Local Ordinance Violations
A weekend visit to New Jersey can be spoiled by a ticket for a local ordinance violation. Some violations, such as public intoxication, can result in serious consequences such as jail time, community service, fines and even a criminal record. Before you pay a ticket or plead guilty to an ordinance violation, it’s important to discuss your case with an experienced local criminal defense attorney.
At Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., we are experienced trial attorneys who know the local ordinances and courts in New Jersey. From our office in Mount Laurel, we represent people who are charged with ordinance violations throughout central and southern New Jersey. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Are Ordinance Violations?
New Jersey has more than 500 municipalities, and each has the ability to enact and enforce local ordinances. Examples of ordinance violations may include:
- Carrying an open container of alcohol
- Public intoxication
- Underage drinking
- Disturbing the peace
- Traffic violations
Before you plead guilty or pay a fine, it’s important to discuss your options with a local attorney. We may have the ability to negotiate the charge to a less serious offense or obtain a dismissal. In many cases, we can resolve the case without the need for you to appear in court.