Municipal Court

     A conviction or guilty plea in Municipal Court can result in severe penalties and punishment; fines can be in the thousands of dollars; loss or ones driver's license for years; extended term community service or referral to the County Prosecutor's Office. Do not try to represent yourself in Municipal Court against a serious charge.

     The fines and penalties in Municipal Court can be very high. If you are ever arrested, remember the following points:
  • Never argue with the police. Be agreeable as possible. You will have the opportunity to present your side of the story at a later time. Nothing ever good comes of arguing with the arresting police officer.
  • You are not required to incriminate yourself. Never give a statement. If you do, that statement will be used against you at a later point in time.
  • If you are being questioned, do not answer and simply ask for a lawyer. You have the right to the assistance of your lawyer when you are being questioned.
  • You have the right to a lawyer. Do not be afraid to ask for a lawyer. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, one will be appointed for you.

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     Michael A. Mark is an experienced New Jersey Trial Lawyer. He is one of about 2% of all New Jersey lawyers that have been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Mark had to demonstrate substantial trial experience and educational involvement, take a rigorous examination in Trenton, New Jersey and obtain recommendations from other attorneys and Superior Court Judges. After review, the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1998 granted Mr. Mark the status as a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. He has provided expert legal service to innocent accident victims on a statewide basis for over 24 years. Presently, Mr. Mark continues to represent persons that have been the victim of accidents through no fault of their own      Mr. Mark is available to meet with you, free of charge, to discuss your case as a way of giving back to the community. He is available to talk by phone or in person. Or, if you need assistance locating a lawyer in a specialized area of law (such as copyright, maritime, trademark infringement, etc.), Mr. Mark will help you, free of charge.
     We have represented hundreds of people in Municipal Court for over twenty years. The more common and serious charges we see are DWI, reckless driving, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended, drug charges, tickets and other motor vehicle offenses. These and other offenses can carry with them thousands of dollars in fines and loss of license for a substantial period of time. Jail time may also be involved. Mr. Mark has over twenty years of experience in handling these types of cases. He is very capable in negotiating a favorable plea deal with the local prosecutor. If plea negotiations fail, Mr. Mark will conduct your defense at a Municipal Court trial. Do not attempt to do this on your own.

     Please call if you are in need of assistance. Municipal Court is a specialty of Mark Law Firm.

We practice civil and criminal law in all New Jersey Municipal courts and in the Law Division and Appellate Division of the New Jersey
Superior Court. We have Appeared in many Courts in Counties such as Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Hudson, Union, Somerset, Atlantic,
Burlington and Sussex. Call us today at 973-423-9000 for a free consultation.

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