Criminal Defense Attorney in Woodbury Heights, NJ
Are you being summoned to Woodbury Heights Municipal Court to answer a disorderly persons offense, ordinance violation, or DWI charge? If so, an experienced New Jersey defense attorney can significantly improve your chances of prevailing in court. Joseph D. Lento is an experienced attorney who has helped many defendants in New Jersey Municipal Courts, including Woodbury Heights, to achieve favorable outcomes.
About Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
Located in northern Gloucester County, the small Borough of Woodbury Heights is home to approximately 3000 people. Like the City of Woodbury (its neighbor to the north), Woodbury Heights is named after Henry Wood, a Quaker who founded Woodbury in the late 1600s. Today, Woodbury Heights offers its residents a semi-rural lifestyle just minutes from downtown Philadelphia.
About Woodbury Heights Municipal Court
Cases for Woodbury Heights Municipal Court are now heard at Mantua Joint Municipal Court in nearby Mantua Township. If you receive a traffic ticket, ordinance violation, or disorderly persons offense within the borough, you will most likely have your hearing in this court. If you are charged with a more serious indictable offense, your initial hearing may be held in municipal court before going to Gloucester County Superior Court in the City of Woodbury for trial.
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
Why You Need a Good Attorney When Appearing in Municipal Court
Even if you are only being charged with a minor offense in Municipal Court, it is still important to have a good attorney by your side. This is because the consequences of even a simple conviction can be more serious than you may realize. A disorderly persons offense conviction, for example, can result in up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. In addition, a conviction will also result in a criminal record that can follow you for years and sometimes make it difficult to find employment or housing.
Obtaining a better outcome for your case is far more likely with the help of an experienced New Jersey Municipal Court defense attorney. By advocating on your behalf, Mr. Lento can negotiate with the court for reduced penalties, downgraded charges, or even complete dismissal of charges. If you are eligible for a diversionary program like Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, Mr. Lento can coordinate your application process to improve your chances for acceptance.
The Lento Law Firm can assist clients in any court-related matter at Woodbury Heights Municipal Court, including:
- Traffic violations
- Simple assault
- Minor drug offenses
- Disorderly behavior
- Criminal mischief
- Petty theft
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
- Indictable offenses
Don't risk your future or a criminal record by taking a summons to Woodbury Heights Municipal court lightly. Attorney Joseph D. Lento can greatly increase your chances for a favorable resolution. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 for help with your case today.