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Criminal offenses arising out of East Brunswick, New Jersey are handled in either East Brunswick Municipal Court or the Middlesex County Superior Court depending on the nature of the offense. Non-indictable offenses are generally handled in East Brunswick Municipal Court. These offenses may include underage drinking, disorderly persons and marijuana possession. East Brunswick Municipal Court is located at 1 Civic Center Drive. The Honorable A. Todd Mayo, Christine M. Heitmann, Paul J. Endler, Jr. preside over the court.
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.
At the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our attorneys have years of experience handling criminal cases arising out of East Brunswick and throughout New Jersey. Gary Grabas is a former Middlesex County prosecutor. Casey Woodruff and Robert Rowbotham, II are also former county prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly represent those charged with all types of criminal offenses. Offenses such as underage drinking, disorderly persons, and marijuana possession are particularly common.
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.
East Brunswick 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.
If you have been charged with underage drinking, disorderly persons, marijuana possession or any criminal offense in East Brunswick, 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.
1 Civic Center Drive
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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