Manchester Township Municipal Court Address
1 Colonial Drive
Manchester, NJ 08759
Phone Number: (732) 657-8121
Fax Number: (732) 657-2440
Manchester Township Municipal Court Judge and Staff
The current presiding judge of the Manchester Township Municipal Court is the Honorable Daniel F. Sahin. The Court Administrator is Tracy Barcus. The Manchester Township Municipal Court Prosecutor is Steven Zabarsky. The court's Public Defender is Robert Ulaky.
Court sessions are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. and on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
Where to Park at Manchester Township Municipal Court
Parking for the Manchester Municipal Court is free and available to the public in a lot across the street by the Manchester Township Library.
Use of Cell Phones and Electronic Devices at Court
While in the courtroom, all cell phones and electronic devices should be kept off and out of sight. If a cell phone needs to be on, it must be kept on silent. Any disruption by an electronic device is grounds for removal from the courtroom by a court officer. Guests and children are welcome during your attendance at the court; however, the judge may ask a court officer to escort individuals out of court if they are disrupting the court session due to noise or cell phone use.
Security at Manchester Township Municipal Court
Any entrant into the courthouse must pass through a security check. Security guards are stationed at the entrance of the courthouse with metal detecting wands. These guards also have the authority to check any bags that are brought into the courthouse for the safety of all people at the court. Refusal to pass through security is grounds for removal by security personnel.
How to Pay Fines at Manchester Municipal Court
Only traffic fines may be paid online by credit card. Other fines can be paid at the court clerk's office. For defendants with financial difficulty, a judge in his or her discretion may work out a payment plan to pay over several months' time. For example, a judge can ask a defendant on the date of appearance to pay the court $100, and then every 30 days continue to pay $100 until the fine has been paid in full.
Failure to Show for Your Scheduled Court Appearance
If on a date of appearance a defendant misses his or her name being called by the judge, the court in its discretion may issue a failure to appear, or worse, a bench warrant. A bench warrant is the entering of an order for the arrest of a defendant who has violated some rule of the court – in this case, the failure to appear before that judge. This warrant may be used to bring you into court.
Cases Heard at Manchester Township Municipal Court
The only types of cases heard at the Manchester Municipal Court are traffic infractions, DWI charges, disorderly persons offenses and petty disorderly persons offenses. Disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses are often called misdemeanors in other states. Although they are not indictable crimes, a conviction for such an offense will still appear on the defendant's criminal record. This court will also hear alleged violations of Manchester Township ordinances.
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Directions to Manchester Township Municipal Court
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