Municipal Court

Criminal Matters in Municipal Court

Minor criminal offenses such as disorderly persons, petty disorderly persons, and ordinance violations are handled in municipal court.  Although minor in nature, these charges can also result in fines, probation, or even jail time.  

Traffic, or motor vehicle, offenses are also handled in municipal court.  Although moving violations are not criminal in nature, they can have serious consequences.  They can impact your driving privileges, as well as, increase insurance premiums.  In New Jersey, one's driving record remains with them for life.  

Driving While Intoxicated

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense can have grave impact on one's life, specifically by revoking their right to drive anywhere from three (3) months to ten (10) years.  New Jersey is extremely tough on prosecuting drunk driving offenses.  Loss of one's driver's license can impact their ability to work and perform familial responsibilities.  It also increases the cost of auto insurance and includes yearly surcharges from the DMV.

Driving While Suspended or Unlicensed 

Driving while suspended is a serious motor vehicle offense in New Jersey.

Speeding

Speeding in New Jersey can cost you your license depending on how many miles over the speed limit  the offense is.  Speeding tickets also involve points which can impact one's license and auto insurance.

Other Traffic Offenses
  • Reckless Driving

  • Illegal Turn

  • Failure to Signal

  • ​Driving without Registration 

  • Driving without Insurance

  • No inspection

  • Tailgating

  • Failure to Stop 

  • Driving while operating  a mobile device