Defending Against Criminal And Traffic Offenses In The Roselle Municipal Court
The Roselle Municipal court only presides over Offenses, not Crimes. Under New Jersey Law, “Crimes” and “Offenses” are two different things, and if you have committed a “Crime”, your case must be heard in County Court, but if you have committed an “Offense” your case will be heard in Municipal Court. The most common Offenses are disorderly persons offenses, a conviction of which results in a maximum of 6 months in prison. Examples of common disorderly persons offenses heard in the Roselle Municipal Court include Shoplifting, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault, Trespass, and some Drug Charges like Possession of less than 50 grams of Marijuana or Drug Paraphernalia. The Roselle Municipal court also presides over most traffic offenses such as DUI/DWI, Driving while Suspended or Revoked, Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer, former prosecutor, and current public defender with over 35 years of legal experience. I defend clients charged with Offenses and Crimes in Roselle and throughout New Jersey. If you have been charged with a Crime or Offense in New Jersey, contact me, Roselle Criminal Defense Lawyer today at 1-866-664-8118 for a free initial consultation. My goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for my valued clients.
Roselle Municipal Court
A Municipal Court has its name because there is one located in every municipality. Thus, the Roselle Municipal Court is located in the Roselle Municipality. A municipality is like a town or small city, and it usually has its own mayor, city council, or municipal council. In Roselle, the governing body is the borough council which consists of a mayor and six other members. Each member serves a three-year-term, and voting is staggered so every year, two members are elected. There is one Municipal Court in every municipality in New Jersey, making a total of 539 municipal courts throughout the state. Additionally, every municipality has its own local laws, and a violation of those laws would also be heard in Municipal Court along with Offenses.
- For more information about the Roselle Municipal Court, including directions to the court, please click on http://www.boroughofroselle.com/ which will direct you to the Roselle Municipal Court website.
Charges Not Heard In Roselle Municipal Court
In addition to the offenses above, I also defend more serious charges which are called Crimes in New Jersey. Crimes are not heard in Municipal Court, but instead are heard in the Superior Court in the county where the crime is committed. An experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer will also be able to answer any questions you may have about these crimes. Examples of more serious crimes that I defend include:
- Drug Distribution
- Crimes against Children
- Aggravated Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Breaking and Entering
- Internet Crimes
- Serious Theft Offenses
If you or a loved one have been charged with one of the above offenses, crimes or any other criminal offense, contact me Anthony N. Palumbo, Roselle Criminal Defense Lawyer today at 1-866-664-8118 for a free initial consultation. I am a New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer, former prosecutor, and public defender, my vast experiences on both sides of the law allows me to provide you with the best possible outcome of your case. N o matter what the crime, you have legal rights to an aggressive attorney and vigorous defense.
Defending Your Roselle Municipal Court Charge
At The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo in Elizabeth and Cranford, New Jersey, I work closely with my criminal defense clients to discuss their needs and circumstances. I will apply the most aggressive defense strategy to fight the charges against you.
Our firm represents clients throughout North Jersey, including the communities of:
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