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F.A.Q's - Court
1. Is my ticket payable?

Yes, if it is not marked "Court Appearance required," and the payment amount can be found on the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule.

2.  Why do I have to get a new court date, when I have one on my speeding violation summons?

The date shown on your summons is your payment date.

3. If I pay my ticket, how many points will I get on my license?  

Please refer to the Motor Vehicle Commission Point Schedule.

4. How much is my fine? 

Please refer to the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule or the back of your summons.

5. Can I pay my fines over the telephone? 

No, but you can pay on the New Jersey Courts website, in person, or mail in your payment to the Court.

6. Do you have an interpreter? 

A Spanish interpreter is always available during court sessions. If you need another language, you should notify the court staff prior to your court appearance.

7. Will I need a lawyer? 

The court staff cannot offer legal advice. Depending on the offense you may want to consult an attorney.

8. How can I apply for a Public Defender?  

You can only apply for a Public Defender in court. The Judge will determine if you are eligible according to the offense and your income. The Public Defender fee is $200.

9. What should I do if I do not have my complaint or summons number?  

Be prepared to give the court staff member your driver's license number so they can assist you.

10. Does my ticket carry any points? 

You must contact NJ Motor Vehicle Commission at (609)-292-6500 or visit their website.

11. Why is my offense court appearance required?  

Certain offenses must have fines set by the judge according to the statute.

12. How long does court usually last? 

It depends on a few different factors, but a typical court session can last anywhere between 2 and 4 hours.

13. Can I reschedule my court date on the date of court? 

No, as per the Judge’s policy, no matters can be rescheduled on the day of court.  However, you may fax us a letter requesting an adjournment which will be read by the judge in determining whether or not your matter will be rescheduled.

14. What happens if I miss court? 

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be issued a new court date or a bench warrant for your arrest.  If you do miss a court day, contact the court immediately.