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Atlantic County Municipal Court Lawyer

Aggressive and Skilled Atlantic County Traffic Ticket and DUI Attorney Defending Clients’ Rights in Atlantic County and Throughout New Jersey 

Being charged with a criminal offense, no matter how minor, can be distressing. You and your loved ones may be facing a lot of uncertainty as a result of the charges. A conviction can have long-term consequences. You could end up in jail or lose your custody privileges. You have an advantage if an Atlantic County Municipal Court hears your case. Municipal courts typically consider cases involving less serious charges, such as minor municipal infractions, DWI offenses, traffic infractions, petty disorderly persons offenses, and disorderly persons offenses. The likelihood of a long, drawn-out legal process is reduced by the fact that these cases are frequently heard promptly and without a jury trial. A fast-track process may be offered to persons who want to have their records wiped because jail terms are uncommon and rarely more than 180 days. Experienced Atlantic County municipal court lawyer Michele Finizio can help you address these concerns and secure the most favorable resolution of your case. 

Attorney Michele Finizio and her legal team have a deep understanding of the court systems in New Jersey.  Having successfully represented clients facing a wide variety of charges in Municipal courts throughout New Jersey, you can rely on our in-depth knowledge, experience, and resources to achieve the best outcome in your case. 

We offer free consultations for those facing criminal and municipal charges in Atlantic County. Contact us today to consult with an experienced Atlantic County municipal court lawyer. We will review your case to determine the best strategy for defense. 

Minimize or Avoid Penalties for Violations Heard in Atlantic County Municipal Courts 

If your case is being heard by a municipal court in Atlantic County, you’ll be greatly aided when you choose to be represented by an experienced Atlantic County municipal court lawyer from the Law Offices of Michele Finizio. While cases heard at municipal courts are generally related to lesser offenses, being found guilty can have serious and life-long implications. We can help you avoid the serious consequences of a guilty ruling. We will work to have your charges dropped or reduced. We will also work to get your sentence or penalties reduced. 

We have extensive experience defending clients facing a wide range of municipal court charges including: 

Attorney Michele Finizio has more than a decade of experience defending clients accused of crimes in Atlantic County and throughout New Jersey. Our law firm has a long track record of success in defending clients in municipal court. We treat each case with the attention and dedication it deserves. We will provide you with high-quality legal representation. We will investigate your case and determine the best strategy for defense. Our team consists of professionals with varied experience and skills. You can rely on our experience, knowledge, and skills to achieve a favorable outcome on your behalf. 

Contact us for a free consultation with our team. We will provide you with insight into your legal rights and options. We will guide you on the best approach to your case.  

About Atlantic County and Municipal Court Violations

Atlantic County is the home county of America’s iconic resort, Atlantic City.  It is on the southern coast of the US and has a recorded population of 274, 534 according to the 2020 US Census. The county’s crime rate is slightly lower than the national average. It is ranked in the 70th percentile for safety. This makes Atlantic County a relatively safe place to live in. The most common type of crime in the county is theft

Traffic tickets are high in Atlantic County as it is home to several major roadways including Route 9, the Atlantic City Expressway, Route 40, and Black Horse Pike. In 2017 there were 5,436 summonses issued, in 2016 there were 5,901, and a reported 4,788 summonses in 2013 (the most issued in the past five years). Unfortunately, the chances of most New Jersey residents avoiding a traffic violation are extremely slim. According to a report by nj.com, the judiciary reported that 110,032 of the 147,996 citations issued on non-toll roads in 2017 ended in a guilty plea or judgment. In court, just 366 drivers were found not guilty. However, judges threw out 9,832 traffic infractions due to things like a lack of proof. The remaining fines were reduced as part of a plea agreement or combined with other offenses.

It’s crucial to have the appropriate legal representation when you face serious penalties and fines for traffic violations, DUIs, and criminal charges in Cumberland County or anywhere else in New Jersey. Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio today to get the defense you need.

Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for Consultation with an Experienced Atlantic County Municipal Court Lawyer 

Whether you’ve been charged with a minor traffic offense, a DUI, disorderly persons offense, or an indictable crime, you can trust the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to provide you with the best legal representation. Contact our law firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable Atlantic County municipal court lawyer. We will review your case for free and advise you on your rights and options. When you choose us to defend you in court, we get started on crafting a strong legal strategy right away. We are your best chance of achieving a favorable outcome. Get in touch with us now to schedule your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Charges and Violations in Atlantic County, New Jersey

What are the ramifications of criminal charges in New Jersey?

If you are facing criminal charges, you will most likely begin to feel the impact of the charges even before the criminal process begins. While New Jersey’s bail reform resulted in the elimination of bail requirements for most criminal cases in the state, you will still be subject to various restrictions. Some of the restrictions you may experience when facing criminal charges in New Jersey include: 

— Curfews 
— Travel restrictions 
— Restraining orders 
— Restrictions on the intake of alcohol 
— Restrictions on the possession of firearms 
— Periodic check-ins with law officers
— Being taken into the custody of a person designated by the state 
— Requirements to seek employment or stay at your current job 

It is important to note that if you are deemed a flight risk by the court you may be required to remain in jail as ‘pre-trial detention.’ 

If you’re facing criminal or municipal court charges in Atlantic County or elsewhere in New Jersey, contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for representation by an experienced Atlantic County municipal court lawyer. We will work to help to negotiate the best terms on your behalf. 

Can I appeal a municipal court ruling?

It is your right to appeal an adverse decision in a Municipal or Superior court. Attorney Michele Finizio is experienced in representing clients’ rights in appeals. She will guide you through the process and will argue your case before the judge on your behalf. You can trust that Attorney Finizio will take your case as far as it needs to go to achieve a just and favorable conclusion.

Contact our law firm today for a free case review by our team and get started on building your defense right away.

Frequently Asked Questions About Traffic Tickets

Reviews Matter

“First class representation. Michele was my son’s attorney after he made a slight but bad decision that hurt no one, but one that potentially could have a caused a lifetime of employment problems in the future, despite having a four year college degree. First of all Michele was very proactive in protecting his rights. Rights we were not even aware of. She provided quick and reliable answers to our questions. Before we met with her our anxiety and worry was insatiable. The peace we felt after our first consultation alleviated all that and we knew we picked the right attorney. Her excellent negotiation skills resulted in a settling his case quickly and without conviction.

We owe a debt of gratitude for her service. I was shocked at how much she was able to do for my son. She is a solid lawyer who is honest and works to insure the best possible outcome for her client is achieved.”
- Former Client

“Michele was very prompt when getting back to me when I called regarding legal counsel. Michele kept me informed and in the loop while awaiting trial. Very professional qualities and I highly recommend Michele and will continue to seek her legal expertise in the future. Thanks.”
- Former Client

“I could not had ask for a better attorney. Michele Finizio treated my case and the case of those I’ve recommended as if we were part of her family. She gave it all she had, made her voice and case be heard in court and made it count, and we had the best possible outcome, thanks to her experience and expertise. Thank you very much for an outstanding job.”
- D.A.

"Michele is an outstanding, no “beating around the bush” lawyer. She has done a remarkable job as a lawyer for me. Before Michele, I did not get along with Criminal Lawyers – she comes HIGHLY recommended by me to anyone who needs a Criminal Lawyer."
- C.O.
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