Criminal Defense Attorney in Deptford Township, NJ
A good New Jersey criminal defense lawyer with municipal court experience will give you the best chance for a positive outcome if you are summoned to Deptford Township Municipal Court for a disorderly persons offense, DWI, or other violation. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a track record of success representing clients in municipal courts across New Jersey, including Deptford Township. He will fight to ensure that you get the best possible resolution for your case.
About Deptford Township, New Jersey
Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, Deptford Township is one of the oldest townships in Gloucester County, having first been established in the early 1600s by Dutch settlers. Today, it is a popular and vibrant suburban community of just over 30,000 people. Deptford Township also serves as a major retail hub for the area, home to the county's only interior mall.
About Deptford Township Municipal Court
Deptford Township Municipal Court offices are located in the Municipal Building on Cooper Street. However, as of Feb. 2020, all the township's court sessions are being held at the Gloucester County Court Complex in nearby Woodbury. This court primarily handles moving violations, DWI cases, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses. However, initial hearings for indictable offenses may be held at the municipal court before they are referred directly to Gloucester County Superior Court. The municipal court judge on-call can also issue emergency restraining orders if Superior Court offices are closed.
Court Location and Contact Information:
1011 Cooper Street
Deptford, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 686-2230
Fax: (856) 845-6179
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Demetrica Todd
Court Administrator: Shannon Sawyer
Why It's Important to Have an Attorney at Municipal Court
Even though your municipal court charges may be minor, you could still face jail time, probation, and fines if you are convicted. Any conviction will also generate a criminal record that could impact your life for many years. Your chances of getting leniency are greatly increased if you have a skilled criminal defense attorney with experience in New Jersey municipal courts. An experienced attorney will understand the workings of the court system and be able to negotiate for reduced penalties or even complete dismissal of charges. If you are eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge, completing such a program could help you avoid a criminal history. A good attorney can coordinate your application for the best chance of acceptance.
What We Can Do
The Lento Law Firm can assist defendants in Deptford Township Municipal Court with all court-related matters, including but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets and moving violations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Having effective legal counsel can give you the best chance for a favorable outcome if you are summoned to Deptford Township Municipal Court. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.