We represent clients in countless municipal court matters in towns across New Jersey. We handle violations of New Jersey Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws, including the following:
- Alcohol and drug-related offenses
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Refusal to take a breath test
- Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana
- Traffic tickets
- Speeding violations
- Careless and reckless driving
- Illegal passing
- Driving with suspended privileges
NJ Municipal Courts: Consequences of Conviction
Violations of county and municipal ordinances can result in a fine of up to $2,000 and jail for up to ninety days. Disorderly persons convictions can result in a jail sentence of up to six months. Additionally, disorderly persons convictions, and even petty disorderly persons convictions, go on a person’s permanent criminal record.
Conviction of some traffic violations requires suspension of driving privileges. Those offenses include drunk driving (DWI/DUI), driving without insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident. Under many circumstances, driving while driving privileges have been suspended require additional periods of suspension and, sometimes, even jail. Even the more mundane traffic convictions, like disregarding a stop sign, or a traffic signal, or speeding, will cause license suspensions if they sufficiently raise the level of points for moving violations.