The Municipal Courts in New Jersey have responsibility for motor vehicle and parking ticket violations, minor criminal-type offenses such as simple assault and bad checks, and municipal ordinance offenses such as building code violations.
When you agree to pay a fine in Municipal Court without challenging a traffic ticket or summons, you are pleading guilty and possibly exposing yourself to future consequences, including increased insurance premiums, license points, surcharges through the Motor Vehicle Services Commission and even future license suspension. It is important to know your rights and options.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
In Municipal Court, you are presumed innocent of all charges filed against you. The State has the burden of proving each element of every charge beyond a reasonable doubt or the presumption of innocence will not shift away from you. The State has a Prosecutor representing its interests. We are well versed in the law and the procedures utilized by the different Judges, Prosecutors and Court personnel. We have the experience, knowledge and desire to represent you, protect your legal rights and keep the Prosecutor on notice of the State's obligation to prove every element of the charges against you.
Kenny & Stinson will take the time to help you understand your charges and the potential outcomes of your case. We will take every necessary legal action to dismiss the charges or minimize the penalties associated with a conviction.