Criminal Defense Attorney in South River, NJ
Facing a summons to appear at South River Municipal Court can be daunting; however, hiring an accomplished New Jersey defense attorney significantly improves the possibility of a favorable outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Criminal Defense Team bring extensive experience to the table in New Jersey's municipal courts—including South River, NJ. They are devoted to obtaining the best possible result for you, whether you're contesting a DWI, an ordinance violation, or a disorderly persons offense.
About South River, New Jersey
Located in central Middlesex County, the small Borough of South River sits along the banks of the river from which it derives its name. Originally settled under the name South River Landing, this community has gone through several name changes (all variations involving the name Washington) before finally incorporating under its original name in 1898. Today, South River is home to about 16,000 people and provides its residents with a small-town lifestyle in the midst of the busy NYC suburbs.
South River Municipal Court Overview
South River Municipal Court is held in the South River Violations Bureau on Main St. This court primarily deals with minor offenses such as traffic tickets, DWI, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses, while indictable offenses fall under the jurisdiction of Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick.
Municipal Court Contact Information:
South River Municipal Court
61 Main Street
South River, NJ 08882
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:000 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Municipal Court Judge: Tina Martins-Cruz
Court Administrator: Cassandra Garrick
Benefits of Retaining a Municipal Court Attorney
In New Jersey, even a minor criminal conviction may result in long-term repercussions that could interfere with your life opportunities for years to come. These consequences can include jail time, probation, fines, and a detrimental criminal record. Hiring a skilled defense lawyer with specific municipal court experience enhances your prospects of avoiding these severe penalties. A good attorney can advocate to exonerate you, negotiate for reduced charges and/or penalties, and potentially have the charges dismissed entirely. If you are eligible, an attorney can also assist you in navigating the application process for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which can avert the establishment of a criminal record if you're accepted into the program.
The Lento Law Firm Team provides comprehensive support for all court-related matters at the South River Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic citations/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm Team possess a profound understanding of New Jersey's municipal courts and are dedicated to helping you achieve the most favorable outcome possible. If you're scheduled to appear before the judge at South River Municipal Court, don't gamble with your future. To schedule a consultation, contact the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686 or online.