New Jersey has 531 municipal courts throughout the State. They process more than six million cases every year. Municipal courts are responsible for not only handling traffic violations, but also disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons violations like theft, shop lifting, harassment, assault, to mention a few. Because of the shear volume and nature of the matters that are handled, municipal courts are the one court with which most people will come in contact.

The consequences of those things that occur in municipal court likewise have a great impact. Depending upon a situation and a charge, Defendants can spend as much as six months in County jail, be placed on probation, have their driving privileges suspended, and pay fines and cots which could reach thousands of dollars. Motor vehicle violations may affect your car insurance rates and unpaid tickets, fines, or penalties may affect your credit. While it may only be a speeding ticket, it may have far reaching, and long enduring consequences.

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Edward Azar has been a municipal court prosecutor in the Borough of Butler continuously since 1984. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of municipal court practice having tried hundreds of cases throughout North Jersey.
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Our office can provide you with a practical, no nonsense approach to handling your municipal court matter. Applying the facts of your case to the elements of each violation is critical to making an appropriate and informed decision on how to resolve your case.