MONMOUTH MUNICIPAL COURT PROSECUTORS 2006
TOWN - PROSECUTOR
Aberdeen- Allen E. Falk
Allentown Donald Driggers
Asbury Park- James N. Butler, Jr.
Atlantic Highlands- Sean Byrnes
Avon By the Sea- Thomas S. Capron
Belmar Dennis Lavender
Bradley Beach- Dennis Lavender
Brielle- Paul Capotorto
Colts Neck- Meghan Bennett
Deal- Pasquale Menna
Eatontown- Pasquale Menna
Englishtown- Scott Basen
Fair Haven- Mitchell Jacobs
Farmingdale- Dennis Lavender
Freehold Boro- Scott Basen
Freehold Twp.- Terry Coyle
Hazlet- Patrick Healy
Highlands- John Lane
Holmdel- Patrick Healy
Howell- Steve Zabarsky
Interlaken- James Carton
Keansburg- Jerry Massel
Keyport- Patrick Healy
Lake Como [So. Belmar]- Dennis Lavender
Little Silver- Mike Halfacre
Long Branch- Steve Rubin
Manalapan- Alan Falk
Manasquan- Lionel Simon
Marlboro- Allen Falk
John T. Lane, Jr.
Matawan- Mike Laffey
Middletown- Francis Gilbertson
Millstone- Richard Kelly
Monmouth Beach- Jerry Massell
Neptune City- Martin McGreevy
Neptune Twp.- John T. Lane, Jr.
Ocean Twp.- Timothy McGoughran
Oceanport- James N. Butler, Jr.
Red Bank- James N. Butler, Jr.
Roosevelt- Richard Kelly
Sea Bright- John Lane
Sea Girt Boro- Dennis Lavender
Shrewsbury Boro- James M. Ronan, Jr.
Shrewsbury Twp- Pasquale Menna
Spring Lake- Brendan Judge
Spring Lake Heights- Colin Quinn
Tinton Falls- Michael Fitzgerald
Union Beach- Jerry Massell
Upper Freehold Twp.- Richard Kelly
Wall Twp. Joseph F. Defino-
West Long Branch- Steve Rubin
List by Ken Vercammen, Past Chair Municipal Court Practice Section of NJ State Bar Association
Consequences of a Criminal Guilty Plea
1. You will have to appear in open court and tell the judge what you did that makes you guilty of the particular offense(s)
2. Do you understand that if you plead guilty:
a. You will have a criminal record
b. You may go to Jail or Prison.
c. You will have to pay Fines and Court Costs.
3. If you are on Probation, you will have to submit to random drug and urine testing. If you violate Probation, you often go to jail.
4. In indictable matters, you will be required to provide a DNA sample, which could be used by law enforcement for the investigation of criminal activity, and pay for the cost of testing.
5. You must pay restitution if the court finds there is a victim who has suffered a loss and if the court finds that you are able or will be able in the future to pay restitution.
6. If you are a public office holder or employee, you can be required to forfeit your office or job by virtue of your plea of guilty.
7. If you are not a United States citizen or national, you may be deported by virtue of your plea of guilty.
8. You must wait 5-10 years to expunge a first offense. 2C:52-3
9. You could be put on Probation.
10. In Drug Cases, a mandatory DEDR penalty of $500-$1,000, and lose your driver's license for 6 months - 2years. You must pay a Law Enforcement Officers Training and Equipment Fund penalty of $30.
11. You may be required to do Community Service.
12. You must pay a minimum Violent Crimes Compensation Board assessment of $50 ($100 minimum if you are convicted of a crime of violence) for each count to which you plead guilty.
13. You must pay a $75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund assessment for each conviction.
14. If you are being sentenced to probation, you must pay a fee of up to $25 per month for the term of probation.
15. You lose the presumption against incarceration in future cases. 2C:44-1
16. You may lose your right to vote.
The defense of a person charged with a criminal offense is not impossible. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of a criminal offense.
Jail for Crimes and Disorderly Conduct:
If someone pleads Guilty or is found Guilty of a criminal offense, the following is the statutory Prison/Jail terms.
NJSA 2C: 43-8 (1) In the case of a crime of the first degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between 10 years and 20 years;
(2) In the case of a crime of the second degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between five years and 10 years;
(3) In the case of a crime of the third degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between three years and five years;
(4) In the case of a crime of the fourth degree, for a specific term which shall be fixed by the court and shall not exceed 18 months.
2C:43-3 Fines have been increased recently! 2C:43-3. Fines and Restitutions. A person who has been convicted of an offense may be sentenced to pay a fine, to make restitution, or both, such fine not to exceed:
a. (1) $200,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the first degree;
(2) $150,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the second degree;
b. (1) $15,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the third degree;
(2) $10,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the fourth degree;
c. $1,000.00, when the conviction is of a disorderly persons offense;
d. $500.00, when the conviction is of a petty disorderly persons offense;
If facing any criminal charge, retain an experienced attorney immediately to determine you rights and obligations to the court. Current criminal charge researched by Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. 732-572-0500