Joel Bacher, Municipal Court Defense Lawyer, Wayne, NJ

In a recent criminal trial case adjudicated in the Municipal Court of Paterson, NJ, Joel Bacher, acting as criminal defense attorney for a client accused of theft from his employer, and criminal destruction of property, resulted in a finding of Not Guilty.

The temptation to take on a Municipal Court charge by yourself is powerful. You're a "townie," and you know "someone", and you believe you'll get preferential treatment as a result. So in your mind, therefore, there's a pretty good chance the charges will be dropped. So you enter the courtroom without a Municipal Court lawyer, have a few words with the prosecutor who's a friend of a friend, and wham!! Big mistake. The judge throws the "book" at you and hits you hard! The speeding ticket you thought would "go away" resulted in points that suddenly suspended your license to drive. Or worse, unpaid parking tickets unbeknownst to you rolled into huge fines and penalties! Hiring a Municipal Court lawyer for what you feel are simple charges can save you far more money than the costs you can face in a suspension that could result in a job loss. With a Municipal Court criminal defense lawyer at your side, there's a peace of mind that comes with knowing all legal bases are covered, and that you have high quality, experienced representation to protect your rights, even in Municipal Court.

As a Municipal Court Lawyer serving Wayne, Paterson and Passaic County, and surrounding Municipalities and Counties for over forty years, The Law Office of Joel Bacher have tremendous experience that can dramatically improve your chances for success in handling the following Municipal Court charges and complaints:

  • DUI / DWI Charges
  • Traffic Tickets, Parking Tickets
  • Disorderly Person & Petty Disorderly Persons
  • Moving Violations
  • Shoplifting/Theft
  • Simple Assault and Battery
  • Third Party Complaints
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Juvenile Crimes such as Underage Drinking
  • Superior Court Downgrades

Tickets requiring a Municipal Court appearance are handed out every day. Before going to court alone, (an intimidating experience in and of itself), or worse, pleading guilty to a charge that should've been dismissed, you may be subject to suspension of driving privileges, points, insurance surcharges, heavy fines, community service --- even jail time. Do you really want to risk this? Having qualified representation at your side increases the chances your charges are downgraded, or even better, determined that the validity of the stop that generated the offense was illegal, and tossed. Not every cop gets it right. None on patrol are lawyers. But I am. The consultation with me, Joel Bacher, is free. Call my offices to allow me to assess on whether I can help you with your Municipal Court offense before going at it alone.


I've been a Wayne, NJ Municipal Court DWI attorney for forty years. In Municipal Court world, that's a lot experience in front of local judges. As such, I am very well-versed in the language and proceedings of Municipal Courts, and more importantly know how to defend your DWI charge as well as other Moving Violation offenses, too. At The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, my experienced, intricate understanding of DUI law and aggressive approach to drunk driving defenses have helped my clients keep their freedom and their licenses. Fighting a drunk driving charge is not easy, and this is why it is crucial to have a highly qualified DWI attorney at your side defending you. You must never go alone to defend yourself against a Drunk Driving charge. EVER. Even minor Traffic Violations can raise your insurance premiums and result in a suspended license for multiple infractions.

Being stopped and determined to be driving under the influence is a very serious matter that could put you in prison. Because of the seriousness of the issue, it's important to know your rights when it comes to DWI as well as all Traffic Violations. If you've received a citation for Drunk Driving or a ticket for a moving violation, such as reckless driving or leaving the scene of an accident, please don't hesitate to contact my office. I shall be happy to talk with you and look over the paperwork to make sure everything is in order before you pay a dime, or worse, do time. In many instances I've discovered an incorrectly completed ticket, or an improper stop, which forced the judge to dismiss all charges. In my experience, I've had hundreds if not thousands of very favorable rulings for our Wayne, Paterson and Passaic County Municipal Court clients.

  • 40 Years Litigation Experience
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Extensive Trial Experience
  • Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
  • 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
  • Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
  • Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well

For an experienced, top-notch DWI Lawyer serving Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 877-217-6903 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.