Scotch Plains Municipal Court

Scotch Plains Criminal Offenses & Traffic Violations

Palumbo & Renaud Union County Offices:
190 North Avenue East, Cranford, N J 07016
740 Newark Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, partner at the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud. I am a Criminal Defense Attorney who has been defending individuals in Union County for more than 35 years . I am a former Union County Prosecutor, Municipal Court Prosecutor and I have continuously had a law office in Union County for over 35 years. If you have been arrested or received a criminal charge, complaint, traffic summons, or ticket in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, I can help. On many occasions, I have been able to get my clients' charges dropped, fines reduced, and jail time eliminated. Offenses most commonly heard before the Scotch Plains Municipal Court include DUI/DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, driving without insurance, disorderly conduct, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, and driving with a revoked license. Contact me for a free initial consultation at 1-866-664-8118.

Scotch Plains Municipal Court Offenses

The Scotch Plains Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all non-indictable offenses committed in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. These include Traffic Violations, Minor Criminal Offenses, and Municipal Ordinance Violations. Despite, its non-felonious classification, it is important to understand the impact a Traffic Violation conviction can have on your life.

Penalties for conviction of Traffic Violations

People are often shocked to find out that not only are they facing prison time, loss of license and community service, but a heavy accumulation of license points, and higher insurance rates. Take a look at the following traffic violations common to Scotch Plains. Traffic Violations: Improper Passing of a School Bus, Speeding, DUI/DWI, Jaywalking, Improper Lane Change, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Improper Turn, Driving without Insurance, Refusing to Submit to a Breathalyzer, Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License, Failure to Observe Traffic Signals, Driving on private Property, Tailgating, Failure to Keep Right, Driving on the Sidewalk, Failure to Stop, Failure to Yield, Failure to Maintain Lane.

In addition to Traffic Violations, Minor Criminal Offenses are also heard in the Scotch Plains Municipal Court. The Minor Criminal Offenses are Disorderly Persons Charges, carrying penalties of up to 6 months in prison and $1,000 in fines if convicted. First time offenders may be eligible to participate in diversionary programs such as Conditional Discharge or Pre-trial Intervention. These diversionary programs serve in lieu of jail time, and if the program is successfully completed, the individual's record may be sealed when the attorney takes action.

Minor Criminal Offenses

Disorderly Conduct, Simple Assault (i.e. Bar Fight), Threatening, Shoplifting, Theft, Trespass, Possession of Less than 50 grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Deceptive Business Practices, Underage Drinking, Gambling, Mischievous Behavior, Lewd Conduct, Offensive Language, Bad Checks, Harassment, Loitering, Destruction of Property, Public Drunkenness, Maintaining a Nuisance, Urinating in Public.

There are many defenses that can be raised on your behalf. I have successfully defended countless clients before the Scotch Plains Municipal Court. If you have been charged, arrested, or received a complaint, traffic summons or ticket in Scotch Plains, contact me, Scotch Plains Criminal Defense Lawyer at 1-866-664-8118. I will be happy to provide you with a free initial consultation by phone or in person at either of my two offices located on 190 North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016 and 740 Newark Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208. Don't hesitate to call. My goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for my valued client.

Scotch Plains Municipal Court Information

The Scotch Plains Municipal Court is located at 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07046. Judicial officials include, Presiding Judge, the Honorable Antonio Inaeio, Court Administrator, Yvonne M. Rude, Deputy Court Administrator, Susan Eide, and Prosecutor, Thomas Russo. For more information about the Town of Scotch Plains, visit the town website, or contact the court directly at 1-908-322-6700. To get to the Scotch Plains Municipal Court, take exit #135 off of the Garden State Parkway. Enter the circle and head toward Central Avenue/Westfield. Once you reach Central Avenue go straight then make a left on South Avenue. Then take a Right on Martine Avenue. This will turn into Park Avenue. Arrive at 430 Park Avenue.

Being arrested, charged, receiving a complaint, or a traffic ticket for an offense can be a stressful and expensive experience, I can help you. I have been defending individuals in Scotch Plains for over 35 years. As a former prosecutor with strong ties to the community, I have solid relationships with the local judges and prosecutors, and I know how to succeed in your defense. Contact me today for a free initial consultation by phone or in person at 1-866-664-8118. At the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud, I work closely with my clients to discuss their needs and circumstances. I will then apply the most aggressive defense strategy to fight the charges against you.

I represent individuals before all of the Union County municipal courts:

Westfield, Cranford, Elizabeth, Clark, Garwood, Hillside, Linden, Mountainside, Plainfield, New Providence, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Union Township, Berkeley Heights and Summit.

I am Anthony N. Palumbo of the firm Palumbo & Renaud, located on 190 North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016 and 740 Newark Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208. I defend individuals charged with Municipal Offenses in Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey including charges such as Writing Bad Checks, Possession of Marijuana, DUI/DWI, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Disorderly Conduct, and Simple Assault.