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Municipal Court Cases


Municipal Court Representation in Westfield, Bridgewater and the Surrounding Counties

Municipal courts are venues where disorderly persons offenses are heard before a judge. Municipal courts have jurisdiction over criminal offenses that occur within their geographic boundaries. Municipal court hearings must be taken seriously — being convicted of a crime in a New Jersey municipal court can result in jail time, heavy fines, loss of driving privileges and employment opportunities, and a permanent criminal record.

Common municipal court cases

Some of the more common municipal court cases attorney James Abate represents clients in involve:

  • DWI
  • Disorderly persons offenses, including domestic violence
  • Drug offenses, including possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia
  • Parking offenses
  • Moving violations
  • Petty disorderly persons offenses
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Bad checks
  • Municipal ordinance offenses
  • Fish and game violations
  • Suspended licenses
  • Failure to report an accident
  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Trespassing
  • Criminal mischief
  • Resisting arrest

Mr. Abate defends clients against charges for crimes they allegedly committed, providing vigorous representation for every case, every time. He greatly enjoys going to court and fighting on behalf of those who do not possess in-depth knowledge of New Jersey laws.

Contact The Law Offices of James A. Abate, LLC for a no-obligation consultation

Call on The Law Offices of James A. Abate, LLC if you are facing a municipal court hearing. Mr. Abate is available 24 hours a day should an emergency arise where you need a defense lawyer by your side. With offices in Westfield and Bridgewater, Mr. Abate serves clients throughout Somerset, Union, Middlesex, Morris and Essex counties as well as other areas of New Jersey. Reach out to his office online or at (908) 210-9755 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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