Criminal Defense Attorney in Monroe Township, NJ
If you are summoned by Monroe Township Municipal Court to face a disorderly persons offense, DWI, or other violation, a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with municipal court experience affords you the best chance of a favorable outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a track record of success representing clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Monroe Township. He will fight for you to get the best possible outcome in your case.
About Monroe Township, New Jersey
Located just off the Atlantic City Expressway in eastern Gloucester County, the land now known as Monroe Township was settled by colonists in the early 1700s, then established as its own township in the 1850s, taking its name from President James Monroe. Today, Monroe Township is home to about 37,000, offering its residents a semi-rural lifestyle with plenty of opportunities to experience natural beauty and outdoor recreation.
About Monroe Township Municipal Court
Monroe Township Municipal Court offices are located in the Municipal Building on Virginia Avenue. This court hears cases about moving violations, DWI offenses, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses in the township. For more serious indictable offenses, initial hearings may be held at the municipal court before they are referred to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury. If Superior Court offices are closed, the municipal court judge on duty can also issue emergency restraining orders.
Court Office Contact Information:
125 Virginia Avenue
Williamstown, NJ 08094
Phone: 856-728-9800 ext 500
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday - 8:30AM to 4:00PM
Why It's Important to Have an Attorney at Municipal Court
Even though most municipal court cases are for minor offenses, you still could face jail time, probation, and fines if convicted--not to mention a damaging criminal record. By hiring a criminal defense attorney who has specific experience in New Jersey municipal courts, you stand a much better chance at receiving leniency. A skilled attorney will be able to negotiate for reduced penalties or complete dismissal of the charges. You may also be eligible for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid a criminal history. Your attorney can coordinate your application to ensure the best odds of acceptance into one of the programs.
How We Can Help
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist Monroe Township Municipal Court defendants with any court-related matter, including but not restricted to:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Orders to restrain
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
If you are summoned to appear at Monroe Township Municipal Court, don't risk tougher penalties by trying to go it alone. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 to see how we can help.