Oceanport Municipal Court

Criminal Lawyers in Oceanport New Jersey

The Borough of Oceanport definitely has a disproportionate number of criminal and serious motor vehicle offenses, including DWI, than you would expect given its 3.79 square miles and limited population of 5,832. The comeback of Monmouth Park and its many events and attractions is a huge factor in the relatively high number of summonses for disorderly persons offenses, as well as indictable criminal charges.

If you were arrested and charged with a violation by the Oceaport Police Department, the criminal lawyers at our firm are ready to help you achieve the very best result in your case. The team of accomplished litigators at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall includes multiple former prosecutors that have been defending Oceanport charges for decades as members of Monmouth County’s largest defense firm.

To discuss your offense with an attorney who is highly knowledge in criminal defense, traffic and municipal court cases, contact our office for a free consultation. Attorneys on staff are available 24/7 at 732-450-8300 to discuss your charge.

Oceanport Criminal & Traffic Offense

There are many varieties of criminal charge or traffic offense that someone can face in Oceanport New Jersey. Crimes of the first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree fall outside the jurisdiction of the Oceanport Municipal Court and must be transferred to the Monmouth County Superior Court handling. Common charges of this nature are aggravated assault, burglary, possession of cocaine or heroin, distribution of CDS, violation of a restraining order, terroristic threats, and theft by deception. You should also know that juvenile crimes cannot be heard in the municipal court. The most frequently encountered Oceanport Municipal Court offenses are:

  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Simple Assault
  • Underage Drinking & Alcohol Possession
  • Harassment
  • Shoplifting
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Obstructing the Administration of Law
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • DWI
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle

While a municipal court charge of any nature is not a felony, many carry the potential for significant financial consequence, license suspension or even jail. For example, most disorderly persons offenses can result in up to 6 months in jail. It is obviously important to hire the best attorney you can find when penalties such as these apply on top of a criminal record.

Oceanport NJ Criminal Lawyers

The aftermath of an arrest can be a confusing and intimidating time. The biggest weapon you possess in address these feelings is sound legal guidance. The lawyers at our firm stand ready to provide the insight you need in this difficult time. We encourage you to give us a call at your convenience to speak to a criminal attorney about your Oceanport NJ case. The consultation is free so that is no reason to hesitate in contacting us for the information you are looking for. An attorney is available immediately at 732-450-8300.