Criminal Defense Attorney in Southampton, NJ
If you are scheduled to appear at Southampton Municipal Court, having skilled defense counsel by your side could make all the difference in the world for your case. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Southampton Township. Mr. Lento will work tirelessly to obtain the greatest possible result in your case, whether you're facing a moving violation, a DWI, or a disorderly persons charge.
Southampton Township, New Jersey
Located in central Burlington County within the scenic New Jersey Pinelands, the Township of Southhampton is a semi-rural community encompassing several unincorporated villages with about 10,000 residents spread across 44 square miles. The township was first incorporated as Coaxen Township in 1845 after the local tribe of Lenape that originally inhabited the land, but the name lasted only three weeks before it was changed to Southampton.
About Southampton Municipal Court
Southampton Municipal Court has merged with nearby Mansfield Township Municipal Court and currently meets at that township's courthouse in Columbus. The court primarily deals with traffic violations, ordinance violations, and minor disorderly persons offenses within the township jurisdiction, while more serious offenses are referred to Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly. During holidays and off-hours when the Superior Court is not in session, the judge on-call may also handle emergency restraining orders.
Southampton Municipal Court Contact Info
3135 Route 206 South, Suite 2
Columbus, NJ 08022
Phone: 609-298-0542 ext. 1022
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judge: R. Douglas Hoffman
Court Administrator: Suzanne Morales
How We Can Help Defendants in Southampton Municipal Court
Some individuals believe that they don't require an attorney and may appear in court on their own, given that Southampton Municipal Court mostly deals with minor infractions and disorderly persons offenses. However, even minor crimes in New Jersey can result in fines and jail time, not to mention a criminal record that could hound you for years. With the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney, especially one who has specific experience in the NJ municipal court system, many of the worst outcomes can be avoided. An excellent attorney can work with the prosecutor on your behalf to negotiate lessened fines or even have the charges dropped. If you are eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your attorney can work with the DA's office to improve your application's chances of acceptance. Completing the program results in the dismissal of your charges and the absence of a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm can help you with any of the following issues at Southampton Municipal Court, among others:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses
Improve your chances for a favorable resolution by hiring an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to represent you in Southhampton Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.