Criminal Defense Attorney in Hammonton, NJ
Are you facing criminal charges at Hammonton Joint Municipal Court and need legal help? A skilled lawyer can increase your chances of having your charges dropped or your penalties reduced. Joseph D. Lento, a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, has extensive experience representing clients in New Jersey municipal courts, including Hammonton. Attorney Lento can help you get a better resolution for your case, whether you're facing a moving violation, DWI, or disorderly persons offense.
About Hammonton, New Jersey
Situated in northern Atlantic County at the midway point between Philadelphia and Atlantic City, the Town of Hammonton is home to about 14,000 people. Located within the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the town's sandy soil is optimal for growing blueberries, earning Hammonton the nickname “Blueberry Capital of the World.” Its residents enjoy a small-town vibe surrounded by nature, with the northern third of the town limits occupying land in Wharton State Forest.
About Hammonton Joint Municipal Court
Hammonton Joint Municipal Court convenes in the Town Hall on Central Avenue in Hammonton. The court primarily deals with traffic tickets, town ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the Town of Hammonton. Indictable offenses may also have their initial hearings here before being referred to Atlantic County Superior Court in Mays Landing for trial. Due to a merger with several other municipalities, Hammonton Joint Municipal Court also hears cases for Folsom, Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township, and Buena Vista Township.
Municipal Court Contact Info:
Hammonton Municipal Court
100 Central Ave.
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Phone: 609-567-4300 ext. 3
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Frank J. Raso
Court Administrator: Crystal Czerwinski
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Why You Should Hire an Attorney in Municipal Court
Many people mistakenly believe that minor offenses result in minor penalties. The reality in New Jersey is that even minor disorderly persons offenses can result in jail time, fines, probation, and a damaging criminal record--especially if you appear on your own behalf without proper legal representation. A criminal defense attorney who is familiar with New Jersey's municipal courts can help you get a more favorable outcome by negotiating for reduced charges or penalties or even working to get the charges completely dropped. If you are eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge (which can help you avoid a criminal history), a skilled lawyer can also help coordinate your application for the best chances of acceptance.
The Lento Legal Firm helps clients with all legal matters at Hammonton Joint Municipal Court. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Moving violations
- Simple assault
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug offenses
- Criminal mischief
- Petty theft
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses like robbery and aggravated assault
You can improve your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome at Hammonton Joint Municipal Court if you seek experienced legal counsel immediately. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.