Bass River Municipal Court

Criminal Attorneys in Bass River NJ

Over 4,000 criminal and traffic charges were filed in the rural Burlington County municipality of Bass River last year. The statistics illustrate just how diligent the members of Troop D of the New Jersey State Police (i.e. Bass River Station), the agency responsible for law enforcement in the Township, are in apprehending those who violate the law. These officers are some of the more thorough that you will encounter in the state and you need the same level of skill in defending your DWI or other offense. This is what the attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can offer you. Our lawyers include former prosecutors and a staff of skilled advocates whose experience spans several decades. We will fully explore every angle when it comes to your defense and invest the time and energy necessary to best help you. For immediate assistance from a lawyer on our staff, call us at 856-234-8900. The consultation is without obligation and free of charge.

Bass River Municipal Court Information

The Bass River Municipal Court is located at 3 North Maple Avenue, New Gretna, New Jersey 08224. The staff of the court includes an administrator, Peggy Beck, C.M.C.A., a deputy administrator, Marion Raff, and a violations clerk, Kethleen McKernan. They are available Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM at 609-296-1410 to answer your questions and to address any issues concerning municipal court matters.  Judge Adolph P. Sicheri schedules two sessions each month on Mondays. Police and accident reports can be obtained by forwarding a request to Bass River State, Garden State Parkway, Milepost 53, P.O. Box 191, New Gretna, New Jersey 08224.

The municipal court in Bass River has the ability to decide disorderly persons offenses, traffic charges and ordinance violations. There is no authority to deal with indictable offenses, namely, a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime. If you were arrested, charged or indicted for an offense falling within these grades, it must be dealt with in Mount Holly at the Burlington County Superior Court. Less serious criminal charges like possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia, obstructing, and disorderly conduct can, however, be decided in Bass River Municipal Court; these are disorderly persons offenses and original jurisdiction to decide this level of criminal offense rests with municipal courts in New Jersey. The court also has jurisdiction over all motor vehicle and traffic summonses/tickets issued within Bass River.

Offenses Filed in Bass River Township, New Jersey

Bass River does not have much in the way of major crime. There were only 76 indictable criminal offenses filed during the 2013-14 court year including possession of CDS like cocaine, heroin, and prescription legend drugs. Less serious crime is much more common and resulted in 265 disorderly persons offenses being filed over the same period.  The bulk of the court calendar involves traffic and motor vehicle violations. A total of 3,685 summonses were issued for driving while suspended, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and other offenses. An additional 61 DWI tickets were filed during 2013-14.

DWI Lawyers in Bass River

A long track of the Garden State Parkway runs through Bass River and this is where the majority of DWI, DUI and Refusal charges arise. A common scenario is a motorist driving to or from Atlantic City while allegedly intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. With a barrack located right in town, it is relatively seamless for police in Bass River to access a breathalyzer.

Bass River Defense Attorney

If you were arrested for a serious traffic offense like driving without insurance or while suspended, reckless driving or possession of CDS/drugs in a motor vehicle, or any other violation in Bass River, it would be beneficial for you to call our law firm. The reason for this statement has many bases but the primary one is that are successful in a high percentage of cases in avoiding the penalties of a conviction. The probability is better than not (i.e. at least 50%) that we can avert a guilty finding to your municipal court and/or superior court charge. So pick up the telephone and take advantage of the opportunity to speak to an attorney at our office. You have nothing to lose as consultations with our lawyers are free.