Plainfield Municipal Court

A team of Plainfield municipal court defense attorneys are ready to take your call

If you have been charged with a crime, and have to appear at the Plainfield Municipal Court, the lawyers at Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC can help. For more than six decades, our attorneys have advocated for clients charged with a wide variety of violations and crimes. We have the experience to provide aggressive counsel for all types of municipal court offenses. Conviction for any one of the offenses can result in up to six month’s jail time, heavy fines, and other damages such as increased insurance rates or the suspension of a driver’s license. Do not leave your fate up to chance. Hire professional representation today.

Our Plainfield municipal court lawyers help clients with cases involving:

Traffic Tickets

Our Union County criminal lawyers represent clients charged with a Plainfield traffic violation if the client lives in Plainfield, lives in New Jersey, or is an out-of-state resident. Our representation includes drivers who need their commercial driving license to earn a living.  A traffic ticket conviction often means points on your driving record, substantial fines, increased insurance premiums, and the possible suspension of a license. Some of the traffic violations we handle (we defend every possible charge) include:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to Report an Accident
  • Driving without Insurance

DWI Charges

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving under the Influence (DUI) are serious offenses. A conviction can mean jail time, loss of license, and heavy fines. Second, third, and subsequent offenses only increase the consequences. Our defense lawyers employ strong defenses to DWI charges, such as:

  • Challenging the basis for the stop
  • Contesting the field sobriety tests
  • Disputing any incriminating statements
  • Arguing that any breath or blood tests are invalid.

Drug Possession Charges 

In municipal court cases, drug cases involve possession of marijuana, use or influence of controlled dangerous substances, possession of specific prescription drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Other drug crimes that are handled in municipal court include improper discarding of syringes or hypodermic needs and other regulated offenses. Crimes that involved selling, distribution, and trafficking of drugs are handled at the County level or the federal level. Drugs that involve large amounts or quantities are also handled at a higher level. Our firm provides representation for drug possession charges at all levels.

Common drug crime defenses include questioning the seizure of the drugs, determining what type of drug was involved, distinguishing between using and selling, and other factual and legal defenses.

Other types of municipal court crimes

Some of the many other types of municipal court cases our lawyers handle include charges for theft, bad checks, resisting arrest, lewdness, harassment, and boating regulation violations.

The prosecution has skilled lawyers who fight hard to get a conviction. Our lawyers are not afraid to contest the assertions of prosecution attorneys. We understand that the prosecution must be able to prove each element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt and that all defendants are presumed innocent.  We work aggressively to investigate the facts and to explore all the legal defenses – so that we can maximize the chances of having the charges dismissed or reduced.

Plainfield Municipal Court Hours

Plainfield Municipal Court Website

Phone Number: 908-753-3064

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday


325 Watchung Avenue

Plainfield, NJ 07060

Judge: Honorable Carl L. Marshall C.J.M.C.

Lawyers in Plainfield, NJ

Because many our lawyers are former prosecutors we can anticipate many of the arguments that the prosecution will make. Anticipating arguments makes it easier to prepare proper strategies. The law firm of Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC has the experience, resources, and skill to provide the best criminal defense possible.

Partner Christopher G. Aiello Esq. is just one example of how skillful and adept our lawyers are. He has been an advocate for New Jersey residents since 1983 and his peers with several honors have recognized him. He is a sought-out speaker in television, print, and the Internet media. His success is due to his understanding of the legal process, how prosecutors argue cases, and the fundamental role of judges to decide cases fairly. Mr. Aiello files suppression motions, objects to unreliable evidence, uses the right legal arguments for the matching set of facts, challenges police and witness testimony, and uses a range of arguments to help defendants get justice in court.

Make an appointment with a skilled Plainfield Municipal Court lawyer right away

Delay can hurt your case. Memories can fade and evidence can be damaged. The sooner you speak with a criminal defense lawyer, the sooner you will understand your rights and the earlier your attorney can investigate all the defenses that apply. At Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, we begin to fight for you as soon as you meet with us. For help today, please phone (908) 561-5577 or fill out an online contact form to schedule an appointment.