For many people, a traffic charge or municipal court case is the first time they have ever set foot in a courtroom. It’s their first brush with the law, and it’s not exactly a stress-free experience, regardless of how insignificant the charges may be.
These types of charges may be relatively minor, but they can still have a significant impact on your life – and your wallet. Many of these charges can result in fines, loss of driving privileges, and even incarceration in some cases.
Municipal courts are often burdened by a high number of cases. The majority of these cases are non-indictable offenses with relatively minor penalties, but they still take time to work their way through the system.
If you have been charged with an offense in municipal court, this high caseload volume gives you an advantage, as prosecutors are often willing to negotiate cases to free up valuable court time and resources. In many cases, our lawyers can successfully downgrade a charge through plea bargaining.
The criminal defense lawyers at Schibell & Mennie are available to speak to you today. Don’t assume your case is too small to merit the skill and attention of an experienced criminal defense team. Call us 24/7 to discuss your defense strategy.
If you need to consult a New Jersey attorney, you need to contact Schibell & Mennie, LLC. The initial consultation is always free.