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Clinton Township spans 33 miles and ranks third in population in Hunterdon County with 13,478 residents so it only makes sense that more than a few individuals are charged with criminal and serious traffic offenses in the municipality. In point of fact, approximately 200 individual are arrested for indictable crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree crime, and another 600 or so for some variety of disorderly persons offense each year. There are also over 6,000 tickets for moving traffic violation like speeding, reckless driving, driving while suspended and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. The key for anyone facing charges in Clinton Township Municipal Court or at the Hunterdon County Superior Court is to hire a criminal defense attorney that is skilled in defending the particular charge and familiar with the court system.
The team of lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the qualifications you need. Our unique and truly rare credentials include:
- Over 200 years experience defending municipal court and superior court offenses arising in Clinton Township and elsewhere in Hunderdon County
- 12 Attorneys who specialize in criminal and traffic defense exclusively
- Former county and municipal prosecutors that have served as Director of Major Crimes, the Drug Task Force, Special Investigation, Juvenile Unit and even an entire Trial Division
- Certified criminal trial attorneys
- Awards and distinctions such as Top 100 Criminal Attorneys from National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Avvo 10.0, and 10 Leaders in New Jersey Criminal and DWI Defense
If you or someone you love has been charged with a criminal or traffic offense in Clinton NJ, you are encouraged to contact our Hunterdon County Office at 908-824-0855 for a free initial consultation. We are available 24/7 to assist you.
Disorderly Persons Offense or a Motor Vehicle Charges in Clinton New Jersey
Most of the charges issued by the Clinton Township Police Department and New Jersey State Police (i.e. patrol the portion of Interstate 78 falling within the town) involve either traffic tickets or disorderly persons offenses as the previously discussed statistics illustrate. These types of cases fall under the jurisdiction of the Clinton Township Municipal Court. This is where your charge will be heard if you are facing:
- Simple Assault
- Bad Checks
- Driving Without Insurance
- Reckless Driving
- Marijuana Possession
- Disorderly Conduct
- Resisting Arrest
- Criminal Mischief
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Clinton Township Municipal Court Information
The Clinton Township Municipal Court is located at 1370 Route 31 N, 3rd Floor, Annandale, New Jersey, 08801. The court office can be contacted directly at (908) 735-3730. Court office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Court sessions are held every Wednesday.
- Chief Judge: Honorable Eric Perkins
- Municipal Prosecutor: Katharine Errickson, Esq.
- Court Administrator: Lynn Lorenz
For more information about the Clinton Township Municipal Court, visit the following website: Clinton Township Municipal Court.
First, Second, Third or Fourth Degree Crime in Clinton Township
When someone arrested for a criminal offense that is indictable, it must to referred to the Hunterdon County Superior Court in Flemington New Jersey for resolution. The reason is because charges of this nature fall outside the jurisdiction and authority of the local municipal court in Clinton Township. You fall within this scenario if you were charged with a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime such as:
- CDS Distribution
- Aggravated Assault
- Criminal Contempt
- Credit Card Fraud/Theft
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Theft by Deception
- Terroristic Threat
- Sexual Assault
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
- Identity Theft
- Possession of Cocaine/Heroin/Ecstasy/Methamphetamine/LSD
You should also know that your case will be heard at the county courthouse if it involves a temporary or final restraining order, or a juvenile matter. The reason that this types of matters are also reserved to the superior court is because they fall under the jurisdiction of the family court.
The penalties for an indictable are severe so it is pivotal that you retain the very best Hunterdon County criminal lawyer you can find if you are facing this type of charge. The prison term is up to 18 months for a fourth degree crime, up to 5 years for a third degree crime, 5-10 years for a second degree crime and 10-20 years for a first degree crime. There is no room for a misstep if you have been charged with this type of offense given the risk of incarceration. Hiring the right attorney is clearly a must.
About Clinton Township NJ
Clinton is a township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, with a population of 13,478, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.
Helpful Links and Information About Clinton Township NJ
- For additional information about Clinton Township, visit the Clinton Township Official Website.
- The Clinton Township Police Department can be contacted at (908) 735-6000. To learn more about the Clinton Township Police Department, visit their official website.
Criminal Defense Attorney in Clinton New Jersey
It should be readily apparent that there are very few instances where it is anything but foolish to handle a charge in Clinton Township on your own. License suspension, significant fines and even imprisonment can frequently be in play so selecting a talented lawyer to defend your offense is extremely important. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall clearly possess experience that is rare to ensure you receive the best representation in your case. Lawyers on our staff are available around the clock to assist with questions, make a jail visit, discuss a detention hearing or any other aspect of a charge.
Contact the Flemington Office of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall at 908-824-0855 for a free consultation about your Clinton Township Municipal Court case.