Criminal Defense Attorney in Beach Haven, NJ
Being charged with a DWI, ordinance violation, or disorderly persons offense is scary, but you can increase your chances of a favorable outcome by having an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer on your side. If you've been summoned to Beach Haven Municipal Court, Attorney Joseph D. Lento has many years of experience defending clients in New Jersey's municipal court system. He and his team are dedicated to protecting your rights and fighting for a favorable outcome.
About Beach Haven, New Jersey
Located on the southern part of Long Beach Island, the Borough of Beach Haven is a popular beachside resort town. While home to just over 1000 permanent residents, the borough sees plenty of visitors in the summer season who come to enjoy the sandy beaches, shopping, dining, and other attractions in Beach Haven and adjacent communities of Long Beach Island.
About Beach Haven Municipal Court
Beach Haven Municipal Court convenes at the Town Hall on Engleside Avenue. The cases at this court mainly involve lesser offenses such as traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses, while more serious indictable offenses are referred to the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River. The Municipal Court Judge on-call can also issue emergency temporary restraining orders during holidays, weekends, and off-hours when Superior Court offices are closed.
Municipal Court Contact Info:
Borough of Beach Haven Municipal Court
300 Engleside Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Phone: 609-492-0111 ext. 228
Municipal Court Judge: Stacey Kerr
Court Administrator: Lauren Sassano
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Why Hire an Attorney for Municipal Court
In New Jersey, even moderate offenses could have major repercussions like jail time, probation, and costly fines. The impact doesn't end once your case is closed, either—a criminal record could cause significant problems down the road. If you choose not to have an attorney, the chances of a positive outcome are greatly reduced. Having an attorney who knows the New Jersey municipal court system is your best chance to get a good result. A good attorney can often negotiate with prosecutors to reduce or eliminate charges and penalties. If you're eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, a good attorney can coordinate your application for the best chances of acceptance into the program.
The Lento Law Firm can help with any court-related matter at Beach Haven Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
If you're facing charges at Beach Haven Municipal Court, don't take unnecessary risks for your future by going it alone. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team will work to get you the best results possible. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.