Criminal Defense Attorney in Clementon, NJ
If you've been summoned to appear at Clementon Municipal Court, whether for criminal charges, a traffic violation, municipal violation, or disorderly persons charge, having the right attorney in your corner can greatly impact the outcome of your case. Helping defendants in Clementon and other locations throughout New Jersey, Joseph D. Lento is a seasoned criminal defense lawyer with vast experience navigating New Jersey's municipal courts, including in Clementon, NJ.
About Clementon, New Jersey
Located in central Camden County, the borough of Clementon began as a settlement around a now-defunct glass factory, deriving its name from Samuel Clements, who purchased the factory in the early 1800s. Today, Clementon is home to about 5000 people. Residents of Clementon enjoy a relatively quiet small-town existence with a low crime rate, abundant natural beauty nearby, and a relatively easy commute into Philadelphia.
Information about Clementon Municipal Court
The Clementon Municipal Court convenes at the Clementon Municipal Building on Gibbsboro Road. The court handles moving violations, ordinance violations, and criminal offenses that take place within the borough. Those who require emergency temporary restraining orders can also seek them at the municipal court when Superior Court offices are closed in Camden.
Clementon Municipal Court Location/Contact Info
Clementon Municipal Building
101 Gibbsboro Road
Clementon, NJ 08021
Municipal Court Judge: George J. Singley
Court Administrator: Donna Carns
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Why You Need a Clementon, NJ Criminal Defense Attorney
Since Clementon Municipal Court mainly deals with minor offenses, it might seem reasonable to appear on your own behalf. However, bear in mind that without a strong knowledge of the law, even minor offenses may result in fines or even jail time, not to mention a criminal record. Your chances of a more favorable outcome are much greater when you hire a defense attorney with municipal court experience. Here's what having an experienced attorney can do for you:
- Provide arguments and evidence to vindicate you and seek prompt dismissal of the charges
- Negotiate for reduced charges and penalties to minimize the impact
- Facilitate your application to any diversionary programs for which you may be eligible (including Conditional Discharge and Pretrial Intervention), which can help you avoid jail time and a criminal record
In short, by hiring an attorney with municipal court experience, you have access to more legal options than if you try to represent yourself.
Common Issues We Defend Against at Clementon Municipal Court:
- Domestic violence
- Traffic tickets
- Moving violations
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly conduct
- Petty theft
- Drug-related charges
Where applicable, if you are facing certain indictable offenses (i.e., felonies), we may also be able to have these downgraded to lesser charges, including disorderly persons offenses, (i.e., misdemeanors) so they can be handled in municipal court rather than superior court.
Call a Clementon Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you're facing a court date at Clementon Municipal Court, improve your chances for a favorable outcome by hiring an experienced attorney today. Call attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 to schedule a consultation.