Verona Criminal Lawyer
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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. Our criminal attorneys regularly represent those charged with criminal offenses in Verona, NJ.
With just over 13,000 residents, the Township of Verona is a suburban community characterized by a strong sense of community, civic pride and a commitment to volunteerism. Verona is home to one of Essex County’s premier parks, Verona Park. Crimes arising out of Verona are handled in either the Verona Municipal Court or the Essex County Superior Court. Essex County Superior Court is located at 50 West Market Street in Newark, NJ. Non-indictable offenses (disorderly persons offenses) arising out of Verona are handled in the Verona Municipal Court, which is located at 600 Bloomfield Avenue. Marijuana possession, underage drinking, disorderly persons offenses and driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases are regularly handled in the Verona Municipal Court.
Verona 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 Verona, 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.
Directions to the Verona Municipal Court
Verona is located approximately 15 miles West of Manhattan. Out of town visitors can get to Verona as follows:
From Route 80:
Take Rt. 23 South 5 miles to Bloomfield Ave. Make a right on to Bloomfield Ave. to get to Verona Park, the Civic Center and the Community Center.
Note: North of Bloomfield Ave., Rt. 23 is also known as Pompton Avenue. South of Bloomfield Ave, Rt. 23 becomes Mt. Prospect Avenue, and Prospect Avenue.
From Route 280 (East Side of Town):
Take exit 8B to Prospect Ave. North. This road becomes Mt. Prospect Ave. before it passes Bloomfield Ave. and Pompton Ave. after it passes Bloomfield Ave. Make a left to get to Verona Park, the Civic Center and the Community Center.
From Route 280 (West Side of Town):
Take exit 7 to Pleasant Valley Way North. When this road enters Verona, it is called Lakeside Ave. The road ends at Bloomfield Ave. Make a left to get to the Civic Center and Community Center. Verona Park is at this intersection.
From Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield:
Take Bloomfield Ave. westbound.
From the Caldwells:
Take Bloomfield Ave. eastbound.