New Jersey Extends Municipal Court Closures Due to COVID-19


New Jersey Extends Municipal Court Closures Due to COVID-19

In light of the recent health concerns of the world dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided to suspend all court proceedings in an effort to slow down the spread of the disease. This included municipal courts. Originally, the suspensions were for two weeks and meant to end on March 27, 2020. However, as the spread of the virus continues, the Supreme Court issued an order to extend these deadlines. Stated in the order, the provisions that were previously set forth for municipal courts in New Jersey are extended by 30 days from March 27.

During this time, people who are scheduled to appear before a Municipal Court to contest a traffic ticket, parking ticket, or minor local ordinance violation should not appear and instead wait for notice of a new court date. However, courts will continue to handle certain matters that can implicate public safety. Payments may continue to be made by defendants through the Municipal Court online payment system throughout this time.

While times are uncertain and difficult due to the Coronavirus, it is important to remember that our experienced attorneys are still available to assist you with your case. If you need help and guidance handling your traffic violation during this time, contact our skilled traffic violation attorneys.

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