No specific information is not available so far regarding the beginning of in-person sessions in Bayonne’s municipal court.
All in-person municipal court sessions in Bayonne have been suspended indefinitely to reduce the chance of COVID-19 spread. Although the court first resumed sessions in early May, the in-person session resuming is a big question now. While Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted some closures, in-person court appearances have not yet resumed. The court professionals have utilized Zoom video conferencing to help foot traffic in being at the courthouse at a minimum.
Residents willing to resolve their cases through virtual court preceding can visit the official website of Bayonne’s municipal court. Visiting the website, they can complete a request form. Another option is available where they have to wait for a notice of a new court date. Defendants are allowed to continue those payments for traffic, parking, and specific non-traffic matters through the online payment portal of the municipal court at NJMCDirect.com. They can also mail in payments. As the online portal is running by fewer people the payment processing may be delayed. No proper information regarding the resuming of the in-person court trials has been provided by the Bayonne’s municipal court. Hence, defendants associated with serious offense have to wait for more.
Trials cannot be run in the pandemic situation. Virtual court sessions will be available for most court matters so that defendants can resolve their legal issues. However, all trials need to be conducted at the municipal courthouse. If residents are willing to appear in the virtual court, they have to submit the necessary form. The court will look into the matter and schedule a date by email confirmation. The instruction regarding how defendants can participate in virtual sessions will be mentioned clearly in the email.
Attorneys are allowed to use this form for requesting a date for virtual court sessions for their clients. They can also enter their appearances upon the receipt of client and office information. Defendants can pay for parking, traffic matters, and Time Payment Orders of Municipal Complaint at NJMCDirect.com. The court payment window is closed on a temporary basis. The court will accept all payments from defendants by mail.