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 volume and nature of the matters that are handled, municipal courts are usually the court with which most people will have contact.

The consequences in municipal court may have impact. Depending on the 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 costs 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 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.