New Jersey Offense Violation Court Attorneys
Certain offenses are handled in the municipal courts of New Jersey rather than the criminal courts. Disorderly persons offenses and motor vehicle violations such as DWI are handled at the municipal level, and if you are not satisfied with how your case was handled, you may be able to appeal.
To learn more about municipal appeals and whether your case can be appealed, contact Bailey & Orozco today to arrange a free consultation.
Filing Municipal Appeals: Act Quickly
You must file an appeal within 20 days if you have been found guilty in municipal court of:
- Disorderly person offense
- Motor vehicle violation
- Traffic violation
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Second or third offenses of these violations
You cannot appeal just because you were found guilty: there must be a legal reason why the decision of the municipal court was not correct. You can appeal on the grounds of a denied motion that should have been granted, lack of sufficient evidence, accuracy of breathalyzer test results, or ineffective assistance of counsel.
Municipal appeals are essentially a way to legally attack the underlying support of the state's case against you if you were not given proper opportunity during your first attempt. There are many rules and time limits to follow in appealing a conviction, so talk with an experienced municipal appeals lawyer as soon as possible.
Protecting Your Rights through Careful Examination
Our defense attorneys have significant experience in handling municipal appeals and will give you an honest assessment of whether you can appeal your conviction. We will review trial transcripts, court records, and all court documents to determine if there is a legal basis for arguing that your conviction should be overturned.
If you believe your case was not handled fairly, or if you think a mistake was made and would like to appeal, contact our firm to arrange a free consultation.