Experienced New Jersey Municipal Court Lawyers
Disorderly Persons Offenses | DWI | Drug Possession | Traffic Violations
In New Jersey, when you have been charged with a minor offense, your case will typically be prosecuted in municipal court. That doesn’t mean, however, that the consequences can’t be serious. You can face significant fines and even jail time for most charges prosecuted in municipal court. Accordingly, it’s important that you have aggressive and experienced legal counsel to protect your rights.
At the law offices of McNerney & McAuliffe, our partners bring more than 50 years of experience to men and women throughout Hackensack and the surrounding communities in New Jersey having served as Assistant Prosecutor in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office as public defender in numerous municipalities and as Pool Counsel for the Public Defender arguing for clients before the New Jersey Supreme Court.We are first and foremost trial lawyers—both our attorneys have been Certified as Trial Attorneys by the New Jersey Supreme Court, an honor earned by less than 2% of legal professionals statewide. We take an aggressive approach on behalf of our clients, listening carefully to learn the details of your case, so that we can formulate the most effective strategy to get favorable results for you by reducing the charges or getting the charges dismissed and the arrest records expunged. We’ll be at your side throughout the legal process, from your initial arrest or indictment through plea negotiations or trial, if necessary.
Our Representation in Municipal Court Proceedings
Both of our attorneys have extensive experience protecting the rights of individuals in municipal court proceedings. We handle all types of criminal matters that are resolved in the municipal court system, including:
- Drunk driving/DWI charges—We will represent you in your Criminal and Traffic Court proceedings to determine guilt/innocence and impose penalties by asserting State of The Art scientific defenses and by attacking every piece of evidence against you
- Drug possession—We protect the rights of people who have been busted for minor drug possession or use, including possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, or possession/use of certain prescription drugs by protecting your right to Due Process and to be free from excessive police action
- Simple assault and Disorderly and Petty Disorderly persons cases – Nothing is Simple, and we will aggressively defend allegations of Assault, Harrassment, theft, Shoplifting, Trespass and Criminal Mischief, and Municipal Ordinance Violations
- Traffic violations—Our lawyers will help you to successfully defend traffic citations, from speeding and reckless driving to operating a vehicle without proper registration, license or insurance, and enhanced seatbelt and Cell Phone Use violations
Contact the Law Offices of McNerney & McAuliffe
Contact our office by e-mail or call us at 201-525-1980 to schedule a consultation. All major credit cards are welcome. We will travel to meet with you, if necessary. Evening and weekend consultations are available upon request.