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Ocean Township NJ Criminal Lawyers

Monmouth County NJ criminal lawyers, Schwartz and Posnock, have successfully defended virtually every municipal court offense for over 31 years. The charges we routinely handle in Ocean Township Municipal Court include every type of disorderly persons offenses including shoplifting, disorderly conduct, harassment, obstruction, domestic violence, simple assault, drug possession, marijuana possession, underage drinking, and every type of traffic matter including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), driving while suspended, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident; and failure to report an accident.

They are certainly familiar with appearing in Ocean Township Municipal Court as well as other Municipal Courts in the area.

Ocean Township Municipal Court

OFFICE HOURS:
8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Monday through Friday, except holidays

COURT SESSIONS:

Township Of Ocean:
Traffic – 9am Tuesdays
Criminal – 12 pm Tuesdays

Borough of West Long Branch – Monmouth County
(First, third and fifth Wednesdays of every month)
Criminal – 11:00 am
Traffic – 8:30 am

The Municipal Court is a quasi-criminal court of limited jurisdiction that is under the supervision of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

The judicial staff of the Municipal Courts are employees of the Township of Ocean but are governed by the rules of the court as determined by the State of NJ Supreme Court.

The original jurisdiction of all motor vehicle and criminal complaints is the Municipal Court. The Court hears non-indictable cases such as disorderly persons offenses, Township ordinances, S.P.C.A. violations, Weights & Measures infractions, as well as all motor vehicle summonses including D.W.I. violations.

Although more serious indictable complaints begin in the Municipal Court, they are forwarded to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office for disposition or remand. Domestic violence complaints are subsequently transferred to the Family Division of the Superior Court. You may contact either of these agencies by calling 732-677-4300.

The Township of Ocean and the Borough of West Long Branch Complaint Resolution Committees are staffed by mediators who are volunteers trained by the A.O.C. The function of the mediators is to resolve neighborhood disputes of a non-violent nature and bring all parties concerned to an amicable agreement allowing the Judge to dismiss the court action. All cases that fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court are adjudicated by the Judge.

Feel free to contact Schwartz & Posnock if you are in need of an Ocean township NJ criminal lawyer.
For further details on our practice please visit our main criminal lawyers site.

 
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