Mt. Laurel NJ Criminal Attorneys
Mount Laurel is the second most populated municipal in Burlington County so it should not be shocking to learn that a significant amount of criminal and traffic offenses are filed there every year. In fact, over fourteen thousand moving violations for all sorts of motor vehicles violations were issued in the town in the last year alone. The town also has bloated figures when it comes to disorderly persons offenses like DWI, marijuana possession, shoplifting, simple assault, and disorderly conduct. As one of the largest firms in the state with an office located right in the municipality, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is well suited to handle whatever offense you may be facing in Mount Laurel Municipal Court. It also helps that many of our attorneys have over 20 years of experience, that we employ several former prosecutors, and that we have probably defended tens of thousands of charges between all 8 of us. Lawyers on our staff are available for initial consultation by calling our Mt. Laurel Office at 856-234-8900.
Mount Laurel Municipal Court Information
If you were issued a summons or were otherwise charged with an ordinance violation, misdemeanor criminal offense or traffic violation within Mount Laurel Township, your case will be heard in its municipal court. It is imperative that you immediately refer to your ticket or complaint to confirm the date of your first appearance in Mt. Laurel Municipal Court as a warrant for your arrest will probably be issued if you fail to appear. You may also contact the court Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by calling 856-234-2003. The Mount Laurel Municipal Court is located at 100 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. There is no right to a jury trial in municipal court so all issues are decides by one person – the individual who has been appointed judge in the township. Honorable Peter C. Lang serves in this role with Valerie Mazzagatti serving as the Court Administrator. For additional information about the court, you may refer to its official website.
Charges Filed in Mt. Laurel New Jersey
Mount Laurel Township is probably one of the busiest municipality in Burlington County in terms of violations. As of the date of preparation of this article, the most recent data compiled by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts was for the twelve months ending June 2014. The data in the report indicated that there were 523 indictable offenses, 1029 disorderly persons offenses and 14,088 moving traffic complaints/summonses filed in the Township during the related one year period. Mt. Laurel ranked first in the county for traffic violations with approximately 7.5 miles of the New Jersey Turnpike, as well as long stretches of both Interstate 295 and Route 38, being significant factors in this statistic. The crime figures were much lower relatively speaking. Mt. Laurel was ranked fifth in terms of indictable crimes of the first, second, third and fourth degree, and sixth for disorderly orderly persons offenses.
Mount Laurel Defense Lawyer
Although over 1,500 felony and misdemeanor criminal complaints were filed in the town over the last reported court year, the staggering statistic 14,000 plus in traffic summonses for moving violations. That is a huge number of DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, driving while suspended, driving without insurance and other infractions. A conviction for most of these motor vehicle offenses can cause you serious grief in the form of fines, increased insurance rates, NJ DMV surcharges, license suspension and even jail in some cases. The flip of this is that our attorneys can usually avert a conviction and the penalties that you could be faced with if you were found guilty. So do yourself the favor of calling our Mt. Laurel Office at 856-234-8900 to speak to a lawyer who is knowledgeable in the law and familiar with Mount Laurel Municipal Court. The discussion and advice is free of charge.