Manasquan Municipal Court
Manasquan NJ Traffic, DWI, and Municipal Court Attorneys
Manasquan boasts vibrant businesses, family fun, and wider beaches than almost any borough in New Jersey as well as the Jersey Shore’s premier surfing beach. Between their weekly concerts on Thursday nights, an Independence Day parade, regular concerts, and fireworks it is easy to see why this borough is a popular tourist and vacation location for many up and down the east coast.
It goes without saying that the influx of people who enter Manasquan for special events cause an increase in activity for the Manasquan police department and municipal court. Many of the citations written in Manasquan commonly include traffic-related charges including Speeding, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Driving without Insurance, DWI, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.
Manasquan Municipal Court Information
The Borough of Manasquan Municipal Court resides at 201 E. Main Street 2nd Floor Manasquan, NJ 08736 and can be reached by phone at (732) 223-0600. The Judge is the Honorable Paul J. Capotorto. The Administrator is Marie Higgins. The Public Defender is Donald K. Greer, Jr and the Prosecutor is Ronald Sage.
The court’s hours are:
- Monday – Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
- Court Session is Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
As with many other small courts, the Manasquan Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all traffic matters that occur within the boundary of the Manasquan, as well as all disorderly person’s offenses and City ordinance violations. It has all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdictions conferred upon municipal courts by the provisions of N.J.S.A 2A:8-1.
The Manasquan Municipal Court Administrator:
- The carrying out the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the operation of the Court
- The interviewing and speaking to prospective complainants, receiving complaints, & dispensing information relating to Court matters
- The maintenance of financial records of the Court and entering them in the ATS/ACS
- Arranging trial calendars
- The signing Court documents
- Preparing and issuing warrants with sufficiency and equity, and receiving and accounting for fines and costs
As stated, the Manasquan court’s authority and jurisdiction are limited to the deciding of town ordinance violations, disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses, and traffic charges. Given its limited jurisdiction, this court does not decide felony indictable crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree. The misdemeanor criminal charges heard in the Manasquan Municipal Court are usually related to disorderly persons offenses.
First degree, second degree, third degree as well as fourth-degree crimes are referred to the Monmouth County Superior Court for disposition.
Manasquan Traffic, Drug Possession, and DWI Lawyer
The Manasquan Court most commonly hears cases that involve traffic violations or related offenses as well as disorderly persons offenses. Even though these are not felony crimes these cases can be life-changing as criminal offenses heard in the municipal court can result in a criminal record and up to six months in jail if you are convicted. These include violations such as underage drinking, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, shoplifting, harassment, obstructing the administration of law, as well as drug paraphernalia charges to name but a few.
Contact a Manasquan Criminal and Municipal Court Attorney Today
If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime or cited for a traffic offense in Manasquan, an attorney experienced in the Manasquan Court as your advocate is of the utmost importance. Bronzino Law Firm, LLC understands that the issues that people face in municipal courts can greatly impact individuals, their jobs, their children, and the rest of their families. For this reason, our attorneys work closely with each of our clients during the legal process in order to give them personalized and very effective legal solutions.
Bronzino Law Firm, LLC works with tenacity skills to zealously protect the rights of our clients. For additional information and to answer any of your questions, contact (732) 812-3102 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney to retain the experienced representation that you need.