[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Paulsboro: Art. I, 10-6-1948 by Ord. No. 289; Art. II, 3-15-1994 as Ord. No. 0.6.94. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I General Provisions
Article II Public Defender
[Adopted 10-6-1948 as Ord. No. 299]
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 264, Laws of 1948 (N.J.S.A. 2A:8-1 et seq.), which Act is effective as of September 15, 1948, there is hereby established a Municipal Court in the Borough of Paulsboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, to be known as "Municipal Court of the Borough of Paulsboro."
Editor's Note: These statutory provisions were repealed by L. 1993, c. 293 § 6, effective 2-15-1994. See now N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq.
The Magistrate who shall preside over said Municipal Court shall serve for a term of three years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is appointed and qualified.
The governing body may by resolution provide for a Clerk and other necessary assistants for said Municipal Court; and may by such resolution provide for the compensation to be paid such Clerk and other assistants.
An ordinance entitled "An Ordinance authorizing the appointment of a Recorder in the Borough of Paulsboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, and fixing the salary to be paid the Recorder," adopted July 16, 1946, together with all other ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with or in conflict with the terms and provisions of this ordinance, is hereby repealed.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication as provided by law.
[Adopted 3-15-1994 as Ord. No. 0.6.94]
The Judge of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Paulsboro is authorized to make decisions as to which defendants are indigent, and after a determination is made, the Municipal Public Defender shall represent the defendant.
[Amended 6-3-1998 by Ord. No. 0.2.98]
The Court Administrator shall charge a fee of not more than $200 per application for a Public Defender. The fee may be waived upon a proper showing of indigency without an ability to pay the application fee. The Judge of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Paulsboro shall make the determination on the ability to pay the fee and the determination of indigency.
The application fee shall be used to help defray the cost of hiring a Public Defender and in the administrative costs of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Paulsboro.