Deptford Municipal Court
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Deptford Municipal Court is a municipal court located in Gloucester County, New Jersey. It has jurisdiction over cases of criminal and family matters, traffic, vehicle and speeding ticket matters. The court holds sessions for cases on every Wednesday at 9:30pm. A drop box is located outside the municipal court building front door to assist the community. Sufficient time for processing has occurred in this court. Wearing a mask is mandatory in this court.
How to search for the case record?
Deptford Municipal Court cases information are available at the clerk office, county clerk office and also available online on different websites that give records lookup information. It can search online by using the following ways:
- Searching by name
- Searching by case number
- Searching by address
- Searching by phone
- Searching by email
Some information about cases is not available online because they are confidential according to the law. These types of information are only available at the county court or clerk’s office. They can be obtained by filing and mailing a Records Request .Fill in all the information on the form and send the form to the court with the copy fees. The court will respond with whether to provide this information. These types of information are mainly given to a close relative, police or other investigation agency. For more information about the public records, call or mail the court. Fees for copying per page apply if the court approves your record request for case information.
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How to make payments?
Deptford Municipal Court payments for fines and tickets 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 counter. 2.99% convenience and other charges will be applied if you make payment with a credit card.
A person can pay online using the Online Payment Website of New Jersey https://portalnjmcdirect-cloud.njcourts.gov/ . Enter the case or ticket number and select the [payment option in an online payment way. Service fees will be applied in this method.
A Person can send a certified check or money order to the court’s mailing address. The address is 1011 Cooper St, Deptford, NJ 08096. 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 are sending the payment. If you want a receipt, mail it in a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
When will the statement of defense form be sent?
Deptford Municipal Court statement of defense form will be sent when you are unable to appear in the court for your case. The form is available on the website. Write the defendant name, address, email, state and zip code. Describe the reason why you do not appear in the court, enter a plea and in the end write the date and your signature and send it to the court. The court will review your application and respond to you within a few days. Please send the form before the citation date.
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How many types of pleas are available by this court?
Deptford Municipal Court pleas are written when you are sending a statement of defense. Two types of plea are available by this court that are:
Plea of Guilty
If you admit that you violate the law, or commit a crime then write a plea of guilty. Write an explanation of your crime or anything you want to say related to your offense. The court will see your case and decide according to the violation that your appearance in the case is mandatory or not, but you have to pay the fine the court ordered in time. Remember this plea can be used against you in civil cases if you do have an accident.
Plea of not Guilty
If you do not accept your offense and deny all the violations that are against you then enter this plea. You had to write all the proof in your defense and explain your facts that can prove you are innocent. The court will review your application and send you a schedule for your court appearance and you have to appear on time. You had to appear with all the proof that you wrote while sending the plea. Hiring an attorney will be helpful in this case.
How can a person represent themselves in the court?
There are two ways to represent yourself in the Deptford municipal court if a case is against you.
Hire a lawyer or attorney
Hire a lawyer or an attorney for your help and guidance in the case. They can come with you during the court session and defend you. They help you will all the court rules. Keep the copies of all the papers that are necessary for the case.
Some people do not want to consult or hire a lawyer or attorney. They just fight their cases on their own. In this case you had to follow all the rules despite the fact that you do not follow all the rules. The court staff will answer some questions if you ask but they do not help that much if you have to do everything on your own. Keep the copies of all the papers that are necessary for the case.
Which records are needed for the expungements of the criminal records?
Deptford Municipal Court records needed for the expungements of the criminal records are:
- The date in which you are arrested or taken into custody by the court.
- The offense or reason that cause your arrest or custody.
- The docket, warrant or complain number or any number you received.
- The disposition or particular punishment you received for the offense.
- The transcript request form. It is found online at www.njcourts.gov/forms.
How can I expunge my criminal records?
Deptford Municipal Court criminal records can be expungements by following some steps and submits all the records the court demands:
- Request for your criminal record history from the state police
- Complete all the necessary forms given by the court
- File the forms
- Distribute the filled copies
- Go the hearing in the court
- Give out your final order of expungements
I cannot afford a lawyer for my case. What can I do?
Contact the legal service program in your county. They see your matter and help you if you cannot afford a lawyer for your case. You can also contact the bar association if the legal service program cancels your application for help.
How can I apply for a public defender ?
Deptford Municipal Court public defender approval is made by the judge based on the income eligibility of a person.
What is the responsibility of the clerk?
Deptford Municipal Court clerk helps the judges in the case, collect fines, payment, answer the queries that the visitors in the court asked and gives certificate and license.
What is the phone number of the clerk’s office?
Deptford Municipal Court clerk phone number is 856-686-2203.