Criminal Defense Attorney in Port Republic, NJ
If you are charged with a crime and are summoned to appear at Port Republic Municipal Court, a seasoned municipal court defense attorney will afford you the best chance for a favorable outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have successfully represented clients in Port Republic Municipal Court in cases involving disorderly persons offenses, DWI, ordinance violations, and even indictable crimes.
About Port Republic, New Jersey
Home to just over 1000 people, the small City of Port Republic, NJ sits in northeast Atlantic County along the winding Mullica River as it empties into Great Bay. It's convenient location along the Garden State Parkway gives Port Republic residents easy access to points up and down the Jersey Shore.
About Port Republic Municipal Court
As of January 2022, Port Republic Municipal Court has consolidated its services in the newly opened Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County, located in Mays Landing. This court handles traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and other minor infractions, as well as disorderly persons offenses within city limits. At municipal court, serious indictable offenses may have their initial hearings before being sent to Superior Court in Mays Landing for trial. The municipal court judge on-call may also issue emergency restraining orders after hours or on holidays when Superior Court is not in session.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Atlantic County Government Complex
5905 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 909-5999
Fax: (609) 909-5992
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judges: Timothy P. Maguire, Michele C. Verno, Richard T. Fauntleroy, Howard E. Freed
Court Administrator: Antoinette “Toni” Tummon
Advantages of Hiring a Port Republic Defense Attorney
New Jersey criminal defendants appearing at municipal court often wrongfully assume they don't need an attorney if the offense is minor. However, in New Jersey, you can still face significant fines and jail time for minor offenses, as well as a criminal record that could be a permanent reminder of the crime. An experienced attorney can often help you avoid the worst outcomes in these cases by negotiating for reduced charges, lighter penalties, and even having the charges dropped. If you're eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (which helps you avoid jail time and a criminal record), your attorney can also help with the complicated application process to give you the best chances for acceptance.
The Lento Law Firm can assist Port Republic Municipal Court defendants in all court-related matters, including:
- Traffic tickets and moving violations
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Call the Lento Law Firm to get the best possible outcome if you are summoned to Port Republic Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation, call 888-535-3686.