Stafford Township Attorney
20,000. That is roughly the number of traffic violations issued by local and state police in Stafford Township over the past two years alone. With nearly 30,000 residents and major roadways including Country Road 539, U.S. Route 9, Route 72 and the Garden State Parkway, it should come as no surprise that the Stafford Municipal Court is one of the busiest in South Jersey. These tickets are comprised of violations such as: Speeding N.J.S.A. 39:4-98, Use of a Hand-Held Device (cellphone) N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.3, Failure to observe stop or yield signs N.J.S.A. 39:4–144, Improper turn N.J.S.A. 39:4–124, or Careless Driving N.J.S.A. 39:4-97. Often, during the course of a motor vehicle stop such as those, the Stafford Police Officer will find out that your driving privileges in New Jersey or your home state are suspended. The statute prohibiting Driving While Suspended is memorialized under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. If you are caught and later convicted of Driving While Suspended, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:3-40, you are facing a license suspension, likely mandatory jail time, over $1,000 in fines and surcharges.
If you or someone you love have been charged with N.J.S.A. 39:3-40, Driving While Suspended, in Stafford Township please contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall to receive your free consultation on your pending charges. With former Ocean County Municipal Prosecutors on staff, our firm has the resources and experience necessary to properly and effectively defend you in your pending case. Our attorneys may be reached 24/7 at 1-800-509-3333 and our office is conveniently located in Toms River.
Driving While Suspended Enhancements
Outside of Drunk While Intoxicated Driving (DWI), Driving While Suspended is one of the most serious traffic violations in Stafford Township. This is clear from the fact that a N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 offense will become a Fourth Degree Indictable Crime under certain circumstances. Specifically, where the underlying suspension was due to a N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 violation. Ordinarily, a first offense Driving While Suspended/Driving While on the Revoked List, under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40, carries up to a six (6) month loss of license and $1,250 in court fines and surcharges. A second or third offense carries mandatory jail-time that can be as much as ninety (90) days, as well as increase monetary penalties and a likely imposition of a driver’s license suspension. However, these penalties will increase to a 1,000 fine, $750 in surcharges, up to a thirty (30) month license suspension, and mandatory 10 to 90 days in the Ocean County Jail where it is your first Driving While Suspended ticket and the suspension was due to your first DWI. Alternatively you could be hit with a “mega” surcharge of $3,000 when you suspension was due to a failure to pay NJ Motor Vehicle Commission surcharges.
Stafford Township Municipal Court
Below you will find the street view of the Stafford Township Municipal court located in Manahawkin, NJ.
Personnel at Stafford Township Municipal Court
|Judge(s)||Hon. Damian G. Murray, J.M.C.|
|Prosecutor(s)||Steven Zabarsky, Esquire|
|Court Administrator||Carol Jenkins, C.M.C.A.|
Contact Information for Stafford Township Municipal Court
|Court Address||260 East Bay Ave , Manahawkin, NJ 08050|
|Telephone Number||(609) 597-1000|
|Hours of Operation||Monday to Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm