Criminal Defense Attorney in Point Pleasant, NJ
Being summoned to Point Pleasant Municipal Court can be intimidating, but with the help of an experienced New Jersey defense attorney, you have greater odds of achieving a positive outcome in your case. With extensive experience in NJ's municipal courts—including Point Pleasant—Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm Team will work diligently to get you the best possible result when confronting charges such as DWI, ordinance violations, or disorderly persons offenses.
About Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Home to about 19,000 people, the Borough of Point Pleasant sits just southwest of Point Pleasant Beach and the Jersey Shore. Bordered to the north by the Manasquan River and to the south by Beaverdam Creek and Bay Head Harbor, Point Pleasant is very much a maritime community, offering its residents a pleasant coastal lifestyle.
About Point Pleasant Municipal Court
Point Pleasant Municipal Court convenes at the Borough Hall on Bridge Avenue. This court primarily handles minor issues like traffic tickets, DWI, ordinance infractions, and disorderly persons offenses, while more serious indictable crimes are taken up by the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River. During off-hours, holidays, and weekends when Superior Court is not in session, the Municipal Court Judge on-call can issue emergency temporary restraining orders as needed.
Municipal Court Contact Info:
Point Pleasant Municipal Court
2233 Bridge Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Philip Miller
Court Administrator: Robert Michalkowski
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed first Monday of the month)
How Having an Attorney Helps You at Municipal Court
In New Jersey, facing a criminal conviction—no matter how minor the offense—can have long-lasting repercussions that could limit your life opportunities for years. Such consequences include jail time, probation, expensive fines, and a criminal record. Seeking the assistance of an experienced defense attorney when appearing in municipal court will give you greater protection against excessive penalties. An experienced attorney can leverage their skills to exonerate you, negotiate a reduction of your charges or penalties, or even have the charges dropped. Should you be eligible, they will also guide and support you in applying for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which will help you avoid generating a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm can help with all court-related matters at Point Pleasant Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
If you're defending against charges in Point Pleasant Municipal Court, don't leave your fate to chance. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and Lento Law Firm Team have extensive knowledge of New Jersey's municipal courts and can help you get the best possible outcome. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.