Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court

Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Making an appearance at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court to face charges can incite anxiety as to what you might face. But with the right legal representation from an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney, your chances of obtaining a favorable result will go up considerably. This is where attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team can help. They have wide-ranging experience within New Jersey's municipal courts, including Atlantic Highlands, and they will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

About Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

Located just inland from Sandy Hook, where the Raritan Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the Borough of Atlantic Highlands is so-called because it's the site of the highest point on the Atlantic Seaboard south of Maine, offering wide vistas of the Manhattan skyline across the bay. Home to about 4400 permanent residents, this waterfront community is known for its easy access to the bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and its Victorian-style downtown attracts many visitors each year.

Overview of Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court

The Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court holds sessions at the Borough Complex located on First Street. This court typically presides over matters such as traffic infractions, code violations, and disorderly persons offenses, while more serious indictable offenses are referred to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Borough.

Municipal Court Contact Information:

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court

100 First Avenue

Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Phone: (732) 291-3225

Fax: (732) 291-3100

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Municipal Court Judge: Richard Leahey, Jr.

Court Administrator: Janice R. Swaggerty

The Importance of Retaining a Lawyer for Municipal Court Proceedings

Don't make the wrong assumption that a minor offense will necessarily result in minor penalties. In New Jersey, even lesser offenses can result in significant consequences such as jail time, probation, and hefty fines. A criminal record stemming from these charges can also adversely impact your life for many years. Without experienced legal representation in municipal court, you run a higher risk of facing these adverse sentences.

On the other hand, employing a lawyer with specialized knowledge of N.J. municipal courts provides you with the best opportunity for a more favorable outcome. A seasoned attorney can often negotiate with the prosecutor and judge to lessen penalties and, in some cases, can even get the charges dismissed. If you happen to be eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, a good lawyer can also guide your application process to enhance the chances of approval.

The Lento Law Firm is prepared to assist with any matter related to the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court, including:

  • Traffic infractions/moving violations
  • DWI
  • Trespassing
  • Harassment
  • Assault
  • Drug-related charges
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal mischief
  • Restraining orders
  • Indictable offenses
  • Diversionary programs

Whether you're appearing at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court over an ordinance violation, DWI, or disorderly persons offense, Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Team are here to leverage their experience to get the best possible outcome for your case. Contact the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.

​​​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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