Lakewood Municipal Court
Lakewood Municipal Court Attorney
The Township of Lakewood holds the distinction of having the highest population in Ocean County and as well as having the highest number of major criminal offenses. The municipality has grown to nearly 92,843 over the last decade. The Lakewood police department is very active when it comes to arrest and traffic citations. It does not matter if you reside in Lakewood or were driving through the town on U.S. Route 9, New Jersey Route 70 or Route 88, or had any other reason for being within the jurisdiction of the Lakewood Police Department, a criminal or traffic violation can have serious consequences if you are convicted.
If you or someone you know has received a traffic citation or been arrested in Lakewood The Bronzino Law Firm LLC , understands that municipal court proceeding can be intimidating and confusing. We understand that the issues addressed in municipal court are often personal and can have a profound impact on the individuals as well as their families. Our team takes pride in working closely with all our clients throughout the legal process to deliver highly personalized and effective legal solutions. We work aggressively and tirelessly to defend your rights and needs in court.
The Township of Lakewood Municipal Court Information
The Township of Lakewood Municipal Court resides at 231 Third Street, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701 and can be reached by phone at (732) 364-2500, extension 5988. The judge is the Honorable Scott J. Basen. The Administrator is Janel Wolchko, CMCA. The current prosecutor is Robert Rothstein, Esq.. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM. Hearings take place in during four weekly court sessions conducted on Monday and Thursday at 9:30AM and 1:00PM.
The Lakewood Township Police Department is located at 231 3rd St, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701 and can be reached by phone at (732) 363-0200.
The Lakewood Township Municipal Court has authority and jurisdiction to decide disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses, town ordinance violations, and traffic charges. The limited jurisdiction of the court doesn’t allow it to decide felony indictable crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree. Misdemeanor criminal charges heard in the Lakewood Municipal Court are usually disorderly persons offenses. The municipal court is, however, responsible for deciding all traffic and motor vehicle summonses issued within the borders of the Township, these include Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, DWI, Speeding, Reckless Driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and Leaving the scene of an accident.
It is important to note that crimes of the first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree are referred to the Ocean County Superior Court for disposition.
Lakewood Criminal Defense and Traffic Lawyer
Because of the active work of both the New Jersey State Police and the Lakewood Township Police Department the Lakewood Municipal Court commonly hears cases involving traffic violations. Many times these are people who are traveling on U.S. Route 9, New Jersey Route 70 or Route 88, .
The criminal offenses heard in the municipal court vary greatly. Although not felony crimes, they may result in a criminal record and the possibility of up to six months in jail if you are convicted. They include violations like possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, shoplifting, harassment, obstructing the administration of law, underage drinking, and drug paraphernalia charges among others.
Contact a Lakewood Municipal Court Attorney
It is important to have an attorney experienced in the Lakewood Municipal Court as your advocate if you have been charged with a crime or cited for a traffic offense. The Bronzino Law Firm LLC understands that the issues in municipal court can impact individuals, their jobs, their children, as well as the rest of their family greatly. Because of this fact, our attorneys work closely with our clients throughout the legal process to deliver highly personalized and very effective legal solutions. Our extensive experience makes us the partner you need when facing any municipal court proceeding in Lakewood.
Bronzino Law Firm works to protect your rights of our clients across Monmouth and Ocean Counties. For additional information and answers to your questions, contact the Bronzio Law Firm, LLC, serving Ocean and Monmouth counties. Call at 732-812-3102 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney to retain the experienced representation that you need.