Matawan Municipal Court Address
*In 2012, Matawan entered into a joint court system with Hazlet 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
Court Sessions for Matawan Municipal Court
Court sessions at the Joint Court of Hazlet, Keyport and Matawan take place on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. There is also a 5:00 p.m. session on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
Matawan Municipal Court Judge and Staff
Municipal court cases for Matawan are heard by Judge Michael D. Pugliese. John Lane, Esq. serves as the Municipal Prosecutor, and Raymond Raya is the Municipal Public Defender. The court office is headed by the Court Administrator, Carol La Manna.
Matawan Municipal Court Payment Procedures
Payments can be made directly at the court office, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can also drop off your payment at any time in the drop box, which is located in the lobby of the Hazlet Township Police Station. Payments through the drop box must be in the form of check or money order only.
Traffic and parking tickets can be paid online at www.njmcdirect.com. NJMC Direct accepts payments from Visa or MasterCard logo cards, and charges a convenience fee based on the amount of your fine.
Understanding Your Matawan Municipal Court Summons
When you receive a summons in the mail, you will first want to check whether or not you are mandated to appear in court. If the “court appearance required” box is not checked and you wish to plead guilty, you can satisfy the summons by paying the penalty amount.
If you are required to appear in court, you are likely to have question concerning your charges. The court staff can assist you with court procedures and basic information, such as filling out court forms. The Court Administrator can also advise you of the requirements in order to have a case heard, and give you some information from your case file.
However, you can only obtain legal advice from an attorney. An experienced Matawan Municipal Court attorney can advise you of your rights and help determine the best course of action. Hiring a lawyer gives you the best chance of reducing your charges and preventing serious consequences such as heavy fines, suspension or loss of your license, and jail time.
Experienced Matawan, NJ Lawyers
For a free consultation with a knowledgeable Matawan attorney, consider Villani & DeLuca. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to help you resolve your legal issues. Call a Matawan Municipal Court lawyer at (732) 709-7757 today!
Directions to Matawan 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.