|James E. Young, Municipal Court Judge|
|Jill Graham, Municipal Court Administrator|
|Hours:||8:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Telephone Assistance, Monday - Friday|
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Violations Bureau Window, Monday - Friday
|Address:||818 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666|
The Court processes all summonses issued for traffic violations which occur in Teaneck. It also hears all violations of Teaneck ordinances and disorderly persons offenses. More serious cases are turned over to the County Prosecutor in Hackensack.
The Municipal Court is completely automated, utilizing the Statewide Automated Traffic System (ATS), and the Automated Criminal System (ACS). The Police Department is online with 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 Vehicle Services for prompt reporting of court dispositions, and suspensions of driver's licenses of defendants who fail to pay their court fines, satisfy traffic summonses, or criminal disorderly persons offenses. New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicle Services also reports to the Courts, through the ATS system, and other Division of Motor Vehicle agencies throughout the United States, supplying information about the owners of vehicles who have committed parking violations or are in contempt of court on any traffic or criminal matters.
The Court processed 1,053 criminal complaints and 15,216 traffic summonses in 2002. With a little more than half of the traffic summonses issued in 2002 in comparison to 2000, and 2001 the Teaneck Municipal Court collected a total of $1,124,051.00 in fines and costs in 2002, compared to a total of $1,307,119.40 in 2001, and $1,091,052.59 in 2000. A total of $623,883.82 was remitted to the Township of Teaneck in 2002, whereas $769,700.50 was remitted in 2001. $6,068.50 was remitted to the POAA fund in 2002, compared to $9,252.00 in 2001. The remaining balance of $494,098.68 was remitted to other agencies, primarily the State Director of Motor Vehicle Services and the County of Bergen in 2002, where $528,166.90 was remitted the previous year.
Traffic Court sessions are held twice a week, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Criminal Court sessions are held on Wednesday mornings. Special sessions for DWI cases are held on Fridays, all utilizing the Council Chambers.
There is limited seating in the Council Chambers. Discussions are ongoing to develop plans to address these space needs.