Criminal Lawyer in West Orange, New Jersey
West Orange Criminal Attorneys Defend Clients Against Serious Felony Charges
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.
With just over 45,000 residents, the Township of West Orange is a vibrant community characterized by a strong sense of diversity and culture. Crimes arising out of West Orange are handled in either the West Orange 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 West Orange are handled in the West Orange Municipal Court, which is located at 66 Main Street. The Honorable Harry L. Starrett presides over the Court. Marijuana possession, underage drinking, disorderly persons offenses and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are regularly handled in the West Orange Municipal Court. Some of the most common criminal offenses arising out of West Orange are discussed below.
West Orange Marijuana Possession Charges
West Orange 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.
West Orange Underage Drinking Charges and Penalties
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.
Disorderly Persons Offenses in West Orange NJ
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.
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If you have been charged with a criminal offense in West Orange, 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.
The West Orange Municipal Court is located on 66 Main Street in downtown West Orange. Directions to Downtown West Orange are as follows:
From the North and NY City:
- Take the GW Bridge to I-95 South. Stay on I-95 South to Route 280 West, follow directions below from the East.
From the South and Philadelphia:
- Take NJ Turnpike/I-95 North. Take Exit 11 for the Garden State Parkway. Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 145 for Route 280 West. Follow directions below from the East.
From the East:
- Take 280 West to Exit 10. Turn Right onto Northfield Avenue. To go to Main Street, take Northfield Ave. to the light and make a sharp left onto Main Street. To go to Valley Road, take Northfield Ave. to light and make a right onto Valley Road.
From the West:
- Take 80 East to Route 280 East towards Newark and the Oranges. On Rte 280 East, get off at Exit 9 for Mt. Pleasant Ave. to Montclair and West Orange. Turn Left onto Mt. Pleasant Avenue, take to light at Main St. Turn left for the Main Street business district. Turn Right for the Valley Road/Northfield Ave. area of the downtown.