How do I plead not guilty?

You can plea and resolve your traffic/parking ticket or other Municipal Court complaint online or contact the court to schedule a court date.

If your ticket is marked “Court Appearance Required”, you must contact the Court. 

Contact the Court by: 

  • calling 973-535-7970 or 973-992-5000 #5700 
  • faxing 973-535-7997 
  • emailing the Court Administrator 

If your ticket is NOT marked "Court Appearance Required," you may resolve your issue online.

Plea and resolve your traffic/parking ticket or other Municipal Court complaint online:

  • log into njmcdirect.com and enter your ticket information and select one of the following options:
  • Request a Plea Offer from the Prosecutor: ask the municipal prosecutor to review your request to consider a lesser charge in your case
  • Plead Not Guilty or Guilty: enter a plea with your reasons for the judge to consider a Not Guilty finding, or enter a plea of Guilty for non-payable tickets
  • eFile Service Options: upload documents, request court records or contact the court for an adjournment 

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1. Where is the Court located?
2. What are the Violations Bureau hours?
3. What are your Court dates?
4. How can I contact the Court?
5. How do I pay my ticket?
6. How do I plead not guilty?
7. How do I request a new Court date?
8. How can I get an attorney?
9. How can I appeal the judge’s decision?