Criminal Defense Attorney in Mantoloking, NJ
If you've been summoned to appear at Mantoloking Municipal Court, hiring a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with municipal court experience can make all the difference when it comes to getting a desirable outcome for your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has an excellent track record of success helping defendants navigate municipal court cases in New Jersey, including Mantoloking. He and his team will work to get you the best possible outcome whether you're fighting a traffic ticket, a DWI, or a disorderly persons offense.
About Mantoloking, New Jersey
Situated on the narrow Barnegat Peninsula, Mantoloking is a tiny beachside borough that serves as home to about 330 permanent residents--but the population swells to over 5000 during the summer months. Mantoloking was hit especially hard during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, with the storm surge causing a breach between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic and damaging 90 percent of its homes. However, with restoration well underway, Mantoloking today offers visitors and residents alike a pleasant beach lifestyle with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities.
About Mantoloking Municipal Court
Under a shared services agreement, court cases for Mantoloking Municipal Court are heard at the nearby Lavallette Municipal Court. The court primarily deals with traffic offenses, DUIs, violations of rules and regulations, as well as disorderly persons charges. Indictable criminal cases are sent to the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River for trial.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Lavallette Municipal Court
1306 Grand Central Avenue, 2nd Floor
Lavallette, NJ 08735
Municipal Court Judge: Frank J. Salzer
Court Administrator: Elizabeth Boettger
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Why You Should Hire an Attorney for Mantoloking Municipal Court
Don't assume that because your charges are minor, the consequences will also be minor. In New Jersey, even minor crimes can have lasting consequences if you're convicted, including jail time, fines, and a criminal record. Without an experienced attorney representing you, your chances of suffering the maximum penalties go up considerably. An experienced attorney understands how these municipal courts work and can advocate on your behalf for better outcomes that you likely couldn't achieve on your own--including reduced charges, lesser penalties, or even getting the charge dismissed outright. If you are eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (which could potentially lead to dismissal of charges), a good attorney can also coordinate your application for the best chances of acceptance.
The Lento Law Firm assists clients with all court-related matters at Mantoloking Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Moving violations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
If you're facing a court date at Mantoloking Municipal Court, don't risk your future and your criminal record by going it alone. Let Attorney Lento and his team work to get you a more favorable outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.