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If you’ve been charged with a crime, disorderly persons offense or traffic violation in Monroe Township, New Jersey, you need the assistance of a firm with attorneys who are familiar with the local court system and personnel. That is why you should not delay in speaking with the knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. Jonathan F. Marshall and his criminal defense team have extensive experience representing clients charged with simple assault, marijuana possession, driving under the influence (DUI) and other offenses in Monroe Township Municipal Court.
The firm’s impressive credentials in Gloucester County include the following:
- The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is a criminal defense team with over 200 years of combined experience as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey.
- Jonathan F. Marshall and his lawyers have handled thousands of criminal cases in Superior Courts and Municipal Courts throughout the State of New Jersey, including Gloucester County Superior Court and in Monroe Township Municipal Court.
- Attorneys at the firm include former county prosecutors who have served in highly level positions like Director of Major Crimes,Special Operation, the Juvenile Division,Drug Task Force, and the even as the head of the entire Trial Division.
- The team also includes former municipal prosecutors in over 25 New Jersey towns.
- Our experience in litigating cases ranging from homicide to basic municipal court charges is so extensive that the members of our staff have been certified as criminal trial attorneys. This distinction is enjoyed by less than 2% of the lawyers in the state.
There isn’t any substitute for experience and skill when it comes to defending any charge you may be facing. We honestly believe that our credentials in this regard are exceptional. If you would like to learn what we can offer you, we are available 24 hours a day. Call our Gloucester County Office anytime at (856) 818-4770 to discuss your case or to schedule a free, in-person consultation.
Disorderly Persons Offense, Indictable Crime or Serious Traffic Charges in Monroe Twp. New Jersey
Monroe Township is located in Gloucester County, NJ, with a rapidly increasing population of more than 36,000 people. The township was originally formed as part of Camden County, New Jersey. It includes several unincorporated communities: Victory Lakes, Williamstown, Cross Keys, New Brooklyn, Broad Lane, and Cecil.
If you’ve been arrested for a minor criminal matter in Monroe Township, your case will probably be heard in the Monroe Township Municipal Court. The municipal court also handles traffic summonses and municipal ordinance violations. Keep in mind that the only criminal cases heard at the local municipal court level are disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses. Indictable felony charges, which typically involve jail exposure greater than six months, are initially processed in local municipal court before being sent to Gloucester County Superior Court. The county superior court is located in Woodbury, New Jersey.
Other Helpful Links and Information about Monroe Twp. NJ
- For more information about Monroe Township, visit the township website.
- You can contact the Monroe Township Police Department by calling 856-728-0800. For further information about the police department, visit their website.
- For news and information on Gloucester County, view the NJ.com website.
Contact a Monroe NJ DWI Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
If you or a loved one has charged with a criminal or traffic offense, including DWI, in Monroe Township, New Jersey, call The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall now to discuss your case over the phone. You can also arrange a free consultation in our Gloucester County Office. One of our experienced lawyers will be happy to provide you with answers to any questions you may have about your case. You can have confidence in the answers and advice provided by an attorney on our team since we have decades of experience successfully representing individuals just like you. Call us now at (856) 818-4770.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend charges in Monroe Township for disorderly persons offenses, DWI, traffic offenses and indictable crimes including simple assault, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, harassment, bad checks, driving while suspended, driving without insurance, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated assault, eluding, burglary,cds distribution, theft by deception and possession of heroin/cocaine/prescription drugs.
Monroe Township Municipal Court Information
The Monroe Township Municipal Court is located at 125 Virginia Avenue in Williamstown, New Jersey. The court office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can speak with someone at the court office by dialing 856-728-9800 ext. 260, 261, or 262.
- Nicholas T. Lacovara is the Judge.
- Charles Fiore is the Prosecutor.
- Carrie L Hallock is the Court Administrator.
- The MVC Code for this Court is H13
To get more information on the Monroe Township Municipal Court, visit the court’s website.
