jurisdiction of Bradley Beach Municipal Court is limited to ordinance violations, traffic/motor vehicle offenses and disorderly persons offenses. The 165 indictable crimes written by members of the Bradley Beach Police Department last year were outside the jurisdiction of this court and included aggravated assault, burglary, endangering the welfare of a child and street drug cases involving heroin and cocaine. These first, second, third and fourth degree charges could only be heard by the Monmouth County Superior Court outside of an initial arraignment.

DWI & Traffic Violations in Bradley Beach NJ

The majority of the municipal court calender in Bradley Beach is dedicated to traffic and motor vehicle offenses. While tickets/summonses for speeding and careless are certainly the most common, Judge Thompson also decides many charges involving consequences of magnitude. The offense like DWI, DUI, driving while suspended, operating without insurance, reckless driving and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle would certainly fall within this category. The lawyers at our Monmouth County Criminal Defense Firm has the know how to effectively dispense with all of these violations. In fact, we obtain dismissals of motor vehicle summonses like these in the majority of instances.

Bradley Beach Criminal Lawyers

We could not tell you just how many times we have received calls from individuals seeking our assistance to reopen a municipal court case they handled negatively on their own or with an inexperienced attorney at their side. Sometimes its a criminal record that is holding them back in life and in others its a drive’s license suspension that has been crippling. The common thread in all of these cases is failure to take the original offense seriously and/or taking the time to identify the best attorney to handle their case. Do not make the same mistake. Do your research wisely and give us a call to discuss what our Bradley Beach Criminal Lawyers can do for you. The conversation is without obligation.