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When you have been charged with a Municipal Court offense, it may not seem like a serious offense. In some cases, you may not even be required to appear in court, but may simply be offered the option of paying a fine. If you pay the fine, you are pleading guilty to an offense. Potential consequences include:
- Legal penalties: heavy fines, community service, loss of license, probation and jail time
- Ancillary consequences: impact on employment and ability to obtain financial aid, increased insurance rates or enhanced penalties for future violations due to a criminal background
The Law Office of Gary H. Lomanno, LLC, can help you defend against the charges and work to reduce their potential impact on your life. Attorney Gary Lomanno guarantees that he will do everything in his power under the law to help you obtain the best result possible.
His office is in Camden County, but he can represent you throughout South Jersey. Call 856-344-3586.
Not All Charges Stay In Municipal Court
Municipal Court is considered a statutory court of limited jurisdiction. The court can hear cases involving nonindictable offenses such as traffic tickets or disorderly persons offenses such as minor in possession, theft charges or domestic violence disputes.
Prosecutors have the discretion to charge many offenses in either Municipal or Criminal Court based on the circumstances. It is important to note that even offenses that are initially charged in Municipal Court could be transferred to Superior Court.
Live Outside Of New Jersey? No Problem.
Not everyone who is charged with an offense in New Jersey lives in the state. You may have been pulled over for speeding while just passing through or involved in a minor altercation at a bar. It is understandable that having to drive or even fly back to deal with a charge is less than ideal.
Don’t pay the fine! In many cases, Gary H. Lomanno is able to appear in court on your behalf.
Facing A Municipal Violation? Talk To A Lawyer.
Contact the Law Office of Gary H. Lomanno, LLC, at 856-344-3586. You can also send an email with a short description of your situation. Messages are returned within 24 hours. Your initial consultation is free, and night and weekend meetings are available by appointment.