An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney For Residents Of Union County
My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, Union County municipal defense lawyer and partner at The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo. With over 35 years of municipal and criminal defense experience, I have spent the last three decades building a reputation for excellence and success in New Jersey. In addition to my private criminal law practice and my experiences as a county and municipal court prosecutor, I know how the prosecution works and have knowledge of what defenses are most effective in your municipal court charges.
If you have been charged with DUI/DWI, less than 50 grams of marijuana, shoplifting, simple assault, speeding, driving while suspended, driving without insurance or disorderly conduct charges in Union County, I can ensure the highest quality representation of your freedom and rights.
With no obligation, I will assess your charges and explain your options and the possible benefits and hazards of any strategy that you choose. While a particular outcome can never be guaranteed, I have obtained innumerable dismissals and charge reductions for my clients, and I will do everything in my power to do the same for you.
Union County Municipalities
With over 500,000 inhabitants, Union County is considered one of the densest counties in the United States, and on average houses more than 5,000 people per square mile. Union County has 21 municipalities, each with its own municipal court to handle minor offenses that occur within municipal boundaries. Thus, if a person commits a municipal offense in Elizabeth, the charge will be heard before the Elizabeth municipal court, but if a municipal offense is committed in Linden, it will be heard before the Linden municipal court.
Municipal Courts In Union County Include:
Summit Municipal Court, New Providence Municipal Court, Westfield Municipal Court, Garwood Municipal Court, Hillside Municipal Court, Kenilworth Municipal Court, Plainfield Municipal Court, Linden Municipal Court, Clark Municipal Court, Elizabeth Municipal Court, Cranford Municipal Court, Roselle Municipal Court, Roselle Park Municipal Court, Rahway Municipal Court, Mountainside Municipal Court, Scotch Plains Municipal Court, Berkeley Heights Municipal Court, Springfield Municipal Court, Winfield Municipal Court, Fanwood Municipal Court, Union Municipal Court.
Municipal Court Jurisdiction
A court’s jurisdiction determines which cases the court can issue rulings for and which cases it cannot. Municipal courts are considered courts of limited jurisdiction and can only issue rulings in cases involving minor criminal offenses like disorderly persons offenses, motor vehicle violations, parking tickets, local ordinance and health code violations.
Some of the most common charges heard in Union County municipal courts include DUI/DWI, Less than 50 Grams Marijuana, Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Disorderly Conduct, Trespass, Simple Assault, Driving While Suspended, Driving without Insurance and Shoplifting.
In all municipal courts in New Jersey, including those located in Union County, the municipal court procedure is governed by the New Jersey Court Rules. For information on indictable criminal offenses in Union County, New Jersey, please visit my Union County Courthouse page.
Union County Municipal Court Lawyer
If you have been charged with a disorderly persons offense, traffic offense, or other municipal violation, hiring a Union County municipal lawyer can have a large impact on the outcome of your case. I have been practicing law in Union County for over 35 years. Not only am I familiar with the judges and prosecutors in each municipal court, but I have personal experience working with them and I know what each official needs to see in order to dismiss a municipal charge. Contact me online or call 908-316-8671 today for a free consultation.