In the state of New Jersey, offenses that are referred to in common parlance as misdemeanors are actually disorderly person's offenses. Regardless of what you choose to call it, a disorderly person's offense is a serious matter.
Some of the criminal charges that are handled in municipal court include:
- Simple assault
- Minor drug charges (e.g. certain drug possession charges)
If you are facing criminal charges in municipal court and need to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, contact Brickfield & Donahue. Our law office is located in River Edge, New Jersey. To contact our law office, call 201-258-3984.
Protect Your Rights
Some people make the mistake of thinking that a misdemeanor conviction is not significant. Maybe your friends or family have told you that it is not worth the cost of hiring an attorney. Maybe you have been told to simply plead guilty and just get it over with.
Before making any final decisions that may adversely affect your rights and record, we strongly suggest that you contact an attorney. A DWI or serious traffic violation can result in increased insurance rates. A conviction for drug possession or theft may limit your future employment opportunities. A conviction implying an act of intimidation or violence may be used against you in a divorce or custody battle.
There are a tremendous number of unknown collateral consequences that may result from what seems like a very minor incident. Consulting with an attorney is the first step to making an informed decision in your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation
To schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney at Brickfield & Donahue, call 201-258-3984. If you have a question about a case in Municipal Court, feel free to contact us by e-mail as well.