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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.
With approximately 12,000 residents, the Borough of New Providence is a close knit community characterized by beautiful neighborhoods, a shopping district and attractive restaurants. Crimes arising out of New Providence are handled in either the New Providence Municipal Court or the Union County Superior Court. Union County Superior Court is located at 2 Broad Street Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207. Non-indictable offenses (disorderly persons offenses) arising out of New Providence are handled in the New Providence Municipal Court, which is located at 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence. Marijuana possession, underage drinking, disorderly persons offenses and driving while intoxicated (DWI) matters are regularly handled in the New Providence Municipal Court.
New Providence 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 New Providence, 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.