Allentown Municipal Court

Criminal Defense Attorney in Allentown, NJ

If you've been summoned to appear before the Allentown Municipal Court, hiring a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer could tip the scales in your favor, resulting in a favorable resolution for your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team have a strong track record of defending clients within the municipal court system in New Jersey, including Allentown. They are committed to safeguarding your legal rights and securing the best possible outcome for your case.

Allentown, New Jersey

Situated in western Monmouth County, the small Borough of Allentown began as "Allen's Town," a colonial-era village that sprang up around a mill built by colonist Nathan Allen. Today, Allentown offers its 1700 residents the same small-town charm that has characterized it from the beginning, centered around a historic Main Street and surrounded by natural beauty.

Insight into Allentown Municipal Court

Under a shared services agreement, Allentown Municipal Court currently convenes at Upper Freehold Township Municipal Court. The jurisdiction of this court primarily extends to traffic violations, ordinance breaches, and misdemeanor offenses within the borough, while indictable offenses are forwarded to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Borough. On public holidays and weekends, when the Superior Court is not in session, the Municipal Judge is authorized to issue emergency temporary restraining orders as needed.

Court Location and Contact Information:

Allentown/Upper Freehold Shared Municipal Courts

1302/1351 Court Codes

314 Route 539

Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Phone: 609-758-7738, Ext. 234

Fax: 609-758-1140

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Municipal Court Judge: Paul Capotorto

Court Administrator: Brittany Stapon

The Need for Legal Representation in Allentown Municipal Court

Despite municipal courts predominantly dealing with minor offenses, it's a common misconception that you wouldn't need an attorney. In New Jersey, even minor crimes can carry severe consequences, including substantial fines, jail time, and a damaging criminal record. Opting to appear without a lawyer significantly raises the chances of you receiving harsher penalties. On the other hand, a lawyer well-versed in municipal court proceedings can leverage their knowledge of the system to serve and protect your interests. A seasoned attorney can negotiate to minimize your penalties, reduce the charges against you, and potentially even secure a dismissal of charges. If you are eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your lawyer can also guide you through the application process to improve your chances of approval.

The Lento Law Firm can help with all court-related issues in Allentown Municipal Court, such as:

  • Traffic infringements
  • DWI
  • Minor assaults
  • Acts of vandalism
  • Harassment
  • Public nuisance offenses
  • Drug-related offenses
  • Restraining orders
  • Diversionary programs
  • Felony charges

Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team are devoted to safeguarding your legal rights in the Allentown Municipal Court. Don't risk your future by appearing in court alone. Contact the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.

​​​Contact The Lento Law Firm Today

When it comes to criminal defense cases, you need the right person in your corner. To learn more about how Mr. Lento can help you, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686. or contact him online.

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