Criminal Defense Attorney in Waterford Township, NJ
Perhaps you are being summoned to Waterford Township Municipal Court to answer a criminal, DWI, or moving violation charge. No matter how minor the offense, you could be facing penalties that could impact your life for some time to come. A Waterford Township, NJ criminal defense attorney who has experience in municipal courts can help increase your chances of a favorable outcome. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has successfully represented many defendants in New Jersey's municipal courts, including Waterford Township.
About Waterford Township, New Jersey
Located on the southeast end of Camden County, Waterford Township is a suburban community near the midpoint between Philadelphia and Atlantic City along White Horse Pike. First formed in 1694, it is one of the oldest townships in continuous existence in New Jersey. Home to about 10,500 people, Waterford Township today offers its residents a quiet, semi-rural lifestyle with a crime rate 76 percent lower than the national average.
Waterford Township Municipal Court
Waterford Township Municipal Court convenes at the Municipal Building on Auburn Avenue, a couple of blocks off White Horse Pike. This court is responsible for handling traffic violations, local ordinance matters, and minor criminal offenses. Initial hearings for indictable offenses may also be held at municipal court before being transferred to Camden County Superior Court. During holidays and off-times when Superior Court is closed, the judge on call may also issue emergency temporary restraining orders.
Waterford Township Municipal Court Location/Contact Info
2131 Auburn Avenue
Atco, NJ 08004
Phone: 856-768-2300 ext. 270
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Hon. Michael A. Diamond
Court Administrator: Heather Campbell
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Why You Need an Attorney for Municipal Court
Many people believe that they don't need an attorney to represent themselves at municipal court because the offense is typically minor. However, even minor offenses in New Jersey can lead to fines, jail time, and/or a criminal record if you don't have the right attorney. A municipal court-experienced criminal defense attorney can significantly increase your chances to prevail in court. An experienced lawyer can:
- Present arguments and evidence needed to support your innocence
- Where applicable, negotiate for reduced charges or penalties
- Assist with your acceptance into diversionary programs (e.g., Conditional Discharge or pre-Trial Intervention) which could clear your criminal record and help you avoid jail time.
We can assist with the following issues at Waterford Township Municipal Court:
- Traffic citations
- Minor drug offenses
- Petty theft
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Some indictable offenses
If you are facing a court date at Waterford Township Municipal Court, Attorney Joseph D. Lento can help you to achieve the best possible outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for an appointment today.