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You must call the court to enter a not guilty plea PRIOR to the court date listed on your ticket. We will schedule your case to be heard in court. On the day of your court appearance you will have the opportunity to speak to the prosecutor.
The Municipal Court accepts for filing all complaints. In order to sign a complaint for an offense that occurred within the jurisdiction of Stafford Township. You need to come into the court office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please note we do not take complaints on court dates (refer to the court website). You should have the following information with you:
- Name and address of person whom you wish to sign against
- Time and date of offense
- Statute number which relates to the offense
- License plate number and description of motor vehicle if you wish to sign a traffic summons
- A brief description of the incident
You may complete this form in advance, print it and bring it with you to the court office.
If you wish to be represented by the public defender, you must complete the below application and submit it to the court. In order to be eligible, you must be charged with a consequence of magnitude and your income must fall within the guidelines established. The Judge may require you to submit proof of your income. If approved there will be a fee assessed not to exceed $200.
You must postbail either at the Stafford Township Municipal Court during business hours orat any local police department twenty four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days aweek. As a courtesy a follow up court date will be given to allow you to resolve the matter. However, the warrant will remain in effect until you appear, post bail or are arrested.
If you feel the warrant should not have been issued, please contact the court immediately to discuss.
You must contact the court to find out the amount due. You may also perform a case search on the Municipal Court Case Search website. After you pay the ticket you will have to provide your receipt to the State of NJ Motor Vehicle Commission. They will assess you a $100 restoration fee to reinstate your driving privilege.