Criminal Defense Attorney in Mount Laurel, NJ
If you're being summoned to Mount Laurel Municipal Court to answer for a code violation or a disorderly persons charge, hiring an attorney with experience in New Jersey's municipal courts is your best bet for a favorable resolution. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has an excellent track record of success defending clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Mount Laurel, NJ. He will work on your behalf to get the best outcome possible, up to and including dismissal of the charges, so you can avoid a criminal record.
About Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Located in northeast Burlington County, NJ, the Township of Mount Laurel was primarily a rural farming community from colonial days until the 1960s, when it experienced surging population growth from the urban sprawl of nearby Philadelphia. Today, Mount Laurel is home to more than 40,000 people. It was recently named Number 16 on Money Magazine's 50 Best Places to Live in America.
About Mount Laurel Municipal Court
Mount Laurel Municipal Court convenes at the Township Municipal Building on Mount Laurel Road, primarily handling traffic tickets and ordinance violations, along with minor disorderly persons offenses. For more serious indictable offenses, initial hearings may be held at municipal court before transferring the case to Burlington County Superior court in Mount Holly. The court also provides mediation services for neighborhood disputes. The municipal court judge on-call may also grant emergency temporary restraining orders when Superior Court offices are closed outside of business hours, weekends, or holidays.
Court Contact Info:
100 Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Corey E. Ahart
Court Administrator: Valerie Brothers
Why You Need an Experienced Mount Laurel Defense Attorney
While Mount Laurel Municipal Court deals mainly with minor offenses, it's never a good idea to appear in court without a good attorney just because the offense is minor. In New Jersey, even minor offenses can result in probation, fines and/or jail time, not to mention generating a criminal record that can cause you trouble by showing up on criminal background checks. A knowledgeable attorney may be able to help you get a reduced sentence, reduction in charges, or even have the charges dismissed altogether. You may also be eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which upon completion, would result in dismissal of the charges and help you avoid a criminal record. A good attorney can assist with the application process to give you a better chance of getting accepted into the program.
The Lento Law Firm can assist you with a variety of legal issues in Mount Laurel Municipal Court, including but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets and moving violations
- Simple assault
- Domestic violence
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Diversionary programs
If you are to appear at Mount Laurel Municipal Court, Attorney Joseph D. Lento can greatly improve your chances for a positive outcome. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more.