If you have been accused of a municipal code violation in New Jersey, your response to the charges might be influenced by the following two thoughts:

  • You may feel a conviction for this type of crime will have little affect on your life
  • You may feel that there is little you can do to contest the charges

Neither of the above thoughts is entirely correct. Many municipal code violations in New Jersey carry serious legal penalties, and all can result in a criminal record and the problems that a record can bring. And there is something you can do to contest the charges because 1) different municipal courts handle different cases differently, and 2) prosecutors and judges have a high degree of discretion on how to handle these types of charges.

If you have been charged with a municipal code violation in New Jersey, contact the criminal defense attorneys of The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger. We have more than 25 years of experience handling criminal charges in northern New Jersey, including the charges of :

  • DWI/drunk driving
  • Assault
  • Speeding tickets and other traffic offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Mischievous behavior
  • Drug charges handled by the municipal courts
  • Juvenile charges handled by the municipal courts

We can meet with you at no cost, listen to your account of events and provide a straightforward, realistic and no-nonsense assessment of your case and the advisability of fighting the charges. Our representation in municipal code violation cases has resulted in reduced and dismissed charges in literally hundreds of cases.


The Law Office of Mallon & Tranger operates three offices for clients’ convenience, in Freehold, Toms River and Pt Pleasant and our initial consultations are always free. To schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney, contact us at 732-702-0333 or fill out our online intake form.