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Belmar, Monmouth County Municipal Court & Criminal Offenses

When Summer Fun Turns Into Illegal Conduct

Summer months are exciting for young people, but too much fun often leads to illegal conduct that can permanently damage a young person’s future affecting their ability to work, drive, and get into college. Common offenses include Traffic violations such as Tailgating, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Improper Passing of a vehicle, DUI/DWI, or Disorderly Conduct Offenses such as fighting or dangerous activity.

I am Anthony N. Palumbo of the firm The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo, a Criminal Defense Lawyer and Former Prosecutor and with over 35 years of criminal trial experience. I will zealously defend your case and do everything necessary to avoid a record of illegal activity. Contact me today for a free initial consultation and let me put your mind at ease. I represent clients throughout New Jersey including:

Understanding the Local Laws of Belmar

It is important to know that if someone gets into trouble in Belmar, they may be penalized under two sets of laws: (1) the laws of New Jersey; and (2) the local laws of Belmar.

Other common Charges Include:

  • Improper passing of a school bus
  • Public Urination
  • Property Damage
  • Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol
  • Public Consumption
  • Eluding Arrest
  • Nudity
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Any other Traffic Offenses

Charged with a Traffic Violation?

Instead of pleading guilty and facing the penalties imposed by the courts, it may be in your best interest to fight your traffic ticket to avoid significant fines and possible consequences such as:

  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Jail time
  • Heavy fines
  • Points against your license
  • Insurance surcharges
  • Increased insurance rates

Seemingly harmless actions such as going joyriding or tailgating a friend as a practical joke can result in any number of offenses including Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Improper Passing of a Vehicle, Racing on a Highway, and Tailgating. And if someone is drinking at the same time, it could result in a DWI/DUI, or the death of a loved one.

Avoiding Points on a Driving Record

New Jersey has a point system for traffic violations. If someone is convicted of Reckless Driving they will receive 5 points on their driving record. However, a charge of Careless Driving only carries two points, and some charges carry no points. If a person gets enough points on their license, it will be suspended. In addition, points may lead to higher insurance rates.

Charged with Possession of Drugs?

You are facing a very serious charge if you have been arrested and charged with possession of heroin, cocaine or any other illegal drug. Do not talk to the police, do not make a statement or answer any questions before speaking to an attorney. Anthony N. Palumbo has represented people charged with possession of drugs for more than 35 years. He knows the strategies to use to fight a drug charge and will make sure your rights are protected.

Possible consequences for a drug possession conviction may result in:

  • Loss of license for up to six months to two years
  • Possible jail time
  • Heavy fines
  • Deportation for legal and illegal immigrants

Contact me today for a free initial consultation @ 908-643-6801 . Young people are particularly vulnerable to charges because attaching penalties can stain their records and cloud the future ahead. Don’t let one mistake ruin a bright future.

The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo represent individuals accused of crimes and municipal court offenses in counties throughout New Jersey including Monmouth County, Ocean County, Atlantic County, Cape May County and the towns of Seaside Heights , Belmar and Point Pleasant .