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67 Union Ave
Cresskill, NJ 07626

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Office: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:30am - 3:30pm

Court Sessions: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm

201-569-7636

ALL MUNICIPAL COURT SESSIONS WILL NOW BE VIRTUAL/REMOTE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT OFFICE WITH QUESTIONS REGARDING HOW TO PROPERLY PROCEED WITH YOUR MATTER.

THIS CHANGE IS IN AN EFFORT TO MINIMIZE EXPOSURE TO COVID-19. ACCORDINGLY, ALL COMPLAINANTS, DEFENDANTS, ATTORNEYS, VICTIMS AND WITNESSESS INVOLVED IN ANY MATTER BEFORE THE CRESSKILL MUNICIPAL COURT ARE TO CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL COURT OFFICE AT 201-569-7636 TO PROVIDE YOUR FULL NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND CELL PHONE/TELEPHONE NUMBER WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS OF A COURT NOTICE.

IN CERTAIN MATTERS, PLEA BY MAIL IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO DEFENDANTS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOUR MATTER MAY PROCEED BY PLEA BY MAIL.

 

THE PUBLIC CAN NOW ASK THE MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR TO REVIEW THEIR TRAFFIC MATTERS AND MAY BE ABLE TO RESOLVE THEIR CASE WITHOUT HAVING TO APPEAR IN PERSON, UNDER A RECENT CHANGE TO MUNICIPAL COURT OPERATIONS IN NEW JERSEY.

THE JUDICIARY'S ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ODR) PROGRAM, WHICH STARTED IN MID-MAY IN APPROXIMATELY 30 MUNICIPAL COURTS, ALLOWS COURT USERS TO DISPUTE A CHARGE AND PROVIDE INFORMATION OR EVIDENCE TO MUNICIPAL PROSECUTORS ONLINE. THE ODR PROGRAM APPLIES TO 37 TRAFFIC OFFENSES, SUCH AS SPEEDING, FAILURE TO HAVE AN INSURANCE CARD, OR FAILURE TO YIELD, WHERE DEFENDANTS COMMONLY PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION AND SEEK A REDUCED CHARGE BEFORE PLEADING GUILTY.

COURT USERS CAN MAKE THEIR REQUESTS FOR REVIEW TO THE MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR THROUGH NJMCDIRECT WEBPAGE (WWW.NJMCDIRECT.COM/HTTP://WWW.NJMCDIRECT.COM) OR WWW.NJCOURTS.GOV (HTTP://WWW.NJCOURTS.GOV).  AFTER REVIEWING THE CASE, THE PROSECUTOR CAN OFFER A LESSER CHARGE OR DECLINE TO CHANGE THE CHARGE.

IF A LESSER CHARGE IS ACCEPTED, THE MATTER WILL BE REVIEW BY A JUDGE FOR APPROVAL.  IF APPROVED, THE DEFENDANT DOES NOT NEED TO GO TO COURT.

IF THE PROSECUTOR DECLINES TO OFFER A LESSER CHARGE, OR THE JUDGE DOES NOT APPROVE THE NEW CHARGE, A HEARING DATE IS SCHEDULED FOR THE DEFENDANT TO APPEAR REMOTELY.

Department Staff

Municipal Court Judge
Hon. Steven V. Schuster

Court Administrator
Craig Ferdinand (201-569-7636)

Violations Clerk
Miata Frierson (201-569-7636)

Violation Payments

You may pay your summons online or by the Court Drop Box at the Court window at 67 Union Avenue, Cresskill.

Online by visiting www.Njmcdirect.Com

Make sure to have your copy of the summons available when making your payment.