Scotch Plains Municipal Court
Scotch Plains NJ Criminal Attorney
Although Scotch Plains is near the top of municipalities in Union County in terms of affluence, that does not make it immune from criminal offenses, DWI and serious motor vehicle tickets. Approximately 3,500 motorists are issued summonses for driving while suspended, reckless driving, possession of cds in a motor vehicle, driving without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident and other moving traffic violations annually. The Scotch Plains Municipal Court also processes close to 500 criminal charges despite the township having only 23,510 residents and measuring 9.05 square miles. If you were charged with simple assault, harassment, marijuana possession or another offense, an attorney at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver has the tools to help you. We are former prosecutors and other skilled attorneys with over 100 years of combined experience representing clients in Scotch Plains. Contact our Union NJ Office at 908-272-1700 for a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
Scotch Plains Municipal Court
Address:430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Telephone Number: (908) 322-6700
Judge: Honorable Kelly A. Waters
Court Administrator: Martha Marino
Prosecutor: Robert Pansulla
Court Sessions: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
For Official Website click here.
Municipal Courts in New Jersey have limited jurisdiction to decide traffic and motor vehicle charges, ordinance violations and disorderly person offenses. Your case will therefore be heard in Scotch Plains Municipal Court if it falls within one of these categories. An arrest for an indictable crime of the first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree in Scotch Plains is automatically referred to the Union County Superior Court Criminal Division in Elizabeth. A broad range of offenses fall within this category such as cocaine possession, distribution of cds, burglary, terroristic threats and aggravated assault to name a few. All restraining order hearings stemming from incidents of domestic violence are also referred to the Superior Court.
Scotch Plains Criminal Lawyer
Scotch Plains is served by major roadways like N.J. Route 28 and U.S. Route 22 which yield a higher percentage of the charges in the municipality by virtue of the high volume of traffic. Whether you were stopped in this context or encountered the Scotch Plains Police Department in some other manner, you need to take your offense seriously. A conviction in your case could very well result in a compromise of your driving privileges (i.e suspension or revocation), considerable fines and even jail. Hiring a skilled lawyer to defend your matter is definitely a major step you can take to insure that you are not negatively impacted. The attorneys on the defense team of Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver are well suited to represent you. We are highly experienced criminal defense lawyers who have handled thousands of cases just like yours over the last 25 or so years. An attorney is available to discuss how we can help you in more detail by calling 908-272-1700.