Upper Freehold Municipal Court Address
314 Route 539
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Phone Number: (609) 758-0262
Fax Number: (609) 758-1140
Upper Freehold Municipal Court Judge and Staff
The judge presiding over the Upper Freehold Municipal Court is the Honorable Bonnie Goldman. The Court Administrator is Keren Shelley. The Upper Freehold Municipal Court Prosecutor is presently Richard Kelly, Esq.
Upper Freehold Court Days, Sessions & Hours of Operation
The Upper Freehold Municipal Court sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. However, in months where a holiday falls on those days, the weeks the Court are in session may vary. You may call the above telephone number to confirm when the Court is in session.
Paying Fines at the Upper Freehold Municipal Court
Tickets and fines may be paid at the Upper Freehold Municipal Court in the form of credit card, cash, money order, or personal check made payable to Upper Freehold Municipal Court. The Court accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards but does not accept American Express. For certain traffic summonses, you also may make a payment online at www.njmcdirect.com. If making a payment online, you will need to have the parking or traffic ticket number, your license plate number and the Upper Freehold Municipal Court ID, which is 1351.
When a Court Appearance is Required
A court appearance at the Upper Freehold Municipal Court is required in criminal matters and DWI charges. Additionally, if “court appearance required” box is checked on your summons, you must appear in the court at the time and place indicated, even if you wish to plead guilty.
When You Appear at Upper Freehold Municipal Court
When arriving at the Upper Freehold Municipal Court, you will see that there are two different buildings. The Court is located in the building that is facing the road and there will be signs to direct you there. Upon entering the building, you will line up to check in and will be given directions on where to go and what you should do. There is an elevator available to take you up to the second floor where the Court is located.
The Order Cases Are Heard at Upper Freehold Municipal Court
The Upper Freehold Municipal Court typically hears cases in a specific order. People pleading not guilty pro se (without an attorney) are usually heard last. Therefore, if you want to be heard faster, you should hire an experienced Upper Freehold Municipal Court attorney to represent you.
Types of Matters Heard at the Upper Freehold Court
The most common type of cases heard by Municipal Courts are minor criminal offenses such as simple assault, trespassing and shoplifting. In New Jersey, these types of offenses are known as non-indictable disorderly persons offenses. The Upper Freehold Municipal Court processes complaints filed against individuals who have been charged with these disorderly persons offenses, traffic violations or local ordinance violations.
Experienced Upper Freehold, NJ Lawyers
If you need a knowledgeable attorney in Upper Freehold, consider the municipal court lawyers at Villani & DeLuca. Our lawyers offer free consultations to help you resolve your legal issues. Call an Upper Freehold lawyer at (732) 709-7757 today!
About Upper Freehold, New Jersey
Upper Freehold is a township is Monmouth County, NY with a population of just under 7,000 people and an area of approximately 47 square miles. Upper Freehold dates back to 1731 when it was taken from portions of Freehold Township.
Upper Freehold is governed under the township form of government by a five-member Township Committee. The Committee is elected by the voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as the Mayor and another as the Deputy Mayor.
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