New Hanover Township Municipal Court

Criminal Defense Attorney in New Hanover Township, NJ

Do you face a disorderly persons offense, ordinance violation, or DWI charge at New Hanover Township Municipal Court? A good attorney can significantly increase your chances of getting the charges dismissed or your penalties reduced. Joseph D. Lento, a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer, has extensive experience in assisting clients in New Hanover Township and other New Jersey communities who are facing charges in the municipal court system.

About New Hanover Township, New Jersey

Named after one of its earliest settlers, the small borough of New Hanover Township is situated in the Pinelands Natural Reserve in northeastern Burlington County, NJ. Home to about 800 people, New Hanover Township offers its residents a semi-rural lifestyle that is both close to the natural beauty of the Pinelands while sitting conveniently north of McGuire Air Force Base.

About New Hanover Township Municipal Court

By a shared services agreement with nearby New Hanover Township, New Hanover Township Municipal Court convenes at New Hanover Municipal Court in Cookstown, NJ. All moving infractions, ordinance infringements, and disorderly persons offenses in the township are handled by this court, while more serious indictable offenses are sent to Superior Court in Mt. Holly for further action. During holidays and off-hours when Superior Court offices are closed, the municipal judge on-call can also issue emergency restraining orders as needed.

Municipal Court Contact Info:

New Hanover/New Hanover Township Municipal Court

2 Hockamick Road

Cookstown, NJ 08511

Phone: 609 758 7172

Fax: 609 758 2160

Email: [email protected]

​Municipal Court Judge: Dennis P. McInerney

Court Administrator: Theresa Nichols

Hours of Operation: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Why It's Best to Have an Attorney in Municipal Court

Do not assume that minor charges will result in minor penalties. In New Jersey, even minor disorderly persons offenses are potentially punishable by jail, fines, or probation—plus, a conviction will create a permanent criminal record that can haunt you for many years. A criminal defense attorney with knowledge of New Jersey's municipal courts will help to minimize the chance of these negative outcomes. An experienced defense attorney can negotiate with the courts and the prosecutors to get penalties or charges reduced or even provide evidence to have charges dropped altogether. A lawyer can also help you apply for diversionary programs (Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge) for which you might be eligible--programs that help you avoid jail time and keep your criminal record clean if you're accepted.

The Lento Law Firm helps clients with all legal matters at New Hanover Township Municipal Court, including but not limited to:

  • Moving violations
  • DWI
  • Harassment
  • Simple assault
  • Disorderly behavior
  • Drug offenses
  • Criminal mischief
  • Petty theft
  • Restraining orders
  • Diversionary programs
  • Indictable offenses such as robbery or aggravated assault

If you are summoned to New Hanover Township Municipal Court, you can improve your chances of a favorable outcome by taking action immediately to obtain skilled legal counsel. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.

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When it comes to criminal defense cases, you need the right person in your corner. To learn more about how Mr. Lento can help you, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686. or contact him online.

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