Protecting You From Municipal Charges Large And Small
At Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., in Cherry Hill, we realize that even a small municipal offense can have a big impact on your life. Our municipal court attorneys are prepared to protect your rights and help you build the best possible defense strategy. With more than 30 years of experience representing individuals in courts across New Jersey, we are ready to help you protect your rights in municipal court.
Advocating For You In The Municipal Court System
When you face any type of municipal violation, you want to know what your chances are and what you have to do to get the best outcome to your situation. Taking a close look at your case, we will provide an analysis of your situation, including your chances of guilt or innocence. One of our tested municipal court trial lawyers will discuss your municipal charges with you face to face. You will not have to worry about showing up to court not knowing who is representing you. We are prepared to handle a wide range of cases in New Jersey municipal courts, including:
- Traffic tickets
- Driver’s license violations
- Drunk driving offenses
- Local ordinance violations
- Drug charges
We understand that municipal court can be expensive, but we also know that the consequences of a conviction can carry greater and more long-lasting effects. We offer reasonable fees and flexible payment plans, so you can get the defense you deserve.
Ask Us Your Questions About Municipal Charges
Municipal issues are immensely complex and confusing. If you have questions – and we are practically certain that you do – you can always ask one of our helpful municipal law attorneys. In this brief segment, you can take a look at a few of the questions that we hear regularly.
What is the difference between a municipal charge and a criminal charge?
A criminal charge is when someone violates the state or federal criminal law code. These are known as misdemeanors or felonies, and they can result in a sentence of jail time. Municipal charges, however, are civil offenses – not criminal. They occur when someone violates a municipal ordinance, not a criminal law.
What sentence could I get for a municipal conviction?
Don’t panic – municipal violations do not involve long-term incarceration. They usually result in a hefty fine or two. Serious offenses may result in up to 90 days in jail.
Do I really need a municipal lawyer to represent me?
Unlike with criminal charges, the state of New Jersey does not provide a free attorney to defend you in a municipal case. Without a defense lawyer, it is up to you to figure out the administrative rules, face the judge and plead your case – and you have a lot to lose. It is wise to hire a lawyer who can advise you of your rights and help you get your charges reduced or dismissed.
These are just the beginning of the questions we hear. To get more information, get in touch with us today.
Contact Our Knowledgeable Team Today
Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., is prepared to take on both simple and complex New Jersey municipal law cases. To discuss your rights and options, please call us toll-free at 856-437-0969 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation.