Criminal Defense Attorney in Camden, NJ
If you are summoned to Camden City Municipal Court, whether in dispute of a traffic ticket or to answer criminal charges or disorderly persons offenses, hiring a skilled Camden, NJ criminal defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of the case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped many defendants facing criminal charges and other violations in Camden City Municipal Court. He will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best outcome possible.
About Camden, New Jersey
Located directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Camden, NJ is the county seat of Camden County—and also its largest city, home to about 78,000 people. A city originally built on industry, Camden began struggling with poverty and high crime rates when many manufacturers left the area. However, recent revitalization movements and a restructured police force have dramatically reduced crime rates and improved overall quality of life for the city in recent years.
About Camden City Municipal Court
Camden City Municipal Court is located in downtown Camden. Not to be confused with Camden Superior Court (which handles larger civil cases and more serious criminal charges), the municipal court primarily deals with local ordinance violations, disorderly persons offenses, and citations and traffic tickets issued by several local law enforcement jurisdictions, including Camden County Metro Police, New Jersey State Police, Camden County Park Police, etc. The Camden City Municipal Court can also issue emergency temporary restraining orders when Superior Court offices are not open.
Camden City Municipal Court Contact Info
520 Market Street
City Hall, Fourth Floor
Camden, NJ 08101-5120
Phone: (856) 757-7000
Fax: (856) 541-5326
Chief Judge: Hon. Christine T.J. Tucker
Court Administrator: Kimberly Krause
Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Why Hire a Camden, NJ Criminal Defense Attorney
Even when answering minor offenses in Camden City Municipal Court, you could still be facing significant fines and jail time, not to mention a criminal record. A criminal defense attorney with experience in municipal courts can ensure your rights are protected, work to have charges dismissed or reduced, and negotiate for reduced penalties. Depending on the circumstances around your alleged offense, you may also qualify for New Jersey diversionary programs (like Conditional Discharge or Pretrial Intervention), which can help you avoid getting a criminal record. A good attorney can help determine your eligibility and assist with the application process to improve your chances for acceptance.
Attorney Joseph D. Lento is available to assist defendants in Camden City Municipal Court with a wide range of problems and charges, including:
- Domestic violence
- Traffic tickets, moving violations, and other local ordinance citations
- DWI charges
- Simple assault
- Drug offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses (e.g., firearm charges, assault, robbery)
Call a Camden City Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you are facing charges at Camden City Municipal Court, your best chance of a positive outcome is to hire a Camden criminal defense attorney who has experience in these courts. Call attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 to learn more about how we can help with your case.