Municipal Court Matters
Whether it’s a speeding summons, a DUI, reckless driving charge, a disorderly persons offense or other Municipal Court matter; a conviction may have far reaching implications. All Municipal Court hearings are open to the public and the records are publically disclosed. While sometimes it may appear to be a minor matter, insurance companies, employers, website-blog owners and others search these records. If your name comes up on their websites, it almost never is for your benefit.
Before you let what may appear as a small legal matter turn into a huge legal problem, seek the advice of an attorney who has years of Municipal Court practice work. Our firm is here to help guide you through the matter and possibly represent you should the need arise. Typical Municipal Courts can fine you up to $5,000 for an offense and incarcerate you for up to 120 days. In addition, certain offenses require a jail sentence be statute. Take these matters seriously.
Your first experience with the legal system may well be a traffic ticket. We know how nerve-racking a summons can be. We also know how important it is to obtain sound legal advice and not appear in Municipal Court unrepresented.
Once in Court you will be up against not only the police officer or trooper who issued the summons; you will face an experienced prosecutor. Pleading guilty is an option, but it is usually not an appropriate or prudent choice.
A guilty plea to a traffic violation may result in a hefty fine or suspension of your license, or both, as well as points on your license. The penalties for a guilty plea to driving while under the influence of alcohol (i.e.,” drunk driving,” “DWI” or “DUI”) are even more severe, and can result in heavy fines, suspension or revocation of your license, points and a hefty surcharge on your insurance premium.
The Law Offices of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. can provide you with the necessary legal expertise to obtain a satisfactory result. If you have received a Municipal Court summons and wish to discuss your case.
Please contact the Law Offices of Douglas C. Anton, Esq. for a case evaluation and to schedule an appointment.
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