Criminal Defense Attorney in Pennsauken Township, NJ
A skilled criminal defense lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of your case if you're facing a court date at Pennsauken Municipal Court for criminal offenses. Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in municipal court cases, including Pennsauken, NJ. Attorney Lento can help you obtain the best outcome for your case, whether you are fighting a moving violation or being charged with disorderly persons offense.
Information About Pennsauken Township, New Jersey
Located just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia via the Betsy Ross Bridge, Pennsauken Township has a population just shy of 36,000 people. First established as a township in the 1890s, Pennsauken derives its name from the word "Pindasenaken," meaning “tobacco pouch” in the language of the Lenni-Lenape tribe who used to occupy these lands. Today, Pennsauken Township is a popular suburban area known for its easy access to nearby Philadelphia.
Pennsauken Municipal Court
The Pennsauken Municipal Courthouse is located along Bethel Road in the heart of Pennsauken Township. This court deals mainly with traffic tickets, violations of municipal ordinances, and criminal offenses within the township, while private disputes between citizens are mainly referred for mediation to the Community Dispute Resolution Committee. While the municipal court decides all minor infractions and disorderly persons offenses, it typically refers more serious indictable offenses to Camden County Superior Court.
Pennsauken Municipal Court Contact Info
Pennsauken Municipal Court
2400 Bethel Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Steven M. Petrillo
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Why You Need an Experienced Pennsauken Township Defense Attorney
When you're summoned to Pennsauken Municipal Court, an experienced defense lawyer will ensure your rights are protected and increase your chances of a more favorable outcome. Even minor offenses can carry penalties such as fines and jail time; with a skilled lawyer on your side, these penalties can be reduced or even avoided altogether. You may also be eligible for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid a criminal record. An attorney can help guide you through the application process to improve your chances for acceptance.
The Lento Law Firm can assist you in Pennsauken Municipal Court with a variety of issues, including:
- Traffic offenses, such as speeding, reckless driving, and DWI
- Simple assault
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Criminal mischief
- Some felony-level offenses (e.g., robbery, assault, etc.)
Attorney Joseph D. Lento has spent many years successfully representing defendants in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Pennsauken Municipal Court. He knows the inner workings of these courts and what it takes for his clients to achieve the best results. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more about how we can help.