Closter New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers
Closter, New Jersey is home to more than 8,000 residents. This beautiful borough has the distinction of being one of the stops of the Erie Railroad North branch. Settled in 1704, this borough was formed in 1904. Prior to the arrival of the Dutch, in the early 17th century this borough was home to the Lenape Native Americans. A six member Council, and Mayor comprise the government of this borough. The major thoroughfares are County Road 501, County Road 502, and County Road 505.
Municipal Court in Closter, New Jersey
Court hours are the first and third Tuesday at 4:30 PM. The Hon. Thomas R. Betancourt is the presiding judge, and Mark Fierro is the court prosecutor. Court is held at the municipal building. The address is 295 Closter Dock Rd., Closter, NJ 07624. On average this Municipal Court is going to hear around five traffic violations or DWI charges every week. In addition to this, they may hear charges pertaining to marijuana possession or resisting arrest charges.
The benefits of dealing with a Closter, New Jersey criminal defense lawyer
Regardless of whether you are being charged with marijuana possession, driving while suspended, simple assault, disorderly conduct, or trespassing it is always going to be in your best interest to hire a criminal defense lawyer to defend you. Included in the list of benefits that comes from hiring an attorney is confidentiality. With rare exception, anything that you say to a Closter shoplifting lawyer, or a Closter DWI lawyer is protected by attorney-client privilege. This means that you are free to express in a frank and honest manner to your lawyer anything pertaining to the crime, and they cannot be forced by law to testify against you.
Also a criminal defense attorney is prevented by law from representing people who have different interests in the same matter. For example, a shoplifting lawyer would not be able to both represent you as the accused, and also represent the store that you are accused of stealing from. This is not the case with other agencies that offer legal advice. The information that you tell them is not necessarily confidential. If attorney-client privilege does not exist, the agency that is providing you with legal advice could be compelled by law to divulge incriminating evidence against you in court. Also, other agencies that promise to provide you with legal advice might also be providing legal advice to the individual that has a case against you.
Our lawyers will always strive to provide you with the best advice. We are extremely familiar with the prosecutor and the judge here in Closter, New Jersey. We will make it their aim to present you with as many options that are available pertaining to your case. Our goal is always to make sure that the defense that you get while you are in the court of law is top-notch. You, as our client, will have our complete backing and support.