OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR

COVID-19 Update
New Jersey Chief Justice Rabner has adjourned all in-person municipal court matters statewide until further notice with limited exceptions (i.e., motions & trials with consent of all parties ).
In Jersey City we are holding virtual court until further notice. Court dates and instructions will be sent by mail.
Click here for more information on court operations, including virtual court.

Click here to learn more about Jersey City's response to the pandemic.

 

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The Office of the Municipal Prosecutor litigates all Jersey City's criminal offenses (including misdemeanors known as “disorderly person offenses”), traffic violations (including driving while intoxicated), and quality of life infractions filed by over a dozen state, county, and city law and code enforcement agencies. 

The office also chairs the Mayor's Quality of Life Taskforce, is an active participant in Jersey City's community court, operates a veterans diversion program, and founded on-site counseling referrals for victims of domestic violence. Our courthouse recently surpassed others as the state’s highest-volume courthouse, and our municipal prosecutors and staff handle each case with integrity, fairness, and a commitment to justice.

Since July 2018, the office has been led by Chief Prosecutor Jake Hudnut. Prosecutor Hudnut is committed to leading a progressive, problem-solving prosecutors office focused on safe streets, equitable  enforcement, and giving a fair shake to every defendant, victim, and witness who stand before the city’s courts.

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07/03/20 JCOMP Recap for May & June 07/03/20 JCOMP Recap for May & June Read More
07/01/20 Governor praises JCOMP for cracking down on indoor partying07/01/20 Governor praises JCOMP for cracking down on indoor partyingRead More
06/30/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Awarded Affirmative Leaders Fellowship Following National Search06/30/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Awarded Affirmative Leaders Fellowship Following National SearchRead More
06/22/20 JCOMP Files Crim. Charges Against AirBnB Party House06/22/20 JCOMP Files Crim. Charges Against AirBnB Party HouseRead More
05/04/20 Register for Virtual Court05/04/20 Register for Virtual CourtRead More
05/02/20 April Recap 05/02/20 April Recap Read More
04/01/20 March Recap 04/01/20 March Recap Read More
03/13/20 JCOMP hits store with fines for price gouging amid COVID-19 outbreak03/13/20 JCOMP hits store with fines for price gouging amid COVID-19 outbreakRead More
03/05/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Takes On USPS03/05/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Takes On USPSRead More
03/03/20 JCOMP February Recap 03/03/20 JCOMP February Recap Read More
03/02/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Celebrates Read Across America03/02/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Celebrates Read Across AmericaRead More
02/25/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Addresses JC Together & Our Lady of Mercy 02/25/20 Prosecutor Hudnut Addresses JC Together & Our Lady of Mercy Read More
01/31/20 JCOMP January Recap 01/31/20 JCOMP January Recap Read More
12/31/19 JCOMP's Year End Review12/31/19 JCOMP's Year End ReviewRead More
12/11/19 JCOMP Sends Condolences to the Innocent Civilians Killed12/11/19 JCOMP Sends Condolences to the Innocent Civilians KilledRead More
12/11/19 JCPD POBA Organizes Fund for Late Det. Seals12/11/19 JCPD POBA Organizes Fund for Late Det. SealsRead More
12/10/19 JCOMP Statement on Det. Seals' Passing12/10/19 JCOMP Statement on Det. Seals' PassingRead More
12/07/19 QOL Taskforce Hosts Safety Workshop for Local Businesses12/07/19 QOL Taskforce Hosts Safety Workshop for Local BusinessesRead More
12/05/19 QOL Taskforce Turns 7 Months Old 12/05/19 QOL Taskforce Turns 7 Months Old Read More
