Spring Lake NJ Criminal, Municipal Court, and Drunk Driving Attorneys
The Borough of Spring Lake, though small (population of just 2,993), is considered one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In fact, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Spring Lake as a top contender for best place to live in New Jersey in its annual rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey.
Spring Lake is a borough situated on the Jersey Shore in Monmouth County and as such offers numerous family-friendly activities such as shopping, fine dining, charter boats, fishing trips, antique shops as well as various water sports. Due to its popularity with tourists, there is a sharp increase in population during the summer months. As a result, there is always a rise in citations and arrest by the Spring Lake Police department. These citations are often traffic-related and include Speeding, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Driving without Insurance, DWI, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.
Spring Lake Municipal Court Information
As of October 1, 2011, the Borough of Spring Lake has been using the Borough of Belmar for Municipal Court Services. The Borough of Belmar Municipal Court resides at 601 Main Street Belmar, NJ 07719 and can be reached by phone at (848) 220-9620. The Judge is the Honorable Dennis Lavender, JMC. The Administrator is Patricia White.
The court’s hours are:
- Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Spring Lake Disorderly Persons Offense Lawyers
As is usually the case with many small-town courts, Belmar Municipal court’s authority and jurisdiction is limited to the deciding of disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses, town ordinance violations, and traffic charges. Due to its limited jurisdiction, this court doesn’t decide felony indictable crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree. As a result, misdemeanor criminal charges heard in the Belmar Municipal Court are usually disorderly persons offenses. The municipal court in Belmar, however, is responsible for deciding all traffic and motor vehicle summonses that have been issued within the borders of Spring Lake.
It is important to remember that first degree, second degree, third degree as well as fourth-degree crimes are referred to the Monmouth County Superior Court for disposition.
Spring Lake Traffic Violations Law Firm
The Belmar Municipal Court commonly hears cases that involve traffic violations. Even though these are usually not felony crimes these cases can be life-changing as criminal offenses heard in the municipal court can result in a criminal record and as long as six months in jail if you are convicted. These can include violations such as possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, shoplifting, harassment, obstructing the administration of law, underage drinking, as well as drug paraphernalia charges among others.
Contact a Spring Lake Criminal Defense and Disorderly Persons Attorney
An attorney experienced in the Belmar Municipal Court as your advocate is critical if you have been charged with a crime or cited for a traffic offense in Spring Lake. Bronzino Law Firm, LLC knows and understands that the issues faced in municipal courts can have a great impact on individuals, their jobs, their children, and the rest of their families. This is why our attorneys work closely with all our clients during the legal process to give them personalized and very effective legal solutions. Our experience makes us the advocate that you need if you are facing any municipal court proceeding in Belmar Municipal Court.
Bronzino Law Firm, LLC works with skill and tenacity to protect the rights of our clients. For additional information and to answer any of your questions, contact Bronzino Law Firm. 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.