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Borough of Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court

The Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court has jurisdiction over disorderly person offenses, local ordinances and all motor vehicle offenses that occur within the boundaries of the Borough of Atlantic Highlights. The Municipal Court System is governed by court rules established by the State of New Jersey.

With  Route 36 passing through Atlantic Heights, the municipal court processes a fair amount of traffic violations for speeding, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated (DWI). However, the court also handles cases involving disorderly persons offenses including shoplifting, criminal mischief, possession of drugs, underage drinking, and fake IDs.

If you or a family member has been charged with a traffic offense, criminal offense, disorderly persons offense, or any other type of offense, you need a lawyer who knows this town’s court system. You can count on the criminal defense attorneys at Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC to stand up for you, and safeguard your rights.

The lawyers at Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC have practiced their entire careers in New Jersey and have handled thousands of defense cases. Our experienced attorneys often have been able to have our clients charges dismissed, amended to lesser criminal charges or obtain zero motor vehicle points on traffic tickets that ordinarily carry two to five points. Call 732-303-7857 today to arrange a free consultation.

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court Information

Cases heard in New Jersey’s municipal courts include the following types of violations:

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You don’t have to plead guilty to initial charges even if you think you may have violated the law. Our criminal attorneys are often successful in convincing municipal prosecutors to amend charges to a less serious charge, such as a non-criminal local ordinance violation. In other words, we have often been able to negotiate pleas to ordinances that are not considered crimes or criminal acts that would appear on your record.

The same principal of plea negotiations applies to traffic charges. We can work with the municipal prosecutor to amend a traffic ticket to a non-point or reduced point traffic offense or an offense that does not affect your driver’s license. A common example of how we help in traffic cases is where our 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.

With over 35 years of criminal trial experience, our lawyers have handled literally thousands of these 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.

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court Information

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.

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Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court
100 1st Ave
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

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