Closter Criminal Lawyers

DWI Defense Lawyer Needed Closer Municipal Court

Closter Criminal AttorneyIf you are facing criminal charges in Closter, New Jersey, the right defense attorney can make all the difference in the world. At the Tormey Law Firm, our criminal local defense lawyers are highly knowledgeable with regard to criminal matters, having represented thousands of criminal defendants in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey. Our track record of success encompasses a vast assortment of cases including disorderly persons offenses such as shoplifting, simple assault, and criminal mischief, as well as motor vehicle violations such as DWI in the Borough of Closter and surrounding communities in Bergen County, NJ. We understand that the last thing you need is to suffer the serious consequences of a conviction associated with many of the charges issued in Closter, including significant fines and even time in jail. For a free consultation with a talented Closter criminal defense attorney, contact our law firm anytime at (201)-330-4979. You can also submit an online contact form and/or schedule an appointment with us at our conveniently located Hackensack office.

Criminal and DUI Charges in Closter, New Jersey

Closter is located in Bergen County, just to the northwest of New York City. The borough, which is set on 3.3 square miles, has a culturally diverse population of approximately 8,200 people.Closter is known as the “Hub of the Northern Valley,” with a wide variety of shopping centers and recreational facilities, as well as medical and educational resources. When you are arrested for a disorderly persons offense such as possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, or a motor vehicle violation such as driving under the influence of drugs (DUI) in Closter, your case will be heard and decided at the Closter Municipal Court. A more serious charge for a felony will be sent to the Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack.

For criminal and DWI offenses, there are many potential repercussions. Criminal misdemeanors and felonies each have county jail or prison time attached, with some charges requiring time to be served incarcerated, while others do not have mandatory jail time. In general, disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses can entail jail but it is not necessarily an outcome that you must face. When charged with one of these types of offenses, there are court programs available to first offenders and other ways to resolve the case in your favor, such as getting the charges reduced to a simple ordinance violation. Then there are felony charges, which may be graded in the first through fourth degree. The consequences of a first degree criminal conviction are far more substantial than those for a fourth. In addition, crimes of the fourth and third degree degree do not entail mandatory prison time if the person has no prior criminal record, so probation and court diversions are a possibility.

If your case involves driving while intoxicated or high on a controlled substance, these cases are handled in the municipal court as well. Depending on your driving record, you may face license suspension and many other significant consequences that cause detrimental effects. For a first offense DWI; however, you may be able to avoid the court suspending your driving privileges by installing an ignition interlock in your car for a specified period. Under any of these circumstances, having your case reviewed by a knowledgeable defense lawyer who has had prior successes fighting criminal and DUI charges in Closter, NJ should be a top priority.

Closter Municipal Court Information

The Closter Municipal Court is located at 295 Closter Dock Road. The court office is open Monday-Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The court office can be contacted directly at 201-784-0600 (ext. 490).

For more information on the Closter Municipal Court, please visit their website.

Closter Municipal Court Information:

  • Thomas R. Betancourt is the Judge.
  • Mark Fierro is the Prosecutor.
  • Bonnie Switzer is the Court Administrator.

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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Closter, New Jersey

Have you been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in Closter Borough in Bergen County? Contact The Tormey Law Firm now. For additional information and for a free consultation about your Closter, NJ criminal case, please call us anytime at (201)-330-4979, or use our online contact form. One of our criminal defense attorneys will be happy to discuss your case over the phone or to schedule an appointment to meet with you in person.


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