Criminal Defense Attorney in Wenonah, NJ
If you have been accused of a criminal act and are set to appear in Wenonah Municipal Court, it is wise to seek the guidance of an experienced New Jersey defense lawyer to obtain a more favorable resolution. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has successfully represented many defendants in municipal courts across New Jersey, including Wenonah. Mr. Lento will fight to get you the best result, whether your dispute is over a DWI, disorderly person charge, or even an unjust traffic ticket.
About Wenonah, New Jersey
Founded in the 1870s, the Borough of Wenonah was initially developed as a resort-type area to attract Philadelphia businessmen for summer vacations. Since its development, it has remained largely a residential community, offering its 2200 residents a quiet, small-town vibe amid natural surroundings about 30 minutes south of Philadelphia.
About Wenonah Municipal Court
Due to regional restructuring of the court systems in several Gloucester County municipalities, cases for Wenonah Municipal Court are now heard at Mantua Joint Municipal Court in nearby Mantua Township. This court handles all traffic tickets, ordinance violations, and disorderly persons offenses within the borough jurisdiction, while serious indictable offenses are generally referred to Gloucester County Superior Court in Woodbury after an initial hearing.
Court Location and Contact Information:
Mantua Joint Municipal Court
397 Main Street
Mantua, NJ 08051
Phone: (856) 468-3078
Fax: (856) 468-3823
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Municipal Court Judge: Kelly Conroy
Court Administrators: Sarah Powell, Carla Rios
Advantages of Hiring a Wenonah Defense Attorney
If a person is charged with a crime in New Jersey's municipal courts, they may mistakenly believe that they do not require an attorney since most of these offenses are minor. However, municipal court judges can still impose substantial penalties such as fines, probation, and even jail time even for seemingly minor offenses. Also, keep in mind that any criminal conviction will result in a criminal record that will follow you for years. Unless you have a competent attorney on your side, you're much more likely to see the worst-case scenario for your alleged offense.
An attorney with specific experience in New Jersey municipal courts can improve your odds of success by negotiating for lesser charges, lighter penalties, or even getting the charges dismissed. If you qualify, your attorney can also assist you with applying for Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge. These programs let you avoid jail time and a criminal record upon successful completion.
The Lento Law Firm is available to assist Wenonah Municipal Court defendants with all court-related matters including:
- Moving violations and traffic tickets
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Disorderly behavior
- Drug crimes
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
If you're being summoned to Wenonah Municipal Court, contact the Lento Law office as soon as possible to ensure the best possible resolution for your case. To schedule a consultation, call 888-535-3686.