Criminal Defense Attorney in Shamong Township, NJ
You've been summoned to appear in Shamong Township Municipal Court to answer a DUI, disorderly persons, or moving violation offense. Even if the crimes are minor, you could still face significant consequences. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you obtain a more favorable solution. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has represented numerous clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Shamong Township.
About Shamong Township, New Jersey
Located in west Burlington County, Shamong Township is home to approximately 6700 people--a semi-rural community covering 45 square miles. Situated midway between Philadelphia and Atlantic City, the township sits within the New Jersey Pinelands Natural Reserve, providing its residents plenty of natural beauty in its rural surroundings.
Shamong Township Municipal Court
As part of a shared services agreement, Shamong Township Municipal Court convenes in the municipal complex of nearby Medford Lakes. The court hears mostly traffic and minor criminal charges, as well as local ordinance issues for the community. Initial hearings for certain indictable offenses may also be held at municipal court before being transferred to Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly for trial. During holidays or other periods when the Superior Court is closed, the municipal judge on call may also issue emergency temporary restraining orders.
Shamong Township Municipal Court Location/Contact Info
1 Cabin Circle Drive
Medford Lakes, NJ 08055
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Peter Lange, Jr.
Court Administrator: Elizabeth Tommasi
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday
Why You Need an Attorney for the Shamong Township Municipal Court
Because the charges are typically minor, many individuals believe they do not need an attorney to defend them in municipal court. However, even minor offenses can result in fines, jail, and a criminal record, especially without the right attorney. Having skilled legal counsel can improve your chances of leniency and even avoiding a criminal record. A skilled lawyer can:
- Create a case for your defense with supporting evidence to show that you are not guilty and have the charges dropped.
- If applicable, negotiate for reduced fees or penalties.
- Assist you in qualifying for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which may clear your criminal record and spare you from jail time.
We can help with the following issues at Shamong Township Municipal court:
- Traffic citations
- Minor drug offenses
- Petty theft
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Some indictable offenses
If you're facing charges in municipal court, a good attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento is available to help you. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for an appointment today.