Cape May City Municipal Court Offenses
The City of Cape May, New Jersey is the location of the oldest beach resort in the United States. Rich with history and fun things to do, it also has a watchful police force ready to make arrests for people they suspect of violating New Jersey laws or local ordinances. Sometimes, the police jump to conclusions and arrest the wrong person, or violate citizen’s rights during the arrest or detainment process.
Disorderly Persons Offenses
It is important to understand that a conviction of even a minor disorderly persons offense in New Jersey can lead to a various penalties including county jail time, probation, fines, community service, court ordered counseling and restitution. We are experienced in the defense of all disorderly person (DP) offenses handled in municipal court including:
- Possession of under 50 grams of marijuana
- Criminal mischief
- Simple assault
- Underage possession or use of alcohol
Cape May Traffic Violations
We also represent clients in municipal court who have been accused of a wide range of traffic violations, including DUI or DWI, speeding, hit and run, reckless driving or careless driving. A traffic ticket or municipal offense could result in serious fines, a substantial increase in insurance premiums, license suspension, and even jail time.
It is your right to challenge a traffic or municipal offense and protect your rights. We can help you defend against a DUI, or a speeding ticket, and retain your driving privileges by beginning immediately with a careful analysis of the police investigation and all possible defenses to the charge.
In most cases, motor vehicle related offenses result in fines, revoked driving privileges, or points that could result in an increase in your car insurance premiums. Certain motor vehicle offenses, however, mayinvolve county jail time depending on a person’s prior record.
Call For Your Free Consultation With An Aggressive Cape May Municipal Court Defense Lawyer
Whether or not you actually did break a law, you still have rights that the police must honor when it comes to stopping you, search and seizures, and during the arrest process. Our defense attorneys will evaluate all the circumstances, evidence, and facts — and the way they were collected or handled by the police — to make sure your rights were not violated.
Often times, police make mistakes that makes evidence or testimony inadmissible. The reason police must abide by the premises of the United States Constitution is simple: to avoid the harassment, arrest, and false conviction of innocent people, and to ensure that those found guilty have a right to fair and just treatment and punishment.
Contact Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC. online or call 732-303-7857 for a free consultation with an experienced criminal trial lawyer. We offer aggressive advocacy focused on obtaining positive results in your case.
Information About Cape May City Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at 643 Washington Street in Cape May City on the lower level of City Hall. Hours of operation are 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Court is in session every Wednesday at 9:00 AM.
The judicial staff of the Cape May City Municipal Court is employed by the City of Cape May. The rules which govern the Court are handed down by the State of New Jersey Supreme Court. The Municipal Court is directly supervised by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
The purpose of the Court personnel is to assist the Judge in the adjudication of cases that are brought before the Court. This consists of and is limited to the scheduling of Court appearances, mediation hearings, the taking of fines, penalties and assessments and the disbursement of collected monies to the appropriate agencies.