Stafford Township Municipal Court

Criminal Defense Attorney in Stafford Township, NJ

If you have been summoned to the Stafford Township Municipal Court, whether over a DWI, ordinance violation, or disorderly persons offense, hiring a trusted New Jersey criminal defense professional is key to attaining a positive outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team have a long history of success defending clients within the municipal court system of NJ, including those from Stafford Township. Their mission is simple: protect your rights and get you the best possible results.

About Stafford Township, New Jersey

Located in southern Ocean County, Stafford Township is home to about 29,000 people, with much of its current population migrating to new developments built since the 1980s. Much of the township sits within both the New Jersey Pine Barrens and the coastal wetlands, offering its residents a diversity of natural beauty near the Jersey Shore.

About Stafford Township Municipal Court

Stafford Township Municipal Court is located in the Administration Building on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin, the township's primary unincorporated community. This court is responsible for taking care of traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the township. More serious indictable offenses frequently have their initial hearings at this court before being remanded to Ocean County Superior Court located in Toms River.

Court Location and Contact Information:

Stafford Township Municipal Court

260 East Bay Avenue

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Phone: 609-597-1000, Option 4 then 1

Fax: 609-242-8253

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Municipal Court Judge: Mark A. Schneider

Court Administrator: Carol Jenkins

Why Hire an Attorney for Stafford Township Municipal Court

Don't be fooled into thinking that you don't need an attorney for a municipal court appearance. Here in New Jersey, even minor offenses can have serious repercussions, including fines, jail time, and damaging criminal records. These more severe outcomes are much more likely if you appear on your own behalf without the help of an attorney.

A criminal defense attorney with specific experience in municipal court can utilize their knowledge of the system to create a defense strategy that works best for your situation. A good attorney can work on your behalf to reduce potential penalties, get charges reduced, and even potentially get them dismissed. Furthermore, if you are eligible for programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge (which could also result in the dismissal of charges), an experienced professional can ensure that your application has the maximum chance of getting accepted.

The Lento Law Firm can assist with court-related matters in Stafford Township Municipal Court, such as:

  • Moving violations
  • DWI
  • Simple assault
  • Criminal mischief
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly behavior
  • Drug crimes
  • Restraining orders
  • Diversionary programs
  • Indictable offenses

Don't risk your future or a criminal record by appearing at Stafford Township Municipal Court alone. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and his team will work to get you the best possible outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today.

​​​Contact The Lento Law Firm Today

When it comes to criminal defense cases, you need the right person in your corner. To learn more about how Mr. Lento can help you, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686. or contact him online.

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