Charges in Fairfield Township Municipal Court
Although the Township of Fairfield only has a population of about 7,500 but has quite a bit of action when it comes to traffic and criminal charges issued within its 10.5 square miles. A major factor in the high number of those arrested or issued a summons lies in the fact that both Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 46 run directly through the town. This translates into a much higher number of drug arrests by the Fairfield Police Department, as well as the New Jersey State Police, within the boundaries of the municipality. If you or a loved one was arrested in Fairfield Township, our attorneys possesses the contacts and experience to get you results. We are one of the largest criminal defense firms in the state and feature a team that includes several former and county prosecutors. An attorney on our staff is ready to assist you in a free consultation now at 973-710-1520.
DWI, Driving While Suspended & Other Serious Traffic Offenses in Fairfield NJ
The traffic laws, as well as motor vehicle regulations in this state, can make it extremely costly if you are convicted almost any traffic ticket. All moving violations carry points which can trigger increased insurance rates, state DMV surcharges, as well as the possibility of license suspension where 12 or more are accumulated. It is therefore abundantly important that, at a minimum, you do whatever you can to avoid a conviction and the points that come with it. The fact also cannot be ignored that some summonses, for example, driving while intoxicated, operating without insurance or possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, carry mandatory license suspensions. There are still other tickets that make suspension discretionary on the part of the Judge like driving while suspended, leaving the scene of an accident or reckless driving. Notwithstanding all of this, what you should know is that our lawyers are able to avoid conviction for almost all traffic violations or, minimally, have the charge downgraded to save you considerable problems.
Charged With Simple Assault, Possession of Marijuana, & Another Fairfield Disorderly Persons Offense
Criminal charges are measured in terms of severity by grades in NJ. The least serious are those which fall under the grade of disorderly persons offenses. The most of charges of this nature, which are heard in the Fairfield Municipal Court, are simple assault, harassment, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and disorderly conduct. More serious criminal charges, referred to as indictable crimes of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th degree, can only be decided at the Essex County Superior Court. If you are facing a disorderly persons charge in Fairfield, you need to know that although the offense is considered a misdemeanor, you can be subject to fines and assessments of over $1,000, up to six (6) months in jail and/or probation, community service and/or other consequences. You will also have to live with a 2C record that shows that you were convicted of the offense.
Fairfield NJ Municipal Court Information:
Fairfield Township Municipal Court
230 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004
Ph: 973-748-8116; fax: 973-748-3926
Judge: Honorable Frank Pomaco, J.M.C.
Court Administrator: Maria Cappa-Foschini
Prosecutor: Marcella Matos Wilson, Esq.
Fairfield Municipal Court Defense Lawyers
When you are looking for the best attorney to handle your case, qualities like years of experience handling charges like yours should be important. So too, should the maturity and tract record of the law firm. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we have assembled one of the largest criminal and traffic defense teams in the state. We have over 100 years of combined experience and many of us have served as municipal and/or county prosecutors as well. Call us 24/7 at 973-710-1520 for immediate assistance.