Little Silver Marijuana Possession Attorney
Our team of criminal defense lawyers know what is involved in appearing in Little Silver Municipal Court as much as anyone given that we have been representing clients their for decades and several have even resided in the municipality. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have successfully defended a virtually endless number of DWI, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, drug paraphernalia and other matters in the Borough of Little Silver. If you have been charged with a criminal or serious motor vehicle offense, our team possesses the skills you need to avoid a conviction. An attorney is available immediately to assist you in our Red Bank Office at 732-450-8300. Initial consultations are free of charge.
Charges in Little Silver Municipal Court
The Little Silver Municipal Court is located at 480 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739. The telephone number for the Court Administrator, Janice Swaggerty, and the rest of the office staff is 732-842-3881. You can reach the municipal court by telephone or in person from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Court sessions are conducted on the first and third Thursday of each month beginning at 9:30 a.m. All issues presented in your DUI, simple assault, harassment or other municipal court case will be decided by Honorable James E. Berube Jr. He is the municipal court judge entrusted with responsibility for adjudicating all criminal and motor vehicle violations falling with the jurisdiction of the municipal court of Little Silver.
One of the more serious offenses dealt with at the municipal court level in Little Silver is DWI. The charge is viewed so unfavorably that stringent limitations are imposed when it comes to resolving N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 (“Driving while intoxicated”) violations. There is no ability to downgrade or dismiss a DUI absent a legitimate legal defect in the case. Plea bargaining, the practice of reducing a charge in the discretion of the prosecutor, is prohibited in drunk driving matters. This is probably the biggest reason why it is so crucial to hire an attorney with the qualifications necessary to successfully dismantle the charge against you.
Little Silver Drug Paraphernalia Defense Lawyer
Although drug possession is a common offense in Little Silver, drug paraphernalia charges are just about as prevalent. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2 it is illegal to use or possess any item for ingestion of a controlled dangerous substance. N.J.S.A. 2C:36-1 sets forth examples of drug paraphernalia including pipes and bowls, roach clips, grinders, spoons, carburetion masks and bongs. This violation is not something to take lightly given the fact that you will have a record if convicted, face serious fines and financial assessments, can be sent to jail for up to six months, and will have your driver’s license suspended for 6-24 months.
Criminal Lawyers in Little Silver NJ
Although Little Silver is not the busiest municipality in Monmouth County for criminal charges, it has much more volume than you might expect. Hundreds of indictable crimes and disorderly persons offenses are filed in the borough every year and our lawyers are familiar with this fact as members of the largest criminal defense firm in the county with its main office less than two miles from the town. An attorney with the knowledge and experience you need is only a telephone call away. Contact us anytime 24/7 for a free immediate consultation.