Criminal Defense Attorney in Westhampton Township, NJ
Getting a court summons to Westhampton Township Municipal Court can be frightening, whether you're dealing with an unjustified moving violation or being charged with a disorderly persons offense. Hiring an experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyer could make the difference between success and failure in court. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has a proven track record of assisting clients in New Jersey's municipal court systems, including Westhampton Township, NJ.
About Westhampton Township, New Jersey
Located in north Burlington County, Westhampton Township was originally settled by the Lenni-Lenape tribe, then by Quakers who came in the late 1600s. One of the stops on the Underground Railroad was located here along the Rancocas River. Today Westhampton is a suburban community that serves as home to about 8800 people, offering plenty of outdoor recreation such as golf and the Raconcas State Park.
Westhampton Township Municipal Court
Under a shared services agreement, Westhampton Township Municipal Court serves the court needs of Westhampton, Easthampton, and Hainesport Townships. The court deals mainly with traffic and local ordinance infractions, as well as minor disorderly persons charges, while indictable offenses are sent to the Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly. The municipal court judge can also issue emergency temporary restraining orders as needed during off-hours and holidays when Superior Court is not in session.
Westhampton Township Municipal Court Contact Information:
710 Rancocas Road, 1st Floor
Westampton, NJ 08060
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday
Municipal Court Judge: Corey Ahart
Court Administrator: Susan Graubart
Why You Need a Good Attorney in Municipal Court
Municipal courts mainly deal with minor offenses, but it's still a bad idea to appear in municipal court without a lawyer because even minor offenses can result in jail, probation, fines, and a criminal record that affect you for many years. An experienced criminal defense attorney can greatly increase your chances of a more favorable outcome. A good attorney can negotiate for you a lighter sentence, reduced charges, or complete dismissal of the charges depending on the facts. A lawyer can also help you petition for diversionary programs that you may be eligible for, such as Pre-Trial Intervention and Conditional Discharge. Once you complete the diversionary program, your charges will be dropped and your criminal record stays clean.
The Lento Law Firm is able to provide legal counsel for all court-related matters at Westhampton Township Municipal Court, including but certainly not limited to:
- Traffic tickets
- Petty theft
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Certain indictable offenses
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
You could face much harsher penalties if you appear on your own behalf at Westhampton Township Municipal Court. Let Attorney Joseph D. Lento work on your behalf to achieve better results. Call 888-535-3686 for legal help today.