Hoboken Municipal Court

Contact Our Hoboken Office To Discuss Your Criminal, DWI or Traffic Offense With An Accomplished Defense Lawyer

Hoboken Municipal Court is the place where all disorderly persons offenses issued in the city are adjudicated including summons/complaints for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, simple assault, drug possession (marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs) and obstructing the administration of law.An extraordinarily high amount of criminal charges are filed in the City of Hoboken every year. Our firm happens to be one of the largest in the state and handles countless cases annually in Hoboken Municipal Court, as well as more serious indictable offenses that are sent to the Hudson County Superior Court for resolution. Our connection to the community are extensive as our founder, Jonathan F. Marshall, Esq., was born and raised in the area. Whether you were charged with disorderly conduct, simple assault, resisting arrest, aggravated assault, drug possession, CDS distribution or another offense by the Hoboken Police, our Hoboken criminal lawyers have the qualifications to ensure that the best defense is presented on your behalf.

We are the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, a team of ten (10) lawyers that can offer you:

  • 200 years of combined experience handling clients charged with a variety of criminal and traffic offenses in Hoboken
  • Representation by a staff that specializes exclusively in defending those accused of violating the law
  • Former county and municipal prosecutors that include a Director of the Drug Task Force, Major Crimes, Juvenile, Special Operations and an entire Trial Division
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys
  • An office located in Hoboken to conveniently serve those arrested in the jurisdiction

We certainly know our way around the court system and, more importantly, how to get the result you need to protect your future. Contact our Hoboken Office at (201) 932-2288 to obtain a free initial consultation with a lawyer immediately.

Criminal Charge in Hoboken New Jersey

The list of criminal offenses that can result in an arrest in the Hudson County municipality of Hoboken is almost endless but some charges certainly arise more frequently than others. Disorderly persons offenses like simple assault, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, obstructing and resisting arrest definitely fall within this category. A violation within this grade falls within the jurisdiction of the Hoboken Municipal Court.

  • Location: 94 Washington Street, Hoboken New Jersey, 07030
  • Court Schedule:
    • Tuesday – Thursday: 9 am
    • Tuesday: 6 pm
  • Phone Numbers:
    •  Court Administrator: 1-201-420-2127
    • General Info: 1-201-420-2120
  • Chief Judge: Michael A. Mongiello, P.J.M.C.

There are also many indictable crimes of the first, second, third and fourth degree issued in the city but those are sent to Central Judicial Processing since they are indictable in nature and can only be dealt with at the county courthouse in Jersey City. The most common charges of this nature handled by our Hoboken criminal defense lawyers are aggravated assault, felony drug possession (e.g. cocaine, ecstasy, prescription medications, etc.), terroristic threats and burglary. The image below is intended to provide you with a perspective on what we are referring to in terms of the breakdown of indictable crimes and disorderly persons offenses issued in Hoboken.

The statistics for disorderly persons offenses, indictable crimes, dwi and moving traffic offenses issued the City of Hoboken are published annually by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts.

Irrespective of the type of offense filed against you in Hoboken, it is important that you have an idea of your risk exposure prior to making a decision as to who to hire as your attorney. The headings below outline the penalties that apply to each grade of offense set forth in the New Jersey Criminal Code.

  • Disorderly Persons Offense. This grade of charge is heard in Hoboken Municipal Court and is considered a misdemeanor. Notwithstanding, it results in a criminal record and penalties that include up to 6 months in the county jail, probation, community service, license suspension, counseling and up to a $1,000 fine. Harassment, shoplifting (less than $200 of merchandise), lewdness, prostitution, obstructing the administration of law and resisting arrest are the most common of these offenses.
  • Fourth Degree Crime. The lowest grade of indictable offense someone can be arrested for in Hoboken is a fourth degree crime. You face up to 18 months in prison and a fine that can reach $10,000 if convicted of this type of felony. Common fourth degree charges include possession of prescription drugs (e.g. Xanax, Oxycodone, etc.), criminal mischief, violation of a restraining order and trespass.
  • Third Degree Crime. The category of indictable charges that comprise the highest number of Hoboken felony criminal charges is third degree. An individual may be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison and fined up to $15,000 for a third degree crime. Burglary, possession of cocaine or heroin, terroristic threats, eluding, credit card theft and distribution of marijuana are frequently filed crimes of this nature.
  • Second Degree Crime. A charge of this nature results in 5-10 years in a New Jersey State prison, as well as a fine of up to $150,000. Offenses like eluding, aggravated assault and CDS/drug distribution can also fall within this grade under certain circumstances. Strong-arm robbery (i.e. no weapon used), sexual assault, unlawful possession of a weapon (e.g. illegal handgun) and certain persons in possession of a firearm are all offenses falling under the second degree range.
  • First Degree Crime. Criminal offenses of this nature are somewhat rare in Hoboken although they do arises many times during the year. Homicide, armed robbery, distribution of more than 5 ounces of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, money laundering and leader of a narcotics trafficking network charges are some of the first degree crimes encountered in the city. A conviction for a first degree results in 10-20 years in prison and a fine that can reach $200,000.

The penalties if you are convicted of even a Hoboken disorderly persons offense are clearly consequential. This will hopefully lead to a serious approach when it comes to selecting an attorney to defend your charge. In this regard, be certain to take a close look at the biographies of the attorneys you are considering and, in particular, how long they have actually been in practice. You will probably be very surprised as to how some of the puffery you read does not match up with actual experience. At our firm, there is no risk taking as the majority of the lawyers on staff have at least fifteen (15) years in criminal defense under their belt and have also served as a prosecutor in the past.  

Hoboken DWI & Other Traffic Tickets

Hoboken NJ DUI LawyersHoboken New Jersey has turned into one of the most desirable locations for young adults to live due, in large part, to popular nightlife attractions and proximity to New York City. With such a happening nightlife, their should be no surprise that Hoboken Municipal Court deals with a tremendous amount of alcohol driven offenses, including driving while intoxicated (“DWI”). Thousands of other traffic and motor vehicle summonses are also issued by the Hoboken Police and Port Authority Officers patrolling in the city.  The most common tickets are speeding, reckless driving, driving while suspended, leaving the scene of an accident and operating without insurance. It is important that you consult an experienced traffic attorney at our firm for a free consultation since a conviction has much significant consequences than most individuals anticipate until after the fact. You will be fined, have motor vehicle points imposed, face escalating insurance rates and could even have your privileges suspended. This is why you should take the time to speak to one of our lawyers before attempting to deal with a ticket on your own.

Hoboken, New Jersey Criminal Attorneys

Hoboken, New Jersey is located on the eastern side of Hudson County, directly on the Hudson River.  The City itself is only 1.2 square miles; however, since it is such a desirable location for up and coming professionals, it has a population of over 50,000. Hoboken is also well known for its access to public transportation. With its close proximity to New York City, most commuters tend to enter the City every day just to catch the path to New York. For more information on the City of Hudson please click here.

Criminal Attorneys in Hoboken, New Jersey

While searching for a criminal attorney it is imperative that you seek out an experienced Hoboken criminal defense attorney. An attorney who is familiar with the court and its workings can make a huge difference when trying to defend your rights. The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has over fifteen years of experience defending individuals whom have been charged with driving under the influence, assault, cocaine possession, terroristic threats and harassment in the Hoboken Municipal Court. If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Hoboken Municipal Court and would like an free initial consolation with any one of our eight Hudson County, New Jersey criminal defense lawyers please contact our Hoboken Office directly at 201.932.2288.