Criminal Defense Attorney in South Toms River, NJ
Are you facing charges at South Toms River Municipal Court? If so, having a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer can greatly improve your chances of obtaining a favorable resolution. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm Team understand the inner workings of New Jersey's municipal courts, including South Toms River, due to years of experience handling cases for clients. Whether you're facing a DWI, ordinance violation, or disorderly persons offense, the Lento Law Firm will work to get you the best possible outcome.
About South Toms River, New Jersey
Situated south of Toms River, across the river from which both communities derive their name, the Borough of South Toms River is home to roughly 700 people. Adopting the motto, "The Little Town with the Big Heart," South Toms River offers its residents a small-town lifestyle just minutes from the Jersey Shore.
About South Toms River Municipal Court
South Toms River Municipal Court is held at the Borough Hall on Double Trouble Road. This court mainly addresses minor offenses such as traffic citations, local law violations, and disorderly persons charges, while indictable crimes are referred to Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River for prosecution. During times when Superior Court offices are closed, such as holidays and weekends, a municipal judge on-call can provide emergency temporary restraining orders if necessary.
Municipal Court Contact Info:
South Toms River Municipal Court
19 Double Trouble Rd.
South Toms River, NJ 08757
Phone: (732) 349-1141
Fax: (732) 240-3304
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Scott J. Basen
Court Administrator: Lesley Kirchgessner
Hours: Monday – Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Why You Should Have an Attorney at Municipal Court
If you have been charged with even a minor crime in New Jersey, the consequences can be significant—from hefty fines and jail time to a damaging criminal record. Representing yourself at municipal court is an ill-advised choice that could increase your risk of receiving maximum punishment. An experienced attorney can give you the best chance of having your charges dismissed or getting a minimized sentence. Furthermore, if you meet certain criteria, they can help you qualify for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which can help keep your criminal record clean.
The Lento Law Firm can help with any court-related matter at South Toms River Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team are dedicated to helping you get the best possible result at South Toms River Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.