New Jersey’s Municipal Court’s have jurisdiction over all Disorderly Persons Offenses, Motor Vehicle Offenses and Town Ordinance violations. Every Municipal Court is equipped with a Judge and a Prosecutor. Unlike Superior Court, Municipal Court matters due not have jury trials. Rather, these matters are all decided by a judge alone.
Disorderly Persons Offenses, which most other States refer to as Misdemeanors, include Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Assault, Shoplifting and Theft under $200 and various other offenses. These offenses are all punishable by up to 180 days in County Jail, fines up to $1000, driver’s license suspension and various other assessments. As such, the potential consequences for such offenses can be quite severe.
Motor Vehicle violations include an array of infractions. The most severe of those is Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test. These offenses carry potential jail sentences as well as mandatory loss of driver’s license. Likewise, Driving without Insurance and Driving while Suspended are equally as serious. These offenses, like Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test carry potential jail sentences as well as loss of driver’s license. The Law Offices of Joel Silberman has helped countless people successfully navigate these types of offenses as well as defending and negotiating plea agreements in various other traffic offenses to help avoid our clients receiving points on their driver’s abstract.
The Law Offices of Joel Silberman has successfully defended a plethora of shoplifting and theft related cases. Our results have included dismissals for numerous clients as well as negotiated agreements in which our clients have avoided a criminal record.