Most residents of the State of New Jersey have their first contact with the court system by way of the various Municipal Courts located in virtually every town in New Jersey. Each town selects a Municipal Court Judge and Municipal Prosecutor. 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, theft or other types of disorderly person’s offenses), municipal ordinance offenses (such as noise complaints 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
Serious criminal cases, such as drug offenses (other than under 50 grams of marijuana) robbery, theft offenses in an amount exceeding $200.00, or aggravated assault, start out as complaints filed in the Municipal Court but those cases are transferred to the Superior Court located at the county courthouse.
As a former Municipal Prosecutor in over twenty towns, Thomas V. Campo has a complete understanding of how to handle and defend those charged with offenses in Municipal Courts. With over twenty years of experience handling criminal matters, Thomas V. Campo is here to guide you through what can often be a confusing and disheartening time. If you or a loved one is facing any type of charge in Municipal Court do not hesitate to call an attorney with experience. As a former Assistant County Prosecutor, Municipal Prosecutor in over twenty towns and now as a defense attorney – Thomas V. Campo is here to help in a vigorous defense of your case.
Call the Law Office of Thomas V. Campo at 732-691-3427. Unlike many law offices, Mr. Campo will personally discuss your Municipal Court charges with you and will personally handle your Municipal Court case.
- Disorderly Persons Offenses
- Possession of Marijuana
- Ordinance violations
- Traffic violations
- Fish, Game & Wildlife Violations