Morris County Municipal Court Lawyer
Handling Non‒Traffic-Related Offenses in Municipal Court
In the state of New Jersey, either criminal charges are indictable offenses, prosecuted in superior court, or they are considered disorderly persons offenses, handled in the municipal courts. Although many of the charges prosecuted in municipal courts involve traffic violations, there also is a wide range of non‒traffic-related offenses that fall under the jurisdiction of the municipal courts. If you have been charged with a non‒trafficrelated offense in municipal court in New Jersey, I can help protect your constitutional rights.
At Gregg A. Wisotsky, Esq., Partner, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, we have more than 25 years of criminal defense experience and can handle the defense of any matter in the municipal courts. We firmly believe in the axiom that you are innocent until proven guilty, and we will aggressively protect your rights throughout the criminal process. Because of our considerable experience, we know that innocent people are wrongfully prosecuted, that many criminal defendants are charged with far more offenses than they have committed and that everyone, guilty or not, deserves to be treated fairly under the law.
Protecting Your Rights in Non‒Traffic-Related Prosecutions in Municipal Court
We provide thorough and aggressive counsel to anyone charged with a crime in municipal court, defending individuals charged with:
- Municipal court drug offenses, such as the possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana or the possession of drug paraphernalia
- Being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances in public
- Simple assault
- Making terroristic threats
- Criminal mischief
- Harassment or violation of protective or restraining orders
- General disorderly conduct
These charges can have serious repercussions for the defendant. In municipal court, these punishments are referred to as “consequences of magnitude” and include jail, community service or loss of one’s driving privileges. When you hire us to defend you
against a charge in municipal court, we will gather and evaluate all evidence against you and will interview all potential witnesses so that we have a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. We know from experience that police and prosecutors often cut corners to get a conviction. We will look closely at the tactics used by law enforcement officers, verifying that a warrant was obtained for any search or seizure of your person, home or car. We will also confirm that you were properly notified of your rights if you were taken into custody.
Contact Our Office
Contact our office online or call us at 973-898-0161 to set up an appointment. We offer a free phone consultation to anyone charged with a municipal court offense. All major credit cards are accepted.
Gregg A. Wisotsky, Esq., Partner, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, provides skilled representation with offices conveniently locatedthroughout New Jersey.