Criminal Defense Attorney in Dennis Township, NJ
The lawyer you choose can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case if you are facing charges at Dennis Township Municipal Court. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with vast experience in helping defendants navigate New Jersey's municipal court systems, including Dennis Township. Mr. Lento will work tirelessly to find the best possible resolution for you, whether you're facing a disorderly persons offense, fighting a DWI charge, or contesting a moving violation.
Overview of Dennis Township, New Jersey
Located in north-central Cape May County, Dennis Township is a semi-rural community in south New Jersey serving is home to about 6100 people yet occupying a land area of more than 60 square miles. Residents of Dennis Township enjoy a quiet lifestyle amid plenty of green space, lakes, and marshlands while also being close to some of the Jersey Shore's most popular beaches.
About Dennis Township Municipal Court
Under a shared services agreement, Dennis Township Municipal Court convenes at the neighboring Upper Township Municipal Court on Tuckahoe Road in Petersburg. All traffic, ordinance, and disorderly persons cases that occur in the township jurisdiction are handled by this court, along with resolving neighbor disputes. Indictable offenses are referred to Cape May County Superior Court in Middle Township.
Court Contact Info:
Upper Township Municipal Court
2100 Tuckahoe Road
Petersburg, NJ 08270
Fax: (609) 628-2091
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Municipal Court Administrator: Loren Ready
Advantages of Having an Attorney in Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is the level of the New Jersey court system that handles the majority of criminal cases. Most people who are facing charges in municipal court are doing so for the first time and are unaware of the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. This can be a daunting experience, especially if you do not have an attorney to help navigate the process--and even if your charges are minor, chances are you could still face jail time and a damaging criminal record if you are convicted.
Having a skilled attorney who has handled municipal court cases before will give you a better chance for leniency and favorable outcomes. A good attorney can negotiate for lighter penalties, downgraded charges, or even have the charges dismissed completely. If you're eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (either of which can help you avoid jail and a criminal record), your attorney can coordinate your application for the best chances of acceptance.
The Lento Law firm can help with all court-related matters in Dennis Township Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
Let Attorney Joseph D. Lento work on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome at Dennis Township Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.