Municipal Court

An Experienced Attorney Specializing in Municipal Law

Municipal Law

Thomas H. Martin, Esq. routinely appears in Municipal Court on criminal and traffic matters. If you received a traffic ticket or summons, I can help. I have experience in defending criminal charges and traffic tickets in Municipal Court. I advise you to consult my office so that a plan of attack for your defense can be discussed in your case.

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over petty criminal offenses, referred to as disorderly persons offenses. A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a fine, up to six months in jail and/or probation, and a possible loss of license depending on the charge. A conviction on a disorderly persons summons also results in a criminal record, which will take a minimum of five years to expunge from your record if you are eligible. The Municipal Court also handles traffic ticket and motor vehicle summonses. While Municipal Court is often viewed as petty, the consequences from same can be long lasting.

Frequent Municipal Court Offenses

  • Speeding
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Reckless Driving
  • Careless Driving
  • Simple Assault
  • DWI
  • Refusal
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Harassment
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams

For a complete list of moving violations in NJ which carry points if you are found guilty, click here.

You should never simply pay your ticket and accept the penalties associated with that ticket without first discussing your case with a qualified and experienced attorney who specializes in Municipal Court cases.

If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal or traffic offense in Municipal Court, please do not hesitate to contact my office to arrange for a free consultation. We can be reached at
(732) 431-2224 or email me directly. All consultations are confidential.

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