Criminal Lawyer in Woodbridge, New Jersey
Woodbridge Criminal Defense Attorneys Represent Individuals Charged with Crimes in Woodbridge NJ
Criminal offenses arising out of Woodbridge, New Jersey are handled in either Woodbridge Municipal Court or the Middlesex County Superior Court. Non-indictable offenses are generally handled in Woodbridge Municipal Court. These offenses may include underage drinking, disorderly persons and marijuana possession. Woodbridge Municipal Court is located in the Municipal Complex, 1 Main Street. The Honorable Kevin H. Morse, Spencer B. Robbins and Emery Z. Toth preside over the court. The court administrator is Barbara Veit.
Indictable offenses are more serious and are handled in Middlesex County Superior Court. Middlesex County Superior Court is located at 56 Paterson Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Woodbridge Underage Drinking Charges
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.
Woodbridge Disorderly Persons Offenses
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.
Woodbridge Marijuana Possession Penalties
Woodbridge 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.
Free Consultations Available – Woodbridge Criminal Lawyers
If you have been charged with underage drinking, disorderly persons, marijuana possession or any criminal offense in Woodbridge, 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 location or (908) 322-7000 for our main office. We can be reached 24 hours a day.
Directions to Woodbridge Municipal Court
Traveling south on NJ Turnpike:
Take exit 12 towards Carteret/Rahway and continue straight onto Peter J. Sica Industrial Highway. Turn right onto Roosevelt Ave and continue onto Port Reading Ave. Make a slight left onto Co. Rd. 611/West Ave then turn right onto Co. Rd. 652/Woodbridge Ave. Continue for about a mile and turn right onto Berry St/Co. Rd 652, the Municipal Complex will be on the left.
Traveling north on NJ Turnpike:
Take exit 10 toward Perth Amboy/Metuchen and continue toward Co. Rd. 514/Woodbridge Ave. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for County 514 E/Woodbridge/Fords. Continue to follow 514/Woodbridge Ave for about half a mile, continue onto Main Street, Municipal Complex will be on the right.