Criminal Defense Attorney in Franklin Township, NJ
An experienced attorney can make a huge difference in your case if you are summoned to appear at Franklin Joint Municipal Court to face a DWI, moving violation, or disorderly persons offense. Joseph D. Lento, a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, has helped many clients in New Jersey's municipal court systems, including Franklin Township. Mr. Lento will ensure you get the best possible outcome in your case.
About Franklin Township, New Jersey
Home to just over 16,000 people, Franklin Township occupies the southern corner of Gloucester County. The township has a decidedly rural feel as over 75 percent of its land is either forest or farmland. The eastern third is within the Pinelands National Reserve, also adding to this area's rural beauty.
About Franklin Joint Municipal Court
As the name suggests, Franklin Joint Municipal Court is a merged court that hears cases within Franklin Township as well as neighboring Buena Borough in Atlantic County. This court hears all cases in both communities regarding moving violations, ordinance infractions, and disorderly persons offenses, while more serious indictable crimes are sent to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Franklin Joint Municipal Court
1571 Delsea Drive
Franklinville, NJ 08322
Municipal Court Judge: John J. Armano, Jr.
Court Administrator: Tracey A. Bleda
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Lento Law Firm Can Help You in Municipal Court
Some people assume that because Franklin Joint Municipal Court deals mainly with minor offenses, they can simply appear on their own behalf without an attorney and expect similar results. The truth is that even minor offenses can result in fines and jail time in New Jersey, not to mention a damaging criminal record--and these outcomes are far more likely without a good attorney representing you. A New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who has experience in municipal courts can help you get a better outcome.
Attorney Joseph D. Lento can work on your behalf for a reduction in penalties, downgraded charges, or complete dismissal of the charges. You may also be eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, either of which could help you avoid jail time and a criminal record. If you're eligible, Mr. Lento can coordinate your application process for the best chance of acceptance into one of these programs.
The Lento Law Firm can assist you in all matters relating to Franklin Joint Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- DWI charges
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
If you are scheduled to appear at Franklin Joint Municipal Court, let us improve your chances for a favorable resolution. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.