Ocean Township

Ocean Township Criminal Attorneys Including Its Former Prosecutor, Nicholas Moschella, on Staff

The Township of Ocean has much more in the way of criminal and traffic offenses than you might anticipate for a community of approximately 8,332 residents. Nearly a thousand complaints were filed in the municipality over the 10 months ending April 2015 for an assortment of charges including marijuana possession, simple assault, and disorderly conduct. Although the majority (i.e. 624) of the filings were for some form of disorderly persons offense, there were over 300 indictable felony arrests for heroin possession, distribution of CDS, burglary, aggravated assault and other first, second, third and fourth degree crimes. If you were arrested in Ocean Township, the attorneys at our office are highly qualified to defend you, including the former prosecutor of Ocean Township Municipal Court, Nicholas Moschella. Do not let a mistake or significant lapse in judgment on the Garden State Parkway or anywhere else Ocean Township turn into a potentially life altering event without knowing your rights. Call our Ocean Township Criminal Attorneys now at 732-286-6500 for a free consultation.

Ocean Township Municipal Court Information

Ocean Township Municipal Court is located at 50 Railroad Ave., Waretown, NJ, 08758. The telephone number for the municipal court is 609-693-3332 and the fax number is 609-693-9551. The Court Administrator, Debbie Wright, Deputy Court Administrator, Steven Millette, and rest of the office staff are available Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Honorable Philip M. Miller, JMC, presides over all court proceedings which are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. and third Tuesday of the month at both 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The municipal prosecutor who handles all matters on behalf of the state is Steven Zabarsky. For more detailed information, you may refer to the official website for the Township of Ocean Municipal Court.

Criminal Charges in Ocean Township

A criminal offense can arise in two forms anywhere in Ocean NJ, including in the Waretown section. The first class of violations are disorderly persons offenses and these charges fall within the jurisdiction of the Ocean Township Municipal Court. A charge falling within this grade is considered a misdemeanor but can still result in up to six months in the county jail. The second variety of criminal charge you can face in Ocean is an indictable crime. These matters are classified as a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime. These are felony charges that can only be dealt with at the Ocean County Superior Court. The potential penalties for these violations include years in state prison.

Traffic Violation in Ocean Township New Jersey

As previously stated, the Garden State Parkway traverses Ocean Township New Jersey for about five (5) miles in the area of Exit 77. In addition, the Bass River Trooper Barracks are not far from this area. The combination of these two facts translate into a significant volume of motor vehicle violations issued by state police officers that are heard in the municipal court. The Ocean Township Police Department is also vigilant in enforcing the traffic laws and issues quite a number of violations as well.  Between the two law enforcement agencies, almost four thousand moving traffic violations for reckless driving, driving while suspended, operating without insurance, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and other summonses were written in just a 10 month period. In most of the Ocean/Waretown traffic cases handled by our firm, our clients avoided points, significant fines and the loss of their driving privileges.

Ocean Township NJ Defense Lawyers

If you or someone you know has been charged in Ocean Township with a crime, DWI or traffic offense, you should call our office to speak to a qualified attorney. Nick Moschella, a prominent member of our legal team, is the former prosecutor in Ocean Township and can offer sound representation in defending your charge.  Call us for a FREE initial consultation at 732-286-6500 and one of the Ocean Township NJ Defense Lawyers will discuss your case with you. We value our clients and will dedicate all of our time and energy to your defense.