Piscataway NJ Criminal & DWI Lawyers
As the home to Rutgers University and High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway is a Middlesex County municipality where there is plenty of criminal arrests and DWI summonses. Whether you were arrested for possessing marijuana, a simple assault, criminal mischief, for distributing CDS or a DWI on Route 1, the police are not going to be your friend. The same is the case with respect the prosecutor you encounter in Piscataway Municipal Court or at the Middlesex County Superior Court (i.e. first, second, third or fourth degree crime).
If you want to escape the penalties that apply to your criminal, DUI or traffic offense, it will require representation by a skilled attorney. This is what the lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can offer you. With a team of criminal lawyers that is one of the largest in the state and several former prosecutors on staff, including a former Piscataway Municipal Court prosecutor and a former Middlesex County Prosecutor, our office has the knowledge and experience you need to get results. Call our Piscataway Office 24/7 at 732-562-0308 for a no obligation consultation.
Charges in Piscataway Municipal Court
If you were charged with a disorderly persons offense, DWI/DUI or a motor vehicle violation like reckless driving, driving while suspended or driving without insurance, your case will be heard in Piscataway Municipal Court. Over one thousand criminal charges within this grade, 142 driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs summonses and over 10,000 moving traffic violations were issued by the Piscataway Police Department and Rutgers University Police during the one year period ending June 2018. These statistics translate into an extremely busy municipal court system that requires three separate sessions each week. We are well acquainted with this environment as attorneys who make up Middlesex County’s largest defense team that includes a Prosecutor of Piscataway Municipal Court.
The Piscataway Municipal Court is located at 555 Sidney Road, Piscataway NJ 08854. The telephone number is 732-562-2330. The court code is 1217. The Court Administrator is Vanessa Colon and she can be reached, along with her staff, weekdays from 830 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are two judges that Preside over the municipal court, Honorable Dennis M. Fackelman and Honorable James Hoebich. Court sessions are conducted every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., Thursday at 9:00 a.m., and the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 9 AM.
First, Second, Third or Fourth Degree Crime Issued in Piscataway New Jersey
Piscataway ranks fourth in population in Middlesex County and twenty-sixth in the state so it should come as no surprise that over 1,000 felony criminal offenses of the first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree are issued in the municipality annually. Last year, the total was 1287 and includes charges for possession of CDS (e.g. cocaine, LSD or ecstasy), distribution of prescription drugs (e.g. Xanax, Adderall, etc.), burglary, eluding, sexual assault, shoplifting, terroristic threats and stalking. All criminal offenses such as these are indictable and can only be dealt with at the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick. Hiring the right attorney to defend you is particularly important if you have been charged with a felony crime in Piscataway Township. The consequences of a conviction always carries the potential for prison, with up to 18 months for a fourth degree, 5 years for a third degree, 5-10 for a second degree and 1-20 years for a first degree crime.
Piscataway Defense Lawyer
If you are truly interested in obtaining the best opportunity to avoid a conviction and/or the penalties that can be imposed for a charge in Piscataway, you need to present an effective defense. A defense lawyer who is highly experienced in defending a Piscataway offense like yours can be exceptionally valuable in achieving this objective. The staff at our firm includes prosecutors and highly experienced attorneys who have been defending cases like yours for well over 100 years combined. To reach an attorney immediately for a free consultation, call 732-562-0308.