If you have been summoned to appear in Raritan Township Municipal Court and charged with an offense, there are a number of circumstances which may apply in your case. First, you may be accused of a low-level criminal offense such as possession of marijuana under 50 grams or possession of drug paraphernalia. Or, perhaps you have been charged with a motor vehicle violation such as refusal to submit to a breath test or reckless driving. You may also have received a notice entitled “First Appearance for Indictable Offenses,” in which case you may be required to appear in Raritan Township Municipal Court before your case is transferred to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for review and a potential Grand Jury Indictment. In order to effectively navigate through the complex process necessary to resolve your legal matter, it is critical to identify and enlist an experienced legal advocate who can ensure that you are thoroughly protected. Understanding the legal avenues which may be available to you will allow you to make informed, confident decisions with your future in mind.
At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our seasoned team of defense lawyers pride themselves of client relationships, shared trust, and a collaborative approach to crafting highly effective defenses that position our clients for the best chances of success. Our consistent track record of success has earned us notable distinctions among those in our field, such as Top 100 Criminal Attorneys from National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in New Jersey, and 10 Leaders in New Jersey Criminal and DWI Defense. Regardless of these honors, we consider our satisfied clients our greatest source of pride. If you or someone you love has been charged with a criminal or traffic offense, please contact our Somerset County Offices at 908 722-1011 for a free initial consultation. We are available 24/7 to assist you.
Raritan Township Municipal Court Information
The Raritan Township Municipal Court is located at One Municipal Drive, Flemington, New Jersey, 08822. The court office can be contacted directly at (908) 782-8818. The court office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Court sessions are held five times per month with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions.
- Chief Judge: Honorable Joseph S. Novak
- Municipal Prosecutor: Robert A. Ballard Jr., Esq.
- Court Administrator: Lynne M. Timlin
For more information about the Raritan Township Municipal Court, visit the following website: Raritan Township Municipal Court.
NOTE: It is essential to confirm the specific Raritan court in which you are required to appear, as there are two separate Raritan municipalities and courts in New Jersey. The court code on your complaint or summons is the easiest way to confirm the court and is a four-digit number typically referred to as “Court ID.” The following are the court codes for the Raritan courts in New Jersey:
- Raritan Borough Municipal Court (Somerset County): 1816
- Raritan Township Municipal Court (Hunterdon County): 1021
About Raritan Township NJ
Raritan Township is a township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, with a population of 22,185. Raritan was incorporated as a township by the New Jersey Legislature in 1838. Flemington was formed within the township in 1870, and became an independent borough in 1910.
Helpful Links and Information About Raritan Township NJ
- For additional information about Raritan Township, visit the Raritan Township Official Website.
- The Raritan Township Police Department can be contacted at (908) 782-8889. To learn more about the Raritan Township Police Department, visit their official website.
Understanding your New Jersey Criminal or Traffic Case
The New Jersey Justice System is composed of certain distinct units, each of which is granted specific powers under State Law. New Jersey’s Constitution describes this organizational structure as follows: “Judicial power shall be vested in a Supreme Court, a Superior Court, County Courts, and inferior courts of limited jurisdiction.” The relevance of these divisions is immediately revealed when you or someone you love has been charged with a criminal offense or motor vehicle violation, as the nature of the crime, the degree of the charge, and the location of the offense will determine the legal venue in which your case is ultimately adjudicated. For example, if you have been accused of a felony, meaning a first, second, third, or fourth degree crime, such as burglary, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, or prescription fraud, your case will be transferred to the Superior Court in the county in which the alleged offense occurred. On the other hand, charges for lower-level criminal offenses, known as disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses, will be heard and decided at the local Municipal Court in the municipality where your charges originated. Lastly, if you are a juvenile, general procedure dictates that your case be heard in the Family Division of the Superior Court in your county of residence.
Contact the Somerset County offices of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall at 908-722-1011 for a free consultation about your Raritan Township Municipal Court case.