Municipal Court

Mission Statement:

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

Important Information:

Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, victims are to contact the municipal court via email at michele.odonohue@njcourts.gov or at (201) 529-2862 to provide your full name,
e-mail address, and cell phone number within seven days of a court notice.

Online Municipal Case Resolution:

NJMCdirect.com has been enhanced to include access to the new Online Municipal Case Resolution System.

To dispute a case, new users will be required to create a User ID and password in order to register and log into the Online Municipal Case Resolution system.

Remote/Virtual Courtroom Security

Restrictions on Personal (Non-Media)
Cell Phone Use in the Virtual Courtrooms

Attorneys, parties, and members of the public. The following provisions apply to use of electronic devices, cell phones and comparable electronic devices in a virtual courtroom by attorneys, parties, and members of the public. The audio portion of this proceeding is being recorded by a Judiciary approved court recording system.

Prohibited uses: Attorneys, parties, and members of the public must silence cell phones while in the virtual courtroom. The use of electronic devices, cell phones and comparable electronic devices may not be used, to transmit, broadcast, record and/or take photographs without prior permission of the court. A willful violation of this policy may result in a finding of contempt. If you have the recording ability on the device you are using, please make sure that it is turned off.

Please also know that cell phones may not be used to communicate in any way with any virtual courtroom participant including, but not limited to, a party, or witness at any time during any virtual court proceedings.

Municipal Court Judge
Richard J. Brady,JMC

Municipal Prosecutor
Joseph DeMarco

Public Defender
Karen A. Prelich-Passaro

Co- Public Defender
Robert P. Zisgen