Criminal Defense Attorney in Palmyra, NJ
Whether you're fighting an unjustified moving violation or facing a disorderly conduct charge, receiving a court summons to Palmyra Municipal Court can be very intimidating. Having a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer in your corner could make the difference between success and failure. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a high success rate helping defendants in New Jersey's municipal court systems, including in Palmyra, NJ.
About Palmyra, New Jersey
Situated along the Delaware River on the northwestern edge of Burlington County, the Borough of Palmyra is home to approximately 7100 people. The land on which the township sits once formed the northern border of the short-lived New Sweden colony and was originally settled by Swedes in the late 1600s. Today, Palmyra offers its residents a pleasant small-town vibe just 20 minutes outside of downtown Philadelphia.
Palmyra Municipal Court
Palmyra Municipal Court convenes at Palmyra's Municipal Building, located near the town center along West Broad Street. The court handles mostly traffic and local ordinance infractions, as well as minor disorderly persons charges, while indictable crimes are referred to the Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly. During off-hours and holidays when Superior Court is not in session, the municipal court judge can also issue emergency temporary restraining orders as needed.
Palmyra Municipal Court Contact Information:
Palmyra Municipal Building
20 West Broad Street
Palmyra, NJ 08065
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Corey Ahart
Court Administrator: Tracey McGill
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Why Having a Good Attorney Matters in Municipal Court
Although municipal courts mainly deal with minor offenses, appearing on your own behalf in municipal court is never a good idea. Without adequate representation, even minor offenses in New Jersey can result in jail time, probation, fines, and a criminal record that could follow you for years. A criminal defense attorney who has previously handled cases in municipal courts can significantly enhance your chances of a favorable result. Depending on the circumstances, a good attorney can negotiate on your behalf for a lighter sentence, to have your charges reduced, or even a complete dismissal of the charges. An attorney can also assist you in petitioning for diversionary programs for which you might be eligible, including Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm can assist clients appearing in Palmyra Municipal Court with legal counsel. We can help with all court-related issues, including but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets
- Petty theft
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Certain indictable offenses
- Restraining orders
If you are charged with a criminal offense and appear in Palmyra Municipal Court, you will almost certainly face harsher penalties if you appear on your own. Let attorney Joseph D. Lento help you obtain a more favorable outcome. Call 888-535-3686 for legal help today.