The Village of South Orange is an Essex County New Jersey municipality. The village consist of various neighborhoods such as Grove Park, Ivy Hill Park, Meadowland Park and My Hill Park. Several busy local roads pass through South Orange, including routes 510, 577 and 638. In addition, Seton Hall University is located within South Orange, and many college students rent apartments within the village. The Law Offices of Todd Palumbo is conveniently located in South Orange and I am an attorney who appears in all Essex County municipal courts regularly. It is important that when making your decision to hire an attorney, that you take into account the familiarity that the lawyer has with the specific court that has jurisdiction over your case. I handle only municipal court and superior court criminal and traffic matters. You can be assured that I will handle your case professionally and for a reasonable fee.
South Orange is a picturesque community, but given the proximity of the university and the relatively high foot and vehicle traffic levels, the local police are presented with ample opportunity to issue motor vehicle summons/traffic tickets and criminal complaints. Some of the more common offenses heard in the South Orange Municipal Court are:
- DWI : Driving While Intoxicated
- Possession of less than 50 grams of Marijuana
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Reckless Driving
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Driving without Insurance
- Simple Assault
- Underage Drinking
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Disorderly Conduct
These are just a few of the offenses that are the jurisdiction of the municipal court. For information on your particular charge, you should navigate the practice center of this site by searching your specific issue or call for a free consultation if you need more information.
The South Orange Municipal Court is located at 201 S. Orange Avenue in South Orange, NJ 07079. The phone number for the court is 973-378-7787, 7805, 7793. The presiding judge is the Hon. Clarence Barry-Austin. The hours of the court are as follows:
- Violation Bureau Hrs: 9-4/M-F.
- Court Session Hrs: Mondays and Tuesdays @ 12.30pm and 3pm.
However, court session times are always subject to change and you should go by the notice you receive in the mail. Remember, picking up the phone does and meeting with me will not cost you a dime. I am certain that you will feel more educated and informed about your situation after speaking with an experienced New Jersey traffic and criminal defense lawyer.