General Information of the Court
The Municipal Court is completely automated, utilizing the Statewide Automated Traffic (ATS), and the Automated Criminal System (ACS). The Police Department is online with the ATS/ACS computer system and can access the system 23 and 1/2 hours a day for general inquiries and to verify warrants. New Jersey Police departments, including the Teaneck Police Department, can access valuable information by utilizing this computer to view the records of the Teaneck Court as well as all other Municipal Courts throughout the State of New Jersey. The ATS/ACS system is connected with the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles for prompt reporting of court dispositions, and suspension of driver's licenses of defendants who fail to pay their court fines or satisfy a traffic ticket or a criminal disorderly persons offenses. New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicle also reports to the Courts through the ATS system, and other Division of Motor Vehicle agencies through-out the United States, supplying information on the owners of vehicles who have committed parking violations or are in contempt of court on any traffic or criminal matter.
The Court processed 1,043 criminal complaints and approximately 33,000 traffic summonses. During 2000, the Teaneck Municipal Court collected a total of $1,091,052.59 in fines and costs. A total of $639,488.67 was remitted to the Treasurer of the Township of Teaneck, plus the amount of $288.00 which goes towards the POAA fund. The remaining balance of $451,275.92 was remitted to other agencies, primarily the State Director of Motor Vehicles and the County of Bergen.
Traffic and Criminal court sessions are currently held three times a week plus a special session for DWI cases, utilizing the Council Chambers. There is limited seating in the Council Chambers, far too little to accommodate the seating needed for each court session. Discussions are ongoing to develop plans for the conversion of the old police building to a new justice complex which would house new court offices and a courtroom. An architect is now developing plans for this project.
|Municipal Court Judge: James E. Young|
|Municipal Court Administrator: Lucia Rodriguez|
|Hours of Violations Bureau/Court Office:|
|9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday|
|8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. July and August|
Court Sessions:Court is in session every Monday and Wednesday at 4:00 P.M. for Traffic Violations and every Wednesday at 9:00 A.M. for other violations. Court sessions are held in the Municipal Building Council Chambers.
The court handles all traffic violations which occur in Teaneck. It also hears all violations of Teaneck ordinances, and disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses. More serious offenses are initially processed by the Teaneck Municipal Court and then turned over to the Bergen County Prosecutor, in Hackensack, for further action.
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