In many towns through New Jersey (especially college towns such as New Brunswick, West Long Branch and Ewing) citizens find themselves charged with both local and state noise violations as a result of parties, loud machinery and other “excessive-noise” creating activities.
In most cases, the individual charged will plead guilty and pay the summons. However, in some cases the fines can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In particular, college towns are known to levy extremely punitive fines on students who host loud parties in an effort to curtail such activity.
There are defenses to such charges, but most are technical in nature and require some experience dealing with such matters. In many cases, the police officer who issued the ticket was not properly trained, did not use the proper equipment, and did not record the requisite reports. I have successfully defended such noise violations, saving past clients literally thousands of dollars. If you have received an excessive noise violation, contact a New Jersey criminal defense attorney for a free consultation.