Contact Our Hoboken or Jersey City Office If You Have Been Charged With A Criminal Offense, DWI Or Serious Traffic Violation in Secaucus New Jersey
Although Secaucus is often referred to as the most suburban municipality in Hudson County, there are plenty of individuals charged with criminal offenses, DWI and motor vehicle violations. There is no question that the presence of the New Jersey Turnpike, New Jersey Route 3, the Secaucus Outlets, Walmart and Mill Creek Mall, as well as a robust population of approximately 16,264, enhance the opportunities for charges in the town. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are in tune with this circumstance as litigators that routinely appear in Secaucus Municipal Court and at the Hudson County Superior Court.
Our firm has the attributes to help you win your case. We are a team of ten (10) criminal lawyers that possess almost 200 years of collective experience. Most of the attorneys are also former prosecutors who served at either the county or municipal court level. Whether you are facing a indictable crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree, or a municipal court charge for a disorderly persons offense, we have a history of success in handling cases like yours.
Contact our Jersey City or Hoboken Office for assistance. We can make arrangements to appear at Central Judicial Processing, discuss your best defenses to the charge or provide any other guidance you need. Call 201-309-0500 to speak to a lawyer immediately.
Secaucus Municipal Court
Most of the charges issued by the Secaucus Police or State Troopers Patrolling the Turnpike fall under the jurisdiction of the Secaucus Municipal Court. The types of cases we are referring to are those falling within the category of a disorderly persons offense, DWI or traffic ticket. Over the period from July 2017 through June 2018, there were 1,138 misdemeanor criminal charges, 72 DWI and 5,286 moving traffic tickets filed in Secaucus. The chart below contains links to Secaucus resource pages that can help you will specific types of charges.
Do not be confused into thinking that municipal court charges cannot severely impact your life. A disorderly persons offense for simple assault, obstructing the administration of law, shoplifting, harassment, resisting arrest, lewdness or similar violation carries the possibility of up to six (6) months in the county jail. There is also the possibility for thousands of dollars in fines and other life changing consequences for a serious traffic ticket or summons. For example, a repeat offense for driving while suspended, driving without insurance or DWI subjects a motorist to a period of incarceration. The point to be taken from all of this is that you need to, at a minimum, consult an attorney before you walk into Secaucus Municipal Court so you know what you are up against and what can be done to avoid a conviction.
Indictable Criminal Charges Issued In Secaucus
When someone is arrested and charged with a crime of the first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree, the offense is said to be “indictable”. What this means is that the case involves a felony that can only result in conviction if a grand jury indicts the accused. These types of proceedings fall outside the authority of a municipal court and must be sent to the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City New Jersey. The most common indictable crimes arising in Secaucus include:
- aggravated assault
- possession of cocaine and other drugs
- distribution of CDS (e.g. marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, Xanax, etc.)
- shoplifting ($200 or more in merchandise)
- bad checks
- prescription drug charges
- possession of an illegal handgun
- violation of a restraining order,
- terroristic threats
Allegations falling within this grading can be extremely serious. A first degree crime like robbery or distribution of over 5 ounces of cocaine carries 10-20 years in prison. A second degree crime, including eluding and aggravated assault, can result in incarceration for 5-10 years. The largest segment of crimes fall within the third degree range yet they still involve the potential for up to 5 years of imprisonment. Even a fourth degree crime, for example, resisting arrest or possession of prescription drugs, can trigger an 18 month sentence. Enlisting the services of an accomplished criminal attorney is clearly in your best interests if you are facing an offense that is indictable in nature.
Our Highly Skilled Secaucus Criminal Attorneys Are Ready To Assist You
Our lawyers are well aware of how confusing and possibly even overwhelming a criminal arrest can feel. We are confident that a consultation with an attorney on our team can alleviate these feelings. You will learn exactly what the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can do to avert a negative outcome. To discuss your case with a lawyer now, call 201-309-0500.
Secaucus Resources You May Be Interested In Consulting