Strategically Defending Residents Of Westfield Facing Criminal Charges
The town of Westfield is a charming enclave in the midst of Union County that boasts a downtown filled with thriving boutiques and restaurants. Westfield is made extremely safe by its unique police department in which each division operates distinct vehicles. As a result of its police department which has been an integral part of the town’s culture since its very beginning, minor offenses and traffic violations are common occurrences in Westfield.
My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, Westfield Criminal Lawyer, I am a former prosecutor, current public defender with my own private practice and I have been defending individuals before the Westfield Municipal Court for over 35 years. If you have been charged, or received a complaint, ticket or traffic summons in Westfield, I can help you. Common offenses heard before the Westfield Municipal Court that I defend individuals of include Driving without Insurance, Driving with a Revoked License, Speeding, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Trespass, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Stop, Shop-lifting, Possession of Marijuana, and Disorderly Conduct, and Bad Checks.
If you want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who is capable of providing you with the best possible results contact me today at 1-866-664-8118. I will provide you with a free initial consultation by phone or in person at either of my two offices located in Elizabeth & Cranford, New Jersey. As a local resident , and a former local prosecutor, I am well respected in the area, and I have deep ties with the community. I am familiar with the customs of the local judges and prosecutors, and I can give you an honest assessment of your case, possible defenses, and the probable outcome.
Westfield Municipal Court
The Westfield Municipal Court presides over non-indictable offenses committed in Westfield, New Jersey. The most common offenses heard before the court include Traffic Violations, with the disorderly persons offense such as Possession of Less than 50 grams of Marijuana, Criminal Mischief, Lewd Conduct, Bad Checks, Simple Assault, and Resisting Arrest. The upside to a Municipal case is that the maximum penalty that can be imposed is up to 6 months in prison and fines. While this can greatly relieve the stress of a trial, it is important not to underestimate the degree of interference a conviction can have on your life. For example, take a look at the effects of a conviction of Driving without Insurance.
Driving Without Insurance
This may seem like a harmless offense, especially if your intentions were good and you had an honest and good faith belief that your vehicle was insured. Unfortunately, a good faith belief of insurance is not enough to defend a charge of Driving without Insurance, and if you are convicted, the penalties are severe. The penalties for Driving without Insurance in New Jersey include over $1,000 in fines, community service, and loss of license for one year. The one year license suspension is automatic upon conviction, and 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.
Westfield Municipal Court Information
The Westfield Municipal Court address is 425 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090. Judicial Officials include the Presiding Judge, Brenda Coppola Cuba, Court Administrator, Carol Salvaggio, and Deputy Court Administrator, Anne Margeotes. For more information about the town of Westfield, visit the town’s website at http://www.westfieldnj.gov/, or contact the court directly at 1-908-789-4060. The court is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00a.m. – 3:30p.m., and it is in session Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If heading South on the Garden State Parkway, take exit 137, and head toward Roselle Park & Cranford. Go straight on North Avenue and make a right on St. Paul Street. Make another right on E. Broad Street, and arrive at 425 E. Broad.
If heading North on the Garden State Parkway, take exit 135, and head toward Central Avenue which is the third exit off of the circle. Central Avenue will intersect with E. Broad Street, turn right on E. Broad, arrive at 425.