Clifton Municipal Court
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Clifton Municipal Court is a city and trial courthouse in Bosque County, Texas. It has jurisdiction over criminal offenses, DWI/DUI and Traffic and vehicle matters. It also handles speeding tickets received from the busy routes of 3, 7, 19, 21 and 46 criss-cross towns. The court sessions are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. All the rules and proper dressing must be followed in this court. Wearing a mask is mandatory during the visit.
How can I take a virtual court session?
Clifton Municipal Court virtual court sessions were introduced in the era of Coronavirus by using the zoom application. All the court sessions are done online via zoom application; only those cases hearing done in person that are serious or curt give you notice of court appearance. It is recommended to join the meeting link 10 minutes before the actual time. Make sure you have a strong internet connection and that no noise occurs during the session. You had to dress well during this session and speak only when the judge asked questions; otherwise, mute the microphone. Contact the court before the schedule if you have an issue in the virtual meeting. If you need an interpreter, inform the court before the schedule so the court can arrange them.
How to find records information?
Clifton Municipal Court record information for cases are available in the town clerk’s and county clerk’s offices and found online on different websites. All the case information and trials are recorded and maintained by the county and Clerk’s office. They can be searched online by using the following ways:
- Searching by case number
- Searching by name and city/state
- Searching by address
- Searching by phone
- Searching by email
Sometimes, case information records are unavailable online because it is confidential according to the law. These types of information are only available at the county court or county clerk’s office. They can be obtained by filing and sending a request form. Fill in all your personal information on the form. You had to describe in detail why you need these records. Send the fees for the copies of the record. After receiving the form, the court will either approve it or disapprove it and send it to the Clerk’s office, and then the Clerk will respond to you with the answer of the city council. For more information about the public records, call or mail the court. Read the information about the Open Public Record Act information for your guidance available on the different websites.
How to make a payment?
Clifton Municipal Court traffic tickets and other fines payments can be made in the following ways:
A person can pay for tickets and fines by visiting the court during regular court hours and paying in cash, checks, or with a card at the violation window on the 2nd floor. Take your ticket when you are coming for payment. 2.5% surcharges will be applied if you make payment with a credit card.
Clifton Municipal Court online payment can be made using the New Jersey Online Payment Portal http://www.njmcdirect.com/. Enter the Ticket/Citation number or driver’s license number and enter search. Your case with the amount of the fine will be displayed. Select the payment option and pay the amount online. The service fees will be applied in this case.
A Person can send a certified check or money order to the court’s mailing address; 900 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013, United States. Cash or personal checks are not acceptable in the mail; only certified checks or money orders are accepted. Remember to write your citation when you send the payment, and mail the amount in a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want a receipt.
How can I file a complaint?
Clifton Municipal Court complaint can be filed by filling in all the information on the Form for Complaint. Write your and the defendant person’s name, city, phone number, email address and other required information in the form. If the persona against which you are complaining is a public official elected candidate, then provide that officer elected information; if the complaint is about some vehicle, then describe the license plate number, state and description of the vehicle. Write the witness’s name and address on it and send it to the court. The person that is complaining and against which person complaining must be 18+. When you send a complaint, the court judges and Clerk will determine whether the complaint is correct or has a valid reason. The court will send a complaint notice to the defendant if the complaint form is approved. Read all the information on how to file a complaint available on the website.
Which type of traffic cases are handled by this court?
Clifton Municipal Traffic court handles all traffic cases and violation that includes accident, hit and run, following someone very closely, speeding, driving while drinking or having drugs, driving carelessly or recklessly, failing to stop at the red sign, not following traffic rules, tailgating, driving with a suspended, expired or no license, and driving underage. In some traffic cases where the court appearance is checked, appearance in the court is mandatory; otherwise, write a plea and send it to the court. You can either write a plea of guilty if you accept your offense or not guilty if you do not accept your offense. If you write a plea of not guilty, then a trial date is given to you, and you must appear on the schedule with proof of your innocence. Consult or hire an attorney if you are writing a plea of not guilty and in those cases where your appearance is mandatory.
What to do if I do not receive any meeting link or passcode?
Send an email to [email protected] if you do not receive any meeting link or passcode.
What is the timing for the court session?
Clifton Municipal Court session timing is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from Monday to Friday except Tuesday and Wednesday. The court session will not be held on Tuesday, while on Wednesday, it will be held at 1:00 pm.
How can I apply for the public defender?
Clifton Municipal Court provides public defenders; you can apply for them at the court. The judge can determine your eligibility by seeing your offense and income.