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Municipal Court

Municipal Court

Violations Bureau

106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park, NJ 07508

Phone: (973) 790-7902 x 527 & 528

Fax: (973) 790-6632

 

Judge: Honorable Abdelmageid "John" Abdelhadi

Court Administrator: Naomi Del Valle- Kasib

Prosecutor: David M. Ferrante, Esq.

Public Defender: Richard J. Baldi, Esq.

Court Officers: Basil Kashuka, Robert Marcoux

Violations Clerk: Miata Frierson

 

About Our Court:

 

The Prospect Park Municipal Court has a Court Administrator and a Deputy Administrator who is appointed by the Mayor for one year term. The Municipal Court Administrator and the Deputy Administrator are responsible for:

· Carrying out the rules, directive, memorandum, policies and amendments of the New Jersey Judiciary System, as well as procedures relating to the operation of the Court.

· Receiving complaints and dispensing information relating to Court matters.

· Maintaining the financial records of the Court and entering them in the docket; arranging trial calendars; signing Court documents; preparing and issuing warrants; and receiving and accounting for fines and costs.

We take pride in handling every individual case, traffic matter, criminal matters, and most important is our customer service.   The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all motor vehicle matters, disorderly person complaints, fish & game violations, weights & measure complaints as well as all local ordinance violations.

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE NEW JERSEY COURTS

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

We are an independent branch of government

We resolve disputes in a peaceful, fair and just manner

We act to preserve the rule of law and to protect rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of New Jersey and the United States

 

 

Your Rights in the Municipal Courts of the State of New Jersey.

 

1. You are PRESUMED TO BE INNOCENT until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

2. You have the RIGHT TO BE INFORMED OF THE CHARGES against you.

3. You have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT concerning the charges against you, and anything you say may be held against you.

4. You have the RIGHT TO RETAIN AN ATTORNEY.

5. You have the RIGHT TO BE ASSIGNED AN ATTORNEY if the judge determines that you cannot afford an attorney, and there is likelihood that if you are convicted, you will either go to jail, receive a substantial fine or your driver’s license will be suspended.

6. You have the RIGHT TO REQUEST A REASONABLE POSTPONEMENT so that you may have an opportunity to consult with your attorney and prepare a proper defense.

7. You have the RIGHT TO TESTIFY OR NOT TO TESTIFY on your own behalf.

8. You have the RIGHT TO CALL OR SUBPOENA WITNESSES to testify on your behalf.

9. You have the RIGHT TO APPEAL within 20 days of any conviction.

 

If you think you need the services of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your appearance in court.

 

 

For more information regarding your case, contact the municipal court at the phone number found on the ticket or court notice. You may also find municipal court telephone numbers online at njcourts.com or in the blue pages of your telephone book. Also, do not forget to visit the site of the playground online gokken in Nederland.

For general information regarding municipal courts, contact one of the following regional offices:

 

NEW JERSEY JUDICIARY

Stuart Rabner

Chief Justice

Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.

Acting Administrative Director of the Courts

 

Municipal Division Offices

(Regional Offices)

 

ATLANTIC   609-909-8226

MIDDLESEX   732-519-3985

BERGEN   201-527-2266

MONMOUTH   732-677-4219

BURLINGTON   609-518-2598

MORRIS   973-656-3977

CAMDEN   856-379-2383

OCEAN   732-929-2042

CAPE MAY   609-909-8226

PASSAIC   973-247-8102

CUMBERLAND   856-853-3482

SALEM   856-853-3482

ESSEX   973-693-5790

SOMERSET   908-231-7508

GLOUCESTER   856-853-3482

SUSSEX   973-656-3977

HUDSON   201-795-6108

UNION   908-659-4941

HUNTERDON   908-231-7508

WARREN   908-231-7508

MERCER   609-571-4010

 

 

 

 

Payable:  state-wide traffic violations can be paid through this web site. www.njmcdirect.com

Penalties for Commonly Charged Offenses:

 

Title 39:

Offense

Payable Amount

39: 3- 4

Unregistered Vehicle

$ 54.00

39: 3- 29

Failure to exhibit D.L or Reg.  ** excludes failure to exhibit insurance ID card **

$180.00

39: 3- 33

Unclear Plates

$ 54.00

39: 3- 66

Maintenance of Lamps

$ 54.00

39: 3- 76.2f

Failure to wear seatbelt

$ 46.00

39: 3- 76.2a

Failure to use a child passenger restraint

$ 54.00

39: 4 -81

Failure to observe signal

$ 85.00

39: 4- 85

Improper Passing

$ 85.00

39: 4- 124

Failure to Turn

$ 85.00

39: 4- 144

Failure to stop or yield

$ 85.00

39: 8-1

Failure to Inspect

$ 130.00

39: 8- 4

Failure to make repairs

$ 130.00

39: 4- 97

Carless driving

$  85.00

39: 4-98

Speeding – Exceeding the speed limit by:

 

1 - 9 MPH

$ 85.00

10 – 14 MPH

$ 95.00

15 – 19 MPH

$ 105.00

20 – 24 MPH

$ 200.00

 

 

 

 

LOCAL SUPPLEMENTAL VIOLATIONS BUREAU SCHEDULE:

Ordinance  No.

Traffic Offenses

Payment Amount

 

 

 

84-5

No Parking  This side of the Street

$ 50.00

84-6

Overtime Parking ( Parked over 1 hour)

$ 50.00

84 - 7

No commercial Parking as stated on street signs location:  North 9th & Haledon Ave, Hopper St & North 6th St, North 7th & Prescott – Between the hours of 10:00 pm – 6:00 am

$ 50.00

84-8

Trucks over 4 Tons Prohibited

$ 75.00

84-15

No Turn On Red

$ 130.00

84-16

Left Turn Prohibited

$ 130.00

84-22

One Hour Parking

$  50.00

84-23

No Parking in designated sides of the streets between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00pm to 4:00 pm

$  50.00

84-25

Limited Time Parking

$  50.00

84-33.1

Loading Zones

$  50.00

86-1

Abandoned Vehicle – Over 48 hours

$ 100.00

 

 

 

Ordinance

No.

Borough Offenses

Payment Amount

 

 

 

35-3

Dog License Required

$ 50.00

35-4

Pet License Required to be worn

$ 50.00

35-6

Excessive animals

$ 100.00

35-10

Dog Leash to be worn

$ 50.00

35-11

Barking Dog

$ 50.00

35-12

Dog Committing Nuisance

$ 50.00

36-2

Cat License Required

$ 50.00

49-2A

Failure to Use Proper Container

$ 50.00

49- 2D

Excess Construction Material(s)

$ 50.00

49-2F

Excess Furniture at Curbside

$ 50.00

49-2H

Garbage Mixed with Recyclables

$ 50.00

49-3

Garbage / Business

$ 50.00

49-5

Garbage Prior to 4:00 pm or After 7:00 pm

$ 50.00

60-1(24)

Obstruction of Roadway

$ 50.00

61-2B(1)

Load Music

$ 100.00

63.-2

Landlord Registration

$ 100.00

72-1

Failure to Remove Snow / Ice

$ 50.00

72-2

Throwing Snow in the Street

$ 50.00

 

 

 

 

*** PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH BY MAIL ***

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Court Sessions: 1st Tuesday @ 9:30 am, 2nd Wednesday @ 1:00 pm, 3rd & 4th Wednesday @ 3:30 pm