Criminal Defense Attorney in Washington Township, NJ
Hiring a knowledgeable attorney with experience in New Jersey's municipal courts is your best option for obtaining a favorable outcome if you're being summoned to Washington Township Municipal Court. Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney who has helped many clients dealing with municipal court cases, including Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ. Whether you're facing a code violation or a disorderly persons charge, he will work on your behalf to get the best resolution possible, up to and including dismissal of the charges.
About Washington Township, New Jersey
Situated in south Burlington County, NJ, Washington Township is one of five municipalities in the state named after George Washington. This is one of the most rural communities in the state, with a population of only 700 people spread over more than 100 square miles, leaving much of the township as undeveloped natural beauty within the New Jersey Pinelands Natural Reserve.
About Washington Township Municipal Court
By a shared services agreement, Washington Township Municipal Court services are held in nearby Bass River Municipal Court. The court primarily handles traffic tickets and ordinance violations, along with minor disorderly persons offense. Indictable offenses are generally referred to Burlington County Superior court in Mount Holly. When Superior Court offices are closed outside of business hours, weekends, or holidays, the municipal court judge on-call may also issue emergency temporary restraining orders.
Court Contact Info:
Bass River Municipal Court
P.O. Box 214
New Gretna, NJ 08224
3 North Maple Avenue
New Gretna, NJ 08224
Office hours: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Adolph P. Sicheri
Court Administrator: Peggy A. Beck
Why You Need an Experienced Washington Township Defense Attorney
Although your summons to Washington Township Municipal Court may be for a minor offense, it's still not in your best interests to appear without a good attorney. Even minor offenses can lead to probation, fines, jail time, and the generation of a criminal record that could impact your life for many years. An experienced attorney can work to mitigate your sentence, reduce the charges, or have the charges dropped altogether. An attorney may also help you apply for a diversionary program such as Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge if you're eligible. Completion of such a program would result in dropped charges and prevent you from getting a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist you in a wide range of legal matters at Washington Township Municipal Court, including, but not limited to:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Domestic violence
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Diversionary programs
- Restraining orders
Hiring attorney Joseph D. Lento can greatly increase your chances of a positive outcome if you have to appear in Washington Township Municipal Court. Call 888-535-3686 to learn more.