Municipal Court

The Lincoln Park Municipal Court is a branch of the New Jersey Court System that is 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.   

​Court Sessions
Court sessions are held every first and third Wednesday and the 4th Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Municipal Court located at 34 Chapel Hill Road.

Representation


Every person has the right to make his own defense without an attorney; but, if you are in doubt as to your proper course, it is recommended that you consult an attorney. 

For self-represented litigants find forms and informational brochures, go to New Jersey Courts and select Represent Yourself In Court from the choices in the Legal Reference section on the left-hand side of the page.

Mediation


Mediation is a confidential, structured, non-adversarial process that allows a neutral third party to assist disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable solution. The mediation process can be a less expense, informal, and more meaningful alternative than the traditional trial process. This is because of the efforts of trained volunteers and the resolution being decided by the participants. The court will refer appropriate cases to mediation. 


Expedited Expungement

If you are charged with a disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense, or a municipal ordinance violations, and those charges are either dismissed, you are acquitted, or your case is discharged without a conviction or finding of guilt, you may be eligible for an expedited expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-6. For more information and to determine if you are eligible, you may inquire with the municipal court at the time of disposition