Hazlet Municipal Court Address
*In 2012, Hazlet entered into a joint court system with Matawan and Keyport to form the Joint Court of Hazlet, Keyport and Matawan.*
255 Middle Road
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Phone Number: (732) 264-2231
Fax Number: (732) 264-7375
Payable Offenses for Hazlet Municipal Court
If you are not required to appear in court, you can choose to satisfy your summons by making a payment to the court office. The court office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and accepts payments of cash, check or money order. After office hours, you can drop off your payment in the drop box, which is located in the lobby of the police station. Please make sure payments are in the form of check or money order if using the drop box.
The NJMC Direct website at www.njmcdirect.com can be used for paying parking and traffic tickets that do not require an appearance only. You must pay using a Visa or MasterCard logo card, and be prepared to pay a convenience fee based on the amount of your fine.
It's important to note that paying your ticket results is an automatic guilty plea. This can have serious consequences, such as added points on your license and suspension of driving privileges. It is recommended that you seek legal advice from a knowledgeable Hazlet, New Jersey lawyer about your summons. An attorney can help you understand your rights, and advise you on whether or not you should contest your charges in court.
Hazlet Municipal Court Judge and Staff
Cases for Hazlet Municipal Court are heard by the Honorable Michael D. Pugliese. John Lane, Esq. serves as the Municipal Prosecutor, and Raymond Raya, Esq. is the Public Defender. The court office is managed by Court Administrator Carol LaManna.
Hazlet Municipal Court Dates and Sessions
The Joint Court of Hazlet, Keyport and Matawan holds court sessions on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. There is also an evening session at 5:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Important Tips for Your Hazlet Court Hearing
Municipal courts adhere by strict rules when it comes to procedures and etiquette within the courtroom. Before you leave for court, make sure that you have all the relevant items, such as your photo ID, summons, and any supporting documentation related to your case. It is best to arrive early since you will need to check in with the Court Administrator, who may have important instructions. Arriving early will also give you an opportunity to speak with the Prosecutor before your hearing.
Prior to entering the courtroom, make sure to turn off or silence your cell phone. Also, dispose of any food or drinks, and be prepared to sit silently until it is your turn to speak. Noise disruptions are not tolerated since New Jersey municipal court hearings are sound recorded.
Finding a Hazlet Municipal Court Lawyer
If you are in need of an experienced Hazlet attorney, consider Villani & DeLuca. Our lawyers offer free consultations to help you resolve your municipal court violations. Speak with a Hazlet Municipal Court lawyer at (732) 709-7757 today!
Directions to Hazlet Municipal Court
For step-by-step directions to the Joint Court of Hazlet, Keyport and Matawan, click on the “Directions” link in the map below and enter your start address.