Court
Defenent's Rights

As a Defendant facing charges in the Municipal Court, you are guaranteed the following rights under the law:

  • You are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • You have the right to be informed of the charges against you.

  • You have the right to remain silent concerning the charges against you, and anything you say may be held against you.

  • You have the right to retain an attorney.

  • You have the right to be assigned an attorney if the judge determines that you cannot afford an attorney, and there is likelihood that if you are convicted, you will either go to jail, receive a substantial fine or your driver's license will be suspended.

  • You have the right to request a reasonable postponement so that you may have an opportunity to consult with an attorney and prepare a proper defense.

  • You have the right to testify or not to testify on your own behalf.

  • You have the right to call or subpoena witnesses to testify on your behalf.

  • You have the right to appeal within 20 days of any conviction.

 

Address-Court

1 Jockish Square 2nd Floor
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 265-2100 Ext: 2320
(201) 265-6428 FAX


Court Administrator
Cynthia Holmes
(201) 265-2100 Ext: 2320
cholmes@paramusborough.org


Paramus Judges
Hon. Richard Conte
Hon. Joseph Mecca, Jr.

Maywood Judge
Hon. George Savino

Oradell Judge
Hon. Richard J. Conte, J.M.C