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COVID-19

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.



 



Gavel graphicAdjournment
An adjournment is a request to postpone your court date.
If you have an existing court date and wish to Request for Adjournment, you may email the court at Adjourn@jcnj.org.

Please include your name, phone number, prefix and ticket number, mailing address, and the reason for the adjournment and your request will be answered as soon as possible. You may also call the court at 201-209-6700

Please note: requests for adjournments are not automatically granted. They will be reviewed by the Court Clerk and the Judge of your assigned courtroom. Please be further advised that your original court date has not been changed until you receive a confirmation email that your request has been granted and that your matter has been adjourned.



envelope graphicPlea by Mail 

Traffic/Parking Summonses
To plead guilty or not guilty in traffic or parking cases you may Plea by Mail by clicking here.

Follow the link above to completely fill out the form for most traffic offenses.  (See information on criminal and ordinance violations below.)

Secondly, mail the form to: Jersey City Municipal Court Attn.: Plea by mail 365 Summit Ave., Room 208 Jersey City, NJ 07306 Please mail a courtesy copy (marked “courtesy copy” across the top of the page) to: Jersey City Office of the Municipal Prosecutor 365 Summit Ave., Suite 219 Jersey City, NJ 07306

You may also email the completed form to disputeticket@jcnj.org with a “CC” to prosecutor@jcnj.org.

This form can not be used for charges related to operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Code/Local Ordinance Summonses/Complaints
If you are charged with an ordinance violation  that you wish to dispute, you may email disputeticket@jcnj.org with a “CC” to prosecutor@jcnj.org. In the email, please include (1) why you cannot attend court to dispute your summons and (2) why you are disputing the violation. The municipal prosecutor will have the discretion on how your inquiry is answered.

Criminal Summonses/Complaints
Criminal matters may not be disputed by mail. You may still reach out through prosecutor@jcnj.org for information on your charges. 


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Check the status of municipal court summonses here.

Some summonses may be able to be paid for or disputed online by clicking here.






 

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Trial Team

Our dedicated team of lawyers and professional staff that handle litigation of all criminal offenses, traffic infractions and quality of life violations filed by over a dozen state and local enforcement agencies. Our courthouse recently surpassed others as the state’s highest-volume courthouse, and our municipal prosecutors and staff handle each case with integrity.


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Linda Aristondo, Assistant Prosecutor

201-209-6786

Sgt. Dave Calton, JCPD Quality of Life Unit Commander 

(201) 209-6787

Monica Cho, Assistant Prosecutor
(201) 209-6782

Jose Cantarero, Agent  
(201) 209-6757

Nelson Cotto, Agent 
(201) 209-6755, ext. 3

Vishnu Khemraj, Assistant Prosecutor
(201) 209-6784
 
Jacob V. Hudnut, Chief Prosecutor

(201) 209-6755
Steven R. Hummell, Deputy Chief Prosecutor for Traffic/DUI

(201) 209-6783

Nadine Ibrahim, Assistant Prosecutor
(201) 209-6780

David Labib, Deputy Prosecutor for Criminal Code

 (201) 209-6779

Gabriel Manzo, Office Manager
(201) 209-6755, ext. 6

Anita Martinez, Clerk
(201) 209-6754

Gloria Oh, Assistant Prosecutor
(201) 209- 6781

Paul Scalia, Assistant Prosecutor
(201) 209-6785