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Depending on their nature, criminal offenses arising out of Piscataway, New Jersey are handled in either Piscataway Municipal Court or the Middlesex County Superior Court. Non-indictable offenses are generally handled in Piscataway Municipal Court.
Municipal Court offenses may include underage drinking, disorderly persons and marijuana possession. Piscataway Municipal Court is located in the Piscataway Municipal Complex at 455 Hoes Lane. The Honorable Dennis Fackelman presides. The Court Administrator is Claudia Santos
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.
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.
Piscataway 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 Piscataway, 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 (908) 322-7000. We can be reached 24 hours a day.
Directions to Piscataway Municipal Court
FROM ROUTE 18
Proceed on Route 18, through New Brunswick, over the Raritan River. Continue on Route 18 through a series of three traffic lights. At the fourth light, turn right onto Sidney Road. Municipal Complex on the right (parking lots in the back)
FROM Rt. 287 SOUTH
Exit #9 onto River Road (County Road, #622). Just before 3rd light, take Centennial Avenue jughandle. Continue on Centennial Avenue. At 5th traffic signal, turn right onto Hoes Lane Stay in left lane. Pass 3 traffic lights. At 4th light (approx. .7 mile), turn left onto Sidney Road. Municipal Complex on the right.
FROM 287 NORTH
Exit at South Randolphville Road. Turn right at traffic light onto So. Randolphville Road. Turn left at next light onto Old New Brunswick Road (it becomes Hoes Lane). Stay in left lane. At 6th traffic light, turn left onto Sidney Road. Municipal Complex on the right.