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With just over 12,000 residents, the Township of Cedar Grove is a suburban community characterized by a strong sense of community and civic pride. Crimes arising out of Cedar Grove are handled in either the Cedar Grove Municipal Court or the Essex County Superior Court. Essex County Superior Court is located at 50 West Market Street in Newark, NJ. Non-indictable offenses (disorderly persons offenses) arising out of Cedar Grove are handled in the Cedar Grove Municipal Court, which is located at 525 Pompton Avenue. The Honorable Nicholas Brindisi presides over the Court. Marijuana possession, underage drinking, disorderly persons offenses and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are regularly handled in the Cedar Grove Municipal Court.
Cedar Grove Municipal Court handles all cases involving the possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana. In New Jersey, the penalties are harsh. 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.
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, 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.
The Cedar Grove Municipal Court is located in Town Hall at 525 Pompton Avenue.
Directions to Cedar Grove Municipal Court (Town Hall)
-From Rt. 23 South, travel nine traffic lights (3 miles) at 10th light Town Hall is on the left.
-From 280 west to exit 8-B (Prospect Ave.) Eleven lights at the twelfth light Town Hall is on the right.
-From Rt. 3 west, merge onto US 46 west, take the ramp towards Great Notch/Cedar Grove Merge onto Notch Road Turn slight left onto Riflecamp Road, turn right onto Notch Road, turn left onto Long Hill Road. Stay straight to go onto Ridge Road, turn right onto Cedar Street, turn right onto Pompton Ave./Rt 23. Town Hall is on the right.
Maintaining a successful criminal defense requires experience. At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our attorneys possess the knowledge and skill to handle any criminal matter. Gary Grabas, Casey Woodruff and Robert C. Rowbotham, II are all former Prosecutors. Jon M. Bramnick is a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” with over 30 years of trial experience.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Cedar Grove, it is important to consult with a New Jersey lawyer. Our criminal defense attorneys know how to protect your rights. For a free consultation, contact us at 973.273.0023. We can be reached 24 hours a day.
Contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC today to schedule a free consultation about your criminal matter in Cedar Grove, NJ.