787,764 Municipal Court Cases May be Dismissed in New Jersey
New Jersey is offering individuals the opportunity to dismiss minor municipal court complaints that are over fifteen (15) years old. By Order of January 17, 2019, the New Jersey Supreme Court announced that certain unresolved, minor municipal court cases may be dismissed. The Order determined that there are nearly 800,000 unresolved complaints for minor municipal court matters that are subject to this dismissal opportunity.
The minor municipal court cases that may be dismissed include cases in which arrest warrants had been issued to defendants for failure to appear prior to January 1, 2003, and those warrants that are still active. The dismissed cases include parking offenses, motor vehicle offenses (such as running a stop sign or red light, improper passing, motor vehicle equipment violations, and certain speeding offenses), local municipal ordinances, and other minor municipal matters, such as fish and game violations. Notably, however, this Order does not exempt certain more serious municipal court cases from dismissal, such as petty disorderly persons offenses, driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.
If you are or believe to be subject to one of the nearly 800,000 unresolved complaints on minor municipal court matters, you should contact the attorneys at the law firm of Puff & Cockerill to discuss dismissal of your minor municipal court matter. You may contact our office at 856-845-0011 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Take advantage of the opportunity provided by the State to dismiss this matter.