Criminal Defense Attorney in Springfield Township, NJ
If you've received a court summons or citation to appear at Springfield Township Municipal Court, whether for a disorderly persons offense, a traffic offense, or a DWI, your choice of attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a long track record of success helping defendants navigate charges in New Jersey's municipal courts, including in Springfield Township. He will work on your behalf to help you achieve a favorable outcome.
Overview of Springfield Township, New Jersey
One of the oldest continuously existing settlements in NJ, the land now known as Springfield, was first established by royal charter in 1688, then incorporated as one of New Jersey's original townships in 1789. Located in north Burlington County within the natural beauty of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, Springfield Township today is a semi-rural community of about 3300 people.
About Springfield Township Municipal Court
Springfield Township Municipal Court convenes at nearby Mansfield Township Municipal Court as a result of a merger. This court focuses on traffic and ordinance infractions, as well as minor disorderly persons charges brought forth by police in the municipality. Initial hearings for indictable offenses may also be held at municipal court before being transferred to Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly.
Springfield Township 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
Why You Need an Attorney to Represent You in Municipal Court
If you're facing only minor offenses, you might assume you don't need an attorney and can appear on your own behalf in municipal court. However, don't underestimate the severity of your charges; in New Jersey, even minor offenses can result in fines, jail time, and a damaging criminal record--especially without the help of a good attorney. A better strategy is to hire a criminal defense attorney with specific experience in the NJ municipal court system. A good attorney can quite often improve your prospects for a favorable or more lenient outcome--including having the charges dismissed or reduced or negotiating for more lenient penalties. If you happen to be eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (which could help you avoid a criminal record), your attorney can also coordinate your application for the best chances of getting accepted.
The Lento Law Firm can help you with any court-related issues at Springfield Township Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses
Hiring an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to represent you in Southhampton Municipal Court can help you obtain a better outcome. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.