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Cumberland County Municipal Court Lawyer

Experienced Cumberland County Traffic Ticket and DUI Attorney Defending Clients’ Rights in Cumberland County and Throughout New Jersey

If you’re like many people, being arrested, charged with a crime, or facing a violation of any kind is the stuff of nightmares. A conviction in New Jersey could result in serious penalties and fines or even a permanent criminal record that can stay with you for the rest of your life. You are already in a better position if a Cumberland County Municipal Court hears your case. Municipal courts typically consider cases involving less serious charges, such as disorderly persons offenses, DWI offenses, traffic infractions, petty disorderly persons offenses, and small municipal infractions, among others. Because these cases are frequently heard quickly and without a jury trial, the likelihood of a drawn-out dispute is reduced. Additionally, jail terms are uncommon and generally just 180 days long, and individuals who want to have their records wiped may be given a fast-track process to do so. While some violations such as traffic offenses may not seem serious, they can have serious implications such as losing your driver’s license. You may even have to spend some time behind bars in county jail. No matter what charges you’re facing, it is important to hire the best Cumberland County Municipal court lawyer to defend you. 

Why Hire a Cumberland County Municipal Court Lawyer?

The team at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio is experienced in representing clients that have been accused of crimes from indictable offenses to municipal court charges like DUI and traffic violations in Cumberland County and throughout New Jersey. We will not only advise you on your rights but also fight to protect these rights and your freedom. We will investigate your case and build a strong defense on your behalf. We will represent you in negotiations and fight to get you the best possible outcome. 

Have you been charged with a lesser criminal offense or a traffic violation in Cumberland County, New Jersey? Cumberland County criminal defense attorney Michele Finizio can help. Contact our law firm to schedule a consultation with our team and take the first and most important step to defending your rights and protecting your freedom. You can rely on experience, knowledge, and skills for a favorable result. 

Violations That The Law Offices of Michele Finizio Can Help You Fight 

At the Law Offices of Michele Finizio, we provide high-quality legal representation to clients that have been charged with crimes as well as petty offenses. We have experience representing clients in municipal courts throughout New Jersey including Cumberland County municipal courts. We defend clients charged with: 

Attorney Michele Finizio is an aggressive and experienced Cumberland County municipal court lawyer. she has successfully defended thousands of clients accused of a wide variety of violations and crimes. Our legal team will work hard to defend your rights. We offer a free consultation for those facing charges in municipal courts. Contact us to have your case reviewed and take the first step to defend yourself against unnecessary fines and penalties. 

About Cumberland County and Municipal Court Violations

Cumberland County is located on Delaware Bay and was originally known for its oyster industry. It is situated only two hours away from Baltimore and New York City. It is also only a forty-five-minute drive from Atlantic City and Philadelphia. The county has a population of 154, 152 according to the 2020 US Census. Cumberland County’s crime rates are slightly lower than the national average. It is ranked in the 63rd percentile for safety. This means that only 37% of other counties in the country are safer. The northern parts of the county are considered the safest with the most common crime in the county being theft

Traffic tickets tend to be high in Cumberland County as it is home to Route 55, a heavily traveled and dangerous highway for crashes. In 2017 there were 2,771 summonses (the most summonses issued in the past five years) and 2,083 summonses in 2016. Unfortunately, most NJ residents have only a small chance of avoiding a traffic ticket. The Judiciary revealed that 110,032 of the 147,996 tickets issued on non-toll roads in 2017 resulted in a guilty plea or verdict, according to an article written by nj.com. Only 366 drivers were found not guilty in court. However, the judge dismissed 9,832 drivers’ traffic violations in court for reasons such as lack of evidence. The remaining tickets were lowered as part of a plea bargain or bundled with other charges.

When you face severe penalties and fines due to traffic violations, DUI charges, or other criminal offenses in Cumberland County or anywhere in New Jersey, it’s critical to have the right legal counsel. Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio today to get the defense you need.

Contact the Law Offices of Michele Finizio to Consult with an Experienced Cumberland County Municipal Court Lawyer 

Have you been accused of a crime, written a traffic ticket, or charged with a DUI in Cumberland County, NJ? Get in touch with the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for legal representation by an experienced and skilled Cumberland County municipal court lawyer. Our team has a deep understanding of the New Jersey Criminal Code and great success for clients in the Cumberland County municipal courts. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our law firm. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Charges in Cumberland County, New Jersey

What is the difference between an indictable offense (felony) and a nonindictable offense (misdemeanor) in New Jersey?

Felonies in New Jersey are known as indictable offenses. These offenses are serious and are punishable by jail terms in New Jersey state prisons if convicted. You will also have a criminal record that will affect you for the rest of your life. Felonies in New Jersey include crimes such as murder, kidnapping, and drug possession. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes. They are punishable by short terms in county jails. You may also be charged a fine if you are found guilty of a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors include crimes such as harassment and shoplifting.

It is not only those that are facing charges for indictable crimes that need the representation of an attorney. Being found guilty of a misdemeanor can have serious consequences that can affect you in the long term. It is therefore important to seek the representation of an experienced Cumberland County municipal court lawyer to improve the outcome of your case.

What happens if I am convicted of a crime in New Jersey?

A conviction for a crime in New Jersey will have far-reaching consequences. It will affect both you and your loved ones. If you are convicted of a crime, you may face: 

— Jail time in a county jail or state prison 
— Fines 
— Probation
— Financial challenges result from having to pay fines as well as spending time in jail and losing your job as a result. 
— Limited job prospects. You may find it difficult to get hired as a result of your criminal record
— Limited housing options. Landlords today use background checks when approving tenants. They may not be willing to rent their property to you if you have a criminal record 
— Custody issues. You may lose custody or even visitation rights to your children if you are convicted of a crime.

At the Law Offices of Michele Finizio, we understand the implications of a conviction for a crime in New Jersey. We will fight to protect your rights and fight to help you avoid a conviction. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Traffic Tickets

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“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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