Metuchen Criminal Lawyer
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Maintaining a successful criminal defense requires experience. At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our attorneys possess the knowledge to handle any criminal matter. Gary Grabas and Casey Woodruff are former Prosecutors. Jon M. Bramnick is a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” with over 30 years of trial experience.
Like all municipalities, criminal offenses arising out of Metuchen are not unusual. Crimes arising out of Metuchen are handled in either Metuchen Municipal Court or Middlesex County Superior Court. Indictable offenses are handled in Middlesex County Superior Court. Middlesex County Superior Court is located at 56 Paterson Street in New Brunswick. Non-indictable offenses arising out of Metuchen are usually handled in Metuchen Municipal Court, which is located at 500 Main Street. The Honorable Gary Price presides over the court. Common criminal offenses handled in Metuchen Municipal Court include marijuana possession, underage drinking and disorderly persons.
Metuchen Municipal Court generally 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 Metuchen, 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.