Thomas Ercolano III
Prepared Defense Lawyers In DWI & Municipal Court Cases
In New Jersey, certain criminal offenses are heard in a municipal court, whereas more serious crimes are heard in a superior court. If charged with a municipal court offense such as DWI, disorderly conduct or traffic offenses, it is important to hire a law firm with experience.
At Forster Arbore Velez, Attorneys at Law, in Ledgewood, New Jersey, we represent clients in a broad range of defense matters in municipal courts throughout the state. While we defend your rights, we can also seek to reduce the charges so your case is tried in a municipal court. Whatever your circumstances, we are prepared to help.
Representing Clients In All Municipal Court Defense Matters
In our decades of experience, we have represented clients in cases that include:
- Traffic tickets
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
If your case is heard in a municipal court, there is a limit as to the penalties you will face. Nonetheless, a conviction can result in steep fines, restitution, probation and other harsh consequences.
The Seriousness Of DWI And How We Can Help
DWI gets special attention because it is perhaps the most serious of charges heard in municipal court. Whether you face first-offense DWI charges or are defending against a second, third or subsequent charge, we can help. Upon retaining our services, we will investigate the facts and circumstances of your arrest, and review the police reports and validity of field sobriety and blood alcohol tests.
When appropriate, we work with experts to identify inconsistencies or contradictions in the evidence against you. We will not assume your charges are warranted and immediately seek a deal. Although this approach is the fastest way for an attorney to resolve a case, we understand these charges can be life-changing. Oftentimes, a conviction can lead to mandatory jail sentences, significant fines and lengthy driver’s license suspensions.
Free Consultations, Aggressive Representation
Some people choose to represent themselves in a municipal court, but it is 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. If you have been accused of drunk driving, shoplifting or any municipal court offense, Forster Arbore Velez, Attorneys at Law, in Ledgewood, New Jersey, is here to help. For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 973-668-4435.