Criminal Defense Attorney in Chesilhurst, NJ
Have you been summoned to appear at Chesilhurst Municipal Court—perhaps for criminal charges, a traffic violation, or after being arrested on a disorderly persons offense? If so, hiring an attorney who has experience in municipal courts can make a big difference to your chances of success. Attorney Joseph D. Lento, a criminal defense lawyer serving Chesilhurst, NJ, has helped many clients avoid severe penalties when facing judges in municipal courts.
About Chesilhurst, New Jersey
Chesilhurst is a small borough in Camden County, New Jersey, located roughly halfway between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Situated within the Pinelands National Reserve, this rural community of 1600 is surrounded by natural beauty, with plenty of outdoor activities accessible amid numerous state parks and forestlands.
About the Chesilhurst Municipal Court
The Chesilhurst Municipal Court convenes in the Borough of Chesilhurst Municipal Building on Grant Avenue. This court deals with all traffic violations, ordinance violations, and criminal offenses within the municipality. It can also issue emergency restraining orders when Camden County Superior Court offices are closed.
Chesilhurst Municipal Court Location/Contact Info
Chesilhurst Municipal Building
201 Grant Ave
Chesilhurst NJ 08089
Municipal Court Judge: Michael A. Diamond
Court Administrator: Karen Paullin
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Why You Need a Chesilhurst, NJ Criminal Defense Attorney
Appearing at Chesilhurst Municipal Court may not seem like a big deal since the court primarily deals with lesser offenses. However, in addition to potentially having a criminal record, even minor or petty offenses sometimes result in significant fines and/or jail time,—and your chances of receiving a more severe penalty go up when you try to represent yourself in court. When you hire an attorney like Joseph D. Lento who understands the workings of the municipal court system, you have a much better chance at a more favorable outcome, whether it's having the charges dismissed, negotiating for reduced penalties, etc. You may also qualify for a state diversionary program such as Conditional Discharge or Pretrial Intervention, which could help you avoid a criminal record. A good attorney can assist you with the application process and improve your chances of being accepted into the program.
We are able to defend clients from Chesilhurst, NJ, in a variety of matters before Chesilhurst Municipal Court, including:
- Domestic violence
- Traffic tickets
- Moving violations
- License suspension/reinstatement
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly conduct
- Shoplifting/petty theft
- Drug-related charges
- Indictable offenses (e.g., robbery, aggravated assault, firearm charges)
Contact a Chesilhurst Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
A skilled Chesilhurst criminal defense lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of your case at Chesilhurst Municipal Court. Call attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 to see how we can help.