12/02/19 JCOMP Attends New NYPD Commissioner Ceremony12/02/19 JCOMP Attends New NYPD Commissioner CeremonyRead More
10/29/19 Women Rising Recognizes Prosecutors Office10/29/19 Women Rising Recognizes Prosecutors OfficeRead More
10/15/19 Prosecutors Office Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month10/15/19 Prosecutors Office Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness MonthRead More
10/10/19 Public safety officials join Mayor on Airbnb referendum10/10/19 Public safety officials join Mayor on Airbnb referendumRead More
10/05/19 Hudnut Op-Ed: Community court will boost JC neighborhood10/05/19 Hudnut Op-Ed: Community court will boost JC neighborhoodRead More
10/04/19 Hudnut to Airbnb: stop posting campaign lit on public property10/04/19 Hudnut to Airbnb: stop posting campaign lit on public propertyRead More
9/25/19 Prosecutor Hudnut teams up with Hispanic American Commerce Association9/25/19 Prosecutor Hudnut teams up with Hispanic American Commerce AssociationRead More
9/16/19: QOL Taskforce arrests 1, removes 3 from deplorable conditions9/16/19: QOL Taskforce arrests 1, removes 3 from deplorable conditionsRead More
9/16/19 QOL Taskforce finds 2 kids, 1 senior, and 9 dogs in filthy, unsafe home9/16/19 QOL Taskforce finds 2 kids, 1 senior, and 9 dogs in filthy, unsafe homeRead More
08/14/19 Quality of Life Taskforce Targets Unsafe Food Trucks08/14/19 Quality of Life Taskforce Targets Unsafe Food TrucksRead More
08/12/19 Food Trucks Impounded by Police & Prosecutor08/12/19 Food Trucks Impounded by Police & ProsecutorRead More
07/25/19 Two charged with animal cruelty after Taskforce action07/25/19 Two charged with animal cruelty after Taskforce actionRead More
07/20/19 JCPD & Prosecutor Animal Welfare Heat Advisory 07/20/19 JCPD & Prosecutor Animal Welfare Heat Advisory Read More
07/19/19 New ordinance holds bad landlords accountable07/19/19 New ordinance holds bad landlords accountableRead More
07/16/19 Recycling companies hit with criminal charges 07/16/19 Recycling companies hit with criminal charges Read More
07/09/19 JC Getting Tough Over Neglected 125 Monitor Street07/09/19 JC Getting Tough Over Neglected 125 Monitor StreetRead More
07/05/2019 Hudnut re-appointed leader of ‘strongest’ municipal prosecutor’s office07/05/2019 Hudnut re-appointed leader of ‘strongest’ municipal prosecutor’s officeRead More
06/17/19 Prosecutor slaps homeowner with ‘emergency public health condition’ 06/17/19 Prosecutor slaps homeowner with ‘emergency public health condition’ Read More
06/02/19 Prosecutor Hudnut named #48 on NJ Insider Cannabis Power List06/02/19 Prosecutor Hudnut named #48 on NJ Insider Cannabis Power ListRead More
05/12/2019 JCPD & Prosecutor Prioritize Housing/Fire Code Warrant Execution05/12/2019 JCPD & Prosecutor Prioritize Housing/Fire Code Warrant ExecutionRead More
05/10/19 QOL Taskforce & DPW Clean Up Nuisance in JC Heights 05/10/19 QOL Taskforce & DPW Clean Up Nuisance in JC Heights Read More
04/25/2019 Court Hosts Take-Your-Children-To-Work Day04/25/2019 Court Hosts Take-Your-Children-To-Work DayRead More
04/06/2019 Mayor Launches Quality of Life Taskforce under Prosecutor04/06/2019 Mayor Launches Quality of Life Taskforce under ProsecutorRead More
03/23/2019 Prosecutors Office Completes Crisis Intervention Training03/23/2019 Prosecutors Office Completes Crisis Intervention TrainingRead More
03/11/2019 Prosecutors Office Tours Red Hook Community Court03/11/2019 Prosecutors Office Tours Red Hook Community CourtRead More
03/10/2019 Prosecutor Rides in St Pats Parade03/10/2019 Prosecutor Rides in St Pats ParadeRead More
02/15/2019 New Assistant Prosecutor Sworn In02/15/2019 New Assistant Prosecutor Sworn InRead More
02/05/2019 Mayor Fulop Calls for Expungement of Marijuana Convictions02/05/2019 Mayor Fulop Calls for Expungement of Marijuana ConvictionsRead More
02/01/2019 Jersey City Kicks Off Black History Month02/01/2019 Jersey City Kicks Off Black History MonthRead More
01/23/2019 Jersey City adds 2 more night courts01/23/2019 Jersey City adds 2 more night courtsRead More
01/17/2019 DPW & Prosecutor's Office Keep Jersey City Clean!01/17/2019 DPW & Prosecutor's Office Keep Jersey City Clean!Read More
12/21/2018 First Charges Filed in Abusive Landlord Investigation12/21/2018 First Charges Filed in Abusive Landlord InvestigationRead More
11/23/2018 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut serves Thanksgiving meals at St. John's11/23/2018 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut serves Thanksgiving meals at St. John'sRead More
11/2/18 JC Prosecutors Kick off veterans diversion program11/2/18 JC Prosecutors Kick off veterans diversion programRead More
10/19/18 JC Chief Prosecutor Hudnut names Hummell as first assistant10/19/18 JC Chief Prosecutor Hudnut names Hummell as first assistantRead More
10/18/18 Steven Hummel named First Assistant Prosecutor10/18/18 Steven Hummel named First Assistant ProsecutorRead More
10/7/18 Prosecutors March in Italian Heritage Parade10/7/18 Prosecutors March in Italian Heritage ParadeRead More
09/27/18 JCPD & Municipal Prosecutors Office to team up against bad landlords09/27/18 JCPD & Municipal Prosecutors Office to team up against bad landlordsRead More
09/27/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut ranked among 100 most influential LGBT New Jerseyans by Insider NJ09/27/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut ranked among 100 most influential LGBT New Jerseyans by Insider NJRead More
09/24/2018 JC Prosecutors Join Chief Justice Rabner's Call for Reform09/24/2018 JC Prosecutors Join Chief Justice Rabner's Call for ReformRead More
09/17/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on Marijuana Legalization & Social Justice Issues09/17/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on Marijuana Legalization & Social Justice IssuesRead More
09/11/18 Judge Bariso's Order on Cash Bail in Municipal Court09/11/18 Judge Bariso's Order on Cash Bail in Municipal CourtRead More
08/30/18 Jersey City Sees Win In State Guidelines On Pot Prosecutions08/30/18 Jersey City Sees Win In State Guidelines On Pot ProsecutionsRead More
08/29/18 AG Grewal Issues Guidance on Downgrading/Dismissing Marijuana Cases08/29/18 AG Grewal Issues Guidance on Downgrading/Dismissing Marijuana CasesRead More
07/31/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on NJ's marijuana moratorium07/31/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on NJ's marijuana moratoriumRead More
07/29/18 Mayor Fulop’s & Prosecutor Hudnut’s NYTimes Op-Ed07/29/18 Mayor Fulop’s & Prosecutor Hudnut’s NYTimes Op-EdRead More
7/24/2018 Bloomberg: NJ to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions In Step Toward Legalization7/24/2018 Bloomberg: NJ to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions In Step Toward LegalizationRead More
7/24/2018 Star Ledger: N.J. Won't Prosecute Many Weed Cases Until September - Big Step Toward Legalization7/24/2018 Star Ledger: N.J. Won't Prosecute Many Weed Cases Until September - Big Step Toward LegalizationRead More
07/22/2018 Star Ledger Editorial Board Says Jersey City Is Right To Stop Senseless Marijuana Arrests07/22/2018 Star Ledger Editorial Board Says Jersey City Is Right To Stop Senseless Marijuana ArrestsRead More
07/19/18 Jersey City's Marijuana Decriminalization Policy07/19/18 Jersey City's Marijuana Decriminalization PolicyRead More
07/18/18 Chief Justice Rabner Issues Reform-Minded Report On Municipal Court Operations, Fines, And Fees07/18/18 Chief Justice Rabner Issues Reform-Minded Report On Municipal Court Operations, Fines, And FeesRead More
06/20/18 Mayor Fulop Nominates Jake Hudnut To Be Jersey City Chief Prosecutor06/20/18 Mayor Fulop Nominates Jake Hudnut To Be Jersey City Chief ProsecutorRead More
07/10/18 Jake Hudnut Sworn In Formally As Chief Prosecutor07/10/18 Jake Hudnut Sworn In Formally As Chief ProsecutorRead More
               
   
 
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