We all make mistakes. Every single living human being makes mistakes. Most people would like to call their mistakes “learning experiences,” and then call it a day. Unfortunately, however, some mistakes are difficult to fix. For that matter, some mistakes carry big consequences. And sometimes the unfortunate mistakes involve the cops and the courts.

Penalties for Petty Offenses

The penalties for “petty offenses” are not petty. Mr. Smolensky helps his clients avoid these consequences because the resolution for most mistakes does not require drastic measures. For starters, Disorderly Persons Offenses carry 6 months county jail and costs exceeding a thousand dollars. Next, Petty Disorderly Persons Offenses carry 30 days county jail and costs exceeding five hundred dollars. Finally, a conviction for a petty offense leaves a blemish that will invariably come up again in the future. Some examples of petty offenses that are filed in the Municipal Court are:

  • Property Offenses – Even though the amount involved might not seem like much, charges for theft of movable property, theft by deception, theft by extortion, receiving stolen property, and shoplifting are not forgiven when the property is returned. Penalties include jail, fines, and restitution. If they try to come after you with any of these charges, then hire Mr. Smolensky.
  • Offenses Involving Fraud – Passing bad checks, deceptive business practices, and offenses like these require a strong defense strategy because law enforcement authorities and and judges dislike dishonesty. Hire Michael Smolensky, Esquire, if you are facing any charges like these.
  • Drug Offenses – A drug charge carries jail time and costly fines. If they want to come after you with charges for possession of drugs or paraphernalia, loitering to buy drugs, or alcohol-related offenses, then you are going to want to fight back. No matter the substance or the amount they say was involved, Mr. Smolensky will represent you.
  • Violent Offenses – Municipal Courts hear cases involving Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct, and Cyber-Harassment because the winner of the fight always faces charges and always needs a defense attorney. After you stand up for yourself or someone else out on the street, hire Michael Smolensky, Esquire, to stand up for you in court.

Fight the Charges

Fighting the charges in court requires strategy. Developing a strategy requires legal knowledge. And executing a strategy requires practical experience. Mr. Smolensky’s Municipal Court experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Conditional Discharges
  • Conditional Dismissals
  • Defense Investigations
  • Pretrial Negotiations
  • Motion Practice
  • Trials
  • Sentencing

With years of experience in Municipal Courts around New Jersey, attorney Michael Smolensky will fight for you. Call now—(856) 812-0321.