Monroe Township NJ DWI Offense
The most serious traffic offense that someone can face in Monroe Township is driving while intoxicated, commonly referred to as DWI. This violation arises out of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 and applies to impairment resulting from either alcohol or driving under the influence of drugs (“DUI”). A conviction for this charge results in severe consequences including:
- First Offense. The penalties for a first offense include, but are not limited to, a driver’s license suspension of 3 months if the BAC is .08-.099% and 7-12 months if the BAC is .10% or higher; fines and fees ranging from $650-$1,000; and an annual surcharge of $1,000 for three years.
- Second Offense. A conviction for a second offense results in a 2 year driver’s license suspension; 2-90 days in jail; and similar fines and surcharges to a first offense. There is also 48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock.
- Third Offense. A third offense carries 180 days in jail; a 10 year driver’s license suspension; installation of an ignition interlock; a $1,500 annual surcharge for three years; and fines and assessments ranging from $1,000-$1,500.
Disorderly Persons Offense
The Monroe Township Municipal Court has jurisdiction to decide misdemeanor criminal charges falling within the grade of a disorderly persons offense. It is important to keep in mind that although these are not felonies, they nevertheless result in a criminal record that can severely impact your job prospects and other aspects of your life. A conviction can also trigger up to 6 months in the Gloucester County Jail. It is therefore important to do your best to avoid a plea or finding of guilt to a charge like:
- Possession of 50 Grams or Less of Marijuana
- Resisting Arrest
- Simple Assault
- Disorderly Conduct
- Obstructing the Administration of Law
- Criminal Mischief
- Bad Checks
Monroe NJ Domestic Violence Charges
The term “domestic violence” refers to an act of abuse committed against someone who qualifies under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991 including a spouse, ex-spouse, past or present boyfriend/girlfriend or someone who was in a dating relationship with the accused. An act of abuse includes, but is not limited to, the commission of simple assault, aggravated assault, terroristic threat, harassment and several other offenses set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 et al.
A victim of domestic violence in Monroe Township or anywhere else has the right to request issuance of a temporary restraining order. This relief precludes any contact with the victim by the accused until such time as a Gloucester County Superior Court judge completes a final restraining order hearing to decide the merits of the allegations. There is typically a parallel criminal case that is handled in either Monroe Township Municipal Court (e.g. disorderly persons offense) or at the Gloucester County Superior Court (i.e. indictable crime of the first, second,third or fourth degree).
Traffic Ticket or Summons in Monroe Township
When someone is issued a summons/ticket for a traffic violation along Blackhorse Pike, NJ Route 42, U.S. Route 322 or another local location among the 180.28 miles of roadway in Monroe Township, the offense is heard in the town’s municipal court. Although the Monroe Township has jurisdiction to preside over these matters, it does not deal with surcharges which are handled by the NJ Division of Motor Vehicles. The most common motor vehicle charges in the court are:
- Driving While Suspended
- Careless Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving Without Insurance
- Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
- Failure to Observe a Trafficking Safety Device
- Improper Passing
Charged With A First, Second, Third or Fourth Degree Crime in Monroe Twp.
If you were arrested and charged with an indictable crime, meaning an offense that is labeled as a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree, your case falls outside local jurisdiction. The offense must be directed to the Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury because that is the place where grand jury and petit juries are emplaned. There is a right of presentation to these bodies when someone is facing a crime such as:
- Aggravated Assault
- Terroristic Threat
- Theft by Deception
- Distribution of Drugs (e.g. cocaine, marijuana, etc.)
- CDS Possession (e.g. LSD, heroin, prescription meds, etc.)
- Sexual Assault
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Credit Card Theft/Fraud
Directions to Monroe Township Municipal Court
From Atlantic City Expressway: Take the exit for Old Erial Road toward Oak Forest Drive. Take Route 536/Sicklerville Road in .4 miles to Washington Avenue in Monroe Township. In 1.8 miles, turn right onto Williamstown Road. Turn left on South Blackhorse Pike in 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Washington Avenue. Continue onto Library Street for 400 feet and turn left onto Blue Bell Road. In .2 miles, turn left on Virginia Avenue and Monroe Municipal Court is to your left.
From New Jersey Turnpike: Take Exit 3 to merge onto NJ Route 168 South (North Black Horse Pike). In 4.2 miles, turn right to merge onto NJ Route 42 South toward Williamstown/Atlantic City. Merge on the Atlantic City Expressway East and follow the directions set forth above.