Criminal Defense Attorney in Pleasantville, NJ
If you've been served with a court summons or citation to appear in Pleasantville Municipal Court, whether for a DWI, ordinance violation, or disorderly persons charge, your choice of attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with a long track record of success helping defendants navigate New Jersey's municipal courts, including in Pleasantville. He will work to ensure that you receive the best possible result.
Overview of Pleasantville, New Jersey
Home to more than 20,000 people, the City of Pleasantville is a busy suburban community located 15 minutes west of Atlantic City along the Atlantic City Expressway. Many of its businesses are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), a program designed to encourage economic development by offering reduced sales taxes within the zone.
About Pleasantville Municipal Court
Pleasantville Municipal Court convenes at City Hall at 18 N. First Street in downtown Pleasantville. The court primarily handles traffic and ordinance infractions, as well as minor disorderly persons charges that are within the city's authority. More serious indictable offenses may have initial hearings at this court before transferring to Atlantic County Superior Court in Mays Landing. During holidays and off-hours, when the Superior Court is not in session, the on-call municipal judge may issue emergency temporary restraining orders.
Court Contact Info:
18 N. First St.
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Phone - 609.484.3661 OR 609.484.3663
Fax - 609.569.1032
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation: Monday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Richard T. Fauntleroy
Cynthia Doughty, Municipal Court Administrator: Cynthia Doughty
Why You Need a Good Attorney in Municipal Court
It might be easy to assume that minor offenses in municipal court do not require an attorney and that you can easily appear on your own behalf. However, you should not underestimate the possible severity of penalties if you are convicted. Even minor crimes can result in fines or jail time in New Jersey, along with a damaging criminal record--especially if you don't have an experienced attorney in your corner. A good attorney with specific municipal court experience will know exactly what strategies to implement to get you the best result, whether it's to negotiate for reduced penalties, downgraded charges, or a complete dismissal of the charges. You may also be eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid jail and a criminal record. An experienced attorney can coordinate your application for the best chance of success.
The Lento Law firm helps defendants in Pleasantville Municipal Court with all court-related matters, including:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
Hiring an experienced lawyer to assist you with your Pleasantville Municipal Court case may increase your chances of obtaining a favorable decision. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.