Criminal Defense Attorney in Barnegat Township, NJ
If you've received a summons for Barnegat Township Municipal Court, contact a New Jersey criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Whether you have been charged with DWI, violating an ordinance, or a disorderly persons offense, the more experienced your lawyer is in municipal court proceedings, the greater chance you have of receiving a favorable outcome. For years, Attorney Joseph D. Lento has been helping clients achieve the outcomes they desire in New Jersey's municipal courts, including in Barnegat Township.
About Barnegat Township, New Jersey
Located in south-central Ocean County, Barnegat Township derives its name from the Dutch word Barende-gat, which means "inlet with breakers"--the name explorer Henry Hudson gave the adjacent bay when he discovered this area in 1609. Today, Barnegat Township is home to just under 24,000 people, offering its residents a semi-rural lifestyle with close access to waterways and beaches.
About Barnegat Township Municipal Court
Barnegat Township Municipal Court is held at the Municipal Building on West Bay Avenue. The court mainly handles traffic citations, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses, while indictable offenses are referred to Ocean County Superior Court located in Toms River. During holidays, weekends, or off-hours when Superior Court is not in session, the municipal judge on-call can also issue emergency temporary restraining orders.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Barnegat Township Municipal Court
900 West Bay Avenue
Barnegat, NJ 08005
Phone: 609-698-0080 x110
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judge: Phillip M. Miller
Court Administrator: Lauren L. Romano
Why You Should Hire an Attorney for Barnegat Township Municipal Court
Although you are not obligated to have an attorney represent you in a municipal court case, your chances of success go up greatly if you do. A criminal defense attorney with experience in municipal court will be familiar with the local prosecutors and judges, allowing them to get you a more ideal result than going into the courtroom blind. Remember that in New Jersey, even a small offense can lead to jail time, fines, and having a criminal record. A good lawyer can help get more lenient penalties for you, get your charges reduced, or even have them dropped altogether. If you are eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial intervention (which could also get your charges dropped), having a good attorney coordinate your application will give you a better chance of acceptance.
The Lento Law Firm assists clients with all court-related matters at Barnegat Township Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Moving violations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
If you have been summoned to Barnegat Township Municipal Court, it is crucial that you take action now in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.