Criminal Defense Attorney in Stratford, NJ
Effective legal counsel is crucial for your success in Stratford Municipal Court, whether you are fighting an unfair moving violation or answering to disorderly persons charges. Joseph D. Lento, a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, has many years experience representing clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including in Stratford, NJ.
About Stratford New Jersey
Situated in central Camden County, about a half hour's drive from downtown Philadelphia, the borough of Stratford is home to about 7000 residents. First settled by the Swedes and Dutch in the late 1600s, then by the Quakers, Stratford wasn't officially incorporated as a borough until the 1920s, deriving its name from Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The borough's residents today enjoy a pleasant suburban lifestyle with easy commutes to Philadelphia.
Stratford Municipal Court
The Stratford Municipal Court convenes at the Justice Center on Union Avenue in downtown Stratford. The court primarily handles minor criminal offenses, traffic tickets, and ordinance violations within the borough, while more serious offenses are typically transferred to Camden County Superior Court for trial. Temporary restraining orders can be issued by the judge on call during non-office hours when Superior Court is closed.
Stratford Municipal Court Contact Info:
Stratford Municipal Court (Justice Center)
315 Union Avenue, Stratford, NJ 08084
Phone: (856) 783-1093
Fax: (856) 783-8399
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Krisden McKrink
Court Administrator: Rebecca Baum
Municipal Court Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Why You Need Legal Representation at Stratford Municipal Court
Even for minor offenses, it is not advisable to represent yourself in court because such offenses can still result in fines, jail time, and a criminal record. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can work to have the charges dismissed or reduced, as well as negotiate for a reduction in sentence. Your attorney can also coordinate your application for a diversionary program like Conditional Discharge or Pre-Trial Intervention, which upon completion, can have your charges dismissed and help you avoid a criminal record.
What We Can Do
Joseph D. Lento is an experienced attorney who has successfully represented many defendants in New Jersey's municipal court systems. He can assist you in all matters relating to municipal court, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Traffic violations
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Indictable offenses such as robbery or aggravated assault
If you are summoned to appear at Stratford Municipal Court, give yourself a chance at the best possible outcome by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more about how the Lento Law Firm can help.