Criminal Defense Attorney in Washington Township, NJ
If you've been summoned to appear at Washington Township Municipal Court in Gloucester County, the lawyer you choose to represent you can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. New Jersey criminal defense attorney Joseph D. Lento has extensive experience helping defendants navigate New Jersey's municipal court systems, including in Washington Township. Whether you are challenging a moving violation or have been arrested for disorderly persons offenses, Mr. Lento will do everything in his power to get you the best resolution possible.
Overview of Washington Township, New Jersey
Situated in eastern Gloucester County, Washington Township is the most populous municipality in the county, serving as home to about 48,000 people. One of five municipalities in New Jersey bearing the name Washington, this community offers its residents a pleasant semi-rural lifestyle just 30 minutes outside downtown Philadelphia.
About Washington Township Municipal Court
The Washington Township Municipal Courthouse is located in the municipal complex along McClure Avenue. All traffic violations, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the township jurisdiction are handled by this court. For indictable crimes, the Municipal Court may also hold initial hearings before sending the case to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury.
Court Contact Info:
Washington Township Municipal Court
1 McClure Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
Municipal Court Judge: Martin W. Whitcraft
Acting Municipal Court Administrator: Alissa Moser
How Having an Attorney in Municipal Court Can Help Your Case
Many people think they don't need an attorney for municipal court because they are facing a minor offense. But even if you've only been accused of a minor offense in New Jersey, you can still end up facing fines and jail time if convicted, not to mention a long-standing criminal record that could haunt you for years. Without an attorney, your chances of all these negative outcomes are much higher.
By contrast, a skilled attorney who has previously handled municipal court cases will know the best methods to obtain a positive result, whether working to have the charges dropped or negotiating reduced charges or penalties. Likewise, if you qualify for a diversionary program (e.g., Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which could result in dropped charges), having a good attorney coordinating your application gives you a better chance of being accepted into the program.
The Lento Law firm assists defendants in Washington Township Municipal Court on all court-related matters including:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Indictable offenses
- Diversionary programs
Don't take unnecessary chances with your future by appearing at Washington Township Municipal Court alone. Let Attorney Joseph Lento give you a better chance at a favorable outcome. To schedule a consultation, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.