Criminal Defense Attorney in Hainesport Township, NJ
If you are called to Hainesport Township Municipal Court to answer an ordinance violation or a criminal charge, it is critical to hire a lawyer with expertise in New Jersey municipal courts. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with a lengthy track record of success defending clients in New Jersey municipal courts, such as Hainesport Township, NJ.
About Hainesport Township, New Jersey
Located in northern Burlington County, the Township of Hainesport was originally known as Long Bridge after the bridge spanning Rancocas Creek, then derived its current name from the Haines family, one of the first Quaker families to settle in the region in the late 1600s. In the days leading up to and during the Civil War, Hainesport was a common stop along the Underground Railroad. Today, Hainesport Township is a semi-rural community of about 6000 people who enjoy abundant natural surroundings, including proximity to Rancocas State Park.
Hainesport Township Municipal Court
By a shared services agreement, Hainesport Township Municipal Court is held at the Westhampton Township Municipal Court in nearby Westhampton Township. The court mainly handles traffic tickets, ordinance breaches, and infractions. The court is also responsible for disorderly persons offenses within its jurisdiction. The municipal court judge on-duty may also issue emergency restraining orders after hours or on holidays when Burlington County Superior Court is not in session.
Court Information and Contact Information:
710 Rancocas Road, 1st Floor
Westampton, NJ 08060
Office hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Corey Ahart
Court Administrator: Susan Graubart
Why Hire an Experienced Hainesport Township Defense Attorney
Even if you don't face serious charges, you may still face jail time, probation, and fines if you are convicted. Your conviction will also generate a criminal record that can cause you difficulties for many years. Your chances of getting a favorable outcome can be significantly improved by hiring a criminal defense attorney with municipal court experience. A good Hainesport Township criminal defense lawyer can argue your case, negotiate for dismissal or reduced charges/penalties, etc. If you are eligible, a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge also could help you avoid jail and keep you from generating a criminal record. An experienced attorney can assist in coordinating your application for one of these programs.
How We Can Help
The Lento Law Firm is able to assist Hainesport Township Municipal Court defendants with many court-related matters, including but not limited to:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Certain indictable offenses (e.g., robbery, aggravated assault)
Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney who has successfully represented many defendants in New Jersey's municipal court system, including Hainesport Township Municipal court. For the best chance of a favorable outcome with your case, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.