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The Municipal Court is sometimes referred to as the “people’s court” because that is where most people come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness. The Municipal Courts in New Jersey handle motor vehicle tickets, parking tickets, disorderly person’s offenses, and municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations). At Jack Venturi Law we are experienced in defending cases in the Municipal Courts in a range of offenses including DWI, traffic offenses, and drug possession.


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If you have been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney to protect your rights at every stage of the proceeding. Contact Jack Venturi Law to begin building your best defense.

We can represent you in any municipal court in New Jersey and we do not charge travel costs!

If you have been charged or think you may be charged with a crime, it is critical that you retain the legal advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Jack Venturi Law, we know how to protect your rights and your future. Please contact us if you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime.

Our New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney can represent you with any of these common criminal offenses in any municipal court:

  • Simple Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a)
  • Criminal Mischief , N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3
  • Trespassing, Defiant Trespass, N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3
  • Hazing, N.J.S.A. 2C:40-3
  • Shoplifting, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11
  • Obstruction, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1
  • Resisting Arrest, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2
  • Hindering Apprehension, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3
  • Contempt, N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9
  • Disorderly Conduct, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2
  • Harassment N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4
  • Vandalism, Graffiti, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-10, 2C:33-11
  • Maintaining a Nuisance, 2C:33-12
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15
  • Loitering to Obtain CDS, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2.1
  • Providing Alcohol to Minors, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-17
  • Smoking in Public, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-13

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, you are probably worried about how your case will proceed, how long it will take, and what will happen if you are convicted. We will guide you through the criminal legal process and provide you with the information and representation you need to get results in your case.


A disorderly person’s offense is criminal in nature and if convicted, it will appear on your criminal record. For some offenses, i.e. drug offenses, you may even be subject to a loss of license from 6 months to 2 years and jail time. We understand that these potential penalties will have a serious impact on your life. That’s why we fight for you with the same zeal and effort that we bring to our most serious cases.


Traffic tickets can lead to loss of license and some even have mandatory jail time attached to the penalties. Just because the potential penalties may be less than our other clients who are facing many years in prison, you are not thought of as a “lesser client.” We will fight aggressively for you to obtain a favorable resolution to your case.

Common traffic offenses handling in municipal court:

  • Reckless Driving, 39:4-96
  • Racing on a Highway, 39:4-52
  • Improper Passing, 39:4-85; 39:4-86
  • Tailgating, 39:4-89
  • Careless Driving, 39:4-87
  • Speeding, 39:4-98
  • Improper Passing of School Bus, 39:4-128.1
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, 39:4-129
  • Driving While Suspended, 39:3-40
  • CDS in a Motor Vehicle, 39:4-49.1
  • DWI, 39:4-50
  • DWI Refusal, 39:4-50.4a
  • Driving Without Insurance, 39:6B-2

More information on: License Suspension, Motor Vehicle Points, Insurance Eligibility Points & MVC Surcharges.


Driving While Intoxicated (Driving Under the Influence) is one of the most serious offenses tried in municipal court. If you are charged with DWI, even if you have the cleanest driving record, you will be facing mandatory fines, surcharges, and license suspension. In some cases, you will even be facing community service, interlock devices and mandatory jail time. If you want to keep your license and your good reputation, your only choice is to fight the case with everything you have. Our team of tough, smart attorneys will attack the case against you from every possible angle and work with some of the best experts to challenge the evidence against you. This combination has led to great results for our clients who were facing this serious charge.


Recent high-profile tragedies on the water have led to increased pressure on law enforcement to crack down on boating offenses. The severity of the penalties catches many by surprise. A boating DWI will cause you to lose your motor vehicle driver’s license for three months. You need an aggressive criminal defense attorney like Jack Venturi.

Contact Jack Venturi Law to speak with an experienced lawyer regarding your case.

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