Linden Municipal Court: Criminal Charge
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With approximately 40,000 residents, the City of Linden is a diverse community characterized by neighborhoods, a shopping district, attractive restaurants, and industrial areas. Crimes arising out of Linden are handled in either the Linden Municipal Court or the Union County Superior Court. Union County Superior Court is located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207. Non-indictable offenses (disorderly persons offenses) arising out of Linden are handled in the Linden Municipal Court, which is located at 301 North Wood Avenue. Marijuana possession, underage drinking, disorderly persons offenses and driving while intoxicated (DWI) matters are regularly handled in the Linden Municipal Court.
Linden 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.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Linden, 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 (908) 322-7000. We can be reached 24 hours a day.
Directions to Linden Municipal Court (City Hall)
301 North Wood Avenue
Linden , NJ 07036
Get on Parkway (North) to exit 136 Linden/Winfield exit. Bear right on exit. Proceed through traffic light and immediately get into the left lane. Make a left at next traffic light onto Raritan Road. Continue approximately 1 mile until you come to a fork in road. Bear right at fork onto North Wood Avenue. Continue straight and you will go across St. George Ave (4 Lane Highway). Go through four traffic lights. You will see City Hall on the right.
New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit #13. After paying toll (left fork goes to New York and right fork goes to New Jersey) bear to right and follow signs for Routes 1 & 9 South (Elizabeth-Linden). About ¼ mile road divides – take left fork and proceed about one mile. Exit road will bring you to traffic light. Go through traffic light and you are on Routes 1 & 9 South. At the third traffic light make a right onto Wood Avenue (Exxon Station on right at corner). Proceed on Wood Avenue through four traffic lights. At fifth traffic light make left onto Blancke Street (City Hall on right). Go into Parking Garage to roof.