Aggressive Defense Against Criminal Charges In The Rahway Municipal Court

Rahway is a municipality located in Union County, New Jersey, and is only 15 miles outside of Manhattan. It is considered part of the New York Metropolitan area. Taking into account Rahway’s population of more than 25,000 and proximity to major interstate roadways, the Rahway municipal court is always packed with speeding, drunk driving cases and other traffic violations like driving without insurance, unlicensed drivers, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and failure to stop.

My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, Union County municipal defense attorney, a former county prosecutor, former municipal court prosecutor and current public defender. I have a reputation for significantly reducing the penalties associated with traffic violations and municipal offenses such as domestic violence, shoplifting, DUI/DWI and marijuana charges.

To learn more about what I can do in your case, contact me today for a free consultation at 1-866-664-8118. I will explain the penalties you face and what can be done on your behalf. I defend against municipal charges in all Union County municipal Courts including the towns of Elizabeth, Cranford, Linden, Plainfield, Clark, Garwood, Hillside, Roselle, Roselle Park, Rahway, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Mountainside, Fanwood, and Berkeley Heights.

Marijuana And Driving With Drugs

Marijuana offenses in Rahway resulting from possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, or possession of drugs in a vehicle are disorderly persons offenses that will be heard in the Rahway municipal court. In order to defend against these charges, I investigate all aspects of the case including probable cause leading to the arrest and whether the search and seizure were reasonable. I am often able to have charges completely dropped for my clients or penalties minimized through conditional discharge or drug court.

Shoplifting Under $200

Shoplifting is a serious criminal offense that can lead to a public criminal record that defaces your integrity. In Rahway, it is a disorderly persons offense to steal merchandise in the amount of $200 or less, or possess an anti-shoplifting device and a conviction can result in up to 6 months in prison and heavy fines. I have an excellent reputation for eliminating shoplifting charges in Rahway and just recently I resolved several shoplifting cases so that my clients did not go to jail, did not pay fines, and did not gain a criminal record.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence matters are complicated and often involve charges in more than one type of court. Simple assault and criminal mischief are disorderly persons offenses that often arise during domestic violence matters. Because of the protective laws surrounding domestic violence disputes, what would normally be a municipal offense can result in a criminal charge like when the offense is in violation of a restraining order. For more information on domestic violence in Rahway, please visit my domestic violence homepage.

Former County Prosecutor – Former Municipal Court Prosecutor – Current Public Defender
I personally have over 35 years of experience as a criminal defense and municipal court attorney defending individuals charged with an offense. If you want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney capable of providing you with the best possible results contact me at The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo Law Firm. Whether you have been charged with a traffic violation or a municipal offense, I will investigate all aspects of your case including the probable cause leading to arrest, and any issues relating to search and seizure. Call 1-866-664-8118 and have a Free Phone or Office Consultation today.

Contacting The Rahway Municipal Court

The Rahway municipal court is located on 1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ 07065. The court office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday and the court is in session Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m., and the third Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. Court officials include Presiding Judge Roman Montes, Prosecutor Richard Fazzari, Court Administrator Marylene Sheppard, and Police Records Clerk Lynn Fuller. For more information on the Rahway Municipal Court, you may contact the court directly at 1-732-827-2039 or visit the municipal court website at The website has information on local ordinances in Rahway and how to pay traffic tickets online.


Take exit 131 off the Garden state parkway which is route 27. Take route 27 north to Rahway. At the traffic light, merge left onto St. Georges Avenue. Make a right at the next traffic light onto Jaques Avenue. Then make a right onto West Milton Avenue. Continue mile to City Hall Plaza. The courthouse is located at 1 City Hall Plaza.

The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo, 190 North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016 and 740 Newark Avenue Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208 represent individuals charged with municipal offenses throughout Union County including Simple Assault (bar fights), Shoplifting, Resisting Arrest, Bad Checks, Lewd Conduct, Public Drunkenness, Urinating in Public, Threatening, and Disorderly Conduct.