Criminal Defense Attorney in Buena, NJ
To ensure the best outcome when appearing at Buena Borough Municipal Court, you should hire an experienced lawyer who has experience in New Jersey municipal courts. Joseph D. Lento, a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, has extensive experience representing clients in New Jersey's municipal court, including in Buena, NJ. Whether you're fighting a traffic violation or answering a disorderly persons charge, he will work for for a positive resolution while ensuring your rights are protected.
About Buena, New Jersey
Located in the westernmost corner of Atlantic County, the Borough of Buena is home to approximately 4300 people. One of New Jersey's more recent boroughs, Buena was incorporated as a borough in 1949 from land taken from nearby Buena Vista Township. Buena lies within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, offering residents a small-town vibe with abundant natural surroundings.
Buena Borough Municipal Court
Municipal court services for Buena are now administered by a joint agreement with Franklin Joint Municipal Court in nearby Franklinville in Gloucester County. This court handles all traffic infractions, ordinance breaches, and minor offenses within the borough, while indictable offenses are referred to the Superior Court of Atlantic County in Mays Landing. During holidays, weekends, and after hours when the Superior Court is not in session, a municipal court judge on duty can issue emergency restraining orders as needed.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Franklin Joint Municipal Court
1571 Delsea Drive
Franklinville, New Jersey 08322-0300
Judge: John J. Armano, Jr
Administrator: Tracey A. Bleda
Office hours: Monday -– Friday 8:00 a.m. to – 3:30 p.m.
How an Experienced Buena Defense Attorney Can Help You
While minor criminal charges might seem to be insignificant, don't assume that there will be no consequences. Even minor offenses in New Jersey can lead to jail time, probation, fines, and a criminal record, especially without proper legal representation. A local criminal defense attorney with municipal court experience can greatly increase your chances offer obtaining a favorable outcome in your case. A good attorney can help you negotiate for dismissal of the charges, reduced charges (e.g., downgrading an indictable offense to a disorderly persons offense), and/or more lenient sentencing. Your attorney can also help you apply for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid a criminal history if you're accepted into one of these programs.
The Lento Law Firm can assist Buena Borough Municipal Court Defendants with any court-related matter, including:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
You don't want to risk harsher penalties by appearing in person at Buena Borough Municipal Court on your own. For the best chance of a favorable outcome with your case, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.