Municipal courts decide more cases than any other court in the State. The Lawrence Township Municipal Court convenes on Monday evenings at 4:30 P.M. Often special sessions are scheduled to cover DWI cases or other specific matters. The Municipal Judge is appointed by Council for a three year term. The Township provides the services of a Prosecutor and Public Defender for the Municipal Court.
There is a Community dispute resolution Committee that is called upon by the Judge to attempt to mediate some of the cases that come before the Court that has been very successful over the years.
Court Sessions - Updated September 21, 2023
The Municipal Court receives and files all complaints signed by law enforcement officers and private citizens for violations that occur within Lawrence Township. Types of cases include violations of state traffic laws, petty disorderly and disorderly persons offenses, and Township Ordinance violations.
The Court Office is responsible for the scheduling of cases, collection of fines, record keeping, and report of dispositions to a variety of agencies some of which include the New Jersey State Police and the Motor Vehicle Commission. Court sessions are open proceedings and may be viewed by the public. There is no jury in a Municipal Court proceeding. Testimony is taken from the complainant, defendant, and any witnesses, and a decision is rendered by the judge based on the facts presented.
If you are interested in working out your case using the Municipal Case Resolution Program and avoiding a future appearance in court, please logon to www.njmcdirect.com. Once you enter your ticket information, you can select the option of Municipal Case Resolution to submit your request to the Municipal Prosecutor.
We currently accept cash, check, money order, Visa and MasterCard: however they can not be connected to a debit account if paid at the violations window.
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The New Jersey Judiciary website.