Traffic Offenses in Federal Court

NJ Traffic Defense Lawyer: Federal Court

If you have received a summons or ticket for a traffic offense from a federal law enforcement officer such as a member of the Fort Monmouth Police Department, Fort Dix Police Department or a ranger from the National Parks Service, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall for a free initial consultation. Traffic offenses issued by federal law enforcement officers in New Jersey are heard at the United States District Court at Fort Monmouth, the United States District Court at Fort Dix, and the District Courts located in Newark and Trenton. The related cases are ruled upon by a federal magistrate and the proceedings have a tendency of becoming much more involved than what would otherwise be the case in a New Jersey municipal court.

There are many federal installations in New Jersey with roadways monitored by federal officers including:

  • Fort Dix and the Fort Dix Police Department
  • Fort Monouth and the Fort Monmouth Police Department
  • The Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock, and the United States Park Service

  • Picatinny Arsenal
  • Naval Weapons Station Earle
  • Naval Air Station at Lakehurst

All of these federal military installations or parks have their own law enforcement officers that issue motor vehicle offenses such as speeding, DWI, driving while suspended, and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle. If you have been issued a traffic ticket or traffic offense while on federal property or by a federal law enforcement officer, you must appear in front of a federal magistrate. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall to talk to an experienced traffic offense lawyer for assistance in your legal matter.