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Depending on the nature of the offense, crimes arising out of Carteret, New Jersey are handled in either Carteret Municipal Court or the Middlesex County Superior Court. Non-indictable offenses are generally handled in Carteret Municipal Court. Common non-indictable offenses include underage drinking, disorderly persons and marijuana possession. Carteret Municipal Court is located in the Police Department Building, 230 Roosevelt Ave. The Honorable Allen P. Comba presides. The court administrator is Debra Uhouse.
Under N.J.S.A. §2C:33-15, it is unlawful for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol. If convicted, a defendant can expect a fine of $500 or more, a driver’s license suspension or postponement, and mandatory enrollment into an alcohol education program.
In New Jersey, improper behavior or offensive language may be illegal. Under N.J.S.A. § 2C:33-2, fighting, threatening, creating a hazardous condition, or using unreasonably loud or offensive language may result in a petty disorderly persons charge. The penalty for this offense includes up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $500.
Carteret Municipal Court generally handles all cases involving the possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. In New Jersey, the penalties for marijuana possession are severe. Under N.J.S.A. § 2C:35-16, a conviction for marijuana possession will result in a license suspension of at least 6 months and up to 2 years. Additional penalties may include a $1,000 fine and up to 6 months imprisonment.
Indictable offenses are more serious. These offenses are handled in Middlesex County Superior Court. Middlesex County Superior Court is located at 56 Paterson Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense arising out of Carteret, it is important to consult with a New Jersey criminal lawyer. To schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorney, you can contact us at (732) 651-9999 for our Middlesex County office. We can be reached 24 hours a day.
Police Department Building 230 Roosevelt Ave
Whether traveling from the NORTH or SOUTH:
Take New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 12 towards Carteret and Rahway. Continue straight onto Peter J. Sica Industrial Highway. After approximately a mile and half, turn right onto Roosevelt Ave. Department Building will be on the left.