Hillside Municipal Court
Criminal Attorneys for Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Marijuana & Other Charges in Hillside New Jersey
Although the Union County municipality of Hillside measures little more than 2.7 miles, it frequently ranks near the top in terms of criminal complaints. Almost 1,400 were issued over the last full year reported by the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts. The figures for driving while intoxicated (“DWI”) are also high, with almost 100 summonses/tickets filed over the same period. If have been charged with marijuana possession, driving under the influence of drugs (a.k.a. DUI), simple assault or another violation in Hillside NJ, you have many options and hiring a skilled defense attorney is probably the best one in terms of insuring optimum protection of your rights (e.g. ability to drive, etc.). The lawyers at our firm possess exceptional qualifications, including decades of experience as both prosecutors and defense counsel, to help you. Call us at 908-272-1700 for a free consultation.
There are a combination of factors that translate in so many offenses in HIllside. There is undoubtedly a spillover effect from higher crime towns bordering Hillside, including Elizabeth, Irvington and Newark. In addition, main traffic arteries like the Garden State Parkway, U.S. Route 22, and Interstate 78, run directly through Hillside and bring more opportunity for violations than most towns in Union County. If you have been charged with a criminal violation that falls within the category of a disorderly persons offense, the lowest grade of offense set forth under the NJ Criminal Code, your case will be heard in Hillside Municipal Court. First, second, third, and fourth degree crimes are indictable offenses that require referral to the Superior Court in Elizabeth for handling.
HILLSIDE MUNICIPAL COURT
Liberty & Hillside Avenues, Hillside, NJ 07205
Judges: Honorable Norma Garcia & Honorable Lara Difabrizio
Prosecutors: Tangerla Mitchell & Moshood Mufau
Court Administrator: Jessica Ciuia, CCA
Court Sessions: Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. & Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Website for the Court, click here.
Disorderly Persons Offenses In Hillside in Hillside
Disorderly persons offenses represent the largest block of criminal charges heard in Hillside Municipal Court. Common violations falling within this grade include simple assault, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, obstructing the administration of law, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and harassment. A conviction for a disorderly persons offense results in a record that cannot be removed for a minimum of five (5) years, if at all. In addition, a county jail sentence of up to six (6) months, a fine that can reach $1,000, community service, probation, and a license suspension may also be imposed in most cases. Criminal offenses that are more serious are indictable in nature and come in the form of a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime. Charges that are this serious can only be dealt with at the Union County Superior Court and include eluding, sexual assault, aggravated assault and burglary.
Hillside Criminal Attorney
The incident of individuals arrested in Hillside for drug possession, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and pain medication, is much higher than one would expect. There are many factors that contribute to the amount of controlled dangerous substance (“CDS”) and making sure you do not become part of the conviction statistics hinges on presenting an effective defense. The criminal lawyers in the Union Township Office of Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver have over a century of combined experience defending drug/cds and other offenses in Hillside and other venues in Union County (e.g. the county courthouse in Elizabeth). An attorney who is skilled in this area like those at our firm can unquestionably provide dividends in address your charge. To learn how we would go about handling your Hillside criminal case, call 908-272-1700.