Cases heard in Municipal Court are Divided into Four General Categories:
- Violations of Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws(Title 39);
- Violations of Disorderly and Petty Disorderly persons offenses (criminal cases which may result in fine or jail);
- Violations of Fish and Game Laws, Parks and Forests, Weights and Measures, SPCA, Boating Regulations, and
- Violations of Municipal Ordinances (local laws).
More serious offenses,known as indictable offenses, are sent to the County Prosecutor's Office. The County Prosecutor decides whether to present the case to a Grand Jury or to return to the case back to the Municipal Court as a less serious offense.