State Supreme Court throws out nearly 300,000 old, minor municipal court cases

The New Jersey Supreme Court has thrown out nearly 300,000 old, minor municipal court cases involving things such as driver's license suspensions and arrest warrants for people who failed to appear in court.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2021, 9:45 AM

Updated 1,063 days ago

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The New Jersey Supreme Court has thrown out nearly 300,000 old, minor municipal court cases involving things such as driver's license suspensions and arrest warrants for people who failed to appear in court.
All dismissals are from about 30 years ago.
The types of cases dismissed in this first phase include motor vehicle and parking offenses, violations of municipal ordinances, and other minor municipal matters.
More serious offenses, such as DWI, major traffic violations, reckless driving, disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and indictable offenses, are not eligible for dismissal.
Around 1.7 million municipal cases identified for possible dismissal include nearly 1.4 million matters involving a driver's license suspension.


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