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Criminal & DWI Attorneys Represent Clients in Somerset County Municipal Courts

New Jersey Municipal Courts are local courts authorized by the State Constitution. These Courts are restricted to the municipality in which they are located. Each incorporated municipality within Somerset County has its own court. Somerset County Municipal Courts are located in: Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Bound Brook, Branchburg Township, Bridgewater Township, Far Hills, Franklin Township, Green Brook Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville, Millstone, Montgomery Township, North Plainfield, Peapack-Gladstone, Raritan, Rocky Hill, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Warren Township and Watchung.

Somerset County Municipal Court Offenses

The scope of a Municipal Court’s authority to hear cases is limited. These Courts generally preside over cases within the municipality’s jurisdiction involving traffic tickets, minor criminal offenses, and local ordinance violations. Common Somerset County Municipal Court traffic ticket offenses include:

Somerset County Municipal Court criminal offenses may involve:

Local ordinance violations may include:

Somerset County Municipal Court Trials

A summons must always be answered. An answer entails either the payment of a fine or an appearance in court. Therefore, Municipal Court appearances are not always required.

In traffic matters, if the “Court Appearance Required” box on your ticket is not checked, you may not be required to appear in court. However, an appearance is still necessary if you wish to have a trial, the charge is not listed on the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule, or personal injury is involved. If you intend to have a trial, the Court will require that you give 7 days notice.

If the “Court Appearance Required” box is checked, you must appear. Criminal charges always require a court appearance. The Court can suspend the driving privileges and issue an arrest warrant for a defendant who fails to appear.

In Municipal Court, the defendant is always entitled to legal representation. A Public Defender may be assigned to a defendant if there is a risk of jail, loss of driving privileges, or heavy fines. The defendant must also be unable to afford an attorney. If these factors are present, the defendant must apply to the Court for a Public Defender. The application will detail the defendant’s current financial situation. After reviewing the defendant’s application, the Court will determine if assigning a Public Defender is appropriate. If your application for a Public Defender is denied, you are still entitled to representation through a private attorney.

Somerset County Municipal Court Judges, Prosecutors, Websites, and Court Schedules

Municipal Court Judges and Prosecutors are generally appointed by the Mayor, the town council, or the Governor. Court Schedules are determined by each municipality. The following is a list of Somerset County Municipal Court Judges, Prosecutors, Websites, and Court Schedules:

  1. Municipality
  2. Judge
  3. Prosecutor
  4. Website
  5. Court Schedule

Free Consultations Available – New Jersey Somerset County Municipal Court Lawyers

Contact the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC to schedule your free consultation.

You can reach us 24 hours a day: (908) 322-7000.




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