Criminal Defense Attorney in Northfield, NJ
If you're called to appear at Northfield Municipal Court, having an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer on your side might make all the difference in your case. A knowledgeable defense lawyer can help you navigate the court system, protect your rights, and work to achieve the best possible outcome. Joseph D. Lento is an experienced criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Northfield Municipal Court. Whether you're fighting an ordinance violation, DWI, or disorderly persons offense, Mr. Lento will fight to get you the most favorable results.
About Northfield, New Jersey
Located in southern Atlantic County, the City of Northfield sits near the crossroads of the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway, providing easy access up and down the Jersey Shore as well as between Atlantic City and Philadelphia. Once a busy seaport and shipyard in the 1800s, Northfield today provides a small-town suburban lifestyle to a population of 8000.
About Northfield Municipal Court
The Northfield Municipal Court has consolidated services with the newly opened Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County in Mays Landing, effective January 1, 2022. This court handles all traffic and ordinance violations for the City of Northfield, as well minor disorderly persons offenses. For more serious indictable offenses, initial hearings may be held at municipal court before the case is referred for trial to Atlantic County Superior Court in Mays Landing. On-call municipal judges can also issue temporary restraining orders during holidays or off-hours when the Superior Court offices are not open.
Court Contact Info:
Atlantic County Government Complex
5905 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 909-5999
Fax: (609) 909-5992
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judges: Timothy P. Maguire, Michele C. Verno, Richard T. Fauntleroy, Howard E. Freed
Court Administrator: Antoinette “Toni” Tummon
How We Can Help Defendants in Northfield Municipal Court
In New Jersey, even minor crimes can have significant consequences—including fines, probation, and even jail time. Additionally, a criminal conviction, even for the most minor offense, can stay on your criminal record for years to come. That's why it's important to have an experienced attorney in your corner when appearing in municipal court, even if you're answering for a lesser offense. An attorney with specific municipal court experience will understand the workings of the court and know the best strategies for getting you a favorable outcome--whether it's negotiating for downgraded charges, lenient penalties, or even having the charges dropped. Furthermore, if you are eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your attorney can coordinate the application process to give you the best chance of acceptance. Completing the program will result in your charges being dismissed so you can avoid a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm is able to assist with all court-related issues at Northfield Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
To enhance your chances of receiving a favorable decision, retain an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer to represent you in Northfield Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.