Misdemeanor vs Felony Charges in NJ

Our founding partner, Michael J. Montanari, ESQ explains the definitions of Misdemeanors and Felonies according to New Jersey law, and the proper process they should follow either in Municipal Court or Superior Court instances accordingly.

Most people when they know about Criminal Law, they hear from TV. When they hear misdemeanors or felonies that is what they know as criminal Law. In New Jersey, we don´t classify the cases as misdemeanors or felonies. Our misdemeanors or disorderly persons matters which are heard at Municipal Court, (local town courts) which are heard by an appointed judge with no jury. Our felonies are considered indictable offenses which are heard at the county level and are heard by Superior Court Judges, and at times most likely, you are entitled to adjourn. At The Montanari Law Group, we handle all aspects of Criminal Law, from Municipal Court matters to Superior Court Matters. No matter is too big or too small for us. We have handled anywhere from speeding tickets to murder cases.

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Contact Michael J. Montanari or any other experienced attorney from our team to discuss the details of your specific case and review your legal options.

At The Montanari Law Group, our attorneys have extensive experience supporting clients across Wayne, Paterson and across Passaic County in all criminal law matters. Please please call our Little Falls office at (973) 233-4396 today or visit our online form for a free consultation.


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