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The city of Summit is located in Union County, New Jersey. With over 20,000 residents, Summit has one of the highest populations of any municipality in Union County. As a result, criminal offenses and traffic tickets commonly arise out of Summit.
The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC handles criminal cases in Summit and throughout New Jersey. Our criminal defense lawyers have many years of experience representing clients with criminal matters. Gary Grabas and Casey Woodruff are former Prosecutors. Jon M. Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience.
Crimes arising out of Summit are handled in either Summit Municipal Court or Union County Superior Court. Indictable offenses are handled in Union County Superior Court. Union County Superior Court is located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. Non-indictable offenses and traffic tickets arising out of Summit are handled in Summit Municipal Court, which is located at 512 Springfield Avenue. The Honorable Donald P. Bogosian presides over the court. Common offenses handled in Summit Municipal Court are Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended, and Driving Without Insurance.
Under N.J.S.A. § 39:4-50, it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or above. The penalties for driving while intoxicated in Summit are harsh. A first-time conviction requires a license suspension of at least 3 months and up to 1 year depending on the driver’s blood alcohol concentration. Additional penalties include significant fines, hefty surcharges and potential imprisonment.
Under N.J.S.A. § 39:3-40, it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver’s license. Driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license can have severe consequences. For example, a driver who causes bodily injury while driving with a suspended license is subject to at least 45 and up to 180 days in jail if convicted. Additional penalties include heavy fines and an extension of the suspension.
In New Jersey, it is unlawful to drive without automobile insurance. Failure to maintain automobile insurance can result in severe penalties. Under N.J.S.A. § 39:6B-2, the first conviction for driving without insurance will result in a one year license suspension. Additionally, any subsequent conviction for driving without insurance will result in a two year suspension and mandatory imprisonment.
If you have received a criminal charge or traffic ticket in Summit, it is important to consult with a New Jersey lawyer. At the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our criminal defense attorneys know how to handle all types of criminal offenses. For a free consultation, contact us at (908) 322-7000. We can be reached 24 hours a day.