Bordentown NJ Criminal Attorneys
It is likely that you have been charged in either Bordentown City or Bordentown Township based on your having landed on this article. If the offense you are facing concerns a disorderly persons offense, DWI, theft, assault, drug charges or a traffic violation, your violation will be heard in the related municipal court. Although none of these charges are felonies they nonetheless can result in a serious penalties. It is not uncommon for your license to be suspended or for you to even receive a county jail sentence for many of these offenses. The best way to insure that you do not experience a negative outcome like this is to obtain representation by a highly experienced criminal attorney. Jonathan F. Marshall and the other lawyers at his firm represent individuals in Bordentown Municipal Court. With over 100 years in practice between our eight attorneys and former prosecutors, we are more than equipped to deal with whatever charge you may be facing in the City or Township. A lawyer on our staff is available for a free consultation immediately at 856-234-8900.
Bordentown Municipal Court Information
While the Township and City of Bordentown are separate legal entities, they share the same municipal court. The Bordentown Municipal Court presides over all tickets and complaints issued in either municipality. The court is located at 1 Municipal Drive, Bordentown, New Jersey 08505 and has authority to decide disorderly persons offenses, ordinance violations, and motor vehicle charges. It lacks jurisdiction over indictable crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree as those matters are limited to the Burlington County Superior Court. Day to day management of the court including responsibility for scheduling rests with Suzanne McCanney, the Court Administrator. To plead not guilty, request an adjournment or to discuss any other matters, you may call 609-298-2800. It is important to promptly appear at all scheduled hearing dates as Judge Joseph P. Montalto will frequently enter a warrant if a defendant fails appear at the call of the calendar.
Criminal & Traffic Offenses in Bordentown, New Jersey
The City of Bordentown measures less than one square mile, .968 to be exact, there are many simple assault, less of 50 grams or less of marijuana and other disorderly persons offenses filed each year. There were 236 filed last year along with 73 for crimes of an indictable nature (i.e. first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree). Almost four thousand summonses were also issued for moving motor vehicle violations on the City’s approximately 12.73 miles of roadways. While summonses for speeding and careless driving were the most frequent charges, more serious offenses like driving while suspended, driving without insurance, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident also arise.
If you are facing an offense in Bordentown Municipal Court, however, there is a much higher probability that it occurred in the Township. The reason is because there are many more filings in the Township than the City. This only makes sense it is about ten times larger (i.e. 9.334 square miles) and populated. There were 232 felony charges and 510 disorderly persons offenses issued for the 12 months ending June 2014. The New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts also reported 12,784 traffic tickets for moving violations over the same period. The largest block of these summonses stemmed from operation on the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 130 and Route 206 in Bordentown Township.
Bordentown Defense Lawyer
A lawyer who is highly experienced with both the Bordentown court system and the defense of municipal court offenses is unequivocally your best option if you are interested in escaping the penalties of a conviction. Do your research wisely and certainly consider our firm as an option provided you are looking for a defense attorney with top flight qualifications to defend you. A free consultation to go over the circumstances of your arrest and what we can offer you is free of charge. Attorneys are available 24/7 for this purpose at 856-234-8900. A Bordentown defense lawyers is available now to help you.