Criminal Defense Attorney in South Plainfield, NJ
The outcome of your case at South Plainfield Municipal Court depends greatly on the skill and experience of your attorney, whether you are contesting an unwarranted moving violation or facing a disorderly persons offense. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team have a wealth of experience representing clients in municipal courts throughout New Jersey, including South Plainfield, NJ. They will work tirelessly on your behalf to get you a better resolution than you could receive by appearing on your own.
About South Plainfield, New Jersey
The Borough of South Plainfield, NJ, sits in the Raritan River Valley on the north edge of Middlesex County. First colonized in the mid-1600s by New England colonists escaping Puritan persecution up north, this area eventually adopted the name New Brooklyn before changing to South Plainfield and being officially incorporated in the 1920s. Today, South Plainfield offers its 24,000 residents a pleasant small-town lifestyle within the outer NYC suburbs.
South Plainfield Municipal Court Overview
South Plainfield Municipal Court is held in the Municipal Complex on Plainfield Ave. The court handles minor disorderly persons offenses within the borough, as well as traffic tickets and other local ordinance violations. More severe offenses are referred to the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick. When Superior Court is closed, the on-call municipal judge may also issue temporary restraining orders outside of office hours.
Court Contact Information:
South Plainfield Municipal Court
2480 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone (908) 226-7651
Fax (908) 754-5628
Municipal Court Judge: Paul R. Garelick
Court Administrator: Yolanda A. Diaz
Municipal Court Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Importance of Having Legal Representation at South Plainfield Municipal Court
In the State of New Jersey, any criminal conviction can have serious long-term consequences, even if the charge is minor. These consequences can include jail time, fines, and a criminal record that can haunt you for years. For this reason, it's in your best interest to hire a NJ criminal defense attorney with specific experience in municipal courts. An experienced attorney can negotiate on your behalf for lenient sentencing, reduced charges, and even having the charge dismissed. If you are eligible for a diversionary program (e.g., Pre-Trial Intervention, Conditional Discharge), a skilled attorney can also facilitate your application to these programs, improving your chances of acceptance.
The Lento Law Firm Team is equipped to address all court-related matters in South Plainfield Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic violations/DWI
- Petty theft
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Diversionary programs
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses
Don't jeopardize your future by trying to represent yourself at South Plainfield Municipal Court. Let Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm Team work to secure a more favorable outcome for your case. Contact the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 or online to discover how our legal experience can benefit you.