Representing Residents Facing Criminal Charges Before The Plainfield Municipal Court

Incorporated in 1869 after almost 200 years of development, Plainfield’s history is deeply rooted in Union County and the surrounding areas. Over the centuries, the town has been well preserved, and as home to many buildings erected during the Colonial Period, the city remains historically intact today. Despite the town’s other worldly charm mishaps with the law are bound to occur.

My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, from The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo, if you have received a criminal charge, traffic summons, ticket, or complaint in Plainfield, New Jersey, I can help you. I am a former prosecutor and current public defender with a private criminal law practice. I have successfully defended individuals before the Plainfield Municipal Court for over 35 years, and I am very familiar with the local customs and procedures. The most commonly heard charges in the Plainfield Municipal Court are Traffic Offenses such as Driving without Insurance, DUI/DWI, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Possession of Drugs in a car.

If you have been charged in Plainfield, New Jersey, 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 Elizabeth & Cranford 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.

Plainfield Municipal Charges

Even in towns like Plainfield, mishaps with the law occur every day, and if not handled properly they may result in serious consequences. The Plainfield Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all non-indictable offenses such as Traffic Violations and minor Criminal Offenses including DUI/DWI, Careless Driving, Possession of less than 50 grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Assault, Bad Checks, Criminal Mischief, Shop-lifting, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License, and Driving without Insurance. Penalties for a conviction or entrance of a guilty plea can result in a prison term of 6 months, serious fines, community service, probation, and loss of license. It is important not to underestimate the impact a sentence can have on your life. Even a minor crime can greatly interfere with your ability to live and work.

Possession Of Drugs In A Car

In New Jersey, it is against the law for an operator of a vehicle to knowingly possess a dangerous controlled substance. Knowledge will usually be presumed on possession unless it can be rebutted by other evidence. If you are found with drugs in your car, in addition to charges of drug possession under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, and possible charges of drug distribution, you will face additional penalties for carrying the drugs in your car. These penalties include a 2 year license suspension.

There are many ways an experienced Plainfield Criminal Lawyer may choose to defend your case. In cases, such as Possession of Drugs in a Car, which involve a search and seizure by the police, constitutional issues are particularly rife, and if the police failed to follow protocol, the evidence against you may be suppressed at trial. An experienced and knowledgeable Plainfield Criminal Lawyer will be able to immediately identify if one of your rights has been violated and warrants and acquittal.

Don’t underestimate the importance of having an experienced Plainfield Lawyer on your side. I have successfully defended thousands of clients before the Plainfield Municipal Court. Entrance of a guilty plea has the same effect of a conviction so be sure to speak with a knowledgeable and aggressive lawyer who will protect your rights, your freedom and your reputation. Contact me today for a free initial consultation at 1-866-664-8118.

Plainfield Municipal Court Information

For more information about the town of Plainfield, visit the City of Plainfield website at, or for more information about the Plainfield Municipal Court, call directly at 908-753-3064. The Plainfield Municipal Court is located at 325 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060, and it is open from the hours of 9 am – 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday. In addition to those hours, night court is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7 pm. The Presiding Judge at the Plainfield Municipal Court is the Honorable Joan Robinson Gross.

If you have received a charge, summons, complaint, or ticket in Plainfield, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to hear more about your case, and together we can discuss how I will best defend your charge. I have successfully defended thousands of clients before the Plainfield Municipal Court for over 35 years. Contact me at 1-866-664-8118, and I will 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.