Southampton NJ Criminal Attorneys
Southampton is a relatively large Burlington County community covering 44.224 square miles. The municipality is so rural that it does not maintain its own police department. The agency that enforces the criminal, DWI and traffic laws is the New Jersey State Police which maintains barracks known as Red Lion Station right in Southampton. Although this might imply to some that there is no volume of DUI, driving while suspended, reckless driving, driving without insurance and other motor vehicle violations but this clearly is not the case. Over three thousand summonses and were filed in the Southampton Municipal Court last year. There were also nearly one hundred driving while intoxicated and under the influence of drugs tickets issued. Even criminal filings exceeded just about half of municipalities in the county despite the lack of a local police force. So if you were arrested or charged with some sort of violation in Southampton, it certainly is no shocker to the attorneys at our firm. As one of the largest criminal offices in the state with an office right in Mount Laurel, we know just how busy Southampton can be in terms of criminal and traffic offenses. Our lawyers also know what it takes to defend charges like these as we have been doing this work for over 100 years between the seven (7) of us, including serving as prosecutors. To learn how we can help you, call our firm at 856-234-8900 for a free consultation.
Southampton Municipal Court Information
Southampton Municipal Court is located at 5 Retreat Road, Southampton, New Jersey 08088. The court can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 609-859-2747. Inquiries can to directed to Terry L. Bodine, the Court Administrator. The Southampton Municipal Court conducts sessions for arraignments, trials and other hearings at 8:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday, and second Tuesday, of each month. Honorable Richard E. Andronici is the judge who presides over all proceedings. The court has jurisdiction to decide traffic and motor vehicle matters as well as misdemeanor criminal charges which are termed disorderly persons offenses. This would include violations like possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. drug paraphernalia charges, simple assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment. Do not be fooled, just because these are disorderly persons offenses does not mean that they can result in significant consequences as the penalties typically include up to six months in the county jail.
Offenses Filed in Southampton New Jersey
As previously discussed, the Township of Southampton is not immune from crime. In fact, 151 felony arrests were made during 2013-14 by the State Police in Southampton. There were another 466 disorderly persons offenses filed in the municipality. The largest numbers came in the form of filings for moving traffic violations at 3,066.
Southampton Defense Lawyer
If you are interested in learning what we can do to help you avoid the pitfalls of a Southampton DWI, traffic or criminal charge, you definitely should contact our firm. This is especially true in view of the fact that the consultation is free of charge. We will review all of the facts concerning your offense and determine what needs to be done in order to obtain the very best outcome. In this regard, you should know that we are successful in far more Southampton cases than not in getting a violation either dismissed or significantly downgraded. This certainly could translate in your averting penalties that include a criminal record, a suspension of your driver’s license, fines and/or points on your license. To discuss your matter with a lawyer at the firm, call us at 856-234-8900.