Former Municipal and County Prosecutors
The City of Elizabeth makes the most DWI, DUI, and Refusal arrests in all of Union County which also means that the Elizabeth Police are very experienced at properly administrating these DWI tests. The enormous amount of traffic stops is attributable to the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), I-78, Route 1/9, Route 22, Route 27, Route 28, Route 82, and Route 439 that all transverse the city. If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI, DWI, Refusal or any kind of other Traffic Offense in connection with these, then you need to get an experienced Union County DWI defense lawyer to help you. Not every lawyer knows how to properly defend a DWI charge. However, at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall we have a team of veteran lawyers who are specially trained and certified in all aspects of DWI defense from the probable cause of your DWI stop to technical intricacies of Alcotest (“breathalyzer”) readings. Our DWI defense lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience at handling DWI charges at all levels of the law including prosecuting in nearly 25 municipalities throughout New Jersey. You can contact us toll-free at 1-877-450-8301 to set up a free consultation at our law office which is conveniently located in Cranford Township.
The city of Elizabeth is the county seat of Union County, New Jersey and it is the state’s 4th largest city with a population of around 127,000. Elizabeth is a unique city in every aspect, even down to its street plan which is circular, as opposed to the usual grid plan, and centered around the central railroad station. It was also named one of “America’s 50 Greenest Cities” in 2008 and was the only city in New Jersey that was selected . The city of Elizabeth is made up of several districts including Midtown, Bayway, Elizabethport, Elmora, Frog Hollow, Keighry Head, North Elizabeth, Peterstown, The Point, and Westminster.
Elizabeth Municipal Court Information
The Elizabeth Municipal Court handles a number of different cases including disorderly persons offenses (misdemeanors), municipal ordinance offenses, and traffic offenses, These traffic offenses include DWI, DUI, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Speeding, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Everyone’s circumstances are different but in the vast majority of cases we are able to get these charges successfully downgraded or completely dismissed. Our law firm also has a renowned criminal defense practice so we can help you with any criminal charges you may have received in connection with the DWI arrest. This can include a disorderly persons offense of Resisting Arrest, Hindering the Administration of Justice, Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, Possession of drug paraphernalia, or Open Container.
The Elizabeth Municipal Courthouse is located at 1 Police Plaza in Elizabeth, NJ 07201. The courthouse can be reached by telephone at 908-558-6800, ext.2 and by fax at 908-558-1503. The court is overseen by four judges, including Chief Municipal Judge Roman A. Montes, Carl L. Marshall J.M.C., Richard Obuch J.M.C., and Daniel J. Russell J.M.C. Court sessions are held every day during the week beginning at 8:45 am and also at 6 pm on Monday thru Wednesday. DWI’s are specifically heard on Thursdays at 4 pm. The Municipal Prosecutors in Elizabeth are Norma Murgado, Lawrence Centanni, Patricia Mack, Vito Mazza, Tangerla Mitchell-Thomas, Ashton E. Thomas and the number for the prosecutor’s office is (908-558-6855).
Directions to Elizabeth Municipal Court
From the South: Take the Garden State Parkway North to exit 129. Take ramp toward New Jersey Turnpike North (I-95 N) and merge onto New Jersey Turnpike North. Take the Bayway Ave Exit off the New Jersey Turnpike and continue on Bayway Ave and keep right at fork to stay on Bayway Ave. Then make a right at S Broad Street and take the 3rd right onto US-1 N/US-9 N and then make a left onto E Grand Street.
From the North: Take Route 3 to Route 21 South toward Newark. Make a left on South Street and take the US-1S/US-9S/I-78 ramp to I-95 and Newark Airport. Merge onto US-1 S/US-9 S and make a right at East Grand Street.
From the West: Take I-78 East to Exit 57 for Route 21 North and keep left at the fork. Then turn slight left toward Route 1 South/Route 9 South and take the ramp onto Route 1 South/Route 9 South. Then right at E Grand Street.
Other Helpful Information Regarding Your Elizabeth DWI
Elizabeth Police Department
The Elizabeth Police Station is located at 1 Police Plaza, Elizabeth NJ 07201 and the telephone number is 908-558-2000. The Police Records Officer is Captain Matthew Zalinsky.
Elizabeth Homepage: If you would like any further information regarding Elizabeth then you can follow the link provided http://www.elizabethnj.org/.