Atlantic County New Jersey Municipal Court Law Attorney

Municipal court is a lower level local court which may handle matters such as:

  • Domestic violence
  • Trespassing
  • Nursing home claims
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding tickets

The Court also has civil jurisdiction that includes landlord tenant cases and claims where the amount does not exceed a certain dollar limit.

Typical cases heard include:

  • Damages on default judgments
  • Pre-judgment and post-judgment attachment proceedings
  • Trusteeships
  • Judgment debtor examinations
  • Small claims cases
  • Certain appeals from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
  • The enforcement of sentences
  • Traffic arraignments
  • Parking violation appeals
  • Applications for release of rent

Local court rules may apply to a municipal court, depending on the jurisdiction.