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Criminal and DWI Defense Attorney in Maple Shade, NJ

Criminal and Traffic Offense Lawyer Representing Clients in Maple Shade Municipal Court

At the Law Offices of Michele Finizio, we recognize that being charged with DWI, DUI, simple assault, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, theft or any other criminal offense can be a confusing and intimidating experience, one that is likely to prompt numerous questions on your part. Your questions might include: What do the charges mean? What are my options? And how might these changes impact my reputation and my future?

If you’ve been charged with an offense that will be heard in Maple Shade Municipal Court, hiring a reputable attorney as soon as possible may help you minimize the damage caused by a conviction—or even avoid a conviction altogether. Though municipal courts generally hear lesser offenses and do not hear jury trials, this doesn’t mean you should take the charges lightly. Consequences could include jail time, fines, loss or suspension of a professional license, increases in insurance premiums, points on your driver’s license, and a permanent criminal record, among other things. For instance, your car might be impounded or you might lose your driver’s license.

In addition, a conviction can cause irreparable reputational damage and significantly harm your employment prospects and limit your employment opportunities going forward. Moreover, Maple Shade Municipal Court offers a fast-track procedure for individuals who wish to have their record expunged, which a reputable, experienced criminal defense attorney can help facilitate.

Have you been charged with a DWI, another criminal offense, or one or more traffic offenses or motor vehicle violations? The Law Offices of Michele Finizio can provide the guidance you need, having successfully represented countless clients in Maple Shade Municipal Court over the course of the past decade.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Fights DWI Charges in Maple Shade, NJ

The Law Offices of Michele Finizio provide defense representation to clients who have been charged with offenses heard in Maple Shade Municipal Court. Issues addressed include:

  • Breathalyzer refusal
  • Breath test refusal N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.4
  • DWI (driving while intoxicated) N.J.S.A. 39:4-50
  • DUI (driving under influence)
  • DUID (driving under influence of drugs)
  • Drug possession N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10
  • Drug paraphernalia possession N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving with an expired inspection sticker
  • Harassment N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4
  • Illegal turn
  • Illegal u-turn N.J.S.A. 39:4-125
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Marijuana possession
  • Lewdness N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4
  • Obstruction
  • Passing a stopped school bus 39:4-128.1
  • Resisting arrest N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2
  • Running a red light N.J.S.A. 39:4-81
  • Reckless driving N.J.S.A. 39:4-96
  • Simple assault N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1
  • Shoplifting N.J.S.A. 2C:20-11
  • Speeding ticket
  • Speeding in a school zone
  • Theft N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2

In addition, other violations specified in Maple Shade’s municipal code include:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Public consumption of alcoholic beverages, including possession and consumption by underage persons on private property
  • Violation of park regulations
  • Violation of other local ordinances

Why Choose to Work With Maple Shade, NJ Criminal Lawyer Michele Finizio?

The Law Offices of Michele Finizio have extensive experience representing criminal defendants throughout the state of New Jersey, including those accused of disorderly persons offenses, driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, and driving while on drugs. We provide compassionate yet aggressive representation to our clients, and over the years we have successfully represented thousands of individuals charged with criminal offenses, petty offenses, and a wide range of traffic offenses. We offer a free consultation in which we review the charges against you as well as the unique circumstances surrounding your case. Our clients also appreciate our reasonable fees; moreover, we accept Visa®, Mastercard®, and American Express®. Payment plans are also available.

Contact an Experienced Maple Shade, NJ Criminal Defense Attorney for Guidance

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense or have received a traffic citation in Maple Shade, NJ we encourage you to reach out to the Law Offices of Michele Finizio for assistance. We will evaluate the charges that have been brought against you and an attorney will work with you every step of the way to develop the strongest possible defense and resolve your case as expeditiously as possible. Contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation. Weekend and evening appointments can be arranged, as can home visits or visits to the hospital or county jail. We return calls promptly and an attorney will handle your case personally.

Maple Shade Municipal Court Information

Maple Shade Municipal Court is located at:
200 Stiles Ave.
Maple Shade, NJ 08052

  • Phone: 856-779-9610
  • Fax: 856-779-6360
  • Phone hours: are Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • Office hours: are Monday, 8:30AM-4:30PM (8:30AM-2:00PM on court days), and Tuesday through Friday, 8:30AM-4:30P
  • Court sessions: are the second, third and fourth Monday’s at 5:00PM (the Court re-opens at 5:00PM on court nights)
  • Municipal Judge: Corey E. Ahart
  • Court Administrator: Lisa R. Gonteski, MCA, ext. 167
  • Violations Clerk: Marion Severns, ext. 169

*For more information on the Maple Shade Municipal Court, visit the court’s official web page.

About Maple Shade, NJ

Maple Shade is a township in Burlington County, NJ, found approximately 10 miles east of downtown Philadelphia. It was originally formed as Chester Township in 1688, and incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial townships in 1798. The township’s name was changed to Maple Shade in November 1945.

Maple Shade has approximately 19,000 residents, with 8,500 households spread across 3.8 square miles of land. It’s a business-oriented community, one that features both light industrial and commercial centers, but it is perhaps best known for the artists it has produced. For example, puppeteer John Tartaglia was born in Maple Shade and writer/editor/poet Daniel Nester was raised there. Other notable individuals from the area include the late Philadelphia soul singer Randy Cain (The Delfonics), late professional wrestler Billy Darnell, and late photojournalist John G. Morris. Its motto is “nice town, friendly people.”

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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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