Clark Municipal Court
Charged in Clark NJ With Possession of Marijuana, Simple Assault, Obstructing, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct or Another Offense
The Township of Clark, a moderately sized and populated municipality in Southern Union County, has many criminal and motor vehicle charges issued within its 4.49 square miles each year. The high volume of traffic in the town provided by the Garden State Parkway (e.g. mile marker 136.22), as well as local roadways like Central Avenue, is undoubtedly a major reason why Clark Municipal Court presides over close to 10,000 charges annually. The most frequently encountered offenses include:
- Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”)
- Possession of Less Than 50 Grams of Marijuana
- Simple Assault
- Disorderly Conduct
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Driving While Suspended
- Driving Without Insurance
If you were charged with a disorderly persons offense, traffic violation, or an indictable crime of the first, second, third of fourth degree in Clark, an attorney at our firm is well equipped to represent you. Our firm, Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver, has over 100 years of combined experience defending cases and features one of the largest teams of criminal defense lawyers in the state. To speak to one of our attorneys immediately in a free consultation, contact us anytime 24/7 at 908-272-1700.
CLARK MUNICIPAL COURT
Address: 315 Westfield Avenue, Clark, NJ 07066-1704
Telephone Number: 732-381-5395
Court Sessions: Every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
Judge: Antonio Inacio, J.M.C.
Prosecutor: John Henry Barr, Esq.
Court Administrators: Lorraine Disko, CA (Admin.), Agata Kozak (Deputy)
Jurisdiction of the Clark Municipal Court is limited to disorderly persons offenses, municipal ordinance violations and traffic infractions. Cases falling withing these categories are decided by Honorable Antonio Inacio, the judge of the municipal court. There is no right to a jury trial in Clark Municipal Court. Indictable offenses such as aggravated assault, distribution of CDS or any other first, second, third or fourth degree crime, given rise to a constitutional right to a jury. This is why all offenses of this severity, namely felony indictable charges, must be heard at the Criminal Division of Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth.
To be fooled into thinking that the penalties that may be imposed in Clark Municipal Court are minor just because the jurisdiction of the court is limited. The judge has authority to impose up to six months in jail, probation, fines, community service and other sentencing terms. Imposition of a license suspension is also among the penalties that may be imposed if you are convicted of a drug related offense or a serious traffic violation like leaving the scene of an accident or possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Exposure to consequences as severe as these should be motivation enough to retain an skilled attorney to defend you case.
Clark NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer
An inordinate number of charges are issued in Clark in comparison to its population of 14,597. Most of the charges are misdemeanor in nature (e.g. simple assault, marijuana possession, harassment, etc.) although a wide range of felonies are also filed like eluding, burglary, cocaine possession and terroristic threats. If you were arrested for one of these or another charge near Exit 135, while driving around the Clark circle, or under any other circumstance in this township, you should definitely consult a criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options. The lawyers at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver are available immediately at 908-272-1700 to assist you in this regard. Initial consultations are always free so do not hesitate to contact us for the guidance you need.