Edison Municipal Court
Dedicated Edison municipal court defense attorneys defend your rights in a court of law
Being charged with any crime is scary. Your liberty is at stake, your reputation is on the line, and convictions can mean severe financial penalties. An experienced Middlesex County criminal attorney can help in many different ways – by explaining the legal process, answering your questions, and by fighting every element of every charge. The Edison Municipal Court hears crimes that are not indictable, also known as “disorderly person’s offenses,” or misdemeanors. Even a seemingly minor violation could have a wave of future consequences, so having skilled counsel by your side is always recommended.
Some of the many types of municipal court cases the attorneys at Aiello Harris handle in Edison Municipal Court are:
Motor Vehicle Violations
Traffic violations result in fines, increased insurance premiums, and points on your driving record. Drivers who accumulate too many points will lose their driving privileges. Many cases can be won and many charges reduced through effective legal counsel. Sometimes, the police officer may just not be able to prove his case. Other times, the officer may have not followed standard procedures or relevant laws. Our firm handles all types of traffic violations including:
- DWI and DUI
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Improper Passing
- Failing to obey traffic signals
- Any other type of motor vehicle violation
Disorderly Persons Offenses
New Jersey does not use the terms misdemeanors and felonies. Instead, criminal cases are categorized as:
- These offenses are sent to the County Prosecutor’s office. They generally involve crimes that could mean significant jail time. These offenses can be filed in municipal court but are then transferred to Superior Court.
- Disorderly Person’s Offenses: Sample offenses include shoplifting, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana. The sentence maximum is six months and the fine maximum is $1,000.
- Petty Disorderly Cases. These are the least serious crimes. Harassment and rowdy conduct are two examples. The maximum jail time is 30 days and the maximum fine is $500.
Indictable offenses typically go through the Superior Court System, while less severe disorderly person’s charges are sent to the Edison municipal court.
If you or anyone you know has been charged with a municipal court offense in Edison, our lawyers are ready to contest the validity of the evidence, the assertions of the police officers, and the arguments of the prosecutor. We fight to show the state has failed to meet its burden of proof, helping to reduce or dismiss your charges or violations.
Edison Municipal Court Hours
Phone Number: 732-248-7328
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 pm
100 Municipal Boulevard
Edison, NJ 08817
Chief Judge: Gary M. Price
Edison municipal court defense attorneys
The law firm of Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C. has more than 250 years of combined experience in fighting for New Jersey residents. Several of our lawyers are former municipal court prosecutors. Our understanding of both the prosecutorial and defense sides of criminal justice gives an edge over many other attorneys. Given our experience, our team can anticipate arguments that other side will make.
One of our partners, Christopher G. Aiello is a perfect example of how experience matters. The National Trial Lawyers Association honored Mr. Aiello with a New Jersey Top 100 distinction. With broad criminal representation experience, Mr. Aiello brings his impressive credentials to the courtroom. This means he understands the balances between aggressive representation and artful persuasion.
Some of his successful results include:
- Successfully filing a motion to suppress evidence because of an illegal search and seizure. Instead of the client getting mandatory prison time, ALL the charges were dismissed.
- Defeating a DUI charge. Aiello argued that the defendant could not be convicted of a DUI, his third, because the defendant did not have the required intent to operate his vehicle.
- Admission of a young man into a pre-trial intervention program. Aiello contested repeated appeals by the prosecution to deny the man entry into the program.
- A significant reduction of charges. Mr. Aiello was able to successful negotiate a plea-arrangement on a robbery with use of a gun charge and then further reduce the sentence due to his argument that the defendant be treated as a 3rd degree offender instead of a 2nd degree offender. The originally plea offer of 12 years was thus reduced to just 3 years.
Get help from a strong Edison municipal court municipal attorneys
The lawyers at Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C. have been fighting for clients in court for over a combined 250 years. If you are charged with a crime, our lawyers are experienced at preparing and arguing all the defenses that apply. We fight to get our client’s justice by arguing that charges should be reduced or dismissed and that any penalties or jail time should be minimal or none at all. For help now, please contact our firm at (908) 561-5577 for a full review of your case. You may also complete our online contact form.