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Freehold Municipal Court

Criminal and DWI Defense Attorney in Monmouth County NJ

Freehold NJ Municipal Court LawyerBeing issued a ticket or charged with a crime can be an incredibly stressful experience that is further compounded by the need to appear in court. In Freehold, New Jersey, the major roadways, events, and activities that abound draw visitors and residents to the area on a regular basis. The constant activity in this bustling region provides ample opportunity for law enforcement officers to charge individuals with criminal offenses such as possession of marijuana, simple assault, and disorderly conduct, as well as traffic violations such as driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence of drugs (DUI), and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle. If you have been charged with a criminal disorderly persons offense in Freehold, or issued a ticket that reads “court appearance required,” you must appear in the local municipal court. However, there are two municipal courts in Freehold, one of which serves Freehold Borough, while the other serves Freehold Township. It is essential to know where your case is being adjudicated to ensure that you are not issued a warrant for “Failure to Appear.”

Attorney Tara Breslow has been defending clients charged with criminal and DWI offenses in Freehold, Monmouth and Ocean counties for the last ten years. She has earned a stellar reputation with former clients and those in the legal community through diligent work, passionate advocacy, and superior results. When Tara takes your case, you quickly come to understand her level of commitment, as she keeps you informed and engaged through every phase of the legal process. Her clients have called her a “miracle worker,” a “guardian angel,” and “the best choice,” because she demonstrates to her clients that they matter. Whether the best possible outcome is a dismissal at trial, a negotiated plea to a lesser charge or municipal ordinance violation, or enrollment in a diversionary program such as Conditional Dismissal or Conditional Discharge, Tara will not rest until she reaches the best possible outcome. To learn more about how Tara can fight your charges, contact her offices in Red Bank today at 732.963.0742. You can also see many more of her client reviews by visiting her profile on Avvo.com.

Criminal and DWI Charges in Freehold NJ

Municipal Courts in New Jersey has several distinct responsibilities, one of which involves the adjudication of lower-level criminal matters and traffic violations. In order to have your case heard in one of the Freehold municipal courts, you must be charged with a disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offense, or a motor vehicle infraction, within the jurisdiction of Freehold, New Jersey. A disorderly persons offense is a criminal offense that is not indictable in nature, meaning it is not necessary to pursue an indictment at the Superior Court level. Disorderly persons offenses may result in a 6-month county jail sentence, a maximum fine of $1,000, and a charge on your criminal record. On the other hand, petty disorderly persons offenses are punishable by 30 days to be served in the county jail and a fine of up to $500. Depending on the circumstances of the specific case, you may also face community service, restitution payments, anger management classes, or a period of driver’s license suspension.

In cases involving traffic violations such as driving while intoxicated, the extent of the penalties are contingent upon the number (if any) of DWI offenses for which you were previously convicted, your blood alcohol content at the time of the offense, and the specific location of the offense (for example, in a school zone or at a school crossing). In these cases, a conviction may result in suspension of your driving privileges, as well as fines, increases in insurance premiums, motor vehicle points on your license, mandatory attendance at a state-approved intoxicated driver resource center, a mandatory ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, and even a jail sentence.

Freehold Borough Municipal Court Information

The Freehold Borough Municipal Court is located at 38 Jackson Street, Freehold, New Jersey, 07728. Court hours of operation are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The court can be reached at (732)-462 2444. The court holds sessions at 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the first three Tuesdays of each month, and at 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. To confirm that your court appearance is scheduled in Freehold Borough Municipal Court, check the Court I.D. number on your summons. It should read 1315.

For additional information regarding the Freehold Borough Municipal Court, visit the Freehold Borough Municipal Court website.

Freehold Township Municipal Court Information

The Freehold Township Municipal Court is located at 1 Municipal Plaza, Freehold, New Jersey, 07728. Court hours of operation are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The court can be reached at (732) 294-2150. The court holds sessions on Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It also holds sessions dedicated to guilty pleas, non-compliance with court orders, and bail hearings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 5:00 pm. To confirm that your court appearance is scheduled in Freehold Township Municipal Court, make sure that the Court I.D. number on your summons reads 1316.

For additional information regarding the Freehold Township Municipal Court, visit the Freehold Township Municipal Court website.

Contact a Freehold NJ Criminal Lawyer for a Free Consultation

With offices in Monmouth County, Tara Breslow frequently defends clients charged with disorderly persons offenses and traffic violations in Freehold Township and Freehold Borough, New Jersey. To learn more about how she can help you to fight your charges and position you for the most desirable outcome, contact her offices in Red Bank at 732.963.0742 for a free consultation.