Criminal Defense Attorney in Bradley Beach, NJ
Facing criminal charges at Bradley Beach Municipal Court can be a daunting experience, but hiring a knowledgeable New Jersey criminal defense attorney can significantly improve your chances of getting a lenient resolution. The Criminal Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm, led by Attorney Joseph D. Lento, has extensive experience representing clients in municipal courts throughout New Jersey, including Bradley Beach. They are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for clients facing charges such as DWI, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses.
Bradley Beach, New Jersey: A Brief Overview
Situated on the desirable Jersey Shore south of Asbury Park, the Borough of Bradley Beach began as a resort development in the late 1800s and has remained a popular resort destination ever since. Bradley Beach carries the distinction of being the first beach community to issue paid tags to beachgoers in the summer. Home to about 4300 permanent residents, the population swells to over 30,000 during the summer months.
About Bradley Beach Municipal Court
Bradley Beach Municipal Court convenes at the Borough Hall on Main St. The court primarily handles minor offenses such as traffic violations, breaches of municipal ordinances, and disorderly persons offenses. More serious indictable offenses may have their initial hearing in Municipal Court before being transferred to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Borough for trial. Cases for nearby Allenhurst are also heard at this court under a shared services agreement.
Municipal Court Contact Information:
Bradley Beach Municipal Court
701 Main Street
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Phone: (732) 776-2999 Ext. 1045
Fax: (732) 897-5813
Municipal Court Judge: Paul Capotorto
Court Administrator: Patricia Megill
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Why It's Important to Have a Good Attorney in Municipal Court
Even minor offenses in New Jersey can result in adverse consequences, including substantial fines, jail time, and a long-lasting criminal record. Choosing to represent yourself in Municipal Court is a precarious decision that increases the odds of getting the maximum penalty. A good attorney will work on your behalf either to get charges dismissed or secure a more lenient sentence for you. Additionally, an experienced lawyer can assist you in applying for any diversionary programs for which you're eligible, such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could lead to the dismissal of your charges upon successful completion of the program.
The Lento Law Firm is ready to help with a variety of court-related matters at Bradley Beach Municipal Court, including but not limited to:
- Traffic citations/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
Let Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team support you in achieving the most favorable outcome possible at Bradley Beach Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation, contact the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.