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Stafford Township Municipal Court

Stafford NJ Criminal LawyerHire The Former Prosecutor In Stafford – Matthew Dorry

The Township of Stafford is probably much busier in terms of criminal and serious motor vehicle violations than you thought. The police department in this 55 square mile and approximately 26,535 resident town issues far more complaints and summonses than most in Ocean County. As the former prosecutor in Stafford, Matthew Dorry is aware of this circumstances as much as anyone. Matt and the other lawyers at our firm are exceptionally familiar with the workings of the Stafford Township Municipal Court and what is necessary to effectively defend a marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, simple assault, drug paraphernalia, harassment or other charge. Whether you were on way to or from Long Beach Island on Route 72, were driving along the Garden State Parkway or U.S. Route 9 to Atlantic City, or arrest occurred at residence or property in the township, our Stafford Criminal Defense Attorneys have the skills required to reach the best outcome of your offense. Call our Toms River Office anytime 24/7 at (732) 286-6500.

Stafford Municipal Court Information If you have been charged with a municipal court offense in Stafford Township, there is basic court information that you need to know. The Stafford Municipal Courthouse is located at 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey, 08050. The telephone number of the court is (609) 597-1000 x8540 and the fax number for the municipal court is (609) 242-8253. All hearings are conducted weekly on Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a second session at 1:00 p.m. Honorable Damian G. Murray is the Judge. Carol Jenkins, CMCA, is the Court Administrator. Steven Zabarsky, Esq., of Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky is the Municipal Prosecutor. Brian Rumpf, Esq., is the Public Defender. For additional information, you may refer to the Stafford Municipal Court official website or the Township Facebook page.

The Stafford Municipal Court lacks jurisdiction to decide indictable criminal charges of the first, second, third and fourth degree. It authority is limited to adjudicating disorderly persons offenses, municipal ordinance violations and traffic offenses. For the ten (10) month period ending July 2015, there were 462 indictable offenses, 725 disorderly persons offenses, 133 DWI, and 7,735 moving traffic summonses filed in Stafford NJ. The charges that were indictable in nature (e.g. first degree, second degree, third degree and fourth degree crime) like burglary, aggravated assault, marijuana distribution and heroin possession were referred to the Ocean County Superior Court for handling. Obstructing the administration of law, leaving the scene of an accident, speeding, reckless driving, driving while suspended, driving without insurance, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and other offenses falling under the limited jurisdiction of the Stafford Municipal Court are processing locally by Judge Murray.

Stafford Township Criminal Lawyers If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Stafford, it is important to obtain an experienced and highly qualified criminal defense attorney who has the ability to lessen the charges or have them dropped completely. Our legal team at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall includes Matthew Dorry, former prosecutor in Stafford, who now frequently handles all of our cases in Stafford Township Municipal Court. We have the experience to prepare an aggressive defense against your charge. We have the legal expertise to achieve the most favorable outcome available. Please call our office at (732) 286-6500 to discuss your situation, and we will provide you with a free consultation.

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