NJ Courts To Resolve Cases Without In-Person Appearances

New Jersey Municipal Court is a credible platform to stave the enticement of speeding on highways. Not only do they charge you for contravening the traffic rule but also restricting cars in parking them in the wrong area. Here, they will issue a traffic ticket where you have to pay a significant buck for completing the process.

The convict must appear to the court to resolve cases pertaining to traffic tickets on the previous days. But according to new rules, the public can now ask a prosecutor to carefully review their matters. Therefore, without visiting the court, people will be able to resolve those traffic rule violation cases.

NEW JERSEY –  The judiciary system of New Jersey has come up with a new conviction that a court appearance may no longer be significant. This is because they have made certain changes to municipal court operations in NJ.

NJ Courts To Resolve Cases Without In-Person Appearances

Well, the Judiciary’s Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) program started in the middle of May. More than 30 Municipal courts have opted for this ODR program. It generally allows the court users to dispute a charge and provide significant information or evidence to municipal solicitors online.

The Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has illustrated that “Such leading changes of not appearing to court in-person are the part of a massive endeavor to make our court system accessible and efficient”. He also stated that “Accusers do not have to take a day off from work or to find childcare to travel to municipal court to talk to an advocate.”

This ODR program looks into 37 traffic cases such as failure to show a driving license, speeding, contravention of traffic rules, and so on. Here accusers need to provide leading documents and seek a curtailed charge before pleading guilty.

Here how it works:

  • Defendants may use NJMCDirect online portal to submit their requests for reviewing their case to the municipal solicitor.
  • Your prosecutor may curtail the amount of charge or simply decline after reviewing the case.
  • A judge will again review your case and if a lesser charge gets sanctioned, the accuser will not have to appear to the court.
  • If the solicitation of lesser charge gets declined or judge does not approve the new changes, the accuser has to visit on a scheduled date.

However, a municipal court will offer this ODR program over the next various weeks as this expands statewide