Newark Municipal Court

About New Jersey Municipal Courts

In New Jersey, Municipal Courts preside over minor criminal offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and parking and traffic tickets. A Municipal Court only has jurisdiction over cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality, and more serious criminal cases like robbery, auto theft, or assault will be handled by a Superior Court, though they may be first filed at a Municipal Court and then transferred.


Newark Municipal Court Contact Info


31 Green Street

Newark, NJ 07102


Phone Number: (973) 733-6520

Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Chief Judge: Richard E.A. Nunes

Court Administrator: James Simpson


About the Newark Municipal Court

Newark is the biggest city in New Jersey, with a population of 277,140 as of the 2010 census. As you may imagine, the Newark Municipal Court is very busy. Between July 2010 and March 2011, it handled 159,622 moving violations and 283 D.W.I. cases (in addition to 71,467 criminal cases during the same period).


If you have been charged with a traffic violation in Central New Jersey and you want an experienced New Jersey traffic ticket attorney to help protect your rights, please contact Dan Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404 for a free consultation. I have years of experience defending people accused of traffic violations in the Newark Municipal Court, the Elizabeth Municipal Court, the Linden Municipal Court, and the Rahway Municipal Court. Don’t let your traffic ticket raise your insurance rates and jeopardize your license. Call today.





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