Criminal Defense Attorney in Merchantville, NJ
An experienced criminal defense lawyer can make a big difference in your case's outcome if you are appearing before Merchantville Municipal Court, whether it's to challenge an unfair traffic citation or to answer to criminal charges. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has successfully represented many clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Merchantville, NJ. No matter the severity of your offense, a skilled criminal defense attorney can help minimize the impact of your offense in court, whether by having charges reduced or dismissed or negotiating for reduced penalties.
About Merchantville, New Jersey
Located in northern Camden County just 15 minutes east of downtown Philadelphia, the borough of Merchantville is home to just under 4000 people. Initially settled in colonial days, this was mainly an agrarian community until the mid-1800s began to see development and growth. Today, among the Philadelphia suburbs, Merchantville offers its residents the perfect blend of small-town charm and big-city access with a strong sense of community and low crime rates.
About Merchantville Municipal Court
Merchantville Municipal Court is located in the heart of town along East Maple Avenue. This court handles all traffic offenses, ordinance violations, bail hearings, and disorderly persons cases in the borough. For more serious crimes, the court may, in some cases, conduct initial hearings before transferring the case to the Superior Court in Camden. During the Superior Court's off-hours, nights or weekends, the judge on call may also issue emergency temporary restraining orders.
Merchantville Municipal Court Location/Contact Info
Merchantville Municipal Building
820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Email: [email protected]
Presiding Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Karl
Court Administrator: Adelene Khan
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How The Lento Law Firm Can Help
Attorney Joseph D. Lento will fight to protect your rights when you are facing criminal charges, disorderly persons offenses, traffic violations, or other violations at Merchantville Municipal Court. Because even minor offenses can lead to jail time, fines, and a criminal record, hiring an experienced lawyer can help you avoid harsher penalties and, in some cases, get the charges dropped. You may also be eligible to participate in a diversionary program like Pretrial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, in which case you can avoid having a criminal record once you complete the requirements. The Lento Law Firm will strategize to determine which solution is best for you and act on your behalf to obtain the best possible outcome. Attorney Lento can also work to keep potentially indictable offenses at the municipal court level which will allow a defendant a better resolution.
Here is a partial listing of crimes and violations that we can help with at Merchantville Municipal Court.
- Domestic violence
- Traffic tickets
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Shoplifting/petty theft
- Criminal mischief
- Certain indictable offenses, such as robbery and larceny, aggravated assault, or firearm charges
Call a Merchantville Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
Attorney Joseph D. Lento can help. Get the best representation possible when appearing before the Merchantville Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation and see how we can help, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.