North Jersey Municipal Court Matters

Every minute hundreds of tickets and citations are issued throughout New Jersey. After being charged with a municipal court violation such as motor-vehicle offenses or disorderly conduct, it is necessary to consult a reputable attorney immediately. The Khorozian Law Group provides quality, affordable defense to those charged in the municipal courts in northern New Jersey.

A lot of people want to know exactly “what is municipal court?” A municipal court is a court whose jurisdiction or authority is limited to a specific municipality. Municipal courts can preside over only those cases and offenses that have taken place within their jurisdiction for motor vehicle and parking violations, minor criminal-type offenses (disorderly persons’ offenses (which incorporate charges of underage drinking, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, simple assault, and domestic violence), and petty disorderly persons’ offenses that are considered non-indictable offenses), municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations) and other offenses, such as fish and game violations. Many serious criminal cases, such as robbery, auto theft, or assault, start out as complaints filed in the Municipal Court but those cases are transferred to the Superior Court located at the county courthouse. See our Criminal defense (link) tab.

Over the years the Khorozian Law Group has successfully represented a wide variety of traffic violations, often without ever having our client appear in court. Common traffic violations include:

  • Driving While Suspended/Revoked
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Eluding an Officer
  • Failure to Report an Accident
  • Failure to Observe a Traffic Signal
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Reckless Driving
  • Unlicensed Drivers
  • Speeding
  • Operating an unregister vehicle
  • Operating an uninsured vehicle
  • Careless Driving

Our firm is dedicated in protecting our Client’s rights when charged with any offense. The Khorozian Law Group will work diligently to help their clients to avoid steep fines/surcharges, loss of license, and incarceration.

Please note that if you plead or are found guilty of certain charges, you could face serious consequences including fines, surcharges, probation, suspension of driving privileges, community service and possible incarceration. You should not go to court alone; paying the fine(s) is considered a guilty plea.

Upon retaining the Khorozian Law Group, we will examine your case and develop a strategy to have the charges downgraded or dismissed–saving you time and money while protecting your record. Our goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.
The Khorozian Law Group offers a free consultation to evaluate the specific allegation(s) you may be facing. If retained, our firm will work tirelessly to protect your rights and freedom. Call today (201) 944-9200.

Below is a listing of common municipal court violations and their associated point value:

NJSA point schedule

New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway

NJSA
 SectionOffensePoints
27:23–29Moving against traffic2
27:23–29Improper passing4
27:23–29Unlawful use of median strip2

All roads and highways

NJSA
 SectionOffensePoints
39:3–20Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph3
39:4–14.3Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway2
39:4–14.3dMore than one person on a motorized bicycle2
39:4–35Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk2
39:4–36Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk2
39:4– 41Driving through safety zone2
39:4–55Improper action or omission on grades and curves2
39:4–57Failure to observe direction of officer2
39:4–66Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk2
39:4–66.1Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway2
39:4–66.2Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal2
39:4–71Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk2
39:4–80Failure to obey direction of officer2
39:4–81Failure to observe traffic signals* (Red Light Camera- 0 pts.)2
N/A*No points assessed for red light camera violation0
39:4–82Failure to keep right2
39:4–82.1Failure to keep right at intersection2
39:4–84Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction5
39:4–85Improper passing on right or off roadway4
39:4–85.1Wrong way on a one-way street2
39:4–86Improper passing in no passing zone4
39:4–87Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle2
39:4–88Failure to observe traffic lanes2
39:4–89Tailgating5
39:4–90Failure to yield at intersection2
39:4–90.1Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways2
39:4–91–92Failure to yield to emergency vehicles2
39:4–96Reckless driving5
39:4–97Careless driving2
39:4–97aDestruction of agricultural or recreational property2
39:4–97.1Slow speed blocking traffic2
39:4–97.2Driving in an unsafe manner (points only for third or subsequent offense within five years of most recent 39:4-97.2 conviction)4
39:4–98Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit
Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit
Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit
2
4
5
39:4–105Failure to stop for traffic light2
39:4–115Improper turn at traffic light3
39:4–119Failure to stop at flashing red signal2
39:4–122Failure to stop for police whistle2
39:4–123Improper right or left turn3
39:4–124Improper turn from approved turning course3
39:4–125Improper u-turn3
39:4–126Failure to give proper signal2
39:4–127Improper backing or turning in street2
39:4–127.1Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing2
39:4–127.2Improper crossing of bridge2
39:4–128Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles2
39:4–128.1Improper passing of school bus5
39:4–128.4Improper passing of frozen dessert truck4
39:4–129Leaving the scene of an accident –
no personal injury
Personal injury
2
8
39:4–144Failure to observe stop or yield signs2
39:5C–1Racing on highway5
39:5D–4Moving violation committed out-of-state2