Criminal Defense Attorney in Swedesboro, NJ
If you've received a summons to appear in Swedesboro Municipal Court, it's important to have an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney by your side. A good attorney can mean the difference between a favorable and unfavorable outcome. Joseph D. Lento is an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney with a track record of success defending clients in New Jersey's municipal courts, including defendants in Swedesboro, NJ. He will work to get you the best possible resolution for your case, whether you're fighting an unfair moving violation, DWI, or disorderly persons offense.
About Swedesboro, New Jersey
Located in western Gloucester County, the borough of Swedesboro derives its name from the Swedish settlers who first colonized the area in the mid-1600s. Today, Swedesboro is home to about 2500 people, offering a pleasant, small-town atmosphere about 35 minutes outside of Philadelphia.
About Swedesboro Municipal Court
By a shared services agreement, Swedesboro Municipal Court cases are heard at Woolwich Township Municipal Court. The court typically handles less serious offenses, like traffic offenses and ordinance violations, while more serious indictable offenses are sent to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury. The municipal judge on-call has the power to issue emergency temporary restraining orders during holidays, weekends, and off-hours when Superior Court offices are closed.
Municipal Court Contact Info:
Woolwich Township Municipal Court
120 Village Green Drive
Woolwich Twp, NJ 08085
Phone: (856) 467-1555 ext(s) 2100 & 2102
Fax: (856) 467-9291
Municipal Court Judge: Kelly A. Conroy
Court Administrator: Angela Kalnas
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Why Hire an Attorney for Municipal Court
In New Jersey, even minor crimes can have significant consequences if you're convicted--including fines, probation, and even jail time. Moreover, any conviction can stay on your criminal record for many years regardless of the severity of the offense. These negative outcomes are far more likely without an experienced attorney in your corner. An attorney with specific municipal court experience will be familiar with the inner workings of the courts and can use that experience to help you get a more favorable outcome, whether it's getting penalties reduced, charges downgraded, or even getting the charges dismissed. If you are eligible for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, your attorney can coordinate your application to ensure the best chances of acceptance. Upon completing a diversionary program, your charges are dropped, and you avoid having a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist you in any court-related matter at Swedesboro Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
Work with an experienced attorney to help you get a favorable resolution at Swedesboro Municipal Court. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.