Municipal Court

Fair Lawn Municipal Court

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Mission Statement

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.

Responsibilities

The Fair Lawn Municipal Court is responsible for the prosecution, trial and ultimate disposition of offenses committed within the territorial limits and boundaries of the Borough. These offenses include, but are not limited to, all motor vehicle and traffic laws; all violations of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Code classified as disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses; all violations of Borough Ordinances and Codes. The responsibility also includes the prosecution of DWI (driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drug) offenses, and issuance of temporary restraining orders involving incidents of domestic violence.

The Court handles the processing of initial complaints, summonses, arrest warrants, search warrants, probable cause hearings, suppression of evidence motions, subpoenas, failure to appear notices, motor vehicle suspension notices, and commitments to the jail and/or county mental health facilities, discharges, bail determinations, and arraignments.

In addition, its duties also include the appointment of public defenders for indigent defendants, and determinations regarding jail or alternative sentencing options like drug and alcohol intervention programs, mental health intervention programs, violence counseling and complimentary dispute resolution (mediation).

Core Values

  • Independence 
  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Quality Service

Matters Heard by Municipal Court

  • Traffic and Parking violations
  • City Ordinance violations
  • Disorderly person offenses
  • Petty disorderly person offenses
  • Weights and Measure violations
  • Citizen complaints-traffic and criminal

The Violations Bureau, which is a branch of the Court, handles the collections of fines for summonses issued in Fair Lawn.

The Violations Bureau and Court are located at 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Suite 204, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.

  • Violation Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Court Sessions: Wednesday @ 5:00 PM
  • For information regarding your court date or case:
    •  Call the Municipal Court Office at (201) 794-5348
    •  Email  @ COURT@FAIRLAWN.ORG
    •  Facscimile 201-703-4262.
    • The Court is presided over by a Municipal Court Judge who is appointed to a three (3) year term by the Borough Council. The current Municipal Court Judge is Giuseppe Randazzo. The Municipal Courts day to day operations are managed by Clare M. Cabibbo, Certified Municipal Court Administrator.

   Judge Giuseppe Randazzo

 

2023 Municipal Court Schedule

Municipal Court Sessions will now be conducted in person.

    JANUARY                                                       JULY
January 11th 6 PM                                      July 12th 5 PM
January 18th 6 PM                                      July 26th 5 PM
January 25th 5 PM

     FEBRUARY                                                   AUGUST
February 8th 5 PM                                        August 9th 5 PM
February 15 h 5 PM                                     August  16th 5 PM
February 22nd 5 PM                                    August 23rd 5 PM
                                                           

     MARCH                                                        SEPTEMBER
March 8th 5 PM                                          September 13th 5 PM
March 15th 5 PM                                        September 20th 5 PM
March 22nd 5 PM                                       September 27th 5 PM

     APRIL                                                       OCTOBER 

April 12th 5 PM                                         October 11th 5 PM
April 19th 5 PM                                         October 18th 5 PM
April 26th 5 PM                                          October 25th 5 PM                                                                                                                                                                              

      MAY                                                        NOVEMBER
May 10 th 5 PM                                        November 1st 5 PM
May 17th 5 PM                                        November 29th 5 PM
May 24 th 5 PM   

         JUNE                                                   DECEMBER
   June 14th 5 PM                                     December 6th 5 PM
   June 28th 5 PM                                    December 20th 5 PM