Criminal Defense Attorney in Bay Head, NJ
If you have been summoned to appear in Bay Head Municipal Court for a disorderly persons offense, ordinance violation, or DWI, it's crucial that you hire a criminal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of New Jersey's municipal court system. Attorney Joseph D. Lento is an experienced New Jersey defense attorney with extensive experience helping clients with cases in municipal court. Mr. Lento and his team will work hard to ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the most favorable outcome possible.
About Bay Head, New Jersey
Located along the New Jersey "Gold Coast" in Ocean County, the small borough of Bay Head is home to about 930 people. Originally founded as a resort community, this seaside town is known not only for its ocean views but for having the largest historic district in New Jersey, with more than half of its buildings designated as historical structures.
Bay Head Municipal Court
Bay Head Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Building in downtown Bay Head. This court mostly handles traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses occurring within Bay Head. If someone is charged with a more serious indictable offense, their initial hearing may be held in Municipal Court before being moved to the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River. If you need an emergency restraining order outside of Superior Court hours, the municipal court judge on-call can help.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Borough of Bay Head Municipal Court
83 Bridge Avenue
Bay Head, NJ 08742
Municipal Court Judge: James J. Gluck
Court Administrator: Tracey E. McCrystal
Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm
How an Experienced Bay Head Defense Attorney Can Help You
In New Jersey, both big and small offenses can have long-term consequences, including probation, fines, jail time, and a black mark on your criminal record. If you attempt to face charges in municipal court on your own, the odds of a more severe penalty become more likely. An attorney with municipal court experience can present evidence to clear your name, work with prosecutors for lower penalties or reduced charges, or have the charge dismissed altogether. If you qualify, a good attorney can also help you apply for diversionary programs like Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge, which can help you avoid a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm helps defendants with the following matters at Bay Head Municipal Court:
- Traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
If you've been charged with a crime, no matter how minor, you should take it seriously. Joseph D. Lento is an experienced attorney who can help get you a more favorable outcome in Bay Head Municipal Court. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 to schedule a consultation.