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Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Municipal Court sessions cancelled for two weeks

Local judges will still handle emergent issues

By David Wildstein, March 14 2020 10:38 am

Municipal Court sessions in New Jersey have been suspended through March 27, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced today.

“As part of our continuing response to the spread of COVID-19, we are suspending municipal court sessions for a two-week period,” Rabner said. “Where it is possible to resolve court matters without compromising the health and safety of the public and court staff, we will continue to do so.”

Between March 16-27, people scheduled to appear in municipal court to contests traffic or parking tickets or minor violations of local ordinances should wait for a new court date to be issued.

Rabner said that municipal courts will still be open to handle critical matters, including temporary restraining orders, hearings where a defendant has been detained, and other matters involving public safety.

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