The temptation to take on a petty Municipal Court charge alone is seductive. “Why do I need you lawyer,” you think to yourself, “it’s only a speeding ticket”. So you enter with your father who’s not a lawyer, have a few words with the prosecutor, go before the judge and kaboom! You’ve got priors that really do mean something and the “book” gets thrown at you, clunking you in the head! On top of that the Judge is angry because you’re dressed disrespectfully, and maybe you were carelessly late, too. So, the stop-sign charge you’re certain would “go away” now has you paying a very heavy fine in addition to a license suspension. Stuff like this happens all the time. I know: I was a Municipal Court Judge on the Union Township bench from 1999-2005 and I’ve seen it all. So as a former Judge, let me say this to you: Hiring an attorney for what you feel are minor charges can save you major money. There’s a peace of mind that comes with knowing all legal bases are covered, and that you have high quality, experienced representation to protect your rights, even in Municipal Court.
As a Municipal Court Lawyer serving Union, Elizabeth, Rahway and all of Union County plus municipalities in Monmouth and Central New Jersey, The Law Office of John Paragano will handle the following Municipal Court charges:
- • Third Party Complaints
John Paragano, Union County Municipal Court Defense Attorney for Traffic Violations, Property and Juvenile Crimes, Assault Charges as well as Misdemeanor Disorderly Persons Charges
Charges requiring a Municipal Court appearance are handed out every day. Some are misdemeanors, some can lead to felony proceedings. Before going to court alone, (an unpleasant experience in and of itself), or worse, pleading guilty to something you didn’t do, you may, without even knowing it, be subject to suspension of driving privileges, points, heavy fines, community service, — even jail time. Do you really want to risk this for a criminal trespass charge, or underage drinking? Or worse, this happens: The neighbor against whom you filed a complaint lawyers-up, and you leave the Court worse off than before you entered.
Having qualified representation at your side increases the chances your charges are downgraded, or even better, tossed. Call The Union Law Offices of John Paragano to allow us to assess on whether we can help you with your Municipal Court offense before succumbing to the temptation of going at it alone.
The Experience in the Law Offices of John Paragano Will Defend You Wisely
- Former Municipal Court Judge, Union Township, NJ, 1999-2005
- 25 Years Criminal Defense Experience
- Extensive Trial Experience at State and Local Levels
- Free Initial Consultation
- 24/7/365 Call Center and Availability
- Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
For a powerful Municipal Court Judge serving all of Union County, Monmouth County and the entire state of New Jersey, contact John Paragano at The Law Offices of John Paragano. The initial consultation, as stated, is free. Telephone 908.687.5999 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.