Belleville Town Hall, 2nd Floor
152 Washington Avenue
Belleville, NJ 07109
WEATHER CANCELLATION ALERTS
IN COURT SESSIONS
- Tuesday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
- Wednesday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
- Wednesday Night (alternate Weds)
- Joseph Angelo, Esq.
- Donald Rinaldi, Esq.
- Hilary Brunell, Esq.
- James Cundari, Esq.
- Yara Bossolt, Municipal Court Administrator
- Roberta Almeida, Deputy Municipal Court Administrator
Belleville has a very active Municipal Court. It handles a wide variety of both criminal and civil cases involving matters such as:
- Disorderly person offenses
- Petty disorderly person offenses
- Municipal and county violations
- Traffic violations
- Construction violations
- Health code violations
If you need the services of an interpreter, please notify the Municipal Court administrator prior to your appearance in court.
Essex County Family Justice Center provides coordinated and confidential services to domestic violence victims and their children in one central safe location. The Center is located at:
|89 Market Street|
|Newark, NJ 07102|
|Phone: (973) 286-3890|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)
- How do I find out how much my ticket costs The cost of a ticket will depend on whether it is a local or State violation. The Local Violations Schedule is presented in the table below. The State Violations Schedule can be accessed at the following link:
LOCAL SUPPLEMENTAL VIOLATIONS BUREAU SCHEDULE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What is bail?
Bail acts as a surety that the person will appear in court.
How do I know if my ticket has points as a result?
Should I hire a lawyer?
Sentences in Municipal Court may include jail time, probation, community service, loss of driver’s license, restitution and fines in addition to other penalties. A conviction of a disorderly or petty disorderly persons offense would also result in a criminal record. Therefore, persons appearing in Municipal Court may wish to be represented by an attorney. If you do not know an attorney, you may contact:
|The New Jersey Attorney Referral Office|
|The Essex County Bar Association|
You have the right to represent yourself in Municipal Court matters. However, we cannot give you legal advice. Only your lawyer may provide you with legal information.
Municipal Appeals Information Packet
Municipal appeals must be filed within 20 days of your conviction. You may ask the court staff for an appeal packet or you may download the forms at:
NEW JERSEY'S MUNICIPAL COURT SYSTEM
If you would like to learn more about New Jersey’s Municipal Court system and access many useful related documents, the links below will assist you in this capacity.