Municipal Court Practice

Results achieved in prior matters are not meant to be a guarantee of success as the facts and legal circumstances vary from matter to matter.

For 100 years, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., has represented the interests of individuals and corporations when confronting legal concerns. Whether defending disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons offenses such as shoplifting, simple assault, underage drinking and harassment, defending municipal ordinance violations, truancy, building or land use violations or motor vehicle violations, our attorneys have the experience and ability to navigate our clients in New Jersey’s municipal courts. Appearing in court without experienced and prepared counsel on municipal court matters can be a costly mistake. Arrests and convictions for most municipal court matters will appear on a criminal history or motor vehicle driving history, which may result in negative reputational and employment consequences not to mention enhancement in the case of future convictions and violations.

Many offenses and violations charged in municipal court may also have employment consequences, liability concerns, or impact professional licensing or similar privileges seemingly unrelated to the allegations. Appearing in court without experienced counsel on such matters may have serious, unforeseen consequences. 

Attorneys experienced in municipal court matters are best suited to pursue all available defenses and achieve the best outcome. Our attorneys are prepared to investigate and pursue all available defenses and provide you with the necessary information to afford you the ability to make an informed decision about how best to address the matter. 

We believe in providing the most competent and complete representation in each matter to ensure that our clients' rights are protected, and the right to a fair trial is preserved.

To discuss your particular matter with one of our attorneys, please contact our office.