Toms River Municipal Court

Toms River Criminal AttorneysMatthew Dorry, Former Prosecutor in Toms River on Staff

Toms River New Jersey is the county seat and also happens to be the busiest municipality in terms of criminal charges and traffic offenses in the region. Toms River ranks second in terms of population (i.e. 91,239 residents as of 2010) and is the home of the Ocean County Superior Court and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, all of which translate into more complaints than would be expected in the typical municipality in Ocean County. If you were arrested and are facing a municipal court offense like shoplifting, marijuana possession, DWI, simple assault or disorderly conduct, a conviction is something that you absolutely want to avoid. A plea or finding of guilt will result in a criminal record, fines and the possibility of a county jail term. The situation is even more pressing if your charge involves a first degree, second degree, third degree or fourth degree crime, for example, aggravated assault, burglary, cocaine distribution, possession with intent to distribute prescription drugs or another felony indictable offense.

The lawyers at Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver are seasoned advocates who have been appearing at both the Superior Court and Municipal Court level in Toms River for decades. One of the attorneys at the firm, Matthew Dorry, is even the former prosecutor in Toms River. The criminal defense team at the firm are respected members of the legal community with over 100 years of combined experience and a reputation for quality. For a free initial consultation with Mr. Dorry or another lawyer on our staff, contact our Toms River Office. An attorney is available 24/7 to assist you at 732-286-6500.

Toms River Municipal Court Information

Toms River Municipal Court is located at 255 Oak Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753. The telephone number for the municipal court is (732) 797-3914 and you must dial ext. 1050 for general information, ext. 1064 for bail issues, ext. 1063 for sentencing inquiries and ext. 1062 for adjournments. Joanne Flanagan is the Court Administrator and is available along with her staff Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM. The Chief Judge is Honorable James A. Liguori with Honorable Damian G. Murray also presiding over hearings in the municipal court. Sessions are conducted every Monday at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The prosecutor who represents the state in all matters is Steven Zabarsky, Esq. For additional information regarding Toms River Municipal Court, you may consult the court’s official website or facebook page

The Toms River Municipal Court has jurisdiction to deal with disorderly person offenses, ordinance violations and motor vehicle summonses issued within the 52.88 square miles of the township. This total includes criminal complaints and traffic tickets issued by the New Jersey State Police along the Garden State Parkway, as well as those arising out of stops on U.S. Route 9, N.J. Route 70 and the 453.89 miles of roadway in Toms River. The most frequently heard motor vehicle and traffic cases in the municipal court are speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, driving while suspended and driving without insurance. It is important to keep in mind that while these are not criminal charges, a conviction can have serious ramifications including points on your license, fines, increased costs for insurance, surcharges and possibility even lead to a driver's license suspension. Hiring a savvy attorney is an excellent tool for avoiding or minimizing negative consequences.

Criminal Lawyer in Toms River NJ

If you are facing criminal charges or a motor vehicle offense in Toms River, New Jersey, you should contact Marshall Bonus Proetta & Oliver. We can offer you representation by highly qualified attorneys including Matthew Dorry, the former municipal prosecutor in Toms River. Our firm also employees several other lawyers with in excess of 20 years experience, including former county prosecutors. Please do not hesitate to call our Toms River office at (732) 286-6500 to speak to a criminal lawyer. We are available around the clock and will discuss your case with you and any questions or concerns you may have.

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