Reputable New Jersey Attorney Represents Clients in Municipal Courts
Skillful North Jersey lawyer fights traffic tickets and municipal complaints
Municipal court hearings in New Jersey are presided over by a judge and do not involve a jury. If you’re charged with a municipal court offense, retaining effective legal representation might be the key factor in securing a favorable outcome. At the Law Offices of James C. Zimmerman, we skillfully represent clients in municipal courts throughout Sussex, Passaic, Bergen and Essex counties. With offices conveniently located throughout northern New Jersey, our firm’s attorney works to have charges dropped and penalties minimized.
Accomplished law firm works to reduce penalties for DWI and vehicle offenses
Fines, jail time and mandatory counseling are among the punishments issued for motor vehicle violations tried in municipal court. A qualified local defense attorney can protect your rights and help you avoid unfair sanctions. Our firm defends clients accused of:
- DWI — In New Jersey, driving while intoxicated is typically considered a motor vehicle offense, rather than a crime. Municipal courts therefore have initial jurisdiction over most DWI cases. A guilty DWI verdict can result in license suspension, jail time, fines and other serious penalties. Regardless of the blood-alcohol concentration level reported by police, we will review the facts thoroughly to determine if the allegations against you are predicated on improper law enforcement procedure, sloppy test administration or some other prejudicial error.
- Moving violations — If you do not contest a ticket for speeding, distracted driving, improper lane change or another offense, you might incur license points that can result in insurance rate hikes. This would be in addition to any fine that is imposed.
- Parking violations — Though parking tickets do not result in license points, they can be a financial burden. When your attorney can demonstrate that citation was issued improperly, a judge might toss the ticket out.
Our firm aggressively pursues the best possible outcome for each client. We are prepared to offer steady guidance and representation at every step of your municipal court case.
Dedicated New Jersey attorney defends clients accused of minor crimes
It is incorrect to believe that you escaped all serious punishment for a crime if you avoided arrest but received a court summons. New Jersey municipal courts handle cases involving a variety of minor criminal violations, such as simple assault and other disorderly persons offenses. Someone who is convicted in municipal court could face a hefty fine, incarceration and other penalties.
Practicing law since 1991, attorney James C. Zimmermann can advise as to whether a criminal offense might be dismissed by the court or reduced to a non-criminal ordinance violation. Ordinance violations, such as building code and barking dog complaints, are generally penalized with fines and orders to take corrective actions.
Contact a seasoned New Jersey attorney for representation in municipal court cases
The Law Offices of James C. Zimmermann defends individuals charged with DWI and other criminal offenses in New Jersey municipal courts. With offices in Vernon, Wayne, Pompton Lakes, Hackensack and Nutley, we represent clients throughout northern New Jersey. To schedule a free initial consultation with our firm’s trusted attorney, call 973-764-1633 or contact us online.