NJSBA comments on dismissal of unresolved 15 year old municipal court cases involving certain minor offenses

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October 15, 2018
Contact: Paula Saha
Director of Communications and Media Relations

NEW BRUNSWICK - The New Jersey State Bar Association submitted comments to the Passaic County New Courthouse, Civil Intake Office in response to the Court's Oct. 2 Notice to the Bar scheduling hearings on the dismissal of certain municipal court complaints pending for more than 15 years.
The association commented that older warrants relating to non-moving violations open for more than 15 years are a drain on court resources, serve no real public purpose, and should be dismissed.
The NJSBA added that some moving violations could have fairly serious ramifications, and in those cases, the fair administration of justice may require continued pursuit. The NJSBA recommends that moving violations, even if they are open for more than 15 years, not be automatically dismissed.
Read the comments here.