Criminal Defense Attorney in Highlands, NJ
If you find yourself summoned to appear at Highlands Municipal Court, whether to answer for a traffic infraction, DWI accusation, or disorderly conduct offense, hiring a seasoned New Jersey criminal defense attorney gives you the best chance of optimal case resolution. Joseph D. Lento and his experienced Criminal Defense Team have an exemplary record in successfully advocating for clients facing municipal court proceedings across New Jersey, including Highlands. They will work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome.
About Highlands, New Jersey
Located at the gateway to Sandy Hook State Park, the historic Borough of Highlands, NJ, is named for a high bluff that looks over the bay toward New York City to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. First explored by Spaniards in the 1500s, the area known as Highlands was a key player in the Revolutionary War and after became a popular tourist destination praised by the likes of Walt Whitman and James Fenimore Cooper. Today, this community of 4600 people continues to be a popular area for tourists visiting the nearby beaches, enjoying seafood at historic Bahr's Landing, and enjoying plenty of outdoor water recreation.
Highlands Municipal Court
Via a shared services agreement, Highlands Municipal Court sessions are conducted at the nearby Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court. This court primarily adjudicates traffic offenses, DWIs, ordinance violations, fish and game violations, and disorderly conduct charges within the borough. Indictable criminal cases are redirected to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Borough for trial.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Highlands Municipal Court
100 First Ave
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Phone: (732) 291-3225
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Thomas J. Smith III
Court Administrator: Janice R. Swaggerty
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Our Role at Highlands Municipal Court
Don't make the mistake of assuming a minor offense will automatically result in minor penalties. In New Jersey, a conviction for any offense can lead to enduring consequences, including jail time, monetary penalties, and a criminal record that could affect your life for years. Navigating these charges without skilled legal counsel risks a more severe sentence than otherwise.
At the Lento Law Firm, our Criminal Defense Team is well-versed in NJ municipal court procedures and can significantly enhance your prospects for a favorable case outcome. We can introduce evidence supporting your defense, negotiate for lesser charges or penalties, and often secure a total dismissal of charges. If you qualify for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, we can help ensure your application is correctly submitted and stands the best chance for approval.
The Lento Law Firm provides extensive legal assistance for matters associated with Highlands Municipal Court, covering areas such as:
- Traffic offenses
- DWI accusations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly conduct
- Drug offenses
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Avoid risking your future or a potential criminal record by appearing unrepresented in Highlands Municipal Court. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team are ready to work on your behalf toward a favorable resolution. Reach out to the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.