Lakewood Municipal Court

Lakewood NJ Criminal Defense LawyerLakewood Township is the most highly populated municipality in Ocean County and also bears the distinction of having the highest number of major criminal offenses. This does not mean to say, however, that the town once known as “Garden Spot of the Garden State” lacks a volume of traffic offenses and misdemeanor criminal charges like harassment, simple assault marijuana possession and disorderly conduct . There were 2,110 complaints filed in the Lakewood Township Municipal Court for offenses falling within this grade during the 10 months ending April 2015. Despite these negative statistics, the municipality has grown to nearly 92,843 over the last decade, including a thriving Orthodox community that helps to make up the highest percentage of Jewish residents in a municipality in the United States (e.g. about 59%). Whether your reside in Lakewood or were driving through the town on U.S. Route 9, New Jersey Route 70 or Route 88, or had another reason for being within the jurisdiction of the Lakewood Police Department, a criminal or traffic violation can have serious ramifications if you are convicted.

You should also know, however, that the criminal defense attorneys at Marshall & Bonus have a track record of avoiding guilty findings in Lakewood Municipal Court. Our firm is comprised of veteran lawyers and former prosecutors with over 100 years of experience. The team includes Matthew Dorry, former municipal prosecutor in approximately 20 towns in Ocean County. We will use our experience to help you overcome the charges against you and move on with your life. If you have been charged in Lakewood, give our Toms River Office a telephone call at (732) 286-6500 to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer at no cost.

Lakewood Township Municipal Court InformationIf you were charged or arrested for a criminal violation, the matter will be heard in the municipal court in Lakewood provided the grade of the charge is a disorderly persons offense. These matters are misdemeanors in nature but can result in a county jail sentence and always trigger a record in the event of conviction. The other category of charge that can end up in Lakewood Municipal Court is a traffic offense, including DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended, and reckless driving. The variety of case that cannot be heard in this venue is one involving an indictable crime of the first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree. Felony charges like burglary, aggravated assault, and possession or distribution of street drugs like cocaine, heroin, MDMA, can only be adjudicated at the Ocean County Superior Court, Toms River, NJ. Chances are, however, that you are not facing such an arrest and that you are facing a municipal court case.

The Township of Lakewood Municipal Court is located at 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM. The telephone number for the municipal court is 732-364-2500, extension 5988. The Administrator of the Lakewood Township Municipal Court is Janel Wolchko, CMCA. All proceedings are conducted under the supervision of the Honorable Scott J. Basen, judge of the Lakewood Municipal Court. All hearings take place in during four weekly court sessions conducted on Monday and Thursday at 9:30AM and 1:00PM.

The Lakewood Township Municipal Court has authority and jurisdiction to decide disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses, town ordinance violations, and traffic charges. You may refer to the official website of the Lakewood Municipal Court for payment and other information. Marshall & Bonus appears in Lakewood Municipal Court on regular basis and we are often successful at getting our clients’ charges dropped or dismissed. Our lawyers have a sound working relationship with the current prosecutor in the Township, Robert Rothstein, Esq.

Criminal Attorneys in Lakewood New JerseyWe realize that you are probably confused and possibly even feeling overwhelmed about the charge filed by the police in Lakewood Township. This is only normal as no one enjoys the threat of a record and slew of penalties. Our lawyers, who include senior criminal defense attorneys and former prosecutors, dedicate themselves to every case to make sure that you get the best possible result in your case. Our lawyers are able to negotiate favorable plea agreements and/or fight a charge to the point that a reduced offense or dismissal is obtained. To speak to one of our attorneys in a free consultation, call our Toms River Office at (732) 286-6500.

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