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Clinton Twp, Union Twp, High Bridge and Town of Clinton, NJ


Clinton Twp, Union Twp, High Bridge and Town of Clinton Municipal Court

Municipal Court Address: 1370 Route 31N, Annandale, NJ 08801
Phone: (908) 735-3730
Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Court in Session: Wednesday mornings, 2nd and 4h Tuesdays at 6:00 pm

Judge: Hon. Eric J. Perkins, P.J.M.C.
Prosecutor: Robert A. Ballard, Jr.
Court Administrator: Lynn Lorenz

Police Station Address: 1370 Route 31N, Annandale, NJ 08801
Phone: (908) 735-7233

Currently a part of the the Clinton Township Joint Municipal Court. Serves Clinton Twp, Union Twp, High Bridge and the Town of Clinton.  The Union Township Municipal Court is located in Hunterdon County. There are three other “Union” named Municipal Courts in New Jersey, so please double check to insure that your inquiry is related to Union Township Municipal Court, Hunterdon County, Court Code 1025.

The Law Offices of James A, Abate frequently appears in the Clinton/Union/High Bridge/Town of Clinton Municipal  Court.

Clinton Township intersects several highways such as Old Route 22, Route 31, and Interstate highways 78 and 287.  The Local and State Police maintain a diligent DWI and traffic patrol. The court routinely hears speeding (39:4-98), Suspended License (39:3-40) and DWI (39:4-50) cases due to its proximity to several highways.  Accidents routinely result in charges of Careless (39:4-97) and Reckless (39:4-96) charges.  Due to its proximity to the Pennsylvania border, many out of state matters are heard in the court.  Judge Perkins will usually allow a defendant to appear by attorney in lieu of returning to the state.

Clinton and Union townships are extremely rural. Union is easily accessible by a variety of roads. CR 513 runs along the southeastern border while CR 579 goes along the southwestern border. Route 173 passes through the center and eventually merges briefly with both I-78 and U.S. 22 which also run through the center.

The Clinton/Union/High Bridge/Town of Clinton Municipal Court Prosecutor, Robert A. Ballard, Jr. is prosecutor in several towns in Hunterdon County and places a high priority on the protection of the public. He is a fair prosecutor, but also is an accomplished trial lawyer and a considerable advisory in the event that a trial is required. The Hon. Eric J. Perkins is a fair jurist, but takes careful scrutiny of all cases and requires a criminal case history and /or abstract before disposing of many types of serious cases.  Court sessions can sometimes start late.

The Law Office of James Abate have served the community for 13 years.  Our main office in Bridgewater is located at 1200 Route 22, Suite 2000, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807.  Mr. Abate is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey and the National College for DUI Defense.

Get your questions answered – call me for your free, 20 min phone consultation (908) 210-9755