Criminal Defense Attorney in Howell Township, NJ
Have you been summoned to the Howell Township Municipal Court for a DWI, traffic infraction, ordinance violation, or disorderly persons charge? If so, engaging a skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorney can considerably enhance your chances of a desirable outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his exceptional Criminal Defense Team have extensive experience with client representation in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Howell Township.
Overview of Howell Township, New Jersey
Situated in southern Monmouth County, Howell Township is the largest municipality by land area in the county. It emerged in the early 1800s and, for many years, was based primarily on agriculture (along with a couple of decades of iron bog mining). While it still offers its residents a suburban lifestyle, its increasing growth over the years has made it one of the more populous bedroom communities within the NYC suburbs--home to almost 56,000 people.
The Howell Township Municipal Court
The Howell Township Municipal Court is located at the Police Station on Old Tavern Road. The court primarily manages cases pertaining to traffic violations, ordinance infringements, and disorderly persons offenses, while more grave indictable offenses are referred to the Superior Court of Monmouth County in Freehold Borough. This court also hears cases from the Borough of Farmingdale under a shared services agreement.
Municipal Court Contact Information
300 Old Tavern Road, Howell, NJ 07731
Phone: 732- 938-4848
Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Susan Schroeder Clark
Court Administrator: Tracy Sorrentino
The Importance of Legal Representation at Municipal Court
In New Jersey, even seemingly minor offenses can result in hefty fines, jail time, and a lasting criminal record which can adversely affect your life. These repercussions are more probable if you choose to self-represent in court. A criminal defense attorney with specific municipal court experience can introduce compelling evidence to establish your innocence, negotiate for lesser charges or penalties, and may even secure a total dismissal of the charges. If you qualify for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your lawyer can also aid with the application process to enhance your chances of approval.
To put it simply, the Lento Law Firm offers you the greatest chance to secure leniency and achieving a more positive outcome in court. We represent clients dealing with all court-related issues at the Howell Township Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic tickets/moving infractions
- DWI charges
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Alongside his skilled Criminal Defense Team, Attorney Joseph D. Lento will work to get you the best possible outcome in your municipal court case. If you've been summoned to the Howell Township Municipal Court, don't risk your future by tackling it solo. Reach out to the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.