Criminal Defense Attorney in Pitman, NJ
Are you being summoned to Pitman Boro Municipal Court to answer a disorderly persons charge, ordinance violation, or DWI accusation? If that's the case, an experienced lawyer can significantly improve your chances of obtaining a favorable result. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer with abundant experience helping defendants in Pitman and other NJ communities facing charges in municipal court.
About Pitman, New Jersey
Located just north of Glassboro in central Gloucester County, the small Borough of Pitman is home to approximately 8700 people. This community originally began from land designated for Methodist summer camp in the 1870s, then known as Pitman Grove. As people began staying in the residences year-round, Pitman eventually evolved into a town, and it was officially incorporated as a borough in 1905.
About Pitman Boro Municipal Court
Currently, Pitman Boro Municipal Court cases are heard at Mantua Joint Municipal Court in nearby Mantua Township. This court mainly handles traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the borough. For more serious indictable offenses, your initial hearing may also be held in municipal court before being referred to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury for trial. During off-hours, weekends or holidays when Superior Court offices are not open, the municipal court judge on-call may issue emergency restraining orders.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Mantua Joint Municipal Court
397 Main Street
Mantua, NJ 08051
Phone: (856) 468-3078
Fax: (856) 468-3823
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judge: Kelly Conroy
Court Administrators: Sarah Powell, Carla Rios
Why You Need a Good Attorney at Municipal Court
Even if your charges are minor, it is not a good idea to appear in municipal court without an attorney to represent you. Even minor offenses can result in jail sentences, probation, and fines in New Jersey. A conviction will also generate a criminal record that will follow you for many years to come. A skilled criminal defense attorney with specific experience in New Jersey's municipal courts can help you get a more favorable outcome. A good attorney will advocate on your behalf with the court for reduced penalties, downgraded charges, or even complete dismissal of the charges. You may be eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could result in having the charges dismissed with no criminal record. To increase your chances of getting accepted to one of these programs, your attorney can coordinate your application process to ensure everything is in place.
The Lento Law Firm can assist clients in any court-related matter at Pitman Boro Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic violations
- Simple assault
- Minor drug offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Petty theft
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Don't risk your future or criminal record by appearing at Pitman Boro Municipal Court alone. Attorney Joseph D. Lento will help improve your chances of a positive outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.