Municipal Court

The Law Office of Jay Weinberg is equipped to defend you in Municipal Court. We take pride in helping our clients through difficult legal situations and we are confident in our mission. We have obtained results, over and over again, that our clients are very satisfied with. Jay Weinberg has considerable experience defending and prosecuting cases in Municipal Courts throughout the State. He served as a private prosecutor in loss prevention and organized theft in Edison, Piscataway, North Brunswick, East Brunswick, Woodbridge and other Municipal Courts over a ten year period, and has defended individuals in Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey for over twenty years.

The State of New Jersey website describes the Municipal Court system as:

“It is through the Municipal Courts that most citizens in the State come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness. Since most citizens will never appear before another court, it is from their experience in the Municipal Courts that most people base their conclusions about the quality of justice in New Jersey. The Municipal Courts in New Jersey are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle and parking tickets, minor criminal-type offenses (for example, simple assault and bad checks), municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations) and other offenses, such as fish and game violations. A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction only over cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality Many serious criminal cases, such as robbery, auto theft, or assault, start out as complaints filed in the Municipal Court but those cases are transferred to the Superior Court located at the county courthouse.”

In Municipal Court, as in Criminal Court, you are presumed innocent of all charges filed against you. The State has the burden of proving each element of every charge beyond a reasonable doubt or the presumption of innocence will not shift away from you; you are innocent. The State has a Prosecutor representing its interests. The Prosecutor is an experienced criminal attorney well trained in criminal procedures, familiar with the local police, and competent at trial. When you hire Jay Weinberg, you have an experienced hard working defense attorney prepared to defend all charges against you.

Preparing for trial, and putting the State to its burden of proving every element of an offense beyond a reasonable doubt and negotiating the vast array of fines, penalties and other consequences of a possible plea agreement can be a complicated task. We are well versed in the law and the procedures utilized by the different Judges, Prosecutors and Court personnel. We have the experience, knowledge and desire to represent you, protect your legal rights and keep the Prosecutor on notice of the State’s obligation to prove every element of the charges against you. These dynamics allow us to work with the Prosecutor in an effort to often save the time and expense of trial by way of a favorable plea bargain, while preparing for trial if it is required. We take your case very seriously and appreciate your selection of our law firm to represent you.

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