Municipal Violations

DUI | DWI | Assault | Battery | Speeding | Shoplifting | Trespassing 

The States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and their municipalities establish laws and regulations referred to as disorderly persons offenses, petty disorderly person offenses and municipal ordinances. While these violations are generally minor offenses, many, nevertheless, carry stiff fines and other serious consequences. These offenses are heard in local Municipal Courts or Magistrate Courts. The location of the Court will be determined by where the alleged violation occurred.

At the law firm of Broscious, Fischer & Zaiter, our lawyers defend individuals accused of offenses in Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey and Magistrate Courts in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. 

Typical violations heard in Municipal Court include, but are not limited to:

  • Simple Assault
  • Battery
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Writing Bad Checks
  • No Insurance
  • Careless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Suspended License
  • Boating Violations
  • Fishing Violations
  • Hunting Violations
  • Neighbor Disputes
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • DWI
  • Refusal to Take a Breath Test
  • Reckless Driving

The most serious municipal court offense in New Jersey is driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you are convicted of a DWI, along with fines and court costs, numerous far-reaching affects may include:

  • Suspension of Driver's License
  • Mandatory Jail Sentence
  • Alcohol Abuse Assessment and Treatment
  • Insurance Rate Increase
  • Cancellation of Insurance
  • Mandatory Alcohol Safety School
  • Job Loss
  • Community Service

In Pennsylvania a driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a felony.

Call the Lawyers at Broscious, Fischer and Zaiter for a consultation, 908-689-0992 or by e-mail at

Broscious, Fischer & Zaiter is a multi-service law firm in Washington, NJ, serving clients in Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Sussex Counties in New Jersey and in Hackettstown, NJ, as well as Easton, Allentown, Northampton, Lehigh and many other communities in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Traffic Ticket or A Criminal Violation

If you received a traffic ticket or other criminal violation you may have also gotten unsolicited mail offering legal help.

If you find this practice as offensive as we do, call our law firm at: 908-689-0992 or email us at Broscious, Fischer & Zaiter will handle your problem in a professional manner. For more information on municipal violations or criminal charges in New Jersey or any charges in Pennsylvania.

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--- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Thomas P. Fischer is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum recognized as the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.
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