Disorderly and Petty Disorderly persons offenses – criminal cases that may result in fine or jail.
Municipal Ordinances (local laws)
Fish and game laws, parks and forest, weights and measures, SPCA, boating regulations
Private citizen complaints: We will accept any complaint from any person. The court administrator/deputy administrator will review the complaint to see if probable cause is found for the issuance of the complaint. If they cannot find probable cause it will be given to the Judge for his review.
Payable offenses: Payable traffic offenses are listed on the Statewide Violation Schedule . Payment for these offenses may be mailed to the Court, made at the Court’s Violation Window during normal business hours or paid on the Internet at: www.njmcdirect.com.
If paying on the Internet you will need to have the ticket in front of you. You will need the Court Code (ID), Prefix, Ticket Number and the vehicle plate number. Court ID: Bass River 0301, Washington 0337, and Woodland 0339. Only Visa and MasterCard are acceptable payments on the Internet. Only traffic offenses are payable on the Internet at this time. At this time payments are not accepted over the telephone. If sending your payment in the mail please indicate the complaint/ticket number on your check or money order. DO NOT MAIL CASH!
First Appearance Required:
Certain traffic offenses, all criminal offenses and private citizen complaints are mandatory court appearance. When you are ordered to appear in court for a first appearance you must come on the scheduled date and time. Failure to appear may result in Judge Sicheri issuing a failure to appear or possible bench warrant.
If your offense is an indictable offense the case will be transferred to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Failure to appear in the municipal court may result in a bench warrant being issued by the Superior Court.
Not guilty plea:
If you want to plead not guilty please contact the court office 7 days prior to the date listed on the ticket. At that time the staff will confirm your name, address and phone number. You will verbally be given a new date and time. This will be confirmed with a notice mailed to you on the next business day. If you for some reason do not receive the notice, the date given to you verbally will be considered as official notification.
If you have some hardship reason(s) why you can’t appear in court but want to plead not guilty, please contact the court office for further information. You may be able to plea by mail. There are some offenses that cannot be handled through plea by mail.
The services of an interpreter and/or sign language interpreter are available at no charge to you. Please notify the court staff prior to court day.
Points and/or Suspension:
Please check with New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission www.nj.gov/nj/trans/vehicles for any question(s) regarding points or suspension of your driver’s license. New Jersey Point System information is also available at www.njmcdirect.com.
If you are licensed in a state other than New Jersey please check with your state Motor Vehicle Commission.