Criminal Defense Attorney in Maple Shade Township, NJ
When you are summoned to appear at Maple Shade Township municipal court, whether for a DWI, moving violation, or disorderly persons offense, having a skilled attorney can make all the difference in your case. Joseph D. Lento, a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, has extensive experience helping clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Maple Shade Township, NJ. Mr. Lento will fight for you to achieve the best outcome for your case.
About Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
Located 20 minutes east of downtown Philadelphia, the Township of Maple Shade is a community of about 19,000 people on the northwest corner of Burlington County, New Jersey. Existing under several names since the late 1600s as part of multiple townships (including Chester Township and Moorestown Township), residents eventually separated from nearby Moorestown and renamed their community Maple Shade Township in 1945. Today, Maple Shade offers a friendly, small-town suburban atmosphere with easy commutes to Philadelphia.
About Maple Shade Township Municipal Court
Maple Shade Township Municipal Court is housed in the Municipal Complex on Stiles Street. The court's main duty is to handle moving violations, ordinance infractions, and disorderly persons charges, while more significant indictable offenses are handled by the Superior Court in Mount Holly. During holidays and off-hours when the Superior Court is not in session, the judge on-call can also issue emergency restraining orders.
Maple Shade Township Municipal Court Contact Info
200 Stiles Avenue
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Phone: 856-779-9610 ext. 167
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Corey E. Ahart
Court Administrator: Lisa R. Gonteski
How We Can Help Defendants in Maple Shade Township Municipal Court
Because Maple Shade Township Municipal court deals mostly with minor offenses, some individuals mistakenly believe they don't need an attorney and can appear in court on their own. However, even minor offenses in New Jersey can result in fines, jail time, and a criminal record that can complicate your life for years to come. Your best chance for leniency is to hire a criminal defense attorney with specific experience in the NJ municipal court system. Attorney Joseph D. Lento can negotiate on your behalf for a reduction in penalties or even to have the charges dismissed. You may also be eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which can help you avoid a criminal record. Mr. Lento can help determine your eligibility and coordinate your application, so it has a better chance of being accepted.
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist with any of the following matters at Maple Shade Township Municipal Court, among others:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- DWI charges
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
Improve your chances for a favorable outcome at Maple Shade Township Municipal Court by hiring experienced legal counsel to help you. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.