Highland Park Municipal Court

Criminal Defense Attorney in Highland Park, NJ

Are you facing charges at Highland Park Municipal Court? If so, having a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer can greatly improve your chances of obtaining a favorable resolution. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team understand the inner workings of New Jersey's municipal courts, including Highland Park, due to years of experience handling cases for clients. Whether you're facing a DWI, ordinance violation, or disorderly persons offense, the Lento Law Firm will work to get you the best possible outcome.

About Highland Park, New Jersey

Located along the Raritan River, the land now known as Highland Park was primarily used for agriculture until around the 1870s, when a suburban housing development called Highland Park was built there. Today, as a fully incorporated borough with a population of 17,000, Highland Park continues to be a popular suburban area within the expansive NYC suburbs extending into Middlesex County.

About Highland Park Municipal Court

Highland Park Municipal Court convenes in the Municipal Building on S. Fifth Avenue in Highland Park. It primarily handles minor offenses such as traffic tickets, violations of municipal laws, and disorderly persons charges. Indictable offenses, on the other hand, are referred to the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick for prosecution. During periods when the Superior Court offices are closed, such as holidays and weekends, an on-call municipal judge may issue emergency temporary restraining orders if required.

Municipal Court Contact Information:

Highland Park Municipal Court

221 S. Fifth Ave.

Highland Park, NJ 08904

Phone: (732) 777-6010

Fax: (732) 777-6007

Email: [email protected]

Municipal Court Judge: Edward Herman

Court Administrator: Tracey Horan

Operating Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm

The Importance of Legal Representation in Municipal Court

Even minor offenses in New Jersey can result in serious repercussions, ranging from substantial fines and jail time to a detrimental criminal record. Self-representation in a municipal court is a risky decision that could increase the likelihood of receiving the maximum penalty for your charges. A seasoned lawyer can maximize your chances of having charges dismissed or obtaining a reduced sentence. Additionally, a good attorney can assist you in qualifying for diversionary programs like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which can help keep your criminal record clean if you fulfill the requirements.

The Lento Law Firm can help with any court-related matter at Highland Park Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:

  • Traffic citations/moving violations
  • DWI
  • Trespassing
  • Harassment
  • Assault
  • Drug-related offenses
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal mischief
  • Restraining orders
  • Indictable offenses
  • Diversionary programs

Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve the most favorable possible outcome at Highland Park Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation, contact the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.

​​​Contact The Lento Law Firm Today

When it comes to criminal defense cases, you need the right person in your corner. To learn more about how Mr. Lento can help you, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686. or contact him online.

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