Former New Jersey DWI Prosecutor
Union City, New Jersey is located in Hudson County and makes up part of the New York metropolitan area. It is situated 3 miles northwest of New York City and is highly accessible for city commuters and other travelers. The town is traversed by the New Jersey Turnpike, Rt 495, Rt 3, and US Rt 1&9, and it is in close proximity to the Lincoln Tunnel as well. Due to the frequency of travel on these main roadways, the Union City police have maintained a constant presence on the roadways, and police traffic stops are common. This has contributed to city’s rank as second highest in arrests for DWI, DUI, and Refusal of any municipality in Hudson County. If you have been charged with drunk driving or a related charge, you will face harsh penalties, including automatic suspension of your license, thousands in fines, and a maximum of 6 months jail time. In addition, you could face loss of employment and very expensive insurance payments that could seriously affect your mobility. The specially trained New Jersey DWI defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall understand the seriousness of these consequences and can provide you with the best defense available in the state. Our lawyers have undergone professional training from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the procedures of Standard Field Sobriety Testing. They have also received training from the Attorney General’s Office and are certified to operate and maintain the Alcotest machine, used to test blood alcohol levels. As former prosecutors, we have the exclusive ability to identify the weaknesses and inconsistencies in the state’s case against you. Our DUI lawyers have over 60 years of combined legal experience and have a tremendous success record in drunk driving cases. A DUI, DWI, or Refusal can mean the loss of driving privileges as well as your liberty. Call our office for a free initial consultation at 1-877-450-8301.
About Union City, New Jersey
Union City has a total area of about 1.2 square miles, and with a population of approximately 62,715 people, making it one of the most highly densely populated cities in the United States. The City is richly diverse, with a large Hispanic population, and many immigrants from Dominican Republic, and Central and South America. The many embroidery factors originally attracted many immigrants, but now its main attraction is its proximity to New York City and other large cities nearby in New Jersey. The city is an Urban Enterprise Zone, and it is known for St. Michael’s Monastery Church, Park Performing Arts Center, Union City’s Multi-Arts Festival, Cuban Day Parade, Celia Cruz Park, and Old City Hall. The city is bordered by Jersey City, West New York, North Bergen, and Weehawken.
Union City Municipal Court
If you have been charged with any type of disorderly persons offense (or misdemeanor offense), municipal ordinance violation, or vehicle offense, you are required to appear in Union City Municipal Court. Hence, for any drunk driving charge, you will go before a judge in Municipal Court. Furthermore, if you have been charged with a DWI, DUI, or Refusal, you may have to address simultaneous charges such as Speeding, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving with No Insurance, or Driving While Suspended. A drunk driving charge may also run concurrently with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Less Than 50 grams of Marijuana, Hindering the Administration of Justice, Underage Drinking, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct or Open Container of Alcohol. Our DWI defense lawyers are trained to effectively defend any type of drunk driving case, regardless of the complexity of your situation. With extensive knowledge in New Jersey drunk driving laws, we have the power to mitigate or dismiss your charges completely.
The Union City Municipal Court is located at 3715 Palisade Ave., Union City, 07087. The telephone numbers to the courthouse are: (201) 348-5763, (201) 348-5764, (201) 348-5765, and (201) 348-5766. The court is in session Mondays through Thursdays at 9:00am, and Wednesdays at 5:30pm. The Municipal Court Judges are H. Sixto L. Macias and H. Lilia A. Munoz, and the Municipal Prosecutors are James Coviello, Alan Rieman, and Craig Kojac. If you have any questions about your upcoming court appearance, you can contact the Court Administrator, Louisa Del Nodal.
Directions to Union City Municipal Court
From the South: Begin on Garden State Parkway North and continue until you reach Exit 129 for the New Jersey Turnpike. Merge onto the NJ Turnpike and stay right toward US 46/I 80/Lincoln Tunnel. After 6 ½ miles, take Exit 16E toward Lincoln Tunnel/NYC. Stay left to take NJ 495 E toward Lincoln Tunnel. Next, take the Exit toward Kennedy Blvd. Continue straight to go onto 30th St. Next, make a left onto CR 501 N/JF Kennedy Blvd. W. Make a right onto 38th St. Then, turn right onto Palisade Ave. You will see the courthouse on the right.
From the North: Begin on US 46 W. Merge onto I 95 S/ NJ Turnpike S. Continue for about 4 miles, then take Exit 17 toward Lincoln Tunnel/NYC. Stay left to take NJ 495 E toward Lincoln Tunnel. Next, take the exit to Kennedy Blvd. Continue straight to go onto 30th St. You will then make a left onto CR 501 N/JF Kennedy Blvd. W. Make a right onto 38th St. Next, turn right onto Palisade Ave. You will see the courthouse on your right.
From the West: Begin on NJ 3 E, it will become NJ 3 Express Lane E. In less than a mile, take the exit toward Kennedy Blvd. Continue straight to get to 30th St. Make a left onto CR 501 N/JF Kennedy Blvd. W. Next, make a right onto 38th St. Then make a right onto Palisade Ave. You will see the courthouse on the right.
More Helpful Information about Union City
The Union City Police Department is located at 3715 Palisade Ave., Union City. The telephone number is (201) 348-5790, and the Chief of Police is Charles Everett.
If you have any additional questions concerning Union City, you can visit the official city website at http://www.ucnj.com/.