Haworth Municipal Court

Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, victims are to contact the municipal court via email at Janet.Gallagher@njcourts.gov  or call at(201)384-4883 to provide your full name, e-mail address, and cell phone number within seven days of a court notice.

Individuals scheduled to appear before the municipal court can have their matters reviewed by one of the following:

Plea Bargain with Prosecutor:

If you would like to review your case with the Municipal Prosecutor to determine if the Prosecutor would offer you a plea agreement to a lesser charge or that would result in lesser fines and/or points, Email the Prosecutor E. Carter Corriston@  eccjr@breslinandbreslin.com with the following information so that the Prosecutor may contact you to discuss a plea agreement. Please indicate in the subject line Haworth Municipal Court. Please allow adequate time for a response. 

Your Name, Ticket(s)/Complaint(s) #, Plea, 


Online Municipal Case Resolution:

NJMCdirect.com has been enhanced to include access to the new Online Municipal Case Resolution System.

To dispute a case, new users will be required to create a User ID and password in order to register and log into the Online Municipal Case Resolution system.

The public can now ask the municipal prosecutor to review their traffic matters and may be able to resolve their case without having to appear in person, under a recent change to municipal court operations in New Jersey. 

The Judiciary’s Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) program, which started in mid-May , allows court users to dispute a charge and provide information or evidence to municipal prosecutors online. The ODR program applies to 37 traffic offenses, such as speeding, failure to have an insurance card, or failure to yield, where defendants commonly provide additional documentation and seek a reduced charge before pleading guilty.         

Court users can make their requests for review to the municipal prosecutor through NJMC Direct webpage (www.NJMCdirect.com or www.NJcourts.gov ). After reviewing the case, the prosecutor can offer a lesser charge or decline to change the charge.  

If a lesser charge is accepted, the matter will be reviewed by a judge for approval. If approved, the defendant does not need to go to court.

If the prosecutor declines to offer a lesser charge, or the judge does not approve the new charge, a hearing date is scheduled for the defendant to appear remotely. 


Please take note that the court date mentioned on the summons is not a trial date, but the date by which the complaint must be answered, either by payment or a personal appearance in court. Some traffic and parking offenses are payable by mail or at the Violation Bureau or in some cases through online ticket payment, as long as they do not have “court appearance required” marked on the summons. 
If you make a payment in person, fines may be paid by cash, money order, or personal check. Payment by mail may be made by money order or check, but not by cash. On the front of the money order or check in the memo portion, enter the number of the ticket. Receipts will only be sent if a self addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with payment. Installment payments can only be arranged for fines assessed in court. 


Non-Guilty Plea:
Requests must be made at least seven days prior to court date by mail, fax or e-mail (must include name, ticket number, date issued and your plea) gallagher@njcourts.gov.

Recording during Virtual Court Hearings: 
Restrictions on Personal (Non-Media) Cell Phone Use in the Virtual Courtrooms:
Attorneys, parties, and members of the public. The following provisions apply to use of electronic devices, cell phones and comparable electronic devices in a virtual courtroom by attorneys, parties, and members of the public. The audio portion of this proceeding is being recorded by a Judiciary approved court recording system. Prohibited uses: Attorneys, parties, and members of the public must silence cell phones while in the virtual courtroom. The use of electronic devices, cell phones and comparable electronic devices may not be used, to transmit, broadcast, record and/or take photographs without prior permission of the court. A willful violation of this policy may result in a finding of contempt. If you have the recording ability on the device you are using, please make sure that it is turned off. Please make sure that it is turned off.