Criminal Defense Attorney in Elk Township, NJ
Are you currently being summoned to Elk Township Joint Municipal Court to answer a disorderly persons offense, ordinance violation, or DWI charge? If so, an experienced attorney can greatly increase your chances of a favorable outcome. Joseph D. Lento, a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, has extensive experience in representing clients in Elk Township who require strong legal representation at municipal court.
About Elk Township, New Jersey
Elk Township is a semi-rural community of about 4000 people located in Gloucester County, about a half-hour south of downtown Philadelphia. Named for the elk that frequent the area, Elk Township also serves as a popular hunting ground for enthusiasts.
About Elk Township Joint Municipal Court
Elk Township Joint Municipal Court represents the merging of Elk Township and Clayton municipal courts into one facility. This court mainly handles traffic tickets, disorderly persons offenses, and ordinance violations within both communities, while more serious indictable offenses may have initial hearings here before transferring to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury. When Superior Court offices are closed due to holidays, weekends, and off-hour absences, the municipal court judge on duty can issue temporary emergency restraining orders.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Elk Township Joint Municipal Court
680 Whig Lane Road
Monroeville, NJ 08343
100 Central Ave.
Clayton, NJ 08037
Phone: 856-881-6525 Ext: 116
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: John J. Armano, Jr.
Court Administrator: Pauline L. Jordan
Why You Need a Good Attorney at Municipal Court
Even if your charges are seemingly minor, it's not a good idea for you to appear in municipal court without an attorney. Even minor offenses in New Jersey can lead to fines, probation, and/or jail sentences if you are convicted. A conviction also creates a criminal record that can follow you for many years. An experienced criminal defense attorney with specific experience in New Jersey's municipal court system will give you the best chance to get a better result. An experienced attorney will work with the court to negotiate for reduced penalties, downgraded or even dismissed charges. If you're eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, completing such a program can result in the dismissal of charges and a clean criminal history. Your attorney can coordinate your application process to improve your chances of being accepted into one of these programs.
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist clients with any court-related matter at Elk Township Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic violations
- Simple assault
- Minor drug offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Petty theft
- Orders to restrain
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses such as robbery or aggravated assault
Attorney Joseph D. Lento can improve your chances for a positive resolution if you are summoned to appear at Elk Township Municipal Court. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.