• Protecting Your Rights

    From the moment you contact Joseph D. Lento, you can see our dedication to your freedom.

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  • Veteran of the Philadelphia Courts

    Joseph D. Lento confidently defends clients in Philadelphia courtrooms with integrity and resolve.

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  • Dedicated to Criminal Defense

    When the stakes are high, you need the support of a highly experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer fighting for you!

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"Only the strong survive, and when you or your family is faced with a challenge in life, ask yourself, 'Who will be fighting for you? An attorney who has fought and won hard rounds? An attorney who, no matter how hard the fight, has the heart to answer the bell?' Success is often hard-fought – I wouldn't expect it to be any other way. I drive hard, I go the distance, and the results I get for my clients speak for themselves!"


Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients in criminal courtrooms in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania as well as in New Jersey and nationwide. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the criminal justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


An arrest and charge for a crime can be one of the most stressful times in your life, no matter the circumstances. You have to worry about what you should and shouldn't say to the police, whether or not your rights are being protected, and if your case is being treated fairly under the law. These are the things you should not have to worry about while you deal with how your arrest has affected life at home.

Joseph D. Lento is an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney you can trust to guide your defense, while keeping your best interests at heart. Joseph became a criminal defense attorney to found his own firm, Lento Law Firm, on the principles he believed were so lacking in today's criminal defense field: hard work, customer service, respect, perseverance, and true justice.

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas in Pennsylvania, Lento Law Firm will fight for you. Whether you have been falsely accused or simply made a mistake, Joseph Lento will work side-by-side with you when you need it the most. He will build you a customized defense that is most likely to achieve your desired outcome.

Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty and have just as much of a right to due process as the prosecution or the alleged victim. So, it's important to hire a Philadelphia criminal attorney committed not only to defending your rights, but to fighting for the brightest future available to you.

This kind of devoted legal representation is important throughout the entire Pennsylvania criminal process. Each step in your case could be the turning point to less severe consequences or dismissed charges, from the initial questioning, to pretrial motions, to the preliminary hearing, to the trial itself. Joseph Lento's criminal defense services can even be crucial during sentencing, when highlighting mitigating factors becomes the most crucial.

If you are looking for customized service from an attorney who will fight for you until the end and beyond, call Lento Law Firm today at (215) 535-3686 to schedule your free initial case consultation. No matter your situation, Joseph Lento will come up with a solution for you – whether you need an attorney for the whole process or just one. This may include representing you in one crucial stage of the process, like in the preliminary hearing – where he can fight for the mitigation or dismissal of charges before your case goes to court.

Behind-the-Scenes Experience

Joseph Lento has close to 20 years' experience working in various roles in the Philadelphia criminal justice system. This means that Joseph Lento can guide his client's criminal cases through the system with first-hand knowledge of what is happening on all sides of the process. This is important knowledge to incorporate in the details of your defense strategy.

Additionally, Joseph Lento has many long-term relationships with personnel across the court system. Whether you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, DUI, violent crime, juvenile offense, violation of probation, or other criminal offense, these professional relationships can help give insight to the type of defense that may be appropriate for your case in a particular court. For instance, knowing a particular judge is a proponent of the War on Drugs could be an important deciding factor in which defense strategies to use after your Philadelphia marijuana arrest.

Fighting for Your Freedom and Your Future

Keeping a criminal defense client's best interests at heart is always important. That's why Joseph Lento works so closely with his clients: to find out what the real story behind the criminal charge is, find the solution that would work best for the client's interests, and fight for it in court. Joseph Lento will fight the prosecution diligently, shed light on weaknesses in the prosecution's case, file motions to dismiss evidence, and take the case all the way to trial if necessary.

If you have an underlying problem that led to arrest for a charge such as drug possession, DUI in Philadelphia, or possession of marijuana, Joseph Lento will work towards a resolution within Philadelphia's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, or other solution involving rehabilitative measures such as treatment, probation, and community service. Regardless of the situation surrounding your Philadelphia arrest, Joseph Lento will work closely with you to determine your legal goals and fight for them with your best interest at heart until you are satisfied with the outcome, or have reached the end of the legal process.

Lento Law Firm | Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia

Joseph Lento offers dedication, perseverance, respect, and a high level of customer service in a field that is usually concerned with the fastest, most practical solution. You can rest assured that Lento Law Firm will fight for the solution that is best suited to your individual case and not to the convenience of others. If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Philadelphia such as a Pennsylvania theft offense, time is critical to the success of your defense.

Contact Joseph Lento of Lento Law Firm today to being building your unique, customized defense strategy. Contact the Lento Law Firm at (215) 535-5353 now.

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Attorney Joseph D. Lento has more than a decade of experience successfully resolving clients' criminal charges in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania counties. If you are having any uncertainties about what the future may hold for you or a loved one, contact the Lento Law Firm today! Criminal defense attorney Joseph D. Lento will go above and beyond the needs of any client, and will fight until the final bell rings.

This website was created only for general information purposes. It is not intended to be construed as legal advice for any situation. Only a direct consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York attorney can provide you with formal legal counsel based on the unique details surrounding your situation. The pages on this website may contain links and contact information for third party organizations - the Lento Law Firm does not necessarily endorse these organizations nor the materials contained on their website. In Pennsylvania, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties, including, but not limited to Philadelphia, Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill, and York County. In New Jersey, attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New Jersey's 21 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren County, In New York, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New York's 62 counties. Outside of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, unless attorney Joseph D. Lento is admitted pro hac vice if needed, his assistance may not constitute legal advice or the practice of law. The decision to hire an attorney in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania counties, New Jersey, New York, or nationwide should not be made solely on the strength of an advertisement. We invite you to contact the Lento Law Firm directly to inquire about our specific qualifications and experience. Communicating with the Lento Law Firm by email, phone, or fax does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Lento Law Firm will serve as your official legal counsel upon a formal agreement from both parties. Any information sent to the Lento Law Firm before an attorney-client relationship is made is done on a non-confidential basis.