Criminal Defense Attorney in Eatontown, NJ
If you're slated to appear before the Eatontown Municipal Court over charges such as DWI, traffic violations, or a disorderly persons offense, a skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorney can substantially improve your prospects for a favorable case resolution. Attorney Joseph D. Lento, along with his dedicated Criminal Defense Team, boasts an impressive history of defending clients within the New Jersey municipal court system, including Eatontown. They will safeguard your legal rights and work to achieve the most advantageous outcome possible for your case.
Eatontown, New Jersey
Located in east-central Monmouth County, the Borough of Eatontown derives its name from one of its earliest settlers, Thomas Eaton, who built a gristmill here in the late 1600s. Today, the borough offers its 13,500 residents a pleasant suburban lifestyle with a popular mall in the center of town. The borough was also home to Fort Monmouth, an army base that closed in 2011. Plans are in the works for Netflix to convert the base to a large film/T.V. production facility.
Eatontown Municipal Court
Under a shared services arrangement, Eatontown Municipal Court is presently out of the nearby Tinton Falls Municipal Court. The court's jurisdiction predominantly encompasses traffic violations, ordinance infractions, and disorderly persons offenses within the borough. Indictable offenses are referred to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Borough. During public holidays and weekends when the Superior Court is not in session, the Municipal Judge is authorized to issue emergency temporary restraining orders as necessary.
Court Location and Contact Information:
556 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls Municipal Bldg.
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Phone: 732-542-3400 x 373
Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Court Administrator: Stacy Kitson
Importance of Legal Representation in Eatontown Municipal Court
No matter how minor your charges might seem, hiring a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney is essential to protecting your interests in Eatontown Municipal Court. Even minor crimes in New Jersey can result in significant consequences such as hefty fines, jail, and a detrimental criminal record--and appearing in Court without an attorney increases your chances of receiving a more severe penalty. An experienced lawyer can devise an effective legal strategy and work to mitigate the penalties associated with your case. They can advocate to exonerate you, negotiate to reduce your penalties, lessen the charges against you, and potentially even obtain a dismissal of charges. If you qualify for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your lawyer can also assist you throughout the application process, enhancing your chances of approval.
The Lento Law Firm is equipped to address all court-related matters in Eatontown Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic violations
- Minor assaults
- Acts of vandalism
- Drug-related offenses
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Do not jeopardize your future by attending court unrepresented. Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team are dedicated to protecting your legal rights in Eatontown Municipal Court. Reach out to the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.