Criminal Defense Attorney in Mount Holly Township, NJ
If you've been summoned to appear at Mount Holly Township Municipal Court to answer for an ordinance violation or a disorderly persons offense, your best chance of success is to hire an attorney who understands how New Jersey municipal courts operate. Joseph D. Lento is a criminal defense lawyer in New Jersey with significant experience in criminal law and an excellent track record defending clients in Mount Holly, NJ. Mr. Lento provides a wealth of expertise to assist you in receiving the most beneficial result possible for your case.
About Mount Holly Township, New Jersey
Located about 35 minutes east of Philadelphia, the Township of Mount Holly is the county seat of Burlington County, New Jersey, drawing its name from the abundance of holly trees in the surrounding hills. Originally settled by Quakers in the late 1600s, Mount Holly today is home to about 9500 people, offering small-town charm in the eastern Philadelphia suburbs.
About Mount Holly Township Municipal Court
Mount Holly Township Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Building at 23 Washington Street. The municipal court primarily administers traffic tickets and moving violations, along with minor infractions and disorderly persons charges. More serious indictable offenses are referred to the nearby Burlington County Superior Court on Rancocas Road. When Superior Court offices are closed during off-hours, weekends, or holidays, the municipal court judge on-call can also issue emergency temporary restraining orders.
Court Contact Info:
23 Washington Street
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Phone: 609-845-1100 ext. 202
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Municipal Court Judge: William Sitzler
Court Administrator: Sherri Groves
Why Hire an Experienced Mount Holly Township Defense Attorney
Even if the charges you are facing are minor, you could still face jail time, probation, and/or fines if you are convicted. This could leave you with a criminal record that could last a lifetime. An experienced defense attorney, particularly one who is familiarized with Mount Holly Township Municipal Court, can often negotiate for a reduced sentence or dismissal of the charges. A good attorney can also help you apply for diversionary programs like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge. If you are eligible for one of these programs and are accepted, you can avoid a criminal record and have the charges dismissed on completion of the program.
The Lento Law Firm can help with a range of court-related matters in Mount Holly Township Municipal Court, including but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets and moving violations
- Simple assault
- Domestic violence
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
If you are facing a summons to Mount Holly Township Municipal Court, you shouldn't attempt to appear in court without an experienced lawyer. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more about how attorney Joseph D. Lento can help with your case.