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Municipal Court

The Vineland Municipal Court handles all criminal complaints, ordinance violations, and traffic tickets issued in the city.  The court schedules cases for hearings, accepts bail, and maintains records of criminal and traffic tickets for attorneys, defendants, residents, and the general public.

Individuals must meet eligibility criteria for the services of the municipal Public Defender.  A defendant is only entitled to be represented by the Public Defender when:

  • The charge presents a risk of the defendant going to jail, losing driving privileges, or receiving a substantial fine, and
  • The court determines that the defendant is unable to afford an attorney.

The defendant will be required to complete an application form that can be obtained from the court. The court may charge an application fee. The Judge will review the application and decide if the defendant qualifies for a Public Defender. The Judge may require the defendant to bring in proof of income or employment (tax returns, pay stubs), and may verify the information.

Court Office Hours

Court staff is available to assist you:

By Telephone:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:45 am to 4:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Lobby Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Friday – 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Court Sessions

Beginning April 1, 2021 court sessions are as follows:

Tuesday
Morning session begins at 9:00 am
Afternoon session begins at 1:30 pm

Wednesday

Morning session begins at 9:00 am
Afternoon session begins at 1:30 pm

Thursday

Morning session begins at 9:00 am
Afternoon session begins at 1:30 pm

THERE WILL BE NO EVENING COURT SESSISONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

If you are scheduled for virtual court and have not yet received a link to your court session, please call the court during office hours at 856-794-4214 for that information.

Click here for the Vineland Municipal Court Adjournment Policy.

Traffic tickets can be paid online at www.njmcdirect.com.

Municipal Court Staff

  • Chief Judge – Demetrica Todd-Ruiz
  • Municipal Court Judge – John J. Armano, Jr.
  • Court Director/Court Administrator – Rachele D’Ippolito
  • Deputy Court Administrator – Joni Bergen
  • Deputy Court Administrator – Chantal Vargas
  • Municipal Prosecutor – Thomas Corrigan, Esq.
  • Public Defender – Alfred Verderose, Esq.

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