If you find yourself in a courtroom at some point in your life, chances are, it will be in a municipal court. Municipal Court offenses range from simple violations such as traffic tickets and disorderly persons offenses, to the more serious DUI/DWI and minor possession charges. While some people believe that because Municipal Court isn’t Criminal Court, the resulting penalties can still have a significant impact on you and your future.
Navigating the ins and outs of the courtroom can be a challenging experience for anybody. When you are faced with the prospect of paying fines and possibly serving up to six months in jail, you need to ensure that you are properly prepared and represented. At Shanahan & Voigt, LLC, our attorneys understand how intimidating the judicial system can be and how disruptive the penalties within the municipal court can be for ordinary, law-abiding citizens. We will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome. It is important to obtain the advice and representation of an attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.
Matthew R. Tavares will work with you to ensure that your rights are protected from the beginning. He will review your matter, guide you through the process, seek any and all opportunities for alternative relief including plea bargains, reduced fines and costs, conditional discharge and pre-trial intervention programs, and even dismissals when warranted. If you are need of an attorney for a municipal court matter, contact Shanahan & Voigt, LLC and set up an appointment with Matthew.