Criminal Defense Attorney in Medford Township, NJ
If you are called to Medford Township Municipal Court to answer an ordinance violation or a criminal charge, it is important to hire a lawyer with experience in New Jersey municipal courts to ensure the most positive result. Joseph D. Lento is a criminal defense attorney with a solid track record of defending clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including in Medford Township, NJ.
About Medford Township, New Jersey
Situated about 35 minutes east of Philadelphia, Medford Township is home to about 23,000 people. Much of the township is located within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, providing the area with an abundance of natural beauty. Settled by the Quakers in the late 1600s, this land was originally sold to Samuel Coles by William Penn, and a village eventually developed on the land. It was considered part of Evesham Township until it separated into its own township in 1847. Today, residents of Medford Township enjoy a suburban lifestyle with easy commutes to Philadelphia.
Medford Township Municipal Court
Medford Township Municipal Courthouse is located at 91 Union Street. The municipal court handles mostly traffic infractions, ordinance breaches, and minor crimes, while more significant offenses are referred to the Superior Court of Burlington County in Mt. Holly. When the Superior Court is not in session, a municipal court judge on duty can issue emergency restraining orders at any time of day or night and on holidays.
Court Information and Contact Information:
91 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055
Office hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Peter C. Lange, Jr.
Court Administrator: Stacey E. McBride
How an Experienced Medford Township Defense Attorney Can Help You
Even if your criminal charges seem minor, don't assume your penalties will be minor. In New Jersey, even minor offenses can result in probation, fines, and jail time. Your conviction will also generate a criminal record that can create problems for you even years down the road. Hiring a local criminal defense attorney with municipal court experience can significantly improve your chances of getting a favorable outcome in your case. An experienced Medford Township criminal defense lawyer can negotiate for dismissal of the charges or reduced charges/penalties. Your attorney can also explore your eligibility for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which can result in dismissed charges and help you avoid a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm can assist Medford Township Municipal Court defendants with all court-related matters, including:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Certain indictable offenses (e.g., robbery, aggravated assault)
If you've been summoned to Medford Township Municipal Court, don't risk significant penalties by trying to appear on your own behalf. For the best chance of a favorable outcome with your case, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.