Criminal Defense Attorney in Ocean Gate, NJ
If you have been summoned to appear at Ocean Gate Municipal Court, hiring a good New Jersey criminal defense attorney could be the deciding factor in achieving a favorable outcome for your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a proven track record of success defending clients in New Jersey's municipal court system, including Ocean Gate. He and his team will work to protect your rights and get you the best possible results.
About Ocean Gate, New Jersey
Situated along the mouth of Toms River as it empties into Barnegat Bay, the Borough of Ocean Gate, NJ is home to approximately 1900 people. Accessible only by county roads (not near any highways), this community offers its residents a quiet, semi-rural lifestyle along the coastal waterway.
About Ocean Gate Municipal Court
Ocean Gate Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Building on Ocean Gate Avenue. This court mainly handles traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the borough, while more serious indictable offenses are referred to Ocean County Superior Court located in Toms River. When the Superior Court is closed due to holidays or weekends, a municipal judge can provide emergency temporary restraining orders upon request.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Ocean Gate Municipal Court
801 Ocean Gate Ave.
Ocean Gate, NJ 08740
Phone: (732)-269-3166 ext. 122
Fax: (732) 269-1561
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Stacy D. Kerr
Court Administrator: Jessie Camporeale
Why Hire an Attorney for Ocean Gate Municipal Court
Because municipal courts often deal with seemingly minor offenses, it's easy to assume you don't need a lawyer if you're appearing before a Municipal Court Judge. However, in New Jersey, even minor crimes can result in significant penalties that can impact your life for a long time--such as fines, jail time, and a damaging criminal record. Appearing without an attorney greatly increases the likelihood of receiving maximum penalties for your alleged offenses. By contrast, an attorney with specific municipal court experience will know the ins and outs of the system and how to strategize your defense to your best advantage. An experienced lawyer can work to lessen your penalties, reduce the charges against you, and potentially even get your charges dismissed. If you qualify for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (which might lead to dismissal of charges), your attorney can coordinate your application to give you the best odds of acceptance.
The Lento Law Firm is here to help with any and all court-related matters in Ocean Gate Municipal Court, such as:
- Moving violations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm are committed to protecting your rights in Ocean Gate Municipal Court, as well as any other court throughout New Jersey. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.