When you have a municipal court appearance, it is important to understand your legal rights. The Law Offices of Apicelli, Costanzo & Russom has represented many clients in municipal court in Toms River, Ocean County, and throughout the State of New Jersey. If you have been issued a summons for a traffic ticket or motor vehicle offense, from
- reckless driving,
- careless driving,
- driving while on cell phone,
- running a red light,
- running a stop sign,
- improper u-turn,
- hit and run,
- failure to carry auto insurance,
- obstruction of justice,
- resisting arrest,
- disorderly conduct,
- underage possession/consumption of alcohol, or
- possession of a controlled substance,
before you offer any information to anyone, you call to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our Toms River attorneys. IF YOU PLEAD GUILTY IN COURT OR SIMPLY MAIL IN YOUR FINE WITH YOUR TICKET WHEN YOU’RE NOT REQUIRED TO APPEAR IN COURT, YOU WILL HAVE A CONVICTION ON YOUR RECORD. Contact one of our experienced Toms River lawyers if you’ve been charged with a DWI (DUI), traffic ticket, or municipal offense.
It is important to realize that a guilty plea to a summons issued by a police officer may have implications beyond just the fine and court costs that you would be required to pay at the time of trial. For example, moving violations often carry points which are assessed against your driver’s license. In addition, your plea to the summons may result in the use of that plea against you in other court proceedings. Your plea may also be used by your insurance company to assess higher insurance premiums and/or insurance surcharges. Also, a conviction on your record could have severe consequences on your job/employment opportunities.
There could be many more ramifications to appearing in municipal court without first consulting an attorney. It is important that you are fully aware of all of your rights. Our Toms River attorneys take great pride in aggressive representation against all traffic tickets and motor vehicle offenses. Our Toms River lawyers are dedicated to mitigating the adverse consequences posed by motor vehicle offenses, DWI’s (DUI), and traffic tickets.
NOTE: This page is for general information only and is not to be relied upon. Fines and penalties are amended periodically. There also could be additional fines and surcharges not listed here. You should consult a Toms River attorney if you are charged with a traffic ticket, motor vehicle, or municipal offense.