Collingswood NJ Defense Attorney
The Camden County municipality of Collingswood may have deep Quaker roots but do not be misled into thinking that criminal and traffic charges are something foreign to this Borough. For example, over 2,000 moving motor vehicle violations, 366 disorderly persons offenses and 185 first, second, third and fourth degree crimes were written within the 1.92 square miles of the town over the one year period ending May 2016. Some of the more common violations charged were possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, disorderly conduct, driving while suspended, simple assault and shoplifting. Whether you are facing these our another charge in Collingswood Borough, your best course of action is to consult a knowledgeable defense attorney.
The Camden County Criminal Lawyers at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver possess the qualifications you need to defend whatever you were charged with in Collingswood. Our firm has over a century of experience and includes several former prosecutors. We have handled everything from basic traffic tickets to complex drug distribution, robbery and aggravated assault cases. The point is that the attorneys on our team have the skills needed to successfully defend your offense. To speak to an attorney anytime 24/7, call our Cherry Hill Office at 856-662-8300 for a free consultation.
Collingswood Municipal Court Information
Collingswood Municipal Court possesses limited jurisdiction to deal with motor vehicle, quasi-criminal and ordinance violations. It cannot decide indictable crimes which are graded in terms of first through fourth degree. Your case must be sent to the Camden Superior Court if you have been charged with an offense of this nature. You have the right to a jury trial and presentation of your case to a grand jury, and these proceedings are only available at the county level.
Assuming your matter does not fall within indictable category, it will be heard in the municipal court located 28 W. Collings Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108. Hours of operation are weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may visit the court during these times or reach the Court Administrator, Carol Staszewski, CMCA, and her staff by telephone at 856-854-7535. Weekly court sessions take place on Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. The judge that will be responsible for deciding your case is Honorable Robert T. Zane, III. The Municipal Prosecutor, Timothy Search, Esq., represents the interests of the state and police in all proceedings. Below is an interactive google map to assist you with directions to the Collingswood Borough Municipal Court.
Collingswood Criminal Lawyers
Collingswood is traversed by both U.S. Route 130 and 30 which results in plenty of opportunity for individuals to be stopped by police. This is a major reason why the town has a higher number of motor vehicle and criminal offenses than you might otherwise expect. If you were arrested and/or charged in Collingswood, our lawyers are positioned to effectively defend you. To speak to an attorney on our staff immediately, call our office at 856-662-8300.