Tackling Your Municipal Court Offense
Municipal courts in New Jersey handle a wide range of cases, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic citations
- Motor vehicle violations
- DWI and other drinking-related matters
- Disorderly conduct
- Disorderly person offenses
- Obstruction of justice
- Municipal ordinance offenses
- Local town ordinance issues
Because so many cases are handled by our state’s municipal courts, prosecutors will consider resolving charges through a plea bargain, instead of a time-consuming trial. A plea agreement can take many forms.
While located in Lumberton, attorney Carol H. Gold represents clients throughout all New Jersey. She understands the processes and procedures in New Jersey’s municipal courts, and will always provide representation with your best interests in mind.
Deciding On Whether To Accept A Plea
Generally, a fair plea agreement has the advantage of providing a defendant with an amended offense, which is less serious than the original offense for which he or she was charged. The defendant still takes responsibility for his or her actions; and in exchange, the charge for which the defendant pleads guilty is reduced.
Whether or not to accept a plea bargain is a strategic decision, which must be based upon a knowledge of the law, evaluation of the facts in the defendant’s case, likelihood of a favorable outcome at trial, ramifications of a guilty plea to an amended charge and examination of a defendant’s prior record.
The law office of Carol H. Gold, Esquire, L.L.C., can assist you in making an educated decision as to whether to accept a plea offer or to proceed to trial. If trial is necessary, we will be prepared to vigorously defend your case.
Start Understanding Your Rights Today
At Carol H. Gold, Esquire, L.L.C., we understand how stressful it can be to defend yourself against a municipal or traffic offense when you don’t fully understand the law or the ramifications for sentencing after a guilty plea or finding. With an experienced lawyer like Carol H. Gold at your side, you will be able to make educated decisions with regard to your case.
If you are concerned about municipal court or traffic offenses for which you have been charged, and want to protect your rights in municipal court, contact defense attorney Carol H. Gold. She has more than 25 years of experience handling municipal court offenses as well as traffic violations, and she is willing to put this experience to work for you.
For immediate help, call our Lumberton office, located near the Burlington County Superior Court, at 609-534-2778, or use our contact form today to start your initial consultation. Initial consultations can be conducted in-person or by telephone for your convenience.