Criminal Defense Attorney in Woodland Township, NJ
Whether you're dealing with an unjustified moving violation or a disorderly conduct complaint, getting a court summons to Woodland Township Municipal Court may be frightening. Having a skilled New Jersey criminal defense lawyer in your corner could make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a New Jersey attorney with a high success rate helping defendants facing challenges in New Jersey's municipal court systems, including in Woodland Township, NJ.
About Woodland Township, New Jersey
Located about 45 minutes from Atlantic City in eastern Burlington County, Woodland Township derives its name from the vast wooded areas of the Pinelands National Preserve, which occupies most of its land area. The township offers its residents a quiet, semi-rural lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty, with a population of 1800 spread over nearly 95 square miles.
Woodland Township Municipal Court
Through a recent merger, Woodland Township Municipal Court services are now provided by the Tabernacle Municipal Court. The court primarily handles traffic tickets and local ordinance violations, as well as disorderly persons charges. Indictable crimes are referred 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 offices are closed.
Court Contact Information:
Tabernacle Town Hall
163 Carranza Road
Tabernacle, NJ 08088
Court Administrator: Margaret Guerina, [email protected]
Why Having a Good Attorney is Important in Municipal Court
Even if your case is minor, appearing in your own defense before a municipal court judge is never a good idea. Even minor offenses in New Jersey may generate a criminal record if you're convicted, not to mention fines, probation, and/or jail time. A criminal defense attorney who has previously represented clients in municipal courts may significantly improve your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome. A good attorney can negotiate on your behalf for a lower sentence, to have your charges lowered, or even a complete dismissal of the charges in certain situations. An attorney can also help you apply for diversionary programs, such as Pre-Trial Intervention or Conditional Discharge, which may help you avoid a criminal record if you're eligible and are accepted into the program.
The Lento Law Firm can assist clients in Woodland Township Municipal Court with many different court-related issues, including but not limited to:
- Traffic tickets
- Petty theft
- Disorderly behavior
- Minor drug offenses
- Simple assault
- Criminal mischief
- Certain indictable offenses
- Restraining orders
- Diversionary programs
If you're charged with a criminal offense and appear in Woodland Township Municipal Court, you'll almost certainly receive more severe penalties if you go it alone. Allow attorney Joseph D. Lento to assist you in obtaining a better outcome. Call 888-535-3686 today to discuss your case.