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Municipal Court Attorney Serving
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The Benefits of Having a Lawyer for DWI and Moving Violations

The temptation to take on a municipal court charge by yourself is powerful. It’s easy to think that you will be able to talk yourself out of a situation when you know someone at the courthouse. But many people who try to represent themselves end up having the “book thrown at them,” and suddenly they face hefty fines or a suspended driver’s license.

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.

When Should I Have an Attorney?

With over 40 years serving Wayne, Paterson and Passaic County, and surrounding municipalities and counties, The Law Offices of Joel M. 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 persons and 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

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

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What to Do When A Ticket Requires You
to Appear in Court

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, think about what is at stake. You may be subject to suspension of driving privileges, points, insurance surcharges, heavy fines, community service – even jail time.

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.

Assisting in Municipal Court for Over 40 Years

In New Jersey’s municipal courts, 40-plus years of experience is a lot of time in front of local judges. As such, attorney Joel Bacher is very well-versed in the language and proceedings of municipal courts and can use that knowledge to defend your DWI charge as well as other moving violation offenses.

At The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher, our 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.

Contact Today for Your Free Consultation

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 M. Bacher, for a free consultation. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.