Criminal Defense Attorney in Manchester Township, NJ
Being charged and summoned to Manchester Township Municipal Court can be a daunting experience, but with experienced legal counsel from a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, you vastly elevate your chances of getting a better resolution to your case. With a wealth of experience in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Manchester Township, Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team will strive to ensure you obtain the best possible outcome, whether you're fighting a DWI charge, ordinance violation, or disorderly persons offense.
About Manchester Township, New Jersey
Located in the Toms River Watershed in northwest Ocean County, Manchester Township is home to approximately 45,000 people. This township is home to the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, the site of the infamous crash of the Hindenburg in 1937. With an abundance of parks and green space, residents of this community enjoy a semi-rural lifestyle.
About Manchester Township Municipal Court
Manchester Township Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Building at 1 Colonial Drive. This court mainly focuses on minor offenses such as traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons charges, while serious indictable crimes are handled by the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River. Under a joint services agreement, cases for Lakehurst Municipal Court are also held at Manchester Township Municipal Court on Colonial Drive.
Municipal Court Contact Info:
Manchester and Lakehurst Municipal Court
1 Colonial Drive
Manchester, NJ 08759
Phone: 732-657-8121 ext. 3400
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Daniel F. Sahin
Court Administrator: Tracy Barcus
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
How Having an Attorney Helps You at Municipal Court
In the state of New Jersey, a criminal conviction for even a minor offense can have significant consequences--including jail time, probation, fines, and a criminal record that could limit your life options for years. It is inadvisable to represent yourself when appearing at the municipal court, as this increases your odds for more severe penalties. Having an attorney with specific experience in municipal court affords you more options for a favorable resolution. An experienced attorney can negotiate for mitigation of your penalties, reduced charges, or even a complete dismissal of the charges. If you are eligible, your lawyer can also help you apply for diversionary programs like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which can help you avoid a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm can help with all court-related matters at Manchester Township Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
Don't leave your future or criminal record to chance if you must appear in Manchester Township Municipal Court. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has extensive knowledge of New Jersey's municipal courts and can help you get the best possible outcome for your case. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.