Criminal Defense Attorney in Pemberton Township, NJ
Are you facing a disorderly persons offense, ordinance violation, or DWI in Pemberton Township Municipal Court? Having an excellent attorney on your side can substantially improve your chances of having the fines reduced or the charges dropped. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with extensive experience assisting clients in Pemberton Township and other New Jersey towns who require expert legal counsel at municipal court.
About Pemberton Township, New Jersey
Unlike its much smaller namesake, the Borough of Pemberton, the Township of Pemberton surrounding the borough is broad and spacious, occupying more than 62 square miles of territory. Home to about 27,000 people, Pemberton Township, offers its residents a semi-rural lifestyle in abundant natural settings as part of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve.
About Pemberton Township Municipal Court
Pemberton Township Municipal Court is located in the Municipal Building on Pemberton-Browns Mills Road. This court handles all moving violations, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses in the township, while more serious indictable offenses are referred to Burlington County Superior Court in Mt. Holly. The municipal judge on-call can also issue emergency restraining orders as needed during holidays and off-hours when Superior Court offices are closed.
Pemberton Township Municipal Court Contact Info:
500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Rd.
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Phone: 609 894 3337
Fax: 609 894 2378
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Charles Shimberg
Court Administrator: Jacqueline K. Gleason,
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Why You Need an Attorney for Municipal Court
Don't assume that if you're facing minor charges at Pemberton Township Municipal Court, your penalties will also be minor. Disorderly persons offenses can still result in jail time, fines, and a criminal record that could haunt you for a long time to come. Having a criminal defense lawyer with specific knowledge of New Jersey municipal courts can help you minimize the risk of a bad outcome. A good defense attorney can negotiate with the court and prosecutors for reduced penalties or the charges being dropped. Your lawyer can also assist you in applying for any diversionary programs that may be available to you (such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge), which, if you're accepted, could help you avoid jail time and maintain a clean criminal record.
Joseph D. Lento has many years of experience representing clients in Pemberton Township Municipal Court. He can help with all court-related issues, including but not limited to:
- Moving violations
- Simple assault
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug offenses
- Criminal mischief
- Petty theft
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses like robbery and aggravated assault
If you are summoned to appear at Pemberton Township Municipal Court, take action now to improve your chances for a more favorable outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.