Frequently Asked Questions
When can I speak with the Judge and/or the Prosecutor about my case?
You may speak with the Prosecutor only on your court date. During court, there will be an announcement made that the Prosecutor will meet everyone in the hallway who wishes to talk to him about their case. The Judge is prohibited from speaking to either party prior to the disposition of the case.
I have several tickets, but only one of them is marked "Court Appearance Required", can I pay for the other tickets now?
No, when one summons is marked "Court Appearance Required", all of the summonses are then scheduled for court even if they are not marked as such.
When is my payment due on this ticket?
The payment is due by the court date that is listed on the bottom of the summons.
I don't have the full amount for this ticket. Can I pay in installments?
Partial payments cannot be accepted through the violations bureau. In order to have a partial payment agreement, you must appear in court. However, a short extension period may be granted if you need more time to pay the summons in full.
What if I don't have the full amount to pay the summons or my payment is late?
Delinquent notices are generated each week for accounts that are past due or when a payment is received that is less than the amount that is owed. If the Judge arranged a payment schedule for you and you fail to submit a payment in accordance with that schedule, a notice will be sent to you. If you fail to maintain your payment schedule, it could result in suspension of your driving privileges and/or a warrant for your arrest.
How many points does this ticket have?
Municipal Court Employees are prohibited from giving you this information. However, if you go to www.state.nj.us/mvc/ there is a listing of the points that are assessed for specific violations.