Criminal Defense Attorney in Longport, NJ
To obtain the best results when summoned to Longport Municipal Court, you should hire a skilled attorney who has prior experience in New Jersey's municipal courts. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with a long track record of success helping New Jersey defendants in municipal court, including in Longport. Whether you're fighting a moving violation or answering a disorderly persons offense, he will fight to protect your rights while working toward a positive solution.
About Longport, New Jersey
The Borough of Longport is a small residential community of about 850 people located on the southern tip of Absecon Island along the Jersey Shore. Residents of Longport enjoy a relatively quiet coastal lifestyle with fewer beach crowds than gather at nearby Atlantic City.
Longport Municipal Court
Under a shared services agreement, Longport Municipal Court cases are now heard at Margate Municipal Court in nearby Margate. This court deals with all traffic violations, ordinance breaches, and petty and criminal disorderly persons offenses within the Borough of Longport. Indictable offenses may have their initial hearings here before being referred to the Superior Court of Atlantic County at Mays Landing. A municipal court judge on-call can also issue emergency restraining orders as required during off-hours when Superior Court is closed.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Margate City Hall
9001 Winchester Avenue
Margate, NJ 08402
Phone: (609) 822-1998
Fax: (609) 822-3249
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: James Savio
Court Administrator: Maureen Larkin
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How an Experienced Longport Defense Attorney Can Help
Even though minor criminal charges may seem insignificant, do not assume there won't be consequences. Even minor offenses can result in jail time, probation, and fines, as well as a damaging criminal record. Without proper legal representation, you run a higher risk of more severe penalties. A criminal defense lawyer with municipal court experience can improve your odds of avoiding significant penalties by negotiating for dismissal of the charges, reduced penalties, downgraded charges, etc. If you are eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your attorney can also coordinate your application to improve your chances for acceptance. Once you complete the program, your charges are dismissed, and you avoid a criminal history.
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist Longport Municipal Court Defendants in any court-related matter, including:
- Traffic tickets and moving violations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Give yourself the best chance of a favorable outcome at Longport Municipal Court. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 to schedule a consultation.