Criminal Defense Attorney in Easthampton Township, NJ
It is an unnerving thing to receive a summons to appear at Easthampton Township Municipal Court. Whether you're answering an ordinance violation or a minor criminal offense, you could face significant penalties without a proper defense. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you increase your chances of a positive outcome. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey attorney with a long track record of success defending clients in municipal court, including in Easthampton Township.
About Easthampton Township, NJ
Situated in central Burlington County adjacent to the county seat of Mount Holly, Easthampton Township is a semi-rural community of around 6000 people. The area has been mostly farmland for many decades with the exception of a textile mill along Rancocas Creek, which was eventually purchased by Hezekiah Bradley Smith and became the village of Smithville, a machine company responsible for building the American Star Bicycle. (The Smithville site is now a county park.)
Easthampton Township Municipal Court
By a shared services agreement, the Easthampton Township Municipal Court is held in nearby Westhampton Township. The court mainly handles traffic violations, local ordinance issues, and minor criminal offenses, while indictable offenses are referred to Burlington County Superior Court in neighboring Mount Holly. The judge on-call may also issue temporary restraining orders in emergencies during holidays and other times that the Superior Court is closed.
Easthampton Township Municipal Court Location/Contact Information
Westhampton Township Municipal Building
710 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
Email: [email protected]
Judge: Hon. Corey Ahart
Court Administrator: Susan Graubart
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
How an Attorney Can Help at Easthampton Township Municipal Court
Although municipal courts generally handle minor disorderly persons offenses, even these minor crimes can lead to fines, jail time, and a criminal record which could follow you for many years if you are convicted. Having an attorney can greatly increase your chances for leniency or to have the charges dismissed. An experienced lawyer can:
- Present evidence and arguments to support your innocence and have the charges dropped
- Negotiate for reduced charges or penalties where applicable
- Assist you in applying for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge. (Acceptance into one of these programs could clear your criminal record and prevent you from going to jail.)
We can assist with the following matters at Easthampton Township Municipal Court:
- Traffic citations
- Minor drug offenses
- Petty theft
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Restraining orders
- Some indictable offenses
If you're facing charges at Easthampton Township Municipal court, Attorney Joseph D. Lento can help. Take steps now to protect your future with experienced legal counsel. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for an appointment today.