DUI Attorneys in Belmar, New Jersey
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represent individuals who have received criminal charges or a motor vehicle offense, including DWI, in the Borough of Belmar (“Belmar”). The attorneys at our law firm are Monmouth County DUI defense lawyers experienced in defending individuals charged with DUI. If you were arrested for driving while intoxicated, one of our 7 defense lawyers is available to assist you immediately. Our team includes former prosecutors from Monmouth County who have even resided in Belmar. Please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment as initial consultations with our lawyers are free of charge.
Belmar is located in Southern Monmouth County and its main attraction is its beaches. Thousands of individuals vacation and visit the town each summer, enjoying the beaches, ocean, restaurants, and bars. The town attracts significant tourism and conducts a large seafood festival, a professional beach volleyball tournament, and a summer concert series. The town also boasts one of the largest St. Patricks Day Parades in the North East. Belmar has a reputation for possessing a vibrant night life and, given the high consumption of alcohol associated with the tavern business and the large number of young adults visiting the town, Belmar issues a significant number of DWI summonses and other alcohol related offenses every year.
The municipalities surrounding Belmar include Avon, Bradley Beach, Spring Lake, Lake Como, and Wall Township. Its major roadways are State Highway 34, State Highway 138, State Highway 35, Route 71, and Route 18. Highway 71 is a major artery along the beachfront communities in southern Monmouth County.
Belmar Municipal Court
The Municipal Court of Belmar is a court of limited jurisdiction with authority to decide traffic offenses, disorderly persons offenses, and ordinance violations. The disorderly persons offenses heard in Belmar Municipal Court include:
- Assault or Simple Assault
- Resisting Arrest
- Disorderly Conduct
- Criminal Mischief
- Issuing a Bad Check
- Hinding Apprehension or the Administration of Justice
Belmar also has its own laws, referred to as ordinances, which govern conduct within the town and which are also heard in the Municipal Court. The ordinance violations frequently encountered include disorderly conduct and public intoxication, noise violations, open alcohol in public, and overcrowding. All of these charges are decided by a judge rather than a jury, and the cases are typically resolved the same day.
The Belmar Municipal Court is located at 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey 07719. The Municipal Court telephone number is (732) 681-3700 and the Court meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 1 & 4 P.M. The Municipal Court Judge is the Honorable Dennis Lavender and the Municipal Prosecutor is Stephen Schueler, Esq. The Court Administor is Kathryn Garrecht and she can be reached by telephone at 732-681-3700, x 203. Criminal lawyers can generally conference cases with the prosecutor in a conference room maintained on a secured corridor of the Belmar Courthouse which can only be accessed by defense attorneys.
Belmar Police Department
The Police Department is also located at 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey 07719. The telephone number for the police department is (732) 681-1700. Additional information regarding the Belmar Police department can be found on the municipal website at http://www.belmar.com/.
Directions to the Municipal Complex & Municipal Court
Take Exit 98 off of the Garden State Parkway and follow signs for State Highway 138 Eastbound. Proceed on State Highway 138 until it ends at its junction with State Highway 35. Proceed on State Highway 35 and make a right on 8th Avenue (this is just before the bridge). Proceed on 8th Avenue until you reach Main Street (first traffic light). Make a left on Main Street and the Municipal Complex and Municipal Court is approximately two blocks down on the left hand side of the street.
A lawyer from our law firm is ready to assist you. Please contact us so that an experienced criminal defense attorney can develop a strategy to defend the charges against you.
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