Criminal Defense Attorney in Brigantine, NJ
Receiving a court summons to Brigantine Municipal Court may be daunting, whether you're battling an unjustified moving violation or facing a disorderly persons offense. Having an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer on your side may make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a proven track record of helping clients in New Jersey's municipal court systems, including Brigantine, NJ.
About Brigantine, New Jersey
The City of Brigantine (also called Brigantine Beach or simply "“The Island"”) is a beach community of about 8600 people in Atlantic County. Situated on a barrier island just north of Atlantic City, Brigantine is a tourist resort area coveted for its sandy beaches and outdoor recreation, as well as for offering a smaller-town, quieter alternative to the busyness of nearby Atlantic City.
Brigantine Municipal Court
Brigantine Municipal Court is located in the Municipal Complex on West Brigantine Avenue in the heart of town. This court deals with traffic violations, city ordinance violations, fish and game violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the city's jurisdiction. The court also hosts initial hearings for more serious indictable offenses before they are transferred to Atlantic County Superior Court in Mays Landing.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Brigantine Municipal Court
1417 West Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-0440
Fax: (609) 266-6376
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Timothy P. Maguire
Court Administrator: Dawn M. Gottardi
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Why Does Having a Good Lawyer Matter in Municipal Court?
A criminal defense attorney who has previously handled cases in municipal courts may significantly improve your chances of obtaining a positive outcome. Municipal courts generally handle minor offenses, but appearing in municipal court on your own behalf is not advisable. Even minor offenses in New Jersey may result in jail time, probation, fines, and a criminal record that might follow you for years--especially without proper legal representation. On the other hand, a skilled attorney may be able to work on your behalf for reduced penalties, reduced charges, or even a dismissal of your case altogether. You could also be eligible for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid a criminal record. An experienced attorney can assist with your application to give you the best chance of being accepted into the program.
The Lento Law Firm can assist clients appearing in Brigantine Municipal Court with all court-related issues, including but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets
- Petty theft
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Certain indictable offenses
- Restraining orders
If you're summoned to appear in Brigantine Municipal Court over criminal charges, you'll almost certainly face more severe consequences if you go it alone. Allow attorney Joseph D. Lento to assist you in achieving a better outcome. Call 888-535-3686 today to schedule a consultation.