Garwood Criminal & Traffic Offenses

Former Prosecutor and Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Borough of Garwood is an emerging New Jersey suburb. Recent developments include a luxury condominium complex within walking distance of the local train station. The train offers easy access to the city, and commuters appreciate the convenience of this advantageously located municipality. Garwood is within thirty minutes of NYC, and the area itself offers great restaurants and bars. However, as veritable suburb of NYC, Garwood and the surrounding townships have very active police departments. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall defend those charged or arrested for criminal and traffic offenses, including DWI and drug possession, in Garwood. Our attorneys understand the way that an arrest or issuance of traffic summons can complicate your life. We also know that the repercussions do not necessarily end at the courtroom doors. Continued obligations to the state can affect an individual’s ability to obtain employment, borrow money, obtain a license, etc. If you have been arrested, charged, or issued a ticket in Garwood, call our offices today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who will gladly answer all of your questions. As always, initial consultations are free. An attorney will take the time to explain the nature of the charges against you, the penalties, and the available defenses.

Garwood Municipal Court

The Garwood Municipal Court hears misdemeanor or non-indictable offenses (e.g. petty possession of drugs), and traffic matters. An example of common charges heard at the municipal court level are speeding infractions and other moving violations, reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, DWI, disorderly conduct, harassment, simple assault, resisting arrest, driving while suspended or revoked, driving while uninsured or without insurance, and leaving the scene of the accident. A conviction for these offenses can result in jail time, fines, a criminal record, and/or a suspended license. For this reason, the lawyers at the our law offices suggest enlisting the services of a lawyer who will put in the time and effort necessary to achieve the best possible outcome.

The Garwood Municipal Court is in the municipal building located at 403 South Avenue, Garwood, New Jersey 07027. The phone number for the Court is 908-789-0780, and the fax number is 908-789-6414. The Court offices are open Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm. The Honorable Susan M. MacMullen is the presiding judge. The Court Administrator is Martha L. Marino. The Prosecutor is Steven H. Merman. The Court is in session Mondays at 7pm. For additional information about the Garwood Municipal Court, please visit

Direction to the Garwood Municipal Court

From the South and the North: Gardens State Parkway to exit 135. Follow signs for Central Avenue/Westfield. Follow Central Ave for approx. 3 miles. At the intersection of Central and South Avenues, take a right turn onto South Ave. Follow South Avenue for approx. 1 mile. The Garwood Municipal Building will be on the right side.

If you have been charged or arrested in Garwood, please call our office to speak with a criminal defense attorney. A lawyer will answer your questions and suggest the best course of action in your case. Our lawyers are available 24/7 and initial consultations with our attorneys are always without charge. Please do not hesitate to give our law firm a call.

The Law offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is located at 216 North Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016, defends individuals charged and arrested for DWI, resisting arrest, simple assault, harassment, driving while suspended or revoked, reckless driving, speeding, criminal mischief, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without insurance (uninsured), DUI, refusal, disorderly conduct, in Garwood Municipal Court, 403 South Ave., Garwood, New Jersey 07027.