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Criminal offenses arising out of Perth Amboy are handled in either Perth Amboy 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 Perth Amboy are usually handled in Perth Amboy Municipal Court, which is located at 365 New Brunswick Avenue. The Honorable George M. Boyd, Emery Z. Toth and Maria Del Valle Koch preside over the court. Common criminal offenses handled in Perth Amboy Municipal Court include marijuana possession, underage drinking and disorderly persons.
Perth Amboy 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 unlawful. 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.
Maintaining a successful criminal defense requires experience. At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our criminal defense attorneys possess the knowledge and skill to handle any criminal matter. Robert Rowbotham, Gary Grabas and Casey Woodruff are all former Prosecutors. Jon M. Bramnick is a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” with over 30 years of trial experience.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense in Perth Amboy and would like to consult with one of the firm’s criminal defense attorneys, you can contact us at (908) 322-7000. We are available 24 hours a day and the initial consultation is always free.