- We can explain and answer questions about how the court works.
- We can tell you what the requirements are to have your case considered by the court.
- We can give you some information from your case file.
- We can provide you with the samples of court forms that are available.
- We can provide you with guidance on how to fill out forms.
- We can usually answer questions about court deadlines.
- We cannot give you legal advice.
- We cannot tell you whether you should bring your case to court.
- We cannot give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court.
- We cannot recommend a lawyer, but can provide you with the telephone number of a
- local lawyer referral service.
- We cannot talk to the judge for you about what will happen in your case.
- We cannot let you talk to the judge outside of court.
- We cannot change an order issued by the judge.
What if I can't pay my fines?
In the event that you are unable to make your fine or ticket payment, please call the court office at 609-894-3337. If you simply stop paying and don't advise us of your situation, we are not able to offer any solutions. To avoid any possible penalties, call us as soon as you know that you will not be able to make your payment.
What if I need an accomodation to appear in court?
The New Jersey Judiciary is proudly ADA compliant, as are Pemberton Township's facilities. Please call the court office at 609-894-3337 and let us know how we can best assist you with your court appearance. Click here for more information about the Judiciary's Title II ADA Procedures.
How can I get an interpreter?
The New Jersey Judiciary assures fair access to the court proceedings for everyone. We are happy to provide interpreting and sign language services to ensure that you can communicate effectively in the court room. Click here for more information about interpreters.
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Will I get points on my license?
Will I get to speak to the prosecutor?
When you appear in court the prosecutor will call your name and you'll have an opportunity to talk about your case. If you have an attorney or the public defender, they will speak to the prosecutor on your behalf.
How can I sign a complaint against another person?
During normal Court hours (M-F from 8am to 4:30pm), you can come to the window and get forms to sign a complaint against someone. Court staff can answer some questions about the complaint process, but we cannot tell you a person's name, address, or driver's license number, or what offense you should charge them with. While we must accept all complaints for filing, if you don't have a correct name or address, the complaint may not be able to be served. The Pemberton Township Police Department can also take complaints 24 hours a day and may be able to offer a different level of assistance.
Why is my complaint going to mediation?
Mediation is an informal and confidential process which allows parties to meet with an impartial mediator who has received training to assist them in resolving their dispute. You may request mediation instead of filing a formal complaint. If you file a complaint, the Judge may order the case to mediation. Types of matters referred to mediation typically include neighborhood disputes and disputes between coworkers.
When can I get my bail back?
As long as you don't fail to appear for any court dates, you are eligible to get your bail returned as soon as your cases are completely resolved. You can also have your bail applied to any fines or costs that might be assessed at the resolution of your cases. If someone other than yourself posted bail for you, this person (known as a surety) will have to be present in order for the bail to be returned or applied. If you do not appear for all of your scheduled court appearances, your bail may be forfeited to the court.
Do I need a lawyer?
While we cannot answer that for you or give you legal advice, we can tell you that you have the right to an attorney or to proceed on your own. You may find the following helpful:
Click here for things to consider before deciding to proceed on your own.
Click here to access the Burlington County Bar Association's lawyer referral service.
Can I get a Public Defender?