Criminal Defense Attorney in Deal, NJ
Are you required to appear at Deal Municipal Court for a DWI, traffic violation, ordinance breach, or a disorderly persons offense? In such circumstances, hiring a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer can significantly improve your chances of a favorable outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his exceptional Criminal Defense Team boast an impressive track record of representing clients throughout New Jersey's municipal courts, including Deal Borough.
An Overview of Deal, New Jersey
Located along the Jersey Shore just north of Allenhurst, the small seaside Borough of Deal is home to a population of over 900 permanent residents but swells in size to about 9000 during the popular summer months. Named after Deele, England, this affluent borough today is known for its large Orthodox Jewish community, along with its beaches, fishing pier, and historic Victorian architecture along the Ocean Avenue corridor.
Deal Municipal Court
Deal Municipal Court convenes at the Town Hall on Norwood Avenue. The court primarily handles cases involving traffic offenses, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses that occur within the borough. More serious indictable offenses are referred to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Borough. The presiding municipal judge also has the power to issue emergency temporary restraining orders during holidays, weekends, and after hours when Superior Court offices are closed.
Municipal Court Contact Details
Deal Municipal Court
190 Norwood Ave. N.
Deal, NJ 07723
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Scott Basen
Court Administrator: Krystle Reiner
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Why You Should Have a Lawyer at Municipal Court
In New Jersey, even minor convictions can lead to substantial fines, jail time, and a long-lasting criminal record which can impact your life negatively. These consequences are more likely if you attempt to represent yourself in court. A criminal defense attorney with municipal court experience can present compelling evidence to prove your innocence, negotiate for reduced charges or penalties, and may even obtain a complete dismissal of the charges. If eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your lawyer can also assist with the application process to improve your likelihood of acceptance.
In short, the Lento Law Firm provides you with the best opportunity for obtaining leniency and getting a more favorable result in court. We represent clients dealing with all court-related matters at Deal Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic citations/moving violations
- DWI charges
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Together with his accomplished Criminal Defense Team, Attorney Joseph D. Lento will strive to achieve the most favorable resolution in your municipal court case. If summoned to Deal Municipal Court, don't jeopardize your future by going it alone. Contact the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.