Criminal Defense Attorney in Cape May, NJ
If you have been summoned to appear in Cape May City Municipal Court, it is best to seek the help of a New Jersey criminal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of New Jersey's municipal court system. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has years of experience representing defendants in New Jersey municipal courts, such as Cape May. Whether you're fighting a DWI, moving violation, or disorderly persons offense, Mr. Lento has the experience and knowledge to help you get the best possible outcome.
About Cape May, New Jersey
Located on the southernmost tip of New Jersey on the Cape May Peninsula, the City of Cape May is home to about 2800 people year-round, although the summertime population may swell up to 50,000 people who come to enjoy the sandy beaches and outdoor recreation of this beachside community. It is recognized as the nation's oldest seaside resort, having welcomed vacationers from Philadelphia as early as the mid-1700s. Cape May City is also the only example of an entire city being designated as a National Historic Landmark.
Cape May City Municipal Court
Cape May City Municipal Court, which convenes at Cape May City Hall on Washington St, primarily handles traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the Cape May jurisdiction. More serious indictable offenses may also have their initial hearings here before transferring to Cape May County Superior Court in Middle Township.
Court Location and Contact Information:
643 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Louis J. Belasco, Jr.
Court Administrator: Amanda I. Melendez
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
How an Experienced Cape May Defense Attorney Can Help You
Even minor disorderly persons offenses can result in significant and lingering consequences in New Jersey, especially if you don't have an experienced attorney to represent you. These consequences could include fines, jail time, probation, etc. Additionally, any conviction will generate a criminal record that can have a lasting impact on your life.
A good attorney can improve your chances for a favorable outcome, whether by presenting evidence to exonerate you, negotiating for lower penalties or reduced charges, or getting the charge dismissed outright. An attorney can also help you explore other options for clearing your criminal record, such as diversionary programs like Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge.
The Lento Law Firm can help Cape May City Municipal Court defendants with any court-related matter, including, but not limited to:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
With Joseph D. Lento by your side, you can be confident that you are in good hands. With extensive experience defending clients against all types of charges in municipal courts throughout New Jersey, he will do everything possible to help you achieve the best outcome for your case. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 to schedule a consultation.