Offering A Knowledgeable Defense Before The Garwood Municipal Court
In 1903, the Town of Garwood celebrated its independence as one of the tiniest boroughs in New Jersey with a procession of bonfires, fireworks, and music paraded throughout the city streets. Today, Garwood remains one of the smallest towns located in Union County. With a population of just over 4,000, and a variety of whimsical street names, Garwood is a quaint suburb of New York City. However, like most quaint towns, Garwood has a vigorous police department that keeps the Garwood Municipal Court buzzing with life on a daily basis. Common offenses heard in the Garwood Municipal Court include DUI/DWI, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Shoplifting, Possession of Less than 50 grams of Marijuana, and Disorderly Conduct.
If you or a loved one has been charged, or received a ticket, summons or complaint in Garwood, New Jersey, I can help. My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, Garwood Criminal Defense Lawyer, and I have been defending individuals accused of non-indictable offenses before the Garwood Municipal Court for over 35 years. Having the experience of being a former prosecutor, I know how prosecutor’s analyze and pursue these offenses. My experience allows me to challenge the prosecutor’s arguments and create an effective defense for you. Contact me today at 1-866-664-8118 for a free initial consultation by phone or in person at either of my two offices located in Cranford and Elizabeth, New Jersey.
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.
Garwood Municipal Offenses
The Garwood Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all non-indictable offenses. These include both minor criminal and traffic offenses, and just about every non-felony offense. Despite the non-felony classification of cases heard before the court, it is important not to underestimate the impact a conviction in the Garwood Municipal Court can have on your life. A conviction of a non-indictable offense can result in up to six months in prison, fines, probation, a criminal record, and suspension of license, all of which can indefinitely interfere with your ability to live and work. For example, take a look at the following penalties that result upon a conviction of Driving without Insurance.
Possession Of Marijuana
Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense that will be heard in the Garwood Municipal Court. A conviction of this offense can lead to penalties of up to $1,000 in fines, and 6 months in prison. It is important to note that even the tiniest bit of marijuana can constitute “Less than 50 grams” including marijuana residue, seeds, and stems. While states throughout the North-east have begun to lighten up on their pot smoking penalties, your life can still be severely affected by a conviction. This is just one example of how minor offenses can greatly affect your life if you lack the legal representation required to properly defend a charge.
If you have been charged, or received a complaint, summons or ticket in Garwood, don’t hesitate to contact me today. I have spent years developing strong relationships with local judges and prosecutors in the community. As a former prosecutor myself, and a current public defender, I am well reputed in the community. I will aggressively defend your charge and make sure all defensive avenues are exhausted in your favor. In addition to Driving without Insurance, the following offenses come before the Garwood Municipal Court on a daily basis.
- Reckless Driving
- Careless Driving
- Possession of less than 50 grams of Marijuana
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Simple Assault
- Bad Checks
- Criminal Mischief
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License
- Driving without Insurance
Garwood Municipal Court Information
The Garwood Municipal Court is located at 403 South Avenue, Garwood, New Jersey 07027. For more information about the town of Garwood, visit Garwood’s official website, or contact the court directly at 908-789-0780. The judicial officials include presiding judge, the Honorable Susan M. Macmullen, Court Administrator, Martha L. Marino, Deputy Court Administrator, Angela Gattozzi, and Prosecutor, Steven H. Merman.
I have successfully defended thousands of clients before the Garwood Municipal Court for over 35 years. Being charged with even a minor offense can be overwhelming, but retaining a knowledgeable and experienced Garwood Criminal Defense Lawyer can greatly ease the stress of your burden. Contact me today 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.
I am Anthony N. Palumbo of the firm The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo, 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.