Criminal Defense Attorney in Chesterfield Township, NJ
It is crucial to hire a criminal defense lawyer with experience in New Jersey municipal courts if you are summoned to Chesterfield Township Municipal Court, whether to answer an ordinance violation or a criminal offense. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey attorney with a long track record of success representing defendants in New Jersey municipal courts, including Chesterfield Township, NJ. He will work on your behalf to ensure you receive the most favorable outcome possible.
About Chesterfield Township, New Jersey
Located in northern Burlington County, Chesterfield Township is home to about 7700 people. It was first settled by Quakers in the late 1600s and is one of the oldest continuously existing townships in New Jersey. A largely agrarian community, the township has successfully permanently preserved 7000 acres of its land as farmland and is currently developing a 560-acre new urbanist community known as Old York Village.
Chesterfield Township Municipal Court
The Chesterfield Township Municipal Court recently merged with the Bordentown Township Municipal Court, which convenes at 1 Municipal Drive in Bordentown Township. The court handles traffic violations, ordinance violations, and infractions as well as disorderly persons offenses in the township. Initial hearings for more serious offenses may also be held in the court before being transferred to Burlington County Superior Court for trial.
Court Information and Contact Information:
Bordentown Township Municipal Building
1 Municipal Drive
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Joseph P. Montalto
Court Administrator: Sarah Hoffman
Why Hire an Experienced Chesterfield Township Defense Attorney
Even if you are not facing serious charges, you could still face jail, probation, or fines, especially without the help of an attorney. This could leave you with a criminal record that could follow you for many years. A criminal defense attorney who has specific experience in municipal court can significantly improve your chances of a favorable outcome. A Chesterfield Township criminal defense attorney can help you present your case and negotiate for a dismissal or reduction in charges. A diversionary program, such as Pre-Trial Intervention, Conditional Discharge, or Pre-Trial Intervention, could also help you avoid jail time and keep you from getting a criminal conviction if you qualify. A good attorney can help you coordinate your application to one of these programs.
How the Lento Law Firm Can Help
The Lento Law Firm can assist Chesterfield Township Municipal Court defendants with many court-related matters including, but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets and moving violations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses (e.g., Robbery, Aggravated Assault)
Joseph D. Lento, a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, has successfully represented defendants throughout New Jersey's municipal court system, including Chesterfield Township Municipal Court. For the best chance of a favorable outcome with your case, call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686.