Ocean City Municipal Court

Criminal Defense Attorney in Ocean City, NJ

Have you been summoned to appear at Ocean City Municipal Court? Whether you're facing a DWI charge, ordinance violation, or disorderly person's offense, your best chance of obtaining a favorable outcome is to hire a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with municipal court experience. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a long and successful track record helping clients obtain favorable outcomes in New Jersey Municipal Courts, including Ocean City.

About Ocean City, New Jersey

Located along the Atlantic Ocean in the northeast corner of Cape May County, Ocean City is one of New Jersey's most popular seaside destinations. While it is home to about 11,200 permanent residents, its population during the summer months can swell up to 130,000 people. It's also known as a "dry town," the city's religious underpinnings evoking a ban on alcoholic beverages within the city limits since its founding in 1879.

About Ocean City Municipal Court

Ocean City Municipal Court convenes on the third floor of the Public Safety Building on Central Avenue. The court mainly handles traffic citations, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses. Indictable offenses may also have their initial hearings in municipal court before transferring to Cape May County Superior Court located in Middle Township.

Court Location and Contact Information:

Ocean City Municipal Court

Public Safety Building, 3rd Floor

821 Central Ave.

Ocean City, NJ 08226

Phone: (609) 525-9386

Fax: (609) 399-9391

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: 8:45 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

Municipal Court Judge: Richard A. Russell

Court Administrator: Juliette Cole

Do I Really Need an Attorney in Municipal Court?

While you are not required to have an attorney represent you in municipal court, it is highly advisable that you do so. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be familiar with the local prosecutors and judges and will know what needs to be done to get you the best possible outcome in your case. Bear in mind that in New Jersey, a conviction for even a minor offense can result in jail time, fines, and a damaging criminal record. A good lawyer can advocate on your behalf for lenient penalties, getting your charges reduced, qualifying you for Pre-Trial Intervention, or even getting your charges dropped outright.

The Lento Law Firm assists clients with all court-related matters at Ocean City Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:

  • Moving violations
  • DWI
  • Simple assault
  • Criminal mischief
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly behavior
  • Drug crimes
  • Restraining orders
  • Diversionary programs
  • Indictable offenses

If you have been summoned to Ocean City Municipal Court, take action now to avoid the worst and improve your chances for success. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.

​​​Contact The Lento Law Firm Today

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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