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New Jersey Municipal Court

Monmouth County Superior Court

It is through the Municipal Courts that most citizens in the State come into contact with the judicial system, either as a defendant, a victim, or a witness.

The Municipal Courts in New Jersey are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, having responsibility for motor vehicle and parking tickets, minor criminal-type offenses (for example, simple assault and bad checks), municipal ordinance offenses (such as dog barking or building code violations) and other offenses, such as fish and game violations.

Lynda Lee, has been appearing on behalf of clients in New Jersey Municipal Courts for over twenty-five years.

A Municipal Court usually has jurisdiction only over cases that occur within the boundaries of its municipality. Many serious criminal cases, such as robbery, auto theft, or aggravated assault, start out as complaints filed in the Municipal Court but those cases are transferred to the Superior Court located in the county where the municipality lies.

*more information can be found at www.judiciary.state.nj.us/mcs/