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Depending on their nature, criminal offenses arising out of South Brunswick, New Jersey will be handled in either South Brunswick Municipal Court or the Middlesex County Superior Court. Non-indictable offenses, which may include underage drinking, disorderly conduct and simple marijuana possession, are generally handled in South Brunswick Municipal Court. The Municipal Court is located at 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. The Honorable Michael V. Dowgin presides and the Court Administrator is Judith James-Spencer.
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.
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.
South Brunswick 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. 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 South Brunswick, 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 (732) 651-9999 for our Middlesex County office or (908) 322-7000 for our main office. We can be reached 24 hours a day.
Directions to South Brunswick Municipal Court
Traveling south on NJ Turnpike:
Take exit 9 to merge onto NJ-18 N/County Route 527 N toward US-1/New Brunswick. Merge onto US-1 via the ramp to Trenton/Princeton. Merge onto US-130 S via the ramp to Camden. Turn right onto Co. Rd. 697/Distribution Way. Continue onto Co. Rd. 697, turn right onto Co. Rd. 681/Kingston Ln. Turn left onto Monmouth Junction Road, destination will be roughly 500 feet on the left-hand side.
Traveling north on NJ Turnpike:
Take exit 8A toward Cranbury River Rd. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for New Jersey 32 W/U.S. 130/South Brunswick/Cranbury/County Road 535. Turn left onto Cranbury South River Rd. Take the first right onto NJ-32W/Forsgate Dr. Take the ramp to US-130 N, then take the Jamesburg Dayton/Ridge Rd. exit toward US-522 E. Turn right onto Jamesburg Rd/Ridge Rd and continue to follow Ridge Rd. After 1.8 miles destination will be on the right.