Seaside Park Criminal Defense Lawyer and DWI Attorney
Former Monmouth County Prosecutor: Jonathan F. Marshall
Situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, The Borough of Seaside Park has a rich tradition and is a popular choice for vacationers planning a summer getaway. With its clean, well maintained, white-sand beaches that seem to go on for miles, and exciting nightlife, Seaside Park attracts millions of visitors each summer. The Funtown Pier, which sits at the far north reaches of the boardwalk, boast an impressive selection of rides and amusements certain to entertain both the young and old. A short car ride away is Island Beach State Park. The park consist of miles of untouched and undeveloped immaculate beaches and dunes, guaranteeing a peaceful and relaxing beach experience. For most, a weekend or weeks vacation at Seaside Park ends too soon, with the only regret being that it couldn’t last longer. However, others find themselves feeling a different sort of regret.
The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall understand that a relaxing summer vacation can quickly turn into a nightmare when you or a loved one is arrested by the Police. As could be expected, many of the charged offenses are alcohol related. For example, DWI, assault, fighting, resisting/eluding, hindering, criminal mischief, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, possession of less than fifty grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public intoxication are some of the more common offenses. These offenses can be charged as indictable crimes, non-indictable disorderly persons charges, municipal ordinance violations, motor vehicle summonses, or a combination of several different categories of offenses. Many times, a night of fun can result in an individual receiving complaints for second or third degree charges. The consequences are often unforeseen and much harsher than could be expected. However, the criminal attorneys at our law firm believe that lapses in judgment should not result in long term, life altering punishment. Call our law offices today for a free consultation. A defense lawyer at our firm will explain the charges against you and lay out the best and worst case scenarios, including available defenses. You may feel more comfortable meeting a criminal attorney face to face. We will be happy to schedule you for a consultation at the office location that is most convenient for you.
Seaside Park Municipal Court
The Seaside Park Municipal Court hears what are often thought of as less serious matters, such as disorderly persons offenses, traffic matters, DWI, and municipal ordinance violations. Sometimes people refer to less serious offenses as misdemeanor charges. However, a conviction for disorderly persons offenses carries with it up to 6 months in jail, and the penalties for DWI are stiff. Furthermore, if convicted, or in some cases even arrested, a permanent record may be on file with the State Police. A criminal record could make obtaining future employment difficult. Put another way, there are no minor offenses and charges of every sort carry with them unforeseen consequences, including traffic tickets. A good lawyer can help you avoid the pitfalls and prepare a defense. Or if a negotiated plea is the best option, be rest assured that you are in good hands with the a former prosecutor.
The Seaside Park Municipal Court is in session the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. The phone number for the court is 732-793-5116 and the FAX number is 732-793-2195. The presiding Judge is the Honorable Frank. S. Salzar. The Court Administrator is Kathy Smith and the Deputy Court Administrator is Lisa Rielly. The Prosecutor is Bonnie Peterson and the Public Defender is Louis Macchiaverna. In order to qualify for the Public Defender, the defendant must fill out an application. Qualification is based upon the pre-established income guidelines. The number for the police department is 732-793-8000. Typically, when you arrive at the Court, you will have to check in with the clerk. If you are represented, your attorney may check in for you. Represented defendants are usually reached first, eliminating significant waiting times.
Directions to the Municipal Court
Garden State Parkway to exit 82 for Rt-37 East towards Seaside Heights/Island Beach State Park. Merge onto Rt 37 West for 6.8 Miles. Merge onto Rt 35 South for 0.6 miles. Turn right on N. Central Ave./ Rt 35 for .04 miles. Turn right on I st. I street turns left and becomes N. Bayview Avenue for .08 miles. Turn Left at 7th Avenue. 1 Municipal Plaza is .01 miles up on the right side.
Ocean County Superior Court
In New Jersey, more serious offenses are called indictable crimes. Most states call these offenses felonies. Indictables are distinguished from disorderly persons offenses by the severity of the possible penalties, mainly the amount of jail time involved. It is quite often the case that the line between these two categories of offenses is blurry and can be crossed very easily. A consensual altercation becomes an aggravated assault, an arrest becomes a resisting charge, a traffic stop results in an arrest for a possession of drugs or DWI, etc. An experienced lawyer knows when the charges against the defendant can not be proved because pivotal elements of the offense are lacking. The Attorneys at our firm are not afraid of a trial and know hoe to negotiate a favorable plea deal if necessary. If you have been indicted or if your case is in the pre indictment phase, it is never too early or late to enlist the services of an attorney at our criminal defense firm. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An arrest is a traumatic ordeal and good advice is the first step towards fixing the problem.
Directions to The Ocean County Superior Court
The Ocean County Courthouse is located at 118 Washington St, Toms River, NJ 08754 The Court phone number is 732-929-2042. The number for the Sheriff’s Office is 732-929-2044.
To get to the Court take the Garden State Parkway to exit 82 for Rt-37 East towards Seaside Heights/Island Beach State Park. Merge onto Rt 37 West for 0.3 Miles. Take a right on Main Street for 0.7 miles. Take a left on Washington. The Courthouse is locates 0.2 miles ahead.
If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, municipal ordinance violation, DWI, or any other motor vehicle related matter, call the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall today to speak with a criminal defense attorney at our firm. The first step to addressing a run in with the law is hiring a lawyer that you feel confident putting your fate in his or her hands. As always, initial consultations are free of charge.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has office locations at 157 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701 and at 216 North Avenue East, Cranford, New Jersey, 07016. Our Phone number is 732-450-8300. We handle all types of criminal and traffic offenses, including disorderly persons offenses (i.e. theft, assault, shoplifting, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, criminal mischief), DWI, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, resisting arrest, and all ordinance violations. We also appear regularly in Superior Courts state wide and defend individuals charged with indictable offenses (i.e. possession of CDS, aggravated assault, prescription drug fraud, etc.