Criminal Defense Attorney in Pemberton, NJ
If you are summoned to appear in Pemberton Borough Municipal Court to answer an ordinance violation or a disorderly persons charge, you should hire a lawyer with prior experience in New Jersey municipal courts to ensure the best possible outcome. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with extensive experience defending clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including in Pemberton, NJ. He will work to make sure your rights are protected while negotiating for a favorable solution.
About Pemberton, New Jersey
Located in north-central Burlington County, the small Borough of Pemberton was initially settled as a planned “company town” for workers of the New Mills Company, the founder of several saw and grist mills along the North Branch Rancocas River. Many of the old buildings are still intact, and the 94-acre Pemberton Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Pemberton is home to roughly 1400 people. It is also one of the few “dry communities” in the State of New Jersey--no alcohol can be bought or sold here.
Pemberton Borough Municipal Court
Pemberton Borough Municipal Court convenes in the Municipal Building on Egbert Street. The municipal court handles mostly traffic infractions, ordinance breaches, and minor crimes, while more significant offenses are referred to the Superior Court of Burlington County in Mt. Holly. When the Superior Court is not in session, a municipal court judge on duty can issue emergency restraining orders at any time of day or night and on holidays.
Court Location and Contact Information:
50 Egbert Street
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Municipal Court Judge: Krisden McKrink
Court Administrator: Kim Johnson
How an Experienced Pemberton Defense Attorney Can Help You
Even though your criminal charges may seem minor, do not assume that the penalties will be minimal. In New Jersey, minor offenses can still lead to probation, fines, and jail time--not to mention a criminal record that could lead to problems in the future. Having a local criminal defense lawyer with municipal court experience will greatly increase your chances of obtaining a favorable result in your case. A Pemberton criminal defense attorney can help you negotiate the dismissal or reduction of charges or penalties. An attorney can also help you determine if you are eligible for diversionary programs like Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist Pemberton Borough Municipal Court defendants with any court-related matter, including:
- Traffic tickets and moving violations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses (e.g., Certain indictable offenses (e.g., robbery, aggravated assault)
Don't risk serious penalties by appearing at Pemberton Borough Municipal Court on your own behalf. For the best chance of a favorable outcome with your case, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.