Highlands Borough Municipal Court
A traffic ticket or a criminal disorderly persons charge can have significant consequences for your driving record or your criminal record. If you, a friend, or a family member have received a Highlands Borough Municipal Court notice with a date to appear, you need an experienced criminal and traffic court attorney to help safeguard your record, and driving privileges.
With over 35 years of criminal trial experience, our lawyers have handled literally thousands of all types of traffic offenses and criminal charges. In cases where our clients have been innocent, we have gone to trial and won. At times we have been able to avoid trial by demonstrating our client’s innocence to the prosecutor after having investigated the case, reviewed the police reports, and interviewed the witnesses and police officers. Another common approach we have utilized with much success is to conduct a hearing and seek suppression of the State’s evidence which was unlawfully obtained after an unconstitutional search by the police.
Please call us at 732-303-7857 today for a free case evaluation.
Serious Consequences Require a Serious Criminal Defense Lawyer with Experience You Can Trust
Our Monmouth County attorneys and former prosecutors have successfully advocated for clients charged with traffic violations, and all types of municipal court offenses, including:
- Possession of Marijuana or distribution of marijuana
- Possession of prescription drugs like Oxycodone and Roxicodone
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Possession of a Fake ID
- Underage Drinking
- Criminal Mischief
- Violent crimes, including:
- Assault Arising from Domestic Violence
- Stalking Charges
- Traffic violations, including:
Pleading to these charges without negotiating or contesting the charges leaves you open to thousands of dollars in fines, loss of driving privileges for two years or more and, in some cases, a county jail sentence. The Highlands Borough Municipal Court Judge has the discretion to impose a sentence of up to 6 months in jail for anyone convicted of a criminal offense (disorderly persons offense), and levy hefty fines in excess of thousands of dollars.
There Is No Better Way to Safeguard Your Record Than With Our Experience
Even if you may have violated the law, you do not have to plead guilty to the initial charges brought against you. Our criminal attorneys have successfully convinced the Municipal Prosecutors to amend the charges to a less serious charge, such as down to a non-criminal Municipal Ordinance violation, that are not considered crimes or criminal acts on your record.
The same principle of plea negotiations applies to traffic charges. Our attorneys are often able to get Municipal Prosecutors to amend a traffic ticket to a non-point or reduced point traffic offense or an offense that does not affect our client’s driver’s license. A common example in traffic cases is where a client has been issued a summons for careless driving, reckless driving, or speeding. Here, we are usually able to convince the prosecutor to offer a plea to unsafe driving, which is a no point traffic infraction that carries only a fine.
Put Our Experience in Highlands Borough Municipal Court to Work Protecting Your Record
The consequences that flow from convictions for traffic infractions or disorderly persons offenses could affect many things from the cost of auto insurance to future employment opportunities. That is why when you get your day in court having knowledgeable representation at your side is the only option. We have the years of trial and negotiating experience you need to achieve the most favorable outcome.
If you have been issued a traffic summons in Highlands Borough Municipal Court, or if you have been arrested by the Highlands Police or State police and charged with a crime, disorderly persons offense, DUI/DWI, or other traffic offense, our defense attorneys can help.
At Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC. we have the skill and experience to investigate your case, analyze the evidence, and advise you on a course of action that is best for you. Whether we are seeking a dismissal, negotiating the best plea deal available, or defending your legal rights at a trial, we understand the system and how to make it best work for you. Call us at 732-303-7857 for a free consultation.
Highlands Municipal Court
171 Bay Ave
Highlands, NJ 07732