Howell Township Municipal Court Offenses
Howell Township is one of the largest towns in the state of New Jersey. It has over 50,000 residents and spans over 60 square miles.
Howell is a suburban town with a police force of over 80 officers. The size of the town and police force translates into people facing charges of DWI, refusal, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, criminal mischief, assault, harassment, and possession of marijuana among other charges. All of these charges have potentially serious consequences including up to 6 months in jail, loss of license and monetary fines and penalties.
Howell Township Criminal Attorneys
In municipal court, unlike in felony Superior Court, a judge and not a jury decides every case and renders the verdict. Our attorneys understand the effect of this major distinction and have the experience to maximize your success in municipal court.
Some of the criminal charges people face in Howell Township New Jersey include:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Criminal mischief
- Resisting arrest
- Disorderly conduct
The above charges are disorderly persons offenses and carry with them serious consequences such as a criminal record, up to 6 months in jail, fines, and community service. As you can see, the consequences can often be significant. If you are convicted of a criminal offense, it will be on your permanent criminal record. A criminal conviction in Howell may affect your ability to keep your job or get another job in this difficult economy.
We have successfully handled all types of criminal and traffic cases that occur in Howell and have often had our clients cases dismissed in municipal courts throughout the state. For example, if there is a suppression of evidence issue where the police may have violated your rights, we file a motion to suppress the evidence that may result in a dismissal of your charges.
In addition, we also know when it is important to work out the best plea agreement for our clients in municipal court based upon our extensive experience that will enable us to negotiate an agreement where our client avoids a criminal conviction. Know your rights before you go to court, and contact our firm for a free consultation. Our attorneys understand how important these matters are to our clients, and we work hard to get the best results. Contact our law firm at 732-303-7857 for a free consultation.
Howell Township Traffic Matters
If you have been charged with a traffic offense in Howell, our experienced attorneys will make sure you are fully aware of the consequences of these traffic offenses. We will force the prosecutor to trial where we know the prosecutor cannot prove the case or we will successfully negotiate a plea to a lower point ticket or no-point ticket.
For example, if you have been charged with a ticket that carries motor vehicle points we understand the potential consequences to your driving record, employment, and insurance rates. With over 40 years of experience, our lawyers, who have handled thousands of traffic matters, will protect our client’s rights.
Howell Township Traffic matters include: