note: The back of the traffic ticket
contains most of the information you
need to resolve your traffic matter.
does my ticket have to be paid and
how much is it?
ticket is payable on or before the
court date listed at the bottom of
your ticket. The fine for the most
common violations is on the back of
the ticket. For violations not listed
please call the court office or log
on to the Web Site www.njmcdirect.com.
many points are assessed for this
moving violations are assessed points
by the Division of Motor Vehicles
– you may contact them at 609-292-6500
or you may use the web site listed
I have to appear in Court?
the Officer who issued the ticket
checked Court Appearance Required
at the bottom of your ticket, you
must appear in court. Only violations
listed on the Statewide Violations
Bureau Schedule can be paid without
coming to court. If you wish to plead
“Not Guilty” to a summons
you must call the court seven (7)
days prior to the court date to enter
your “Not Guilty” plea.
do I do if I pled “Not Guilty”?
will receive a notice in the mail
with your Court Date listed. You must
come to court on that date and the
Prosecutor will be available to speak
with you. The Prosecutor is usually
available prior to court at approximately
I need an Attorney?
is a decision you will have to make.
For serious charges such as DWI and
criminal violations you may want to
consult with an Attorney. The Court
cannot recommend Attorneys. You may
call the Monmouth County Bar Association’s
Lawyer Referral Service at 732-431-5544.
need to change my court date.
must call the court to request an
adjournment. If you are requesting
a change due to a previously scheduled
vacation or work/school conflict,
documentation must be provided. No
adjournments are granted on the day
of court. In the case of a medical
emergency, a Doctor’s note will
adjournments will be granted for Arraignments
on Indictable matters or first appearances
for serious motor vehicle charges
such as DWI unless we receive a letter
of representation from an attorney.
do I request the services of the Public
If you wish to request that the Public
Defender be assigned to your case,
you must do so in court. The judge
will require that you fill out a form
listing your assets and income. The
judge will review your application
and discuss it with you. If the judge
assigns the Public Defender, he can
assess a fee of up to $200. If the
Public Defender is assigned to you,
you will receive a notice in the mail
and a Court Date. The Public Defender
will meet with you in court on that
date. If the Public Defender needs
more time, he will request a new court
do I sign a complaint?
order to sign a complaint you must
come to the court office during regular
business hours. You will be asked
to fill out an affidavit with the
following information: Name and address
of the person you wish to charge,
Time and Date of the offense, Statute
number and offense/charge, and a brief
description of the incident.