Criminal Defense Attorney in Lumberton Township, NJ
Facing a disorderly persons offense, DWI, or ordinance violation in Lumberton Township Municipal Court? Having an excellent attorney on your side can substantially enhance your chances of having the fines reduced or the charges dropped. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with years of experience helping defendants in Lumberton Township and other New Jersey communities who need skilled legal representation in municipal court.
About Lumberton Township, New Jersey
Named for the abundance of pine trees and several local sawmills dotting this area, Lumberton Township was originally the land of the Lenni-Lenape Indians before Quakers settled the area in the late 1600s. In the days leading up to the Civil War, many of the locals here were pro-Abolition, and one of the historic homes in the area is remembered as a stop on the Underground Railroad with a fake well where runaway slaves could hide. Today, Lumberton Township's 13,000 residents enjoy a semi-rural lifestyle with abundant opportunities nearby for outdoor recreation such as golf, hiking, fishing, and equestrian.
About Lumberton Township Municipal Court
Lumberton Township Municipal Court convenes in the Municipal Complex on Municipal Drive. This court handles all traffic citations, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses in the township, while more serious matters are referred to Burlington County Superior Court in Mt. Holly. The municipal judge on-call can also issue emergency restraining orders as needed during holidays and off-hours when Superior Court offices are closed.
Lumberton Township Municipal Court Contact Info:
35 Municipal Drive
Lumberton, NJ 08048
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: William E. Sitzler
Court Administrator: Sarah Graubart
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Why You Need an Attorney for Municipal Court
Even if you face minor charges at Lumberton Township Municipal Court, disorderly persons convictions may result in jail time, fines, and a criminal record. Having a criminal defense lawyer with knowledge of New Jersey municipal courts can help you avoid these negative consequences. A good defense attorney can negotiate with the court and prosecutors for reduced penalties or the charges being dropped. Your counsel may also assist you in applying for any diversionary programs to which you might be eligible (such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge), allowing you to avoid jail time and maintain a clean criminal record.
Joseph D. Lento has many years of experience representing Lumberton Township Municipal Court defendants. He can provide effective counsel and representation in all court-related cases, including, but certainly not limited to:
- Moving violations
- Simple assault
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug offenses
- Criminal mischief
- Petty theft
- Indictable offenses like robbery and aggravated assault
If you are summoned to appear at Lumberton Township Municipal Court, hiring a skilled defense attorney can greatly improve your chances for a favorable outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.