Lawnside NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Camden County municipal of Lawnside may be one of its smallest at 1.4 square miles and least populated with 2,945 residents but you would not know it from the number of traffic summonses issued in the town. In excess of four thousand motor vehicle tickets for moving violations like driving while suspended, DWI, operating without insurance, reckless driving and speeding are issued in the community every year. This is a staggering figure given the limitations of the Borough of Lawnside and the biggest explanation for the high volume is the presence of both the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 295. The number of stops also has occasion to result in a much higher number of criminal offenses including distribution of CDS and possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and weapons.
If you have been charged with a criminal or traffic offense in Lawnside, our attorneys are well suited to represent you. We are one of the largest defense firms in the state, possess over 100 years in practice between us, and employ several former prosecutors. The team of attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the qualifications necessary to ensure you have every opportunity to escape a conviction and the penalties to which you are exposed. A lawyer with the knowledge and experience to competently serve you in Lawnside is available immediately for a free consultation at 856-662-8300. Call us anytime 24/7 to speak to our lawyers without obligation.
Lawnside Municipal Court Information
Lawnside Municipal Court is located at 4 Douglas Avenue, Lawnside 08045. The court is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can appear in person during these hours or contact the Court Administrator, Lana Nuriddin, and her staff at 856-573-6209. The municipal court judge responsible for deciding your charge is Honorable Maisha Aziz. The jurisdiction of the municipal court is limited to traffic violations and disorderly persons offenses like obstructing the administration of law, disorderly conduct, simple assault and harassment. Indictable charges involving crimes of the first, second, third and fourth degree, for example, eluding, assault by auto, aggravated assault and other felonies, are referred to the Camden County Superior Court. That is the venue with the authority to deal with charges of this severity.
Whether you are facing a serious criminal offense like these or traffic violation like driving while suspended in municipal court, it is imperative that you understand that penalties can be life-altering. Almost all moving motor vehicle tickets result in points on your license, the possibility of escalating insurance rates and can even result in loss of your license. For example, you face a mandatory suspension of your driver’s license for one year for a first offense of driving without insurance or two years for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. You cannot afford to appear in court without a knowledgeable lawyer given these stakes.
Lawnside Criminal Attorney
Both the state police and Lawnside Police Department are active in stopping motorists who they suspect are violating the law. If you had the misfortune of being the subject of a motor vehicle stop or even a search, we understand your position. As lawyers who have been handling criminal and traffic cases for decades, we appreciate that things can be far from fair in the field. We are here to ensure that balance is restored and you have every opportunity to avert a negative outcome. Our lawyers are, in fact, successfully in securing acquittals in far more cases than you would anticipate. To speak to a member of our defense staff anytime 24/7 about a Lawnside case, contact our Cherry Hill Office at 856-662-8300.