Municipal Court

For serious criminal offenses and certain lesser offenses, charges will likely be filed in a state or superior court. New Jersey, for instance, has one superior court in each of its 21 counties.

The large majority of criminal cases, however, will be filed in local municipal courts. There are some differences between the two types of courts, and it is wise to seek help from an attorney who is comfortable in both venues.

Common Offenses In Municipal Court

Though not a hard and fast rule, municipal courts tend to handle infractions and minor crimes, including motor vehicle offenses and those designated as "disorderly persons offenses." Examples include:

  • Traffic tickets
  • Motor vehicle offenses (speeding, driving without a license, illegal parking, etc.)
  • Drunk driving (DWI and DUI)
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Simple assault
  • Trespassing
  • Shoplifting
  • Domestic violence
  • Certain drug offenses
  • Shoplifting and petty theft

Our Firm Is Ready To Help

Even though the venue is smaller than superior court, municipal court cases should not be taken lightly. Your freedom is at stake, which is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.

At the Law Offices of Nancy E. Lucianna, P.C., our lawyers are prepared to defend you in municipal, superior and even federal courts. Our firm's founding attorney, Nancy E. Lucianna, has 30 years of experience in courtrooms throughout New Jersey, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands. No matter what type of charges you may be facing, our firm likely has the experience and the resources needed to help you resolve them.

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For a free discussion about your legal needs, call our Fort Lee office at 201-947-6484. You can also reach us through our secure and confidential online contact form.