Have you been charged with toll evasion by the Port Authority Police?
Have you been stopped by the Port Authority Police and charged with theft of services and violation of New Jersey Statute 2C:20-8(a), a disorderly person’s offense? Were you stopped in the toll lane? Just past the toll plaza? Accused of not paying the toll? Arrested, photographed and finger printed? This is considered a misdemeanor.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has stepped up enforcement of Toll Evasion dramatically over the past few years. They have taken an aggressive stance in Court presenting criminal charges to collect on unpaid tolls.
If you have been charged by the Port Authority Police with evading a toll you should contact Marc E. Leibman, Esq. to represent you in Fort Lee Municipal Court. These charges can be beaten. Remember, they have to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Mr. Leibman has many years of experience representing Defendants in Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey. With his office in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Mr. Leibman regularly appears in the Fort Lee Municipal Court and understands how they prosecute these cases. Mr. Leibman tries cases in this court and has even obtained reversals of the judge’s incorrect decisions on appeal. Mr. Leibman has successfully litigated toll evasion cases in civil and criminal court against the Port Authority as well as criminal and quasi-criminal cases with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Being charged with a disorderly person’s offense can have serious long time consequences. A conviction can result in up to six (6) months in jail and fines as high as $1,000.00. If you are not a U.S. Citizen there can be immigration consequences.
Mr. Leibman has handled these cases for years and has developed a specific line of defenses which have proved highly effective. There is no reason for you to just plead guilty and hope for the best. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.