Defense Lawyers Protecting You

Monmouth and Ocean County Municipal Court Defense Lawyers

New Jersey Defense Attorneys

Clark & DiStefano has over 45 years of experience in the State’s municipal courts and is committed to protecting your rights and obtaining the best results possible. Let us help you when you are summoned to one of New Jersey’s municipal courts.

Municipal courts are the most frequently used courts in New Jersey If you have been to court at all, most likely it has been to municipal court, Every municipality has a municipal court. Each local municipal court hears a wide variety of cases that fall into two broad categories: motor vehicle offenses and disorderly persons offenses.


Motor Vehicle Offenses Include the Following:

  • Driving while intoxicated 
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Reckless and careless driving
  • Speeding
  • All other moving violations

Disorderly Persons Offenses Include The Following:

  • Possession of under fifty grams of marijuana
  • Simple assault
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly conduct
  • trespassing
  • All other non-felony offenses


Why You Should Hire A Lawyer

Based on our experience, most people are uncertain and nervous when they go to municipal court. Some are intimidated by the formal nature of the proceedings.  At Clark & DiStefano, our attorneys have handled municipal court cases for over 45 years throughout the state. We know that the process can be complex, confusing, and frightening.  We make sure to discuss your options to ensure that you understand the consequences of your charges. We will do our best to fight for your rights and minimize potential fines, penalties, and jail time.

Municipal courts differ from other civil, criminal, and family courts of our State. Municipal courts are governed under a specific set of rules and procedures established by the New Jersey Supreme Court which are applicable to this court only. A Municipal Court judge can order jail, fines, community service, and other sentences such as a license suspension and surcharges, which not only impact you financially but can possibly impact your present and future educational and occupational opportunities.

Municipal courts do not have juries. Instead, your case is presided over by a judge. The judge alone makes the decision regarding your innocence or guilt. A municipal court judge has the authority to impose up to six months of incarceration in the county jail upon conviction.

If you have any questions regarding a matter scheduled before a municipal court in New Jersey or have recently been issued a summons to appear in municipal court, please contact our office immediately.

Speak With Our New Jersey Municipal Court Attorneys About Your Case Today

The New Jersey Municipal Court Defense lawyers at Clark & DiStefano are ready to answer your questions and aggressively represent your interests. We will evaluate your case in a free consultation and provide comprehensive legal guidance through every step of the proceedings.

Call us today at (732) 528-9111 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.

3318 NJ-33

Neptune, NJ 07753

45+Years of Legal Representation

At Clark & DiStefano we are attentive, always focusing on the needs of our clients. We develop strategies that are tailored to each individual case, and we treat our clients as strategic partners in achieving a common goal. We endeavor to think outside of the box and formulate cost-effective strategies. Lastly, we believe in prompt communications with clients so they have predictability for reserve setting and sufficient time for studied pre-trial evaluations and recommendations.


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