Municipal Court

Violations Bureau

106 Brown Avenue
Prospect Park, NJ 07508

Phone: (973) 790-7902 x 527 & 528
Fax: (973) 790-6632

Staff

Judge:  Honorable Abdelmageid "John" Abdelhadi
Court Administrator:  Naomi Del Valle- Kasib
Prosecutor:  Hisham Masri, Esq. 
Public Defender:  Richard J. Baldi, Esq.
Court Officers : Robert Marcoux
Deputy Court Administrator:  Kairy Acevedo

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.

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  


Pay Your Ticket

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, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
 


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