Municipal, DUI, Traffic Court Lawyers
Generally, Municipal Courts in New Jersey have jurisdiction over certain criminal and traffic offenses, including: traffic violations, DUI/DWI offenses, and other non-indictable criminal matters. Convictions for traffic violations, driving while intoxicated offenses, and misdemeanor criminal offense can result a variety of different expensive and/or inconvenient consequences. For this reason, it is important to retain an traffic court lawyer who understands the municipal court system as well as the potential consequences related to the charges brought in municipal court.
Generally, Tickets for traffic violations are issued everyday throughout the State of New Jersey. Those tickets result in the vast majority of Municipal Court appearances and may have serious and/or expensive consequences, including penalties and insurance consequences. If you’ve been ticketed, you should speak to an attorney to discuss all of your options and what penalties you can reasonably expect to incur. Often times, an attorney may be able to negotiate the downgrade, merger, or dismissal of charges, which can often result in decreased fines and other penalties.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI)
Driving while intoxicated/driving under the influence charges pose much more severe penalties than typical traffic violation charges and often require the experience and special knowledge of an attorney. The New Jersey Attorney General has mandated that DUI/DWI charges are not appropriate cases for plea bargaining, making it more important to get competent representation to discover and pursue the best available defenses to a charge. Through discovery and legal research, our firm provides legal defenses, which may afford the prosecutor latitude to use discretion on the charges brought by the State. Further, an attorney may be able to discover and highlight circumstances that may provide the Court good reason to order minimum penalties should a conviction or guilty plea be unavoidable.
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The Importance of Legal Representation
It is important to understand no attorney can guarantee the outcome in any particular case. However, the Municipal and Traffic Lawyers at Drake Law Firm can help educate you on the process and advocate on your behalf to lessen the harsh consequences associated with municipal and traffic violations. If representation is appropriate, our attorneys offer competitive rates. Our attorneys practice primarily out of our main office in Absecon, New Jersey. However, with office space in Burlington County, we are able to offer municipal court services to individuals throughout Southern New Jersey, including: Atlantic County, Burlington Count, Cape May County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Cumberland County, Salem County, and Ocean County. Call our office today to speak with an attorney about your case.