Experienced Municipal Court Defense Attorney in New Jersey
Assault | Theft Crimes | Harassment | Disorderly Persons Offenses |DUI/DWI | Underage Drinking | Traffic Offenses
In New Jersey, all non-indictable offenses, as well as local ordinance violations and disorderly persons offenses, are resolved in the municipal court system. In the municipal courts, you don’t have a jury—it’s what’s usually known as a bench trial—and the stiffest penalty is 6 months in jail. To get the best results in a municipal court proceeding, you want a lawyer who’s been there, who’s successfully represented defendants there, who understands how prosecutors in the municipal courts approach their cases.
At The Cintron Firm, LLC, we’ve been protecting the rights of New Jersey residents in municipal court since 2002. But Mark Cintron brings experience to every client that few New Jersey criminal defense attorneys can offer—he’s served as a prosecutor, as well, so he knows how the state prepares these types of matters. Because of our extensive experience, we know that every case is unique, so we’ll take the time to learn the details of your charge, as well as the specific outcome you seek. We’ll strive to get the results you want without going to trial, but we have the experience, skill and knowledge to effectively protect your rights before a judge.
Our Municipal Court Practice
We aggressively protect the rights of anyone facing charges in municipal court. Mark Cintron has substantial experience as a prosecutor and can anticipate the ways that the state will prepare and present its case. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation of all circumstances surrounding your charges, looking to make certain that police and prosecutors did not violate your constitutional rights. We’ll gather, assess and preserve all evidence to support your claims, and will be strong advocates for you in all hearings, meetings and proceedings.
We handle the defense of a broad range of offenses prosecuted in municipal court, including:
- Simple assault
- Criminal trespass
- Disorderly conduct
- Resisting arrest
- Underage drinking
- Misdemeanor drug crimes
- Traffic offenses
We also help people seek expungement or sealing or prior criminal records.