If you have been summoned to appear in Union 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 simple assault or possession of marijuana. Or, perhaps you have been charged with a motor vehicle violation such as reckless driving or a driving while intoxicated (DWI). You may also have received a notice entitled “First Appearance for Indictable Offenses,” in which case you may be required to appear in Union 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.
Union Township Municipal Court Information
The Union Township Municipal Court is located at 1370 Rt. 31, 3rd Floor, Annandale, New Jersey, 08801. The court office can be contacted directly at (908) 735-3730. Court hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Court sessions are every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
- Chief Judge: Honorable Edward Martin
- Municipal Prosecutor: Robert Ballard, Esq.
- Court Administrator: Cindy Hooven
For more information about the Union Township Municipal Court, visit the following website: Union Township Municipal Court.
NOTE: It is essential to confirm the specific Union court in which you are required to appear, as there are a number of Union municipalities and courts throughout 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 various Union courts in New Jersey:
- Union City Municipal Court (Union City, Hudson County): 0910
- Union Municipal Court (Annandale, Hunterdon County): 1025
- Union Municipal Court (Union, Union County): 2019
About Union Township NJ
Union Township is located in Hunterdon County New Jersey. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the township’s population was 5,908.
Helpful Links and Information About Union Township NJ
- For additional information about Union Township, visit the Union Township Official Website.
- Union Township employs the services of the New Jersey State Police, Perryville Station, located at 90 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827. The department can be contacted directly at (908) 730-7042. To learn more about the New Jersey State Police, 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 unlawful possession of prescription drugs, theft, or a “certain persons not to have weapons” offense, 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 Union Township Municipal Court case.