Morris County Municipal Court Defense Lawyer

In New Jersey, certain offenses are handled in municipal court, while far more serious crimes are handled in Superior Court. If you have been charged with a municipal court offense, such as disorderly person offenses, petty disorderly person offenses, local ordinances or traffic offenses, it is important to hire a law firm with experience in this legal arena.

At Forster Arbore Velez, we handle a broad range of defense matters in municipal courts in Morris County and throughout New Jersey. If you face charges in municipal court, we can defend your rights. We can also seek to reduce indictable offenses, so that they are tried in municipal court rather than in Superior Court. Whatever your circumstances, we are prepared to help.

Handling All Municipal Court Defense Matters

Common legal matters that are heard and determined in municipal court include:

  • DWI
  • Traffic tickets
  • Shoplifting
  • Minor drug offenses
  • Simple assault

If your case is handled in municipal court, there is a limit as to the penalties you will face. Nonetheless, a conviction in municipal court can result in steep fines, restitution, probation and other harsh consequences.

Some people choose to represent themselves in municipal court, but this can be a mistake. An attorney who knows the law and the municipal court process can provide you with the guidance and advocacy you need to achieve the best possible outcome.

Conditional Dismissal And Conditional Discharge Programs

In New Jersey, depending on the charges, the Conditional Dismissal or the Conditional Discharge Program is available to first-time offenders. If you are accepted into one of these two programs and complete its requirements, your case will be dismissed. The arrest will remain on your record, but six months after completing the program, you can petition for an expungement.

Contact Our Municipal Court Defense Attorneys

If you have been accused of drunk driving, shoplifting or any municipal court offense, we are here to help. Contact us online or by telephone at 973-668-4435 or toll free at 888-382-3974 to arrange a private meeting with our Morris County municipal court defense lawyers.