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Do I Need a Lawyer in Municipal Court?

Posted on July 15, 2015

Azrak on the Law
One day you, a family member or a friend may have to appear in Municipal Court because you received a ticket for driving while intoxicated (DWI), speeding, reckless driving, or any number of other motor vehicle violations. Or, you may be charged for having committed a simple assault, harassing someone, or being disorderly. For any of the instances mentioned above, if you are found guilty, a fine and/or jail time may result.

If the ticket or citation says that you must make a court appear-ance be sure to comply. Failure to appear only makes matters worse. But before appearing, consider consulting with an attorney. This is the best way to protect yourself.AtAzrak &Associates LLC we recommend that all clients appear with counsel. Our attorneys can help in the following ways:

  • Help you understand the Law applicable to the charges that you face;
  • Help you to fully and realistically evaluate the options available to you to resolve your case in the terms most advantageous to you;
  • Help you to fully understand what evidence is required;
  • Help you understand what your sentence exposure is if you are found guilty;
  • And, most importantly, coordinate and develop a defense against the charges.

If you decide that you wish to enter into a plea arrangement, our attorneys can help you negotiate that plea – one that will result in a minimal disruption to your life.

Consulting with an Azrak & Associates attorney in advance of appearing in Court and having the attorney at your side when appearing before the court can only help make the best out of a bad situation.

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About the Author: Azrak & Associates, LLC staff attorneys are admitted to practice law in New Jersey, NewYork, and Washington, D.C. Azrak & Associates, LLC, is a full-service general practice law firm located in Pompton Plains, NJ and Nyack, NY. You must not rely on the above information as an alternative to legal advice from an appropriately qualified attorney.This column does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If you have any specific questions about any legal matter you may contact our office.

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