Merchantville Criminal Attorneys
Merchantville is flanked by Cherry Hill and Pennsauken, two of the busiest municipalities in Camden County. This and other factors translate into many more individuals charged with criminal and other offenses than you would expect given its limited size (i.e. .60 square miles). In fact, almost five-hundred complaints alleging drug paraphernalia possession, harassment, disorderly conduct, obstructing, simple assault and other disorderly persons offenses were filed in the borough in the last year alone. There were also another 1812 summonses/tickets issued for moving traffic charges like driving while suspended, DWI, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and reckless driving. Representation by a skilled lawyer is pivotal to the successful defense of municipal court cases such as these.
The Camden County NJ Criminal Lawyers at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver have the credentials to serve you well in Merchantville. Our team of criminal lawyers are savvy advocates who have been defending individuals like you for over a century. Several members of our team are also former prosecutors who have witnessed the inter workings of the court system from the opposite side. We utilize all of this experience to secure the very best results on behalf of our clients. To speak to immediately speak to a lawyer on our staff, contact our Cherry Hill Office at 856-662-8300 for a free consultation.
Merchantville Municipal Court Information
The Merchantville Municipal Court is located at 1 Maple Avenue, Merchantville, New Jersey 08109. Ms. Maureen F. Finnegan oversees the Merchantville Municipal Court daily operations as Municipal Court Administrator with the assistance of Rosemary S. Kelly as Deputy Court Administrator. You may contact the Court staff in person or by calling at 856-662-7560 on Monday through Friday between 8:30 am. and 4:30 p.m. Ms. Alicia D Hoffmeyer, Esq. represents the State on matters within the jurisdiction of Merchantville Municipal Court. The Honorable Oren R. Thomas, III, presides over all proceedings and will review all potential plea deals or hear motions and trials presented before all cases within the jurisdiction of Merchantville. If you are charged with an offense within the jurisdiction of Merchantville, you will have your court appearance on the first or third Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. If your matter is a driving while intoxicated offense, your case may be scheduled on a fifth Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The following interactive google map below is available to assist you in locating the Merchantville Municipal Court.
The Municipal Court of Merchantville is unlike the Camden Superior Court because it is limited in jurisdiction. Merchantville Municipal Court is only permitted to hear and decide ordinance violations, misdemeanor criminal cases and motor vehicle violations such as driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended and failure to use signals issued in Merchantville. The Merchantville Municipal Court will hear first, second, third and fourth degree indictable crimes such as distribution of controlled dangerous substances, eluding, aggravated assault and burglary. If you are issued an indictable criminal violation, our attorneys will guide you through the intimating court procedure at the Camden County Superior Court and ensure you are well educated before you make any decision.
Merchantville Defense Lawyer
Although the Merchantville Police Department does not issue as many motor vehicle violations as its neighboring municipalities, the potential for serious impact to your well-being still remains. For example, improperly passing vehicles using a shoulder, a moving offense, can result in four (4) motor vehicle commission points against your license, surcharges and serious increases in your auto insurance rates. These consequences escalate when you already have multiple points on your license, your incident resulted in personal injury, or when your driver’s license is suspended. Contact our firm to immediately speak with a criminal attorney about how we can eliminate or minimize the risk of a negative outcome. We can be reached 24/7 for assistance at 856-662-8300.