Criminal Defense Attorney in Harrison Township, NJ
If you are accused of a crime and have been ordered to appear in Harrison Township Municipal Court, an experienced municipal court defense lawyer will provide you with the best chance for a positive resolution. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have successfully represented clients in municipal courts across New Jersey, including Harrison Township. Whether your case is over a DWI, disorderly persons offense, or even an unfair traffic ticket, Mr. Lento will work to get you the best outcome.
About Harrison Township, New Jersey
Located in central Gloucester County, Harrison Township derives its name from President William Henry Harrison. It remained a "dry" township for many decades after Prohibition ended and didn't see its first bar until 2019. Home to around 13,000 people, this township offers residents a quiet, semi-rural lifestyle.
About Harrison Township Municipal Court
Harrison Township Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Building in Mullica Hill, the township's main unincorporated community. This court deals with traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the township, while more serious offenses are referred to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury for trial. During times when Superior Court offices are closed (e.g., holidays, weekends, after-hours), the municipal court judge on call may issue emergency restraining orders as needed.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Harrison Township Municipal Building
114 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Phone: (856) 478-4049
Fax: (856) 478-9802
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judge: Kelly Conroy
Court Administrator: Carla Rios
Advantages of Hiring a Harrison Township Defense Attorney
New Jersey criminal defendants who appear in municipal court often incorrectly assume that they don't need an attorney if their offense is minor. However, municipal court judges can still impose significant penalties for seemingly minor offenses--penalties such as fines, probation, and even jail--plus, remember that any criminal conviction will generate a criminal record that can haunt you for years. These bad outcomes are much more likely unless you have a good attorney in your corner.
An attorney with specific experience in New Jersey municipal courts can improve your outlook by negotiating for lesser charges, lighter penalties, and even having your charge dismissed. Your attorney can also help you with the complex application process if you are eligible for Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (programs that will allow you to avoid a criminal record and prevent you from being sent to jail).
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist Harrison Township Municipal Court defendants with all court-related matters, including:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
If you're summoned to Harrison Township Municipal Court, call the Lento Law firm to increase your chances of the best possible outcome for your case. To schedule a consultation, call 888-535-3686.