At the Law Office of Jace C. McColley, LLC, we handle a wide variety of Municipal Court matters, including:
Disorderly Persons Offenses
A disorderly persons offense is a criminal offense in New Jersey. Although less serious than an indictable offense, it carries a possible sentence of a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail. Common examples include shoplifting (up to a certain amount), simple assault, and resisting arrest.
Municipal Ordinance Violation
Different townships, boroughs, and cities throughout New Jersey have their own local laws. Violating one of these laws, or ordinances, is similar to receiving a ticket, and the punishment is typically a fine. Examples of municipal ordinance violations include littering, disturbing the peace, and having unkempt property (such as an overgrown lawn).
Violating traffic laws in New Jersey carries the potential for a monetary fine (which varies by offense), court costs, increased automobile insurance rates, and the accumulation of drivers’ license points. When a certain number of points have been reached, there is also a surcharge that may be fined.
Municipal Court Representation at the Law Office of Jace C. McColley, LLC
If you find yourself in a situation where you are required to appear in Municipal Court, you don’t have to go through the process alone. Schedule a consultation at the local Law Office of Jace C. McColley, LLC, and let us help you through the proceedings.