Criminal Defense Attorney in Clayton, NJ
Do you face criminal charges at Clayton Borough Municipal Court? Are you in need of legal assistance? An experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney can help reduce your chances of being convicted or improve your chances for lesser penalties. Joseph D. Lento has extensive experience representing clients in New Jersey municipal courts, including Clayton. Attorney Lento can help you achieve a better outcome for your case, regardless of whether you are facing a moving violation, DWI, or disorderly persons offense.
About Clayton, New Jersey
Located in Gloucester County, about a half-hour south of Philadelphia, the borough of Clayton was first settled as Fislertown in the days following the Revolutionary War. Today, Clayton offers its 8700 residents a quiet, small-town atmosphere surrounded by the natural beauty of Glassboro Wildlife Management Area--not to mention about one-third of the borough is parkland.
About Clayton Borough Municipal Court
Clayton Borough Municipal Court has merged with the municipal court in Elk Township to form Elk Township Joint Municipal Court. The court primarily handles traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within Clayton and Elk Township, while more serious indictable offenses may have initial hearings at municipal court before transferring to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury for trial. During holidays, weekends, and off-hours when Superior Court offices are closed, the municipal court judge on duty may also issue temporary emergency restraining orders.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Elk Township Joint Municipal Court
680 Whig Lane Road
Monroeville, NJ 08343
100 Central Ave.
Clayton, NJ 08037
Phone: 856-881-6525 Ext: 116
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: John J. Armano, Jr.
Court Administrator: Pauline L. Jordan
Why You Should Hire an Attorney for Your Municipal Court Appearance
Many people mistakenly assume minor offenses result in minor penalties. However, in New Jersey, even minor disorderly persons offenses can lead to jail time, fines, probation, and a damaging criminal record. This is especially true if you don't have proper legal representation. A criminal defense attorney with specific municipal court experience can negotiate for a reduction in charges or penalties or even get the charges dropped. A skilled lawyer can also coordinate your application if you are eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid a criminal record.
The Lento Legal Firm assists clients in all legal matters at Clayton Borough Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Moving violations
- Simple assault
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug offenses
- Criminal mischief
- Petty theft
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses such as robbery or aggravated assault
Hiring the right attorney can increase your chances of getting a favorable outcome at Clayton Borough Municipal Court. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.