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If you have been summoned to appear in Readington 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 shoplifting or stalking. Or, perhaps you have been charged with a motor vehicle violation such as driving under the influence of drugs or leaving the scene of an accident. You may also have received a notice entitled “First Appearance for Indictable Offenses,” in which case you may be required to appear in Readington 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.
Readington Municipal Court Information
The Readington Municipal Court is located at 509 Route 523, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, 08889. The court office can be contacted directly at (908)534-2414. Court office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Court sessions are typically held on the first, second, and fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
- Chief Judge: Honorable Gerard J. Shamey, J.M.C.
- Court Administrator: Kimberly Marino
For more information about the Readington Municipal Court, visit the following website: Readington Municipal Court.
About Readington NJ
Readington Township was created through Royal Charter on July 15, 1730 and remains the largest township in Hunterdon County. The township spans nearly 48-square miles and has a population of 16,126 according to the most recent U.S. Census data.
Helpful Links and Information About Readington NJ
- For additional information about Readington, visit the Readington Official Website.
- The Readington Police Department can be contacted at (908)534-4031. To learn more about the Readington 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 assault with a deadly weapon, drug distribution, or endangering the welfare of a child, 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 Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall in Flemington at 908-824-0855 or in Somerville at 908 722-1011 for a free consultation about your Readington Municipal Court case.
Common Readington Municipal Court Offenses
There are some violations that are more common than others in Readington. The headings below are charges that are frequently heard in the municipal court:
- Simple Assault. A misdemeanor assault charge is referred to as simple assault in New Jersey. The precise term used to describe this grade of criminal violation is a “disorderly persons offense”. You can be convicted of simple assault in Readington if someone attempts to cause, knowingly causes or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, negligently causes injury with a deadly weapon or puts another person in imminent fear of serious bodily injury through physical menacing. For more information on Readington simple assault charges click here.
- Disorderly Conduct. A disorderly persons offense for disorderly conduct is extremely common in municipal court. It is a broadly drafted violation that is intended to address a wide range of disruptive behavior in public places including, but not limited to, fighting, threatening or tumultuous conduct in public places. To learn more about Readington disorderly conduct, click here.
- DWI in Readington
- Driving While Suspended. Whether someone is suspended for failure to pay surcharges, a court imposed order, DWI, an administrative suspension from the NJ Division of Motor Vehicles for too many points or some other reason, a N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 conviction in Readington Municipal Court has potentially serious consequences. You will not only face additional suspension, hefty fines but also the possibility of jail. Click to learn more about a Readington driving while suspended offense.
- Speeding. A traffic ticket for speeding is probably the most highly encountered violation in the municipal court of Readington. Motorist frequently make the mistake of paying a speeding summons before learning about the surcharges, increased insurance costs, points and other ramifications of a guilty plea. You can click here to obtain the information you need about a Readington speeding ticket.
- Shoplifting. You can be charged with retail theft, commonly referred to as shoplifting, if you engage in one of six types of behavior prohibited by N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11. When the merchandise has a value of less than $200, shoplifting is a disorderly persons offense. This grade of shoplifting is heard in Readington Municipal Court.
- Criminal Mischief
- Driving Without Insurance. A first offense for driving without insurance results in a mandatory license suspension of one year. The penalties are obviously even worse for a second offense with jail becoming mandatory. If you were issued a no insurance ticket in Readington you therefore need to know what you are up against. For more information on this motor vehicle summons click here.
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident. An individual can expect to be issued tickets for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident when they fail to remain at the site of a collision. A summons for either of these motor vehicle charges needs to be taken seriously and your first step is to learn what you are up against if you find yourself charged with 39:4-129 or 39:4-130. For more in depth discuss of these charges click here.
- Marijuana Possession
- Obstructing the Administration of Law. The offense of obstructing the administration of law, which is also often referred to as hindering, is triggered when someone provides false information to the police or engages in some other effort to derail or obstruct an investigation. If you were arrested for obstructing, you can learn more about this offense by clicking here.
Hunterdon County criminal defense lawyers at our firm are ready to discuss any of these or another offense in more detail in a free initial consultation. Do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.