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Municipal Court Matters in Clifton

Municipal Court Cases

Municipal courts differ from other courts in that they are established at the local level by town or city governments. Theses courts have limited jurisdiction and address minor offenses such as:

  • DUI (especially cases involving the use of a breathalyzer)
  • Traffic infractions (such as speeding, reckless driving, and careless driving)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Simple Assault
  • Violations of fish and game laws
  • Violations of municipal ordinances (such as building code violations, failure to cut grass, and disturbing the peace offenses)

In addition the minor violations, other crimes normally tired in a higher court may be pushed back to a municipal court for a variety of reasons. It is important to note that no jury trials take place at the municipal level. Instead, a judge acts as the sole fact finder in the case, and decides whether or not the defendant is guilty or not guilty. If you have been charged with a relatively minor offense, such as DUI or speeding, it is recommended that you retain a Clifton personal injury attorney to represent you. Even at the municipal court level, you may face stiff penalties in the event of a conviction, and an attorney can fight for a result that involves you avoiding any kind of punishment.

Clifton Personal Injury Attorney

James Vasquez, of The Law Offices of James Vasquez, P.C., is a skilled and informed attorney who has represented countless individuals in their various legal matters. As the sole practitioner of the firm, he is able to give a much higher level of attention to each case than attorneys from large firms. In addition to providing personal injury representation, he also defends clients against charges that are often addressed in municipal court. He is available to consult with you regarding your municipal court matter, and may be able to build a defense that results in a favorable resolution to your case.

Are you attempting to resolve a municipal court matter, such as charges for reckless driving, DUI, or simple assault? Contact a Clifton personal injury lawyer who will seek a positive resolution on your behalf.

The Law Offices of James Vasquez P.C. - Clifton Personal Injury Lawyer
Located at 433 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.
Phone: (862) 247-8711.
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