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Phone Number, Website, Contact Information & Guide to Middlesex County, NJ Municipal Courts

Middlesex County NJ Municipal Court

What are the locations and phone numbers for the Municipal Courts in Middlesex County, NJ?

Carteret Municipal Court
230 Roosevelt Avenue
Carteret, NJ 07008
Phone: (732) 541-3900

Cranbury Municipal Court
(Shared with Plainsboro)
641 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: (609) 799-0863

Dunellen Municipal Court
355 North Avenue
Dunellen, NJ 08812
Phone: (732) 968-3400

East Brunswick Municipal Court
1 Civic Center Drive
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: (732) 390-6850

Edison Municipal Court
100 Municipal Boulevard
Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: (732) 248-7328

Helmetta Municipal Court
51 Main Street
Helmetta, NJ 08828
Phone: (732) 521-1757

Highland Park Municipal Court
221 South 5th Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Phone: (732) 777-6010

Jamesburg Municipal Court
131 Perrineville Road
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
Phone: (732) 521-0614

Metuchen Municipal Court
500 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Phone: (732) 632-8505

Middlesex Municipal Court
1200 Mountain Avenue
Middlesex, NJ 08846
Phone: (732) 356.4644

Milltown Municipal Court
39 Washington Avenue
Milltown, NJ 08850
Phone: (732) 828-2100

Monroe Municipal Court
1 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Phone: (732) 521-4020

New Brunswick Municipal Court
25 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 745-5089

North Brunswick Municipal Court
710 Hermann Road
North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 247-0922

Old Bridge Municipal Court
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: (732) 721-5600

Perth Amboy Municipal Court
361 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: (732) 442-6011

Piscataway Municipal Court
555 Sidney Road
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 562-2330

Plainsboro Municipal Court
(Shared with Cranbury)
641 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: (609) 799-0863

Sayreville Municipal Court
1000 Main Street
Sayreville, NJ 08872
Phone: (732) 525-5446

South Amboy Municipal Court
140 North Broadway Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Phone: (732) 525-5929

South Brunswick Municipal Court
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Phone: (732) 823-3963

South Plainfield Municipal Court
2480 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: (908) 226-7651

South River Municipal Court
61 Main Street
South River, NJ 08882
(732) 257-1233

Spotswood Municipal Court
77 Summerhill Road
Spotswood, NJ 08884
Phone: (732) 251-0700

Woodbridge Municipal Court
1 Main Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: (732) 636-6430

What is Handled by a Municipal Court in Middlesex County?

In New Jersey Municipal Courts handle matters such as traffic tickets (including DUI), town ordinance violations and disorderly persons offenses. Disorderly persons offenses are sometimes referred to as misdemeanors.

What Types of Criminal Offenses Are Handled in the Middlesex County Municipal Courts?

Common disorderly persons offenses that are handled in the Middlesex County municipal courts include:
• Shoplifting
• Simple Assault
• Harassment
• Marijuana Possession
• Drug Paraphernalia
• Disorderly Conduct
• Underage Drinking
• Public Intoxication
• Loitering
• Destruction of Property
• Resisting Arrest

Many municipal courts have court only once a week. When people go to court, there is usually a full calendar. Busier towns have court more than once a week. There is no set rule for how many times a municipal court must meet.

Municipal Court Personnel

In any court session, you will certainly see the municipal court judge. Municipal Court judges are usually appointed by the town mayor, which is why the municipal court judge changes from time to time. It does not mean that the municipal court judge is doing a bad job. Most of the time, it has to do with politics.

Aside from the judge, you may see the town prosecutor. Because of the heavy case load, the prosecutor is usually in his or her office negotiating plea agreements with various defendants. Occasionally, the judge will require an explanation from the prosecutor as to a particular plea agreement and then the prosecutor will appear. The prosecutor will also be there for any trial.

Every town has one or more public defenders as well. In Middlesex County municipal courts, public defenders are available to those that are charged with a criminal offense or serious traffic infraction. In addition, the defendant must qualify financially. If you qualify for the public defender, the cost is $200. Like the prosecutor, public defenders usually have very heavy caseloads as well.

Usually, you will also see private criminal defense attorneys. Unlike the public defender, the private criminal defense lawyer is usually there on behalf of one client. His or her time and efforts are devoted completely towards one client. Private attorney cases are usually handled first.

Aside from the lawyers, you will probably also notice:
• Court administrators
• Court clerks
• Police officers
• Interpreters
• Violation bureau clerks

How Does a Municipal Court Session Function Procedurally?

It is really up to the judge to determine how he or she wants to handle the court session. Generally speaking, first appearances are handled first because they take the least amount of time. First appearances are for defendants to hear the charges against them and to enter an initial plea of guilty or not guilty. You may hear on the cable news about a not guilty plea from a defendant that appears to be obviously guilty. It is important to point out that this is an initial plea and not guilty plea is done initially many times so that the defendant can obtain a lawyer. Judges are very reluctant to put through a guilty plea without a lawyer present for the defendant. After you enter your first appearance in municipal court, the court will schedule your case for either a trial or a conference. Whether the matter is listed for trial or a conference usually depends on the nature of the charge.

After first appearances are out of the way, the judge will typically take plea agreements. Plea agreements are relatively quick but usually take longer than first appearances. Plea agreements are generally the result of a conference between the prosecutor and the criminal defense attorney.

Trials are always handled last. They take the most amount of time and it allows the judge to get through everyone else’s case so that they are not waiting around for the trial to end just to enter a not guilty plea or put through a plea agreement.

Can I Pay My Traffic Ticket Online?

Parking tickets and some traffic tickets can be paid online. Some traffic tickets require a court appearance. The ticket usually has a boxed checked off that will notify you as to whether or not a court appearance is required.

Pay Your Traffic Ticket Online Here

Middlesex County NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer – (908) 358-2938

The Sloan Law Firm aggressively defends clients dealing with criminal charges and traffic infractions in every Middlesex County municipal court and throughout New Jersey. If you have received a summons for a traffic ticket or a criminal offense and would like to speak with a Middlesex County NJ Municipal Court Attorney, call (908) 358-2938. The initial consultation is free.

The firm serves clients in: Carteret, Cranbury, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Jamesburg, Metuchen, Middlesex, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainsboro, Sayreville, South Amboy, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, South River, Spotswood, Woodbridge and throughout Middlesex County.

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