New Brunswick Municipal Court

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Anyone charged with a crime in New Brunswick needs the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. The New Brunswick municipal court handles crimes that can result in substantial jail times and expensive fines. Convictions can mean a criminal record that can last a lifetime, damage to a convict’s reputation, and often-serious civil consequences as well. The law firm of Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC represents clients in the New Brunswick Municipal Court who have been charged with the following municipal court crimes.

Speeding Tickets

Drivers are assessed speeding tickets based on the number of miles per hour (mph) the officer or trooper believes the driver was exceeding the speed limit. Convictions directly affect the amount of points the driver will be assigned. Points, in turn, affect the driver’s insurance premiums, and whether the driver’s license should be suspended. If the offense occurred in a construction zone, the fines will be doubled.

The points vary depending on the following categories of excess speed: Exceeding the speed limit by:

  • 1-14 mph
  • 15-29 mph
  • 30 or more mph

The fines vary based on the following speed violations: Exceeding the speed limit by:

  • 1-9 mph
  • 10-14 mph
  • 15-19 mph
  • 20-24 mph
  • 25-29 mph
  • 30-34 mph
  • 35-39 mph

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest is more serious than disorderly conduct. Disorderly conduct can mean up to six months in jail. Resisting arrest can mean as much as 10 years in jail on conviction depending on the nature of the resistance. Some of the factors prosecutors consider in charging a person with resisting arrest are:

  • Was flight or fleeing involved?
  • Was physical force against the officer involved?
  • Was an automobile involved?

Disorderly conduct cases are heard in municipal court. Resisting arrest charges are usually sent to the County Prosecutor’s Office.

Drug Charges

There are many different types of drug charges such as the sale, distribution, or trafficking of narcotics. Possession of drugs or possession with the intent to sell drugs are crimes. Possessing drug paraphernalia is a crime as is manufacturing or cultivating drugs. Violators of medical marijuana laws can also be charged.

The type and amount of the drugs involved determines the severity of the crime and where the drug offense is heard. The more serious cases are referred to the local county prosecutor. New Brunswick Municipal court hears the following eight types of drug offenses.

  1. Possession of Marijuana ‑J.S.A. 2C:35‑10(a)(4).
  2. CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) Use or Under Influence ‑J.S.A. 2C:35‑10(b).
  3. Failure to deliver CDS to officer ‑J.S.A. 2C:35‑10(c).
  4. Toxic Chemicals ‑J.S.A. 2C:35‑10.4.
  5. Prescription legend drugs ‑J.S.A. 2C:35‑10.5.
  6. Possession of certain prescription drugs ‑J.S.A. 2C:35‑24.
  7. Possession of drug paraphernalia ‑J.S.A. 2C:36‑2.
  8. Discarding hypodermic needle or syringe ‑J.S.A. ‑ 2C:36‑6.1.

Other types of municipal court crimes

The lawyers at our firm also represent individuals charged with any motor vehicle traffic violation such as reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, or driving while intoxicated. We also represent New Brunswick Municipal Court cases involving violations of local municipal ordinances, violations of fish and gaming laws, boating regulation violations, and other charges.

An experienced criminal defense attorney works aggressively to find reasonable doubt about what happened and fights to attack the legality of the charges. The aim of the criminal defense attorney is to convince the prosecutor or judge that the charges should be dismissed entirely or that the charges should be significantly reduced. Defenses vary depending on the nature of the offense.

New Brunswick Municipal Court Hours

New Brunswick Municipal Court Website

Phone Number: 732-745-5089

Hours of Operation: 8: 30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Court Sessions:

Monday through Wednesday: 8:45 AM, 12:30 Pm, and 4:45 Pm

Thursday: 8:45 am and 12:30 pm


Civic Square, 25 Kirkpatrick Street, New Brunswick, 08901

P.O. Box 265, New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Judge: Honorable E. Ronald Wright

Prosecutor: Robert Goodwin, Esq.

New Brunswick Municipal Court Defense Attorneys

The law firm of Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC has been helping New Brunswick clients and clients across the state, since 1955. The experience of Christopher G. Aiello is an example of how our experience matters. Mr. Aiello, a 1982 graduate of Temple Law School with Honors, has been a litigator since 1983. He was honored to be rated a 10.0 superb lawyer by AVVO, a leading lawyer rating service, and rated a top 100 New Jersey trial attorney award by the national trial lawyers.

His experience as a highly successful litigator and a former municipal court prosecutor means he understands:

  • What motions, such as motions to suppress improperly seized evidence, should be filed.
  • What factual and legal defenses apply to each case such as proving that the client did not have the requisite intent to commit a crime?
  • The tenacity that is needed to combat prosecutors who may repetitively appeal adverse decisions.
  • How and when to negotiate or demand that a lesser charge and a lesser criminal sentence should apply.
  • What arguments are likely to be persuasive in court?
  • How to cross-examine police officers.

Speak with an experienced New Brunswick Municipal Court Attorney Today

Criminal defense requires a multi-disciplinary team and experienced litigators who are able to find the weaknesses in every criminal case. At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC our lawyers are more than just experienced criminal defense attorneys. We understand the trauma and confusion that any criminal charge brings. Our lawyers listen, answer questions, and fight for each client to get the best outcome possible. If you or someone you know has been charged with a municipal court crime in New Brunswick, please contact us at (908) 561-5577 to discuss your case. You can also complete our online contact form to get help now.