Morris County Underage Drinking Criminal Lawyers
Washington Township, New Jersey, see its fair share of residential and commuter traffic. With its constantly increasing population and its local attractions, Washington Township law enforcement is always patrolling for each and every criminal offense and motor vehicle violation. If you or a loved one has recently experienced a criminal charge, indictment or have been subject to any traffic offense, contact our experienced Washington Township criminal defense lawyers for a complimentary case evaluation at 973-971-0030.
Washington Twp. Municipal Court Information
The Washington Township Municipal Court is located at 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, New Jersey 07853. The main telephone number for the court is 908-876-3852. The fax number is 908-876-0058. The Honorable Judge Frank Leanza, J.M.C. is the presiding judge. The court administrator is Barbara Ball. The municipal prosecutor is Maryann McCoy, esq. The court is in session three Thursdays per month at 4:30 p.m. The Washington Township police department can be reached at (908)876-3232.
Providing Alcohol to Minors under the age of 21: A Criminal Offense
In New Jersey, any person who serves or supplies alcohol to persons under the age of 21 can be held liable. In addition, parents may also be held responsible even when they are not at home and even if the drinking occurs outside of the dwelling. The following exemptions apply: (1) Any underage person or persons who possesses or consumes alcoholic beverages in connection with religious observance, ceremony or right or (2) consumes or possesses an alcoholic beverage in the presence of and with the permission of the parent , guardian, or relative who has attained the legal age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. This is a very serious offense as individuals can also be subject to criminal prosecution. Potential penalties include a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to six (6) months in the county jail.
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the experience necessary to provide an aggressive defense to any client arrested for, charged with, or under investigation for the crime of serving alcohol to minors. Through our extensive experience we have found that these charges can often be reduced or dismissed by working with local prosecutors. Our criminal defense lawyers pride themselves on the ability to minimize your penalties and keep you out of jail. Protect your rights and contact our skilled Washington Township criminal defense attorneys at 973-971-0030 and remember our initial consultation is always provided free of charge.