Municipal Court

Municipal Court Contacts

During the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal courts have cancelled their in person court sessions. With the use of technology, certain cases may be able to be heard and adjudicated remotely. It is advised that you contact the court to set up a video court proceeding and provide your telephone and email address. 

Municipal Court Judge
: Honorable Frank P Leanza

Municipal Prosecutor: Maryann McCoy 

Public Defender:  John P. Velez, Esq.

Court Administrator: Jan Simonetti CMCA

[email protected]
Phone 908-876-3852
FAX    908-876-0058

Deputy Court Administrator: Alexandra Pierre

View Municipal Court Dates HERE

Mission Statement of the NJ Courts

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

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NJ Core Value

Independence. Integrity. Fairness. Quality Service.

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A Guide to Your Day in Court

How to File an Appeal

Expedited Expungement Paperwork

If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violations, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition.


If you need the service of an interpreter, please notify the municipal court administrator prior to your court appearance. Please advise the municipal court office in advance if you require an ADA accommodation.

ADA Coordinator: Jan Simonetti


Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation.


Payments are accepted until 3:45 PM. Any payment made after 3:45 PM will be entered into the Administrative Office of the Court's System on the following work morning.  The court accepts credit card payments (Visa/Mastercard/Discover) for traffic and criminal payments. 

Link to NJMCDIRECT for online ticket payment