Criminal Defense Attorney in Mansfield Township, NJ
If you've been charged with an ordinance violation or a disorderly persons offense in Mansfield Township, NJ, you'll need legal representation on your side that understands how local municipal courts operate. Joseph D. Lento is a criminal defense attorney in New Jersey with vast experience in criminal law and an outstanding track record representing clients in Mansfield Township. Whether you're fighting an unfair moving violation, DWI, or harassment charge, Mr. Lento provides the benefit of experience to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
About Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Located in northern Burlington County near the Pennsylvania Border, Mansfield Township was first settled by Quakers in the late 1600s and was one of the original 104 townships incorporated by New Jersey's Legislature in 1798. Home to approximately 8500 people, this community offers its residents a quiet semi-rural lifestyle, while nearby connections to I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike provide easy access to Philadelphia, New York City, and other parts of the state.
About Mansfield Township Municipal Court
Mansfield Township Municipal Court convenes at the township government office building in Columbus. The municipal court is the judicial body for all local traffic infractions, as well as minor disorderly conduct charges in the township. For more serious charges, you may have your initial hearing in Mansfield Township Municipal Court before the case is transferred to Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly for trial. Due to a merger, Mansfield Township Municipal Court also hears cases for nearby Southhampton and Springfield Municipal Courts.
Court Contact Info:
3135 Route 206 South, Suite 2
Columbus, NJ 08022
Phone: 609-298-0542 ext. 1022
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judge: R. Douglas Hoffman
Court Administrator: Suzanne Morales
Why Hire an Experienced Mansfield Township Defense Attorney
Even if your charges are minor, you could still be sentenced to jail, probation, or fines--any of which will result in a criminal record that may follow you for years. A good defense counsel, especially one who is familiar with the Mansfield Township Municipal Court, may be able to improve your chances of a more favorable result by negotiating for reduced punishment or having the charges dismissed. If you qualify for a diversionary program like Conditional Discharge or Pre-Trial Intervention, an excellent attorney can also handle your application to ensure that you receive the greatest chances of acceptance. Upon completion of the program, your charges will be dismissed with no criminal record resulting.
How We Can Help
The Lento Law Firm can assist Mansfield Township Municipal Court defendants with a variety of court-related issues, including, but not limited to:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Domestic violence
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Criminal mischief
- Some indictable offenses (e.g., robbery, aggravated assault)
If you're facing a court date at Mansfield Township Municipal Court, don't take unnecessary risks with your future and your criminal record by attempting to appear without experienced legal representation. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more about how attorney Joseph D. Lento can help with your case.