Criminal Defense Attorney in Burlington, NJ
When appearing at Burlington City Municipal Court, the outcome of your case depends largely on the skill and experience of your attorney. This is true whether you are fighting an unjustified moving violation or answering a disorderly persons charge. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney who has extensive experience representing clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Burlington, NJ.
About Burlington, New Jersey
Located along the banks of the Delaware, Burlington was first settled by English Quakers on land purchased from the Lenni-Lanape tribe in 1677. First incorporated in 1693, the City of Burlington is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in New Jersey. It also once served as the county seat for Burlington County until the seat was moved to Mount Holly Township in 1796. Today, the city is home to about 10,000 people.
Burlington City Municipal Court
By a shared services agreement, Burlington City Municipal Court is now held at the municipal court building in nearby Burlington Township. This court is responsible for handling minor disorderly persons offenses within the city, along with traffic tickets and other local ordinance violations. More serious offenses are referred to the Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly. The municipal judge on-call may also issue temporary restraint orders during non-office hours when Superior Court is closed.
Burlington City Municipal Court Contact Information:
Township of Burlington Municipal Building
851 Old York Road
Burlington Township, NJ 08016
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Peter Lange, Jr.
Court Administrator: Rosa P. Henry
Municipal Court Office Hours: M, W, Th, F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Why you Need Legal Representation at Burlington City Municipal Court
Representing yourself in municipal courts is not recommended as even minor disorderly persons offenses can result in jail time, fines, and a criminal record if you're not properly represented. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can negotiate on your behalf at Burlington City Municipal Court for the reduction or dismissal of the charges or more lenient sentencing. Likewise, if you qualify for a diversionary program (e.g., Pre-Trial Intervention, Conditional Discharge), you have the opportunity to have your case dismissed and avoid a criminal record. A good attorney can coordinate your application to these programs to improve your odds of getting accepted.
What We Can Do
Attorney Joseph D. Lento has represented many defendants in New Jersey's municipal court systems, including Burlington, NJ. We can handle all court-related concerns, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic violations/DWI
- Petty theft
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses
Don't risk incurring more severe penalties by appearing on your own behalf at Burlington City Municipal Court. Let Joseph D. Lento help you achieve a more favorable outcome. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more about how the Lento Law Firm can help.