Lacey Municipal Court
Lacey Township is the second largest municipality in Ocean County in square miles and a major traffic thoroughfare for those traveling the Garden State Parkway and U.S. Route 9, including those stopping at the Forked River Service Area. Not surprisingly, a significant percentage of criminal and motor vehicle offenses issued in the municipality stem from traffic stops and motor vehicle searches conducted by the New Jersey State Police. The Lacey Township Police Department is also quite busy each year filing charges, so much as that it now employs approximately forty (40) full-time officers. As attorneys who have been regular appear in Lacey Municipal Court and includes its former prosecutor, Matthew Dorry, Esq., we are well acquainted with the practices and personnel in this venue. Our Lacey Criminal Defense Lawyers are also well versed in all facets of the criminal and traffic laws with over 100 years of experience between those on the staff. If you were charged or arrested for an offense involving marijuana possession, obstructing the administration of law, disorderly conduct, simple assault, harassment or another violation, we can help you. In fact, the norm is for us to avoid a conviction to a criminal offense when we defend cases in Lacey Municipal Court. This is an important accomplishment when you consider that a plea or finding of guilt to any disorderly persons offense results in a criminal record. To speak to Matthew Dorry, the former Lacey Township prosecutor, or another lawyer at the firm, call us at (732) 286-6500 for a free consultation.Lacey Municipal Court Information
If your summons or complaint is being heard in Lacey Municipal Court, there are are few basics that you should know. This court is one of limited jurisdiction lacking authority to decide felony indictable crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree. The misdemeanor criminal charges heard in the Lacey Municipal Court are disorderly persons offenses. The municipal court is also responsible for deciding all traffic and motor vehicle summonses issued within the borders of the Township, including driving while suspended, DWI, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, driving without insurance and leaving the scene of an accident.
Lacey Municipal Court is located at 818 West Lacey Road, Forked River, New Jersey 08731. The violations clerk and rest of the court staff can be reached by calling 609-693-1100, ext. 2262, during regular business hours. The Court Administrator is Laurie Frankopf. All proceedings are presided over by the Honorable Damian G. Murray. All summonses, tickets and complaints filed by members of the Lacy Township Police Department or state troopers within the municipality are prosecuted by Steven Zabarsky, Esq. Hearings of these and all citizen complaints are held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and the first Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. For additional information you can consult the official website of the Lacey Municipal Court. Helpful information may also be found on the Lacey Township Police Department website.First, Second, Third & Fourth Degree Offenses in Lacey New Jersey
As previously stated, indictable offenses cannot be handled by the Lacey Township Municipal Court. Those charges must be transferred to the Ocean County Superior Court after being written. Violations falling within this grade include aggravated assault, burglary, terroristic threats, and all cases involving serious street drugs heroin, cocaine, and MDMA. A disproportionate amount of first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree charges in Lacey involve heroin or other opiates as the municipality was recently ranked in the Top 20 statewide for abuse of these drugs. Our criminal lawyers include former county prosecutors who are skilled in defending all Superior Court complaints.Lacey NJ Criminal Attorneys
There is no debating the fact that the former prosecutor of a town knows how the municipal court operates as good as any lawyer. Mr. Dorry of our office possesses this level of knowledge. He has handled thousands of cases in Lacey Municipal Court in both the capacity of prosecutor and as a defense attorney. To reach Mr. Dorry or another one of our Lacey NJ Criminal Attorneys so that they may put their experience into action for you, call us 24/7 at (732) 286-6500. Initial consultation are free.Related Pages & Posts