Scotch Plains Criminal & Traffic Offenses
Scotch Plains Criminal Arrest, Charge or Offense
Criminal Lawyer & Former Prosecutor
Scotch Plains is a family oriented New Jersey suburb conveniently located in Union County, with access to almost all the major New Jersey roadways, including the Garden State Parkway, Route 78, Route 22 and Highway 287. The town also sits on the Northeast corridor of the New Jersey Transit rail system. The close proximity and ease of access to New York City makes Scotch Plains an attractive choice for those who work in NYC, but want the peace and quite of an attractive suburban community.
Nonetheless, like many other NJ locations, Scotch Plains is densely populated, meaning more people, more cars, and more opportunities for run ins with the law. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represent individuals who have been charged with criminal, traffic and municipal offenses. John F. Marshall is a former prosecutor, and the criminal defense lawyers in our law firm are very familiar with Scotch Plains Municipal Court. If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal, municipal, or traffic offense in Scotch Plains, contact an attorney at our law firm today.
An arrest does not have to be a life altering experience. When you speak with a lawyer at our firm, we take the time to fully explain the charges and the available defenses. The shock of an arrest leads some to believe that a conviction is a forgone conclusion. For example, a common offense is DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated. There is a misconception that hiring an attorney for a DWI arrest is useless. Nothing is further from the truth. The attorneys at our law firm frequently obtain favorable disposition for our clients. The defense lawyers at our firm put their courtroom experience to work for you and work together, discussing each of our cases to achieve the best possible result. Do not cheat yourself out of the benefits of quality criminal defense representation. Keep in mind that there a no "minor offense." Even minor traffic offenses carry with them unforeseen consequences such as motor vehicle points. If you have been issued a summons or complaint in Scotch Plains, contact our office today. We have provided the following information pertaining to the Scotch Plains Municipal Court, and some of the more frequently charged offenses.
Scotch Plains Municipal Court
The Scotch Plains Municipal Court has jurisdiction to rule on a criminal complaint, including marijuana and paraphernalia possession, traffic summons, or a DWI charge. In New Jersey, less serious offenses or misdemeanor charges are referred to as non-indictable charges which are decided in Municipal Court. The municipal court also hears all motor vehicle and traffic tickets. Examples of cases heard at the municipal level are, DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, driving without insurance, disorderly conduct, minor drug offenses (such as possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia), driving while suspended or with a revoked license, simple assault, certain theft offenses (i.e. shoplifting), criminal mischief, harassment, resisting arrest, and all municipal ordinance violations. A conviction for many of the aforementioned offenses will lead to a criminal record. This is particularly troublesome when dealing with crimes of moral turpitude, such as theft. Difficulties obtaining employment could result. It is therefore wise to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. In this regard, our attorneys are available 24 hours a day to assist you.
The Scotch Plains Municipal Court is located at 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07046. The phone number for the Court is 908-322-6700 ext. 215. The fax number is 908-322-0860. The Honorable Antonio Inaeio is the presiding Judge. Yvonne M. Rude is the Certified Court Administrator. Susan Eide is the Deputy Court Administrator, Thomas Russo is the Prosecutor, and Casey Woodrulf is the Public Defender. Additional Information for the Court can be obtained at http://www.scotchplainsnj.com/court.html .
Directions to the Scotch Plains Municipal Court
From the South and the North
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit# 135. When you enter the circle, follow signs for Central Ave/Westfield. Once on Central Ave, proceed through six traffic lights, turning left on to South Avenue. Follow South Avenue for approx. 2 miles. Take a right on Martine Ave. Martine will turn into Park, and the Court House will be on the left.The Law Offices of Jonathan Marshall handle all criminal and traffic matters in Scotch Plains Municipal Court, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07046, including DWI, assault, possession and distribution of marijuana and drugs, driving while suspended or revoked, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without insurance, reckless driving, speeding, theft, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, harassment, domestic violence, and we are conveniently located within Union County at 216 North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016.