Criminal Defense Attorney in Freehold Township, NJ
Are you dealing with a DWI, a local law violation, or a charge of disorderly conduct at the Freehold Township Municipal Court? To enhance your prospects for the most desirable outcome, your best strategy is to hire a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who has experience with municipal court proceedings. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have an impressive history of defending clients in New Jersey municipal courts, including Freehold Township. They will employ every possible approach and resource to secure the best achievable result for your case.
About Freehold Township
First established in 1693, Freehold Township is one of the three oldest townships in New Jersey. Since being settled by Scottish reformers in the late 1600s, Freehold Township has played a key role in history, having served as a hotbed of patriot activity during the Revolutionary War. Not to be confused with Freehold Borough (which separated from the township in 1919), Freehold Township today offers its 35,000 residents a pleasant semi-rural lifestyle in southern Monmouth County.
Freehold Township Municipal Court
Freehold Township Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Plaza. The court primarily adjudicates minor offenses, including local ordinance violations, traffic tickets, and disorderly persons offenses. More serious, indictable offenses are referred to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Borough. The Municipal Judge on duty also has the authority to issue emergency temporary restraining orders as needed during out-of-office hours, weekends, and public holidays when the Superior Court is not open.
Freehold Township Municipal Court Location and Contact Information:
1 Municipal Plaza
Freehold, NJ 07728
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Nicole Sonnenblick
Court Administrator: Jenny Zea-Acuna
Do You Really Need an Attorney for Municipal Court?
By representing yourself in municipal court without the guidance of a seasoned legal professional, you may be unwittingly jeopardizing your rights and freedom. While municipal courts predominantly handle minor offenses, the consequences of a conviction in New Jersey can nonetheless be considerable--including jail time, fines, probation, and a damaging criminal record that could linger for many years. Engaging a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with firsthand knowledge of municipal court procedures can significantly minimize your risk of these adverse outcomes. The Lento Criminal Defense Team can negotiate with the prosecution and the judge for softer penalties, downgraded charges, and sometimes even complete dismissal of the charge. Furthermore, a good attorney can explore alternative resolutions to help you preserve a clean criminal record, such as eligibility for Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge diversionary programs.
If you're due to appear in the Freehold Township Municipal Court, the Lento Law Firm can assist with any of the following matters:
- Traffic violations
- Driving Under Influence
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug offenses
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable crimes
Don't jeopardize your future or risk a criminal record by appearing at Freehold Township Municipal Court without legal representation. Contact the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today for a consultation.