Charged With A Criminal Offense in Keansburg NJ
If you were arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Keansburg NJ, your primary mission should be to find a qualified attorney and law firm to represent you. A lawyer who is experienced in defending cases like yours in this court is going to provide you with the best opportunity for success. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we are the largest criminal defense firm in the this county, have multiple former prosecutors on staff, and have been defending individuals arrested in Keansburg for decades. Whether you are facing a first, second, third or fourth degree indictable charge, a disorderly persons offense or a traffic violation, we have the skills necessary to successfully defend you. As former prosecutors in Monmouth County who have over 100 years combined, we know what it takes to succeed on your behalf and are committed to helping every client that hires us. Call our Middletown Office at 732-562-0308 for an immediate free consultation.
Charges in Keansburg Municipal Court
Keansburg is one of the more active towns in Monmouth County when it comes to criminal offenses. This is particularly true when you consider that it only has about 10,000 residents (i.e. 10,1005 as of the 2010 Census). There is doubt that being one of the most popular destinations on the Jersey Shore translates into a higher volume of offenses than the norm in Keansburg Municipal Court, especially between Memorial and Labor Day. Our attorneys have appeared in this court on hundreds, if not thousands of cases. We are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. To speak to us about your case and what we can do to help, call us for a free consultation. The biggest segment of criminal charges arising in Keansburg are disorderly persons offenses like simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing the administration of justice. In 2013-14, there were 759 complaints falling within this grade filed in the borough. Although charges like these are not considered felonies, they are violations of the Criminal Code that result in a record and penalties that can effect your future. The same is true with respect to serious traffic offenses like DWI, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
The Keansburg Municipal Court is located at the George E. Kaufmann Municipal Building, 29 Church Street, Keansburg, New Jersey 07734. The Court is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and can be reached 732-787-0215, extension 228. The Court Administrator is Sharon Devaney with the Honorable Judge Micheal Pugliese presiding over all hearings. Weekly municipal court sessions are conducted on Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Arrested for a First, Second, Third or Fourth Degree Crime in Keansburg
More serious felony charges are referred to as indictable offenses in New Jersey. When someone is arrested and charged with a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime, they are facing such an offense. Because the Keansburg Municipal Court lacks authority to preside over cases involving this level of charge, for example, an aggravated assault offense, the matter must be referred to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold NJ for handling. This is where your case will be heard if you have been charged with this grade of criminal offense.
If you were arrested in Keansburg on allegations that you committed a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime, you unquestionably need to find yourself an experienced attorney. While an indictable offense like aggravated assault, distribution of heroin, cocaine or marijuana, or burglary may be scheduled for an initial arraignment in Keansburg Municipal Court, all other proceedings will be held at the Monmouth County Superior Court. All drug offenses, except those involving possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana or drug paraphernalia, fall within this category. This would include all cases involving controlled dangerous substances like heroin, cocaine, MDMA or the like. A conviction or guilty plea to any indictable crime carries the potential for a state prison sentence.
Keansburg NJ Criminal Lawyers
By choosing The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall to handle your municipal or superior court matter, you gain the benefit of both an exceptional level of experience and strong connection with Keansburg. Our attorneys know how to get results in Keansburg Municipal Court, as well as at the Freehold Superior Courthouse. Whether you were arrested for lewdness or something more serious, we have the skill set to effectively defend you. To learn more about our firm and what we believe can be accomplished in your case, contact our Office in Middletown at 732-562-0308.