OCEAN COUNTY Barnegat Light Municipal Court
Criminal Defense Attorney in Barnegat Light, NJ
If you're summoned to Barnegat Light Municipal Court, whether to answer a DWI, disorderly persons offense, or another charge, an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney can improve your chances for a favorable outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has extensive experience representing clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Barnegat Light, NJ. He and his team will fight for the best possible resolution in your case.
About Barnegat Light, New Jersey
Located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, the tiny borough of Barnegat Light is a seaside community serving as home to about 640 people. The borough was renamed Barnegat City in 1948 by public referendum in honor of the famed Barnegat Lighthouse, for which the community is perhaps best known. Its residents enjoy the benefits of a family-friendly oceanside town with access to plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities.
About Barnegat Light Municipal Court
Under a shared services agreement, Barnegat Light Municipal Court is currently held at the nearby Long Beach Township Municipal Court. The court typically handles lesser offenses like traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses. More serious indictable offenses may also have their initial hearings at municipal court before being referred to the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River.
Municipal Court Contact Info:
Long Beach Township Municipal Building
6805 Long Beach Boulevard
Brant Beach, NJ 08008
Municipal Court Judge: Damian Murray
Court Administrator: Maureen Daniels
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Do You Really Need an Attorney for Municipal Court?
In New Jersey, being convicted of even a minor crime can have long-lasting ramifications, such as jail time, probation, monetary penalties, and a criminal record. Appearing on your own in municipal court without an attorney greatly increases the odds that you'll get hit with a harsher sentence. If you're looking for the best possible outcome for your case, then it's important to seek out an experienced defense attorney. They will be more likely to get lenient penalties, have charges reduced, or even work towards getting the charges dismissed completely. If you're eligible, your lawyer can also help you apply for diversionary programs like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge. Once you finish the program, the charges against you will be gone, and your criminal record will stay clean.
The Lento Law Firm can help with any court-related matter at Barnegat Light Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
Improve your chances of a favorable outcome in Barnegat Light Municipal Court by letting an experienced New Jersey defense attorney help you. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.