Criminal Defense Attorney in Moorestown Township, NJ
Having a skilled defense attorney in your corner can make all the difference in your case if you are summoned to appear at Moorestown Township Municipal Court. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with extensive experience representing clients in New Jersey's municipal courts. Mr. Lento will fight to get the best possible outcome in your case, whether you're fighting a moving violation, DWI, or disorderly persons offense.
Moorestown Township, New Jersey
Situated about 25 minutes east of downtown Philadelphia in northwest Burlington County, Moorestown Township was originally settled by Quakers in the late 1600s and derives its name from Thomas Moore, one of the early landholders in the region. Moorestown's Main Street follows the historic King's Highway, a 1300-mile road dating back to early colonial days. Today, Moorestown Township's 20,700 residents enjoy a suburban lifestyle with easy commutes to Philadelphia.
About Moorestown Township Municipal Court
Moorestown Township Municipal Court currently holds court sessions in nearby Cinnaminson at Cinnaminson Municipal Court at 1621 Riverton Road. The court office is located on N. Church Street in Moorestown Township for those paying traffic tickets, etc. The court handles mostly traffic violations, ordinance violations, and minor crimes within the township jurisdiction. Serious indictable offenses are referred to Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly, but they may have their initial hearings in municipal court, as well. During holidays and off-hours when the Superior Court is not in session, the judge on-call may also handle emergency restraining orders.
Moorestown Township Municipal Court Contact Info
1245 N Church Street, Suite 4
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Lois F. Downey
Court Administrator: Karen Mastrangelo
How We Can Assist Defendants in Moorestown Township Municipal Court
Because Moorestown Township Municipal Court mainly handles small infractions and minor crimes, some people feel they don't require an attorney and may appear in court on their own. However, even minor infractions in New Jersey can result in fines, jail time, and a criminal record that may harm you for years. These outcomes can often be avoided with the help of a criminal defense attorney, especially one who has specific experience in the NJ municipal court system. A good attorney can negotiate on your behalf for reduced penalties or even to have the charges dismissed. If you are eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your attorney can coordinate your application to give it a better chance of acceptance. Completing the program results in dismissal of your charges and avoiding a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm can help you with any of the following issues at Moorestown Township Municipal Court, among others:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- DWI charges
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses
Hiring skilled legal counsel to assist you in Moorestown Township Municipal Court can improve your chances for a favorable resolution. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.