Municipal Court


MISSION STATEMENT:

The Hillside Municipal Court is 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.

The Municipal Court hears motor vehicle traffic violations, township ordinance matters, disorderly persons and petty disorderly criminal cases, municipal and county ordinance violations, health code violations, weights and measures, and all other proceedings within territorial jurisdiction of the municipality. Practice and procedures are governed by New Jersey Court Rules. We strive to accomplish our mission and four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization:

Independence
Integrity                Fairness
Quality Service

NOTICE:
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic there are no in-person Municial Court sessions. We are rescheduling court sessions via ZOOM. Virtual court sessions will begin on May 11, 2020. Virtual sessions will be three (3) Monday's per month at 10:00 am and three (3) Thursday's per month at 4:30 pm. Please contact the court if you have a minor local ordinance, criminal charge, or traffic tickets that you would like to contest. The court will continue to schedule all mandatory court sessions via ZOOM. Please contact the court to advise us of your email/contact info.
Please be advised that during this pandemic the municipal court building is officially closed until further notice. We are not accepting any in person payments at the court window. Defendants may continue to submit their payments by mail, pay online at WWW.NJMCDIRECT.COM, or drop off check/money order payments at our drop box located at the Hillside Police Dept. Please submit payments with an envelope. Please write your name, ticket/complaint # and contact # on your envelope just in case we have any questions. If you would like a receipt to be returned to you, please submit a self-addressed stamped envelope to be returned to you.


Plea by Mail: //www.njcourts.gov/forms/10715_plea_mail.pdf?c=uQC

Municipal Court Opening Statement: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_zJg-XLde0

Do I qualify for a Public Defender: //njcourts.gov/courts/assets/municipal/indigencyguidelines.pdf?c=KRC

Court Fines: //www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/violations.html

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Point Schedule: //www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/penalties_pointSchedule.htm

Records Request Application Form Online at: //www.njcourts.gov/selfhelp/index.html

Violation Bureau Contact Info

Hillside Municipal Court
1409 Liberty Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
Phone: (973) 926-1882
Fax: (973) 849-6544

Violation Bureau Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Court Clerk Contact Information:

Jessica Ciuia - Court Administrator
848-666-2284
Jessica.Ciuia@NJCourts.Gov

Veronica Acosta - Deputy Court Administrator 862-227-5385
Veronica.Acosta@NJCourts.Gov

Jacqueline Dockery
848-666-0483
Jacqueline.Dockery@NJCourts.Gov

Dina Slade
848-666-0784
Dina.Slade@NJCourts.Gov

Judges:
Seth Dombeck, Chief Judge
Marvin Braker, Judge

Prosecutors:
Moshood Muftau
Darryl Scipio

Public Defender:
Samuel Manigault 
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