Criminal Defense Attorney in Burlington Township, NJ
Whether you are fighting an unjustified moving violation or facing a disorderly person charge, being summoned to Burlington Township Municipal Court can be a scary prospect. Having a good attorney can make the difference between success and failure. Joseph D. Lento is a criminal defense attorney from New Jersey with a significant success rate in the municipal courts of Burlington Township, NJ, and surrounding areas. He will work on your behalf to help you obtain the most favorable possible outcome.
About Burlington Township, New Jersey
Currently home to more than 24,500 residents, Burlington Township derives its name loosely from the English town of Bridlington. As one of New Jersey's oldest recognized townships, the land surrounding Burlington City was incorporated as Burlington Township in 1798. Today, this area sits among the outlying suburbs of Philadelphia, offering residents easy commutes and a quiet lifestyle.
Burlington Township Municipal Court
Burlington Township Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Building on Old York Road, handling primarily traffic tickets and local ordinance violations along with disorderly persons offenses. More serious indictable offenses are generally referred to the Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly unless prosecutors are convinced to downgrade the charges. This court also handles cases from Burlington City via a shared services agreement.
Burlington Township 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 Having an Attorney Matters in Municipal Court
It's not a good idea to represent yourself in municipal court since even minor offenses in New Jersey may still result in fines, jail time, probation, and a criminal record if you aren't adequately defended. Having a criminal defense lawyer with specific municipal court experience can greatly improve your chances for a positive outcome. Your attorney may negotiate for a reduction of the charges (or complete dismissal) as well as for a more lenient penalty. If you qualify for a diversionary program (e.g., Pre-Trial Intervention, Conditional Discharge), your case may be dismissed, and you will avoid having a criminal record. A good attorney can improve your chances of acceptance into a diversionary program.
The Lento Law Firm has helped many defendants in New Jersey's municipal court systems, including Burlington Township, NJ. We can assist with all court-related issues, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets
- Petty theft
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses
- Restraining orders
If you're summoned to appear at Burlington Township Municipal Court, don't risk higher penalties by going it alone. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more about how the Lento Law Firm can help.