Eatontown Borough Municipal Court
Eatontown is a quiet town with a major attraction to its residents and outside visitors: at the intersection of Routes 35 and 36 lies the fourth largest shopping center in New Jersey — the Monmouth Mall. With popular anchor stores like J.C. Penny, Macy’s, Forever 21, and old Navy, thousands of shoppers visit the mall each week, and those who speed down the Garden State Parkway to get there, may find themselves facing a traffic ticket – or even more serious charges such as reckless driving. If you are pulled over for speeding and found to be driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license, you could end up facing mandatory jail time and up to $2,250 in fines and surcharges.
Our New Jersey traffic lawyers have the skill and experience to protect your rights and successfully defend you if you have been charged with speeding in Eatontown Borough. Many times our lawyers are able to negotiate with the traffic court and prosecutor to get more favorable results than you would be likely to get on your own.
If you have received a speeding ticket, or have been charged with any New Jersey traffic violation, contact the legal defense law firm of Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC. immediately at 732-303-7857 .
How Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC. Can Help
Our knowledge of the law and experience in court has enabled us to successfully resolve speeding tickets all over the State of New Jersey with results such as:
- Dismissal of the Speeding Ticket
- Downgrade of a 4 or 5 point Speeding ticket to 2 points or a 0 point offense
- Amendment to an Unsafe Driving Charge 39:4-97.2 (0 Points)
- Convinced the New Jersey Traffic Court not to suspend a client’s driver’s license
Shoplifting Charges – A Serious Offense That Requires An Aggressive Legal Defense
Large shopping malls, like Monmouth Mall, typically see a higher incident of shoplifting the stand-alone retail stores, especially during the summer and winter holidays. Although some mall patrons may intentionally try to steal an item, sometimes, people are charged with shoplifting without proper evidence to support the charge.
Under New Jersey shoplifting laws, you could be found guilty of shoplifting if you have been found to be in possession of a store’s merchandise after exiting the store without paying for it. There is also a presumption under New Jersey law that you were shoplifting if the merchandise is concealed on your person. However, intent can also matter in cases involving shoplifting.
For example, if you put an item into your pocket to free your hands while wrestling with a toddler and forgot about the item, but you were not actually intending to steal the item, then under the law you are not guilty of shoplifting.
It’s important to remember that the burden is always on the State to prove you are guilty and any crime, and that’s why having one of our experienced trial attorneys on your case matters. A careful evaluation of the evidence, which often includes video surveillance, police reports, and store loss prevention reports, as well as some specific personal facts about you that show you have no monetary need to steal, can provide a compelling defense, or show a clear deficiency in the State’s case.
If you have been charged with shoplifting at Monmouth Mall, or any store in Eaton Borough, our attorneys will take the time to evaluate your case and work hard to protect your record, and bring it to the most favorable conclusion for you. Contact our NJ criminal defense law firm today by calling 732-303-7857 or completing our online form to arrange for your free initial consultation and learn how we may be able to help you.
Eatontown Municipal Court Facts
Cases heard in New Jersey’s municipal courts include the following types of violations:
- Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws
- Disorderly and Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses (criminal cases which may result in fines or jail)
- Municipal Ordinances (local laws)
More serious offenses, known as indictable offenses, are sent to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. The County Prosecutor decides whether to present the case to the Grand Jury or to return the case to the municipal court as a less serious offense (i.e., a downgrade offense.) If you are indicted on an offense, your case will go to Superior Court.
Eatontown Municipal Court
47 Broad Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Phone: (732) 389-7612 | Fax: (732) 389.4414