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Bail is a guarantee that the defendant will appear at each court session as scheduled. If the defendant misses any session, the bail money may be forfeited. Bail is returned when the case is completed. You may pick it up the day after your court appearance or it will be mailed to you. If you posted bail for someone else and you are allowing the money to be used toward the fines, the court needs verification in writing from you if you are not going to be there on the court date.
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You must call the court prior to the court date located on the bottom of your ticket. You will be scheduled for a court date at which time you will be able to speak with the prosecutor about your case.
The municipal court is not involved with the issuance of points. Please contact NJ MVC for information about points.
The ticket must be paid by the court date indicated on the bottom of your summons if you have not entered a not-guilty plea.
Only the violations listed on the Statewide Violations Bureau Schedule are payable without a court appearance as long as the officer did not check off the "court appearance required" box on the bottom of your ticket.
The Municipal Court accepts all complaints for filing. You can print the form from the website, or pick it up in person. We do not take complaints on court days, or after 2 pm on non-court days. Please note that the municipal court is not allowed to do any type of investigation for the complaint so you will need to be sure you have the following:
Name and address of person whom you are charging
If you have previously filed a police report regarding the incident, you may bring it with you in support of your complaint.
In order to be granted the public defender, your case must carry a consequence of magnitude and your income must fall within the established guidelines. View the Income Eligibility Guidelines. The judge may assess a fee of up to $200.00 if your application is approved.
No, the court is not permitted to recommend an attorney. You may call the Monmouth County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at 732-431-5544 or refer to the local yellow pages.
Please call the office to find out the amount that is owed. Once paid in full, court staff can provide you with proof of payment to take to the NJ MVC. They will assess a $100.00 restoration fee in addition to the money owed to the court.
Please review the adjournment policy found on the main page of this department's website.
For local discovery, a written letter must be brought to the Long Branch Municipal Court to be stamped received, then taken to the records department at the Long Branch Police Department. For discovery involving a State Police matter, a written letter must be submitted to the court to the attention of the municipal prosecutor.
You must post bail. You can post bail at any municipal court or police department in the State of New Jersey. If you are going to a municipal court other than Long Branch, please be sure to call first to find out their policy on posting bail. Credit cards will not be accepted when posting bail.
Please fill out the form for the Judiciary Records Request. There is a $10 fee for a disposition with a raised seal, and a $5 fee for a disposition without the seal. For information on the status of a disposition request, please call 732-571-6500.
Contact records at the Long Branch Police Department at 732-222-1000, ext. 1800 for a copy of an accident report.
Yes, please call the court to provide your contact information and the prosecutor will reach out to you before your court date.
Provide court staff with the phone number you can be reached at. The prosecutor will first call you to discuss the facts of your case. Prior to your scheduled court hearing, please call the court for access information to join the session from your phone.