Matawan Municipal Court

Jonathan F. Marshall, Former Prosecutor in Matawan

Matawan may be best known as the site of the shark attacks that inspired “Jaws” but police in this borough certainly put their time into much different things these days. They issue an extremely high number of tickets and complaints for an array of criminal and traffic offenses, including DWI. Over two thousands indictable crimes, disorderly persons offenses and motor vehicle violations are issued within this 2.4 square mile town and 8,810 resident municipality annually. If you have been charged with any type of offense in the Borough of Matawan, our defense team is well suited to successfully defend your charge. We have a staff of eight criminal attorneys that possess over 100 years of experience handling almost any charge you can imagine. Mr. Marshall and several other lawyers at the firm are former prosecutors including in Matawan Municipal Court. To speak to an attorney at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall about your pending case, call our Middletown Office or Red Bank Office for immediate assistance.

Criminal, Traffic & DWI Offenses in Matawan New Jersey

Most offenses issued within the borders of Matawan end up being handled in municipal court. The municipal court has jurisdiction to decide disorderly persons case involving charges like simple assault, resisting arrest, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, harassment and disorderly conduct. Offenses that are of an indictable nature, that is, those that are crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree must be referred to the Monmouth Superior Court in Freehold. This is the setting for violations that carry a right to indictment and a jury trial. The more common varieties of crimes of this nature include possession of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, aggravated assault, possession of prescription drugs, eluding and distribution of marijuana.

Matawan Municipal Court Information

Joint Municipal Court of Hazlet & Matawan
255 Middle Road
Hazlet, New Jersey 07730
Court Sessions: Mondays at 12:30P & 3:00PM;
2nd & 4th Tuesday at 5PM

All traffic tickets are referred to this venue for adjudication. The court has no ability to decide Division of Motor Vehicle surcharge and point issues, nor will it typically get involved in matters concerning non-compliance with the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center. The role of the municipal judge is limited to deciding guilt or innocence in Title 39 cases and the penalties that apply in the event of conviction. The most frequently encountered motor vehicle violations in the court are driving under the influence of drugs, driving while suspended, operating without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, speeding and careless driving.

Matawan NJ Criminal Attorney

As the town which Mr. Marshall grew up in and eventually served as municipal prosecutor, our firm is extremely familiar of the workings in Matawan. The lawyers on our staff, including former county prosecutors, are also well equipped to defend first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree cases that are referred to the Superior Court for handling. To discuss the facts of your case and what we believe your best options to be for defending the charge, call us at 732-450-8300. Initial consultations are free.