Edison Criminal Defense Attorney
Edison NJ Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been arrested and consequently charged with a crime or serious traffic offense in Edison, NJ it is crucial that you contact a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record. The attorneys at William Proetta Criminal Law represent clients in Edison charged with drunk driving charges, marijuana possession, assault, theft, robberies, hindering apprehension, and disorderly conduct. Founding attorney William A. Proetta has years of experience and handles cases throughout Middlesex County, including the Township of Edison. If you are in need of legal representation and would like to build a case strategy customized to the facts of your case, please contact our office at (732) 659-9600, conveniently located right in Edison and only less than ten minutes from the Edison Municipal Court.
Edison Municipal Court Information
When you are accused of committing a minor criminal offense or a traffic violation in Edison, NJ, you will probably receive a summons to appear in the Edison Township Municipal Court. If you are scheduled to appear in Edison Municipal Court for a criminal offense or traffic offense, it is very important that you contact your attorney or the court with any questions that you may have concerning your court date. Be prepared to spend a large portion of the date on your summons in court, as the docket can often be quite busy. The Edison Township Municipal Court is located on the ground floor of the Edison Township Municipal Building at 100 Municipal Boulevard in Edison, NJ 08817.
The Edison Municipal Court Contact Information is:
Edison Municipal Court
100 Municipal Blvd.
Edison, NJ 08817
Judge Gary M. Price, Judge Parag P. Patel, and Judge Mary H. Casey preside over Edison criminal matters. They hold court sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m.. Additionally, evening court sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The court administrator is Kelly Sommer and the fax # is 732.287.0743. Please visit the Edison Municipal Court Official Website for additional information.
Your Edison Municipal Court case will be heard by a judge, and the judge will ultimately decide the outcome. There are no jury trials at the municipal court level. Although there will not be a jury in your municipal court case, the legal process is still extremely complex and often necessitates the assistance of legal counsel. Your chances of successfully resolving case and avoiding conviction can be greatly increased by hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the court and the various methods for best defending you. Whether you decide to go forward with a trial or want to negotiate for a less severe outcome, the presence of a lawyer could make it more likely that you reach a plea deal before trial and ensure that all of your available defenses are skillfully argued if the case proceeds to litigation.
Edison NJ Criminal Lawyers
When you are charged with a lesser criminal offense in New Jersey, your case is heard in the municipal court located in the city or town where you allegedly committed the offense. Generally speaking, the types of complaints heard in the Edison Township Municipal Court are traffic tickets and parking tickets, DWI violations, and minor criminal offenses that do not rise to the level of serious crimes. Keep in mind that your matter could initially be filed in municipal court and then later transferred to the county superior court based on the circumstances of the case. The criminal cases handled in municipal court are typically classified as disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly persons offenses, and municipal ordinance violations. Some common examples of disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses that occur in Edison include shoplifting, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, harassment, lewdness, and simple assault.
If you or your loved one has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor, otherwise known as a disorderly persons offense (D.P.) or petty disorderly persons offense (P.D.P), or a motor vehicle ticket such as Driving While Revoked, DWI, Driving Without Insurance, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident you should be aware that you now face serious penalties including potential jail time, loss of driver’s license, probation, mandatory community service, and steep monetary fees. To better understand and protect your rights, contact an experienced Edison criminal law attorney at The Law Offices of William Proetta Criminal Law. Our attorneys will diligently analyze the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. We will then work with the prosecutor to get your charges dismissed or penalties minimized. If a compromise cannot be met we will aggressively litigate your case. To discuss your matter in detail with a qualified attorney, contact our office at (732) 659-9600 for a free consultation.
Felony Charges Filed in Edison NJ
The criminal matters handled in Edison Municipal Court are not technically considered “crimes.” Since none of these offenses carries the possibility of prison time, the cases are treated differently than more serious criminal matters like aggravated assault, armed robbery, or drug distribution. For example, if you are accused of violently assaulting someone while brandishing a firearm, it is very likely that you will face felony charges (indictable offense charges) and that those charges will be handled in the Middlesex County Superior Court. Before that happens, a grand jury will need to indict you on the charge – after which, the case will be scheduled for adjudication at the superior court level and a trial will be decided by a jury.
Traffic Attorneys in Edison Township
The Edison Township police department places a heavy emphasis on keeping residents safe, which has an effect on the number of traffic stops that are made in Edison. Drivers passing through some of the more highly trafficked areas of Edison Township can expect to be subject to strict enforcement of state and local traffic laws. Moreover, since Edison is a transportation hub with more than 300 miles of roadways, there are several major highways and intersecting roads that pass through the township, including U.S. Route 1, the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95), Interstate 287, Route 27, and Route 440. Motorists who use Exit 10 on the New Jersey Turnpike must navigate a 13-lane toll gate, as well as truck drivers who use the exit to connect to the New York State Thruway. Considering the highly trafficked roadways throughout the town, it is not surprising that officers issue traffic tickets on a near-constant basis, including those for speeding, failure to maintain lane, careless driving, reckless driving, and DUI. With our experience, you can trust that your case is being handled by a dedicated criminal and traffic defense attorney who has dedicated their career to defending clients in Edison and throughout New Jersey.
About Edison Township in Middlesex County, NJ
Edison is a township located in the heart of Middlesex County, New Jersey. Edison is primarily a residential area, with a total area of more than 30 square miles and a total population of more than 100,000 residents that makes it one of the most populous municipalities in the entire state behind Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, and Elizabeth. Edison was originally known as Raritan Township, but the township’s name was changed to Edison in 1954 to honor the famous American inventor Thomas Edison.
There are several notable places in Edison Township, including the Menlo Park Mall, Roosevelt Park, the Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum, JFK Medical Center, Middlesex County College, and the Edison train station. The Menlo Park Mall is a major regional shopping mall located along U.S. Route 1. Roosevelt Park is a sprawling, 217-acre park located a short distance from Menlo Park Mall. There is a large middle-class community that lives in Edison, and there are a number of synagogues in the township to serve the Jewish community’s religious needs. Edison also has a thriving Indian community and the township has an ongoing relationship with Baroda, its sister city in India. Edison has long been considered one of the best and safest places to live in New Jersey. The township has received numerous awards and high rankings for its low crime rate, excellent public school system, and environmentally friendly policies.
Directions to Edison Municipal Court
Charged with Crime in Edison?
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, given a ticket for a traffic violation, or served with a temporary restraining order in Edison, please do not hesitate to contact us 24/7 at (732) 659-9600 or send us a message for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Whatever the case may be, our attorneys can provide answers and further guidance based on your unique case.