Westampton NJ Criminal Attorneys
With both Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike running through Westampton, its municipal court hears quite a bit of DWI and other traffic tickets. There are also a fair amount of criminal complaints that end up in either Westampton Municipal Court or at the Burlington County Superior Court. The determination as to which of these two courts a Westampton criminal offense lands depends on the grade of the charge. Disorderly persons offenses like resisting arrest, marijuana possession, simple assault and disorderly conduct that are issued by the Westampton Police are heard in the municipal court. First, second, third and fourth degree crimes carry a right to a jury trial and grand jury indictment which can only be fulfilled in Mount Holly at the county courthouse. Our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, has handled thousands of offenses in Westampton Municipal Court and elsewhere. As former prosecutors and a team of defense attorneys with over 100 years in combined experience, we have the skills to achieve the outcome you need. To speak to an attorney about your charge, call us anytime at 856-234-8900. Initial consultations with our lawyers is free so there is no reason to hesitate to contact us.
Westampton Township Motor Vehicle & Criminal Charges
Westampton Municipal Court has the ability to hear and decide motor vehicle summonses, local ordinance violations and disorderly persons offenses. According to the data reported by the NJ Administrative Offices of the Court, 9801 moving traffic violations and 656 disorderly persons offenses were filed in the court. These are extreme numbers especially the traffic ticket figures as that is a high number of speeding, driving while suspended and without insurance, reckless driving and other tickets. When you add over 100 DWI, DUI and driving under the influence of drugs cases to the pot, you are talking about an extraordinarily busy municipal court. Complaints during this period alleging an indictable crime, for example, burglary, possession of heroin or cocaine, distribution of marijuana and other drugs, and aggravated assault, were much lower at 205 filings.
Westampton Municipal Court Information
Westampton Municipal Court is located at 710 Rancocas Road, 1st Floor, Westampton, New Jersey 08060. The telephone number for the court is 609-267-1895. The judge is Honorable Rodney Thompson and Susan Graubart is the Court Administrator. The website for the court is available by clicking here. For anyone facing an offense in the court, it is important that you appear at all scheduled hearing dates as a failure to appear usually results in issuance of a warrant for your arrest. Accordingly, if there is any doubt as to when your case is to be heard or issues that affect your ability to make it to court, you should contact Ms. Graubart as early as possible.
Westampton Defense Lawyers
Although Westampton has very little serious crime, it does have extraordinarily high amount of motor vehicle summonses issued within its borders. There is little doubt that the presence of the Turnpike, Route 295 and County Route 541 are major contributing factors in the traffic offense total. If you have been charged with possession of CDS in a motor vehicle or any other municipal court violation, call our Mt. Laurel defense firm for immediate assistance. Lawyers are available 24/7 to assist you. An attorney will answer all of your questions and gladly discuss how we can go about reaching the best result in your case.