Summer is in full swing, and the New Jersey State Police are actively conducting surveillance and making arrests at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, Monmouth County. Several upcoming concerts are certain to draw an increased police presence, including the Vans Warped Tour, Kiss and Def Leppard, Wiz Khalifa and Tyga, the Carnivores Tour, including Linkin Park, and Kings of Leon. Undercover officers will attempt to make a direct buy of drugs in one of the parking lots and on the performance grounds. LSD, ecstasy and marijuana possession arrests are common. Underage possession of alcohol is also a target offense at PNC concert events, where tailgating is prevalent. Arrests at the Arts Center for small amounts of marijuana or other drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and underage possession of alcohol are common, as are arrests for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public intoxication, public urination, and hindering police activity. These cases are usually prosecuted in the Holmdel Township Municipal Court, although more serious cases are sent to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold, New Jersey for consideration for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment.
Commonly, individuals driving from the PNC Arts Center are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, and other motor vehicle offenses, including speeding, careless driving, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident, often on the Garden State Parkway. These cases are prosecuted in the towns in which they occur. Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in the Holmdel Township and nearby Municipal Courts.
It is important to remember that underage drinking cases, as well as every drug possession and drug paraphernalia case, carries a potential for suspension of your New Jersey driving privileges as well as a potential jail sentence. Suspension of these privileges may be transferred to your home state if you are not a resident of New Jersey. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney can prevent you from getting a criminal record, protect your college and employment prospects, and keep you from losing your driving privileges.
Our firm has handled criminal cases from the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel Municipal Court, neighboring Municipal Courts, and in the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold for thirty years. We have a proven track record of excellent results for our clients. Please contact us in any one of our convenient offices in Monmouth County, in Eatontown, our Essex County office, in Livingston, our Union County office, in Linden or our Middlesex County office, in East Brunswick, to discuss your case.