WHAT TO EXPECT IN COURT

 

Important Note: If you plan to plead "not guilty" to a ticket (summons) that is not checked "court required," you must call the court office in advance to schedule your court appearance.

 

The court session is conducted as follows: (in accordance with R-7:14-3a)

 

  • Application for adjournments

  • Arraignments and first appearances

  • Guilty Pleas

  • Contested Matters With Attorneys

  • Contested Matters Without Attorneys

  • All Other Contested Matters

 

Court Room Standards

  • No weapons are permitted in the court room or the municipal building.

  • Please remain seated quietly in the court room. Proceedings are taped and any background noise may cause interference on the tapes.

  • Food, drink or gum chewing is not permitted in the court room. Newspaper reading is not permitted while court is in session.

  • Smoking is prohibited by law in all government buildings.

  • Please avoid bringing small children to court. If you must bring them, please be prepared to wait outside the court room until your case is called.

  • Please wear suitable clothing to court. Shirts and shoes are required. Hats are not permitted.

  • When your name or the case you are involved in is called, come forward to the podium to speak to the judge.  Do not approach the bench at any time.

  • Turn cell phones and pagers off or to vibrate.

We wish to thank Captain George Ahrend, a former Borough of Spotswood resident and police officer, for sharing his artistic talent in contributing to the design of the Borough of Spotswood's seal. We thank Mr. Thomas Sullivan, a former Borough of Spotswood resident and sanitation employee, for sharing his artistic talent in contributing to the design of the Borough of Spotswood's seal.