Ship Bottom Municipal Court

Criminal Defense Attorney in Ship Bottom, NJ

If you've been summoned to appear at Ship Bottom Municipal Court, having an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney on your side can profoundly influence the results of your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm team have successfully represented many defendants in municipal court cases throughout NJ, including in Ship Bottom. Whether you're dealing with a moving violation, DWI charge, or disorderly persons offense, the Lento Law Firm will fight for you and obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

About Ship Bottom, New Jersey

Located near the midpoint of Long Beach Island, the small Borough of Ship Bottom derives its name from the rescue of a woman from a capsized vessel in the area in 1817. Home to nearly 1100 permanent residents, this seaside community also bears the nickname "Gateway to Long Beach Island" because the only access road to the barrier island from the mainland, Hwy 72, runs through the heart of Ship Bottom.

About Ship Bottom Municipal Court

Situated in the Municipal Building on Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom Municipal Court primarily deals with traffic tickets, DWIs, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons charges within the borough. Indictable criminal cases are referred to the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River for trial.

Court Location and Contact Information:

Lavallette Municipal Court

1621 Long Beach Boulevard

Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

Phone: 609-494-2171 Ext. 118 or Ext. 124

Fax: 609-848-9229

Municipal Court Judge: Daniel F. Sahin

Court Administrator: Karen M. Garcia

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Why You Should Hire an Attorney for Ship Bottom Municipal Court

Don't be fooled into thinking that just because you've been charged with a minor crime, the penalties will also be small. In New Jersey, even minor violations can have significant repercussions if you're convicted, such as jail time, fees, and a criminal record that could haunt you for years. Your chances of getting a more severe sentence go up considerably if you try to face the charges on your own.

An experienced attorney who knows how NJ municipal courts work can give you a much better chance at a favorable result. They can present evidence to clear your name, negotiate for reduced charges or lighter penalties, or even get the charges dismissed. If you meet the requirements for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (which could end up with your charges being dropped), an experienced lawyer can help make sure that your application is properly submitted and has the greatest chance of approval.

The Lento Law Firm assists clients with all court-related matters at Ship Bottom Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:

  • Moving violations
  • DWI
  • Simple assault
  • Criminal mischief
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly behavior
  • Drug crimes
  • Restraining orders
  • Diversionary programs
  • Indictable offenses

Don't take any chances with your future and criminal record when facing a court date at Ship Bottom Municipal Court. Attorney Lento and the Lento Law Firm team will work diligently to help you receive the best possible outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.

​​​Contact The Lento Law Firm Today

When it comes to criminal defense cases, you need the right person in your corner. To learn more about how Mr. Lento can help you, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686. or contact him online.

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