Criminal Defense Attorney in Absecon, NJ
Do you need legal assistance for criminal charges at Absecon Municipal Court? An experienced lawyer may increase the likelihood of your charges being dropped, or your penalties lightened considerably. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with plenty of experience helping clients in New Jersey municipal courts. Whether you're fighting a moving violation or disorderly persons offense in Absecon, Attorney Lento can improve your chances for a more favorable resolution to your case.
About Absecon, New Jersey
Situated on the shores of Absecon Bay near the Atlantic coast, the city of Absecon, NJ, was settled by the English in the early 1700s, deriving its name from the Absegami tribe who first inhabited these lands. Located only 13 minutes from the Atlantic City Boardwalk, this small city's 8800 residents enjoy a small-town coastal lifestyle just minutes from the Jersey shore.
About Absecon Municipal Court
Absecon Municipal Court convenes in the City Hall complex on Mill Road. The court primarily deals with traffic tickets, city ordinance violations, fish and game violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the city jurisdiction. More serious indictable offenses will also have their initial hearings at municipal court before being referred to Atlantic County Superior Court in Mays Landing for trial. When Superior Court offices are closed during holidays or off-hours, the on-call municipal judge on call can also provide emergency temporary restraining orders as required.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Absecon Municipal Court
500 Mill Road
Absecon, New Jersey 08201
Phone: (609) 641-0663 ext. 129
Fax: (609) 641-8456
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: John Rosenberger
Court Administrator: Merrilee Carlson
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Why You Should Hire an Attorney in Municipal Court
Many people mistakenly assume that minor offenses will result in minor penalties. However, even lesser disorderly persons offenses in New Jersey may result in jail time, fines, or probation, as well as a criminal record that can follow you for years--especially if you appear in court without an attorney to help you. Hiring a criminal defense attorney with specific knowledge of New Jersey's municipal courts will increase your chances for a better outcome. A good defense attorney can work with the courts and prosecutors to reduce fines or charges, or even provide proof to have charges dropped. Furthermore, if you're eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (which can help you avoid a criminal record), a skilled lawyer can coordinate your application for the best possible chance of approval.
The Lento Law Firm assists clients with all legal matters in Absecon Municipal Court, including but not limited to:
- Moving violations
- Simple assault
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug offenses
- Criminal mischief
- Petty theft
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses such as robbery or aggravated assault
If you are required to appear in Absecon Municipal Court, you may improve your chances of receiving a favorable outcome by obtaining competent legal counsel as soon as possible. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.