Morris County Criminal Defense
Experienced Criminal Defense and DWI Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey
Being charged with a criminal offense, DWI or even a traffic violation, is something that most individuals find very troubling. This clearly makes sense since there are serious consequences to a conviction in most cases. Your best strategy for avoiding the penalties that apply to a particular charge is, in our view, to retain the best defense attorney you can afford. Our firm, The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, features a team of eight (8) lawyers, several of whom are former county and municipal prosecutors, that have been defending criminal, traffic, and driving while intoxicated charges in Morris County for over twenty (20) years. Call our Morristown or Passippany Office for an immediate free consultation.
Defending Indictable Criminal Charges at the Superior Court, Morristown NJ
If you have been charged with a First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree or Fourth Degree crime, this is what is defined as an Indictable Offense. Violations falling within this category are felony criminal charges that can only be heard at the Morris County Superior Court. So if you were the subject of a criminal arrest for anything other than a disorderly disorderly person, all proceedings other than your initial arraignment will be in Morristown. And a primary reason why these offenses are heard there, as opposed to in municipal court, is because this is where a jury of your peers may be empaneled, something you have a right to when facing a crime in New Jersey. Don’t expose yourself to serious criminal charges like these, those which, at a minimum, involve at least eighteen (18) months in jail for a Fourth Degree (and twenty years or more at the other extreme for a First Degree), without a skilled criminal attorney at your side. The former county prosecutors on our defense team have exceptional experience defending these types of offenses.
Municipal Court Defense Lawyers Serving All Of Morris County
A misdemeanor criminal charge is referred to as a disorderly persons offense in NJ. Possession of less than fifty (50) grams of marijuana, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct are common disorderly persons charges. When someone faces this type of offense, their case is decided in the Municipal Court of the town where they were arrested and/or charged. This is also where all traffic and motor vehicle summonses are handled. The potential penalties if you are convicted of a disorderly persons offense or serious traffic violation, for example, driving while suspended, DWI or operating without insurance, include the possibility of jail, fines and suspension of your driver’s license. Our law firm is highly experienced in avoiding these ramifications and one of our attorneys, perhaps one of our former municipal prosecutors, would be more than happy to put their experience to work for you.
Call Our Morristown Law Firm For The Help You Deserve
We handle Superior Court and Municipal Court charges throughout Morris County. We can help you effectively defend any charges you are facing, including:
- Assault and threat crimes
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Drug charges
- Gun charges
- Traffic offenses
- Restraining orders
- Sex crimes
- Theft and fraud crimes
Do not hesitate to contact a Morris County defense attorney from our firm. We are available 24 hours a day and offer free initial consultations. You can reach the firm by calling 973-971-0030 or 888-597-4535 or by completing the e-mail form on this website.