Criminal Defense Attorney in Interlaken, NJ
If you've been summoned to appear at Interlaken Municipal Court due to accusations such as DWI, traffic violations, or a disorderly persons offense, securing the services of a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer can significantly bolster your chances of a positive outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team have an exceptional track record in representing clients within the New Jersey municipal court system, including Interlaken Municipal Court. They are committed to preserving your legal rights and striving for the most beneficial resolution for your case.
Interlaken, New Jersey
Located just north and west of Asbury Park near the Jersey Shore, the small Borough of Interlaken is home to about 830 people. Bordered on three sides by two sections of Deal Lake, the borough derives its name from Interlaken, Switzerland, which also sits between two lakes. ("Interlaken" means "between lakes" in German.) By design of its developers, Interlaken is an entirely residential community while offering easy access to shops, dining, and services in nearby Neptune and Asbury Park--not to mention being minutes from the beach.
Interlaken Municipal Court
Under a shared services agreement, Interlaken Municipal Court cases are heard at the nearby Deal Municipal Court. Its jurisdiction primarily covers traffic offenses, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the borough. More serious crimes are directed to the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold Borough. During public holidays and weekends when the Superior Court is closed, the Municipal Judge has the authority to issue temporary restraining orders in emergency situations as required.
Interlaken Municipal Court
190 Norwood Ave. N.
Deal, NJ 07723
Municipal Court Judge: Scott Basen
Court Administrator: Krystle Reiner
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Do You Need a Lawyer for Municipal Court?
You have the right to represent yourself at Interlaken Municipal Court, but it's highly inadvisable. Even minor offenses in New Jersey can lead to substantial repercussions, including hefty fines, jail, and an unfavorable criminal record that follows you for years. Attending court without legal representation heightens the risk of receiving a harsher penalty for your alleged offense. The Lento Law Firm team can formulate a robust legal strategy and work to alleviate the penalties related to your case. They can argue for your acquittal, negotiate for reduced penalties or charges, and may even secure a dismissal of the charges altogether. If you are eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, our team can coordinate your application process, improving your likelihood of acceptance.
The Lento Law Firm is prepared to handle all court-related issues in Interlaken Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic infractions
- Minor assaults
- Vandalism incidents
- Drug-related offenses
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Don't take unnecessary risks regarding your future by appearing in Municipal Court without legal representation. Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team are committed to defending your legal rights in Interlaken Municipal Court. Contact the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.