Court Administrator: Marie Kennedy
Judges: William Golden, Thomas Heim
Prosecutor: Kelly A. Conroy, Esquire
Public Defender: Lawrence L. Hubert, Esquire
Phone: (856) 468-3078
Fax: (856) 468-3823
The Mantua Joint Municipal Court Township has jurisdiction over offenses that occur within the Township of Mantua as well as the Boroughs of Pitman, Wenonah and Woodbury Heights. Cases heard in Municipal Court include traffic violations, minor criminal offenses, and Ordinances enacted in Mantua Township, Pitman, Wenonah and Woodbury Heights.
How does a defendant obtain a public defender?
You must appear on your scheduled court date to apply for the public defender. Public defenders are assigned to indigent defendants. You must complete an application that is reviewed by the Judge. A non-refundable application fee from $50 – $200 may be imposed.
Who is entitled to be represented by the public defender?
The public defender is assigned only when the pending charge carries a penalty of jail, suspension of driving privileges or a substantial fine and only if the judge determines that the defendant cannot afford to retain an attorney.
How may I pay my fine?
Payments may be made by check, cash, money order, in person or through the mail. If a court appearance is not required, you may pay your fine by Visa or MasterCard at www.njmcdirect.com. A small fee is charged.
How do I request a postponement of my case?
You must appear before the judge to request your postponement.
Am I required to appear in court?
A court appearance is always required in most criminal matters. In traffic matters, if “court appearance required” is checked on the ticket, you must appear. If “court appearance required” is not checked you must still appear in court if:
- You wish to plead not guilty and want a trial.
- The charge is not listed on the Statewide Violations Schedule.
- The ticket was issued as a result of an accident with personal injury.
How do I find out if the charge is listed on the Statewide Violations Schedule?
The most common motor vehicle violations are listed on the back of the ticket. If you do not see a particular charge, call the court office. Please have the summons number available.
How many points will be imposed?
The municipal court does not impose points. Points are assessed by NJ Motor Vehicle Commission. Call NJMVC for questions about points and surcharges. You can reach the NJMVC by calling (856) 292-6500. The Suspensions and Restoration number remains unchanged, (609) 292-7500.