Criminal Defense Attorney in Medford Lakes, NJ
A Medford Lakes Municipal Court summons can be daunting. An experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between success and failure for your case, whether you're fighting a moving violation or a disorderly persons offense. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a high success rate representing defendants in New Jersey municipal courts, including Medford Lakes, NJ. He will fight on your behalf to get you the best outcome possible, whether it's reducing your penalties or having them dismissed altogether.
About Medford Lakes, New Jersey
Set within the New Jersey Pinelands, the unique borough of Medford Lakes consists of 22 small lakes with residential communities surrounding most of them. Originally the site of a saw and grist mill, Medford Lakes was eventually developed as a log cabin resort community. To this day, about 10 percent of the homes are log cabins. The lakeside communities are managed by the Medford Lakes Colony, a borough-wide homeowner's association and the borough's 4200 residents enjoy a quiet semi-rural lifestyle surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pinelands.
Medford Lakes Municipal Court
Medford Lakes Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Building (appropriately, a large cabin) at 1 Cabin Circle Drive. The court primarily handles traffic offenses, local ordinance violations, and minor disorderly persons charges. Indictable criminal offenses may have their initial hearings at Municipal Court before being referred to Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly. Through a shared services agreement, Shamong Township Municipal Court also convenes at this location.
Medford Lakes Municipal Court Contact Information:
1 Cabin Circle Drive
Medford Lakes, NJ 08055
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Peter Lange, Jr.
Court Administrator: Elizabeth Tommasi
Monday/Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Why Having a Lawyer Matters in Municipal Court
Despite how minor your charges may be, it is not a good idea to appear in municipal court on your own. Even minor offenses in New Jersey can lead to jail time, probation, and fines, as well as a criminal record that can impact your life for many years. An experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with municipal courts can greatly improve your chances for a positive outcome. An attorney can negotiate for reduced penalties or a reduction or complete dismissal of the charges against you. If you are eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, a skilled attorney can assist you with the application process and increase your chances of being accepted. Upon completion, your charges will be dismissed.
The Lento Law Firm can help with all court-related matters at Medford Lakes Municipal Court, including but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets
- Petty theft
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses
- Restraining orders
You are likely to face more severe penalties if you attempt to represent yourself at Medford Lakes Municipal Court. Attorney Joseph D. Lento can help you find a better solution. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more about how the Lento Law Firm can help.