Criminal Attorneys in Englishtown New Jersey
The attorneys at our firm frequently appear in Englishtown on a wide variety of criminal and traffic offenses. As the largest defense firm in the county with an office on Route 9 in Freehold, we know just how aggressive the Englishtown Police Department can be in enforcing the law. Even though the town ranks forty-second in population in terms of the fifty-three municipalities in Monmouth County, it easily ranks in the top half in criminal charges filed each year. If you were arrested or issued a summons for marijuana possession, DWI, simple assault, harassment or any other offense in the Borough of Englishtown, it is in your interest to hire the best attorneys you can identify. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has considerable experience handling Englishtown offenses over the last several decades. To discuss your pending matter with a skilled lawyer and former prosecutor at our firm, call our Freehold Office at 732-462-1197. The consultation is free of charge.
Englishtown NJ Municipal Court Information
Englishtown Municipal Court is located at 15 Main Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726. The Court Administrator, Patricia Marone, is available during regular business hours to address scheduling, payments and other daily transactions of the court. Honorable James M. Newman, P.J.M.C., oversees all proceedings of the Englishtown Municipal Court. He conduct court session on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. The official website of the court is available by clicking here. If your summons, ticket or complaint indicates “court appearance required”, you cannot simply pay the ticket and must appear before Judge Newman to resolve your Englishtown case. When you appear, you will have the opportunity to plead guilty, not guilty or guilty with an explanation. It is important to keep in mind that you will subject to the mandatory minimum penalties provided by law if you do anything other than enter a plea of not guilty. You will have the opportunity to contest the charge in a trial in Englishtown Municipal Court, however, the attorney you will be up against is a trained prosecutor who knows the law and rules of evidence. This is but another reason to make certain you retain an experienced defense lawyer if you plan on contesting the charge.
Keep in mind that the jurisdiction of the municipal court is limited to hearing ordinance violations, disorderly persons offenses, and motor vehicle summonses. More serious criminal charges are graded in terms of first, second, third and fourth degree and can only be dealt with at the Monmouth County Superior Court, Freehold NJ. Common cases heard in Freehold are aggravated assault, possession and distribution of heroin, cocaine and marijuana and theft of movable property. All proceedings involving restraining orders are also heard in this venue.
Englishtown NJ Traffic Offense Lawyers
The police in Englishtown are extremely active when it comes to writing tickets for motor vehicle offenses. While this town measures only .586 square miles and has less than 2,000 residents (i.e. 1,847 as of the last census), there were 4,104 moving traffic violations issued last year in this borough. This equates to more than two summonses per resident in the town. This is a rather extreme statistic and should serve as a good signal to you that the Englishtown is a municipality that takes traffic charges like driving without insurance, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident very seriously. The good news is the our Monmouth County Defense Firm is able to avert moving traffic offense convictions in far more cases than not.
Englishtown Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you were arrested or issued a summons for violating the law, we can help you. We are a team of former prosecutors that have been defending charges throughout Monmouth County for over 100 years combined. A considerable portion of this experience has included time serving as prosecutors before dedicating our work to representing individuals just like you. Attorneys at the firm are available for telephone consultations 24/7 at 732-462-1197. Call an Englishtown Criminal Defense Lawyer for the guidance you need and deserve.