Ventnor City Municipal Court
Criminal Defense Attorney in Ventnor City, NJ
If you've been charged with a disorderly persons offense, DWI, or another violation in Ventnor City, NJ, an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer is your best bet for obtaining a positive outcome when appearing at Ventnor City Municipal Court. Joseph D. Lento has many years of experience fighting for defendants in municipal courts across New Jersey and will put his knowledge to work for you to get you the best possible outcome.
About Ventnor City, New Jersey
Located next door to Atlantic City, Ventnor City is a beachside community of about 10,000 people. The city offers residents and visitors alike plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities, whether it's sunbathing on the abundant beaches or fishing off the state's longest pier.
About Ventnor City Municipal Court
As of January 1, 2022, Ventnor City Municipal Court is one of several municipal courts that has been consolidated into the recently opened Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County in Mays Landing. The primary function of this court is to hear minor criminal cases, deal with traffic citations and ordinance violations, etc. However, initial hearings for indictable offenses may be held in the municipal court before being referred to Atlantic County Superior Court Mays Landing for trial. If Superior Court offices are not open, the municipal court judge on-call can issue emergency restraining orders.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County
Atlantic County Government Complex
5905 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 909-5999
Fax: (609) 909-5992
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judges: Timothy P. Maguire, Michele C. Verno, Richard T. Fauntleroy, Howard E. Freed
Court Administrator: Antoinette “Toni” Tummon
Why You Should Hire a Ventnor City Defense Attorney for Municipal Court
Even though your alleged offense may be minor, you could still face jail time, probation, and fines if you are convicted. This could also generate a criminal record which could impact your life for many years. Your chances of getting leniency are greatly increased if you have a skilled criminal defense attorney who has experience in New Jersey municipal courts. A good attorney can plead your case in court and negotiate for downgraded charges, reduced penalties, and even complete dismissal of the charges. You may be eligible for diversionary programs such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could help you avoid a criminal history. A good attorney will coordinate your application to help you get accepted into the program.
How We Can Help
Ventnor City Municipal Court defendants may seek assistance from the Lento Law Firm in all court-related concerns, including but not limited to:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
If you're being called to court in Ventnor City, NJ, hire experienced legal counsel for the best results. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.