Criminal Defense Attorney in Wildwood Crest, NJ
If you're facing charges in Wildwood Crest Municipal Court, it's important to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney with extensive experience representing clients in municipal courts across the state, including Wildwood Crest Municipal Court. Whether you're facing down a DWI, moving violation, or disorderly person's offense, Mr. Lento will work on your behalf to get you the most favorable outcome possible.
About Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Located along the South Jersey coast, the Borough of Wildwood Crest is home to about 3000 permanent residents, although the population swells up much higher during the summer months. Situated along some of the most popular beaches in Jersey, Wildwood Crest is known for its retro-style motels built in the "Doo Wop" space-age architectural style made popular in the 1950s and 60s.
About Wildwood Crest Municipal Court
Under a shared services agreement, Wildwood Crest Municipal Court cases are now heard at the nearby North Wildwood Municipal Court. This court typically handles moving violations, ordinance infractions, and disorderly persons offenses committed within Wildwood Crest. More serious indictable offenses are transferred to the Cape May County Superior Court in Middle Township.
Municipal Court Contact Info:
North Wildwood Municipal Court
901 Atlantic Ave.
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
Phone: (609) 729-3818
Fax: (609) 729-6392
Email: [email protected]
Municipal Court Judge: Louis J. Belasco, Jr.
Court Administrator: Angela DeRitis
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
How a Municipal Court Defense Attorney Can Help You
Even if you're only being charged with a minor offense, you could still face jail time, fines, and a criminal record if convicted--and without an experienced attorney in your corner, those outcomes are far more likely. But when you have an attorney with firsthand experience in New Jersey's municipal court systems, your odds of a favorable outcome go up considerably. A good attorney can make sure your rights are protected at every stage of the proceedings, work to get evidence against you suppressed when possible, and negotiate with prosecutors for a more lenient sentence if convicted. In many cases, an attorney may even be able to get your charges dismissed entirely. If you qualify for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, the attorney can also coordinate your application to improve your chances of getting accepted into the program. Upon completion of a diversionary program, your charges are dismissed, and you can avoid a criminal record.
The Lento Law Firm can help clients in all matters relating to Wildwood Crest Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic tickets/moving violations
- DWI charges
- Drug-related offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
If you are summoned to appear at Wildwood Crest Municipal Court, Attorney Joseph D. Lento can help you get a better outcome. Call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686.