Municipal Court

Fair Lawn Municipal Court

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Judge Giuseppe Randazzo

Important Information

The violations bureau is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays). 

The municipal court / violations bureau reopens on Wednesdays for the purpose of conducting weekly virtual court sessions.

For information regarding your court date or case, call the Municipal Court Office at (201) 794-5348.

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).

The Violations Bureau, which is a branch of the Court, handles the collections of fines for summonses issued in Fair Lawn. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays). The telephone number for the Court Office is (201) 794-5348 and the facsimile number is (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.

 

2022 Municipal Court Schedule

ALL IN-PERSON COURT SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED.

Read announcement below.

 

COVID-19 Announcement

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  COURT@FAIRLAWN.ORG  or at  (201) 794-5348 to provide your full name, email address, and phone number upon receipt of your notice or summons. Please be sure to have your summons, ticket or complaint number available when you call.