Town of Secaucus, NJ
Hudson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus 12-14-48. Section 7-6 added and §§ 7-3, 7-4 and 7-5 amended 5-14-74. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
A Municipal Court for the Town of Secaucus, in the County of Hudson is hereby established, pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey Title 2A:8-1 et seq.
The name of said Court shall be "The Municipal Court of the Town of Secaucus, in the County of Hudson."
Said Municipal Court and the Judge appointed to conduct the same shall have, possess and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction conferred by the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey Title 2A:8-1 et seq. or by any other act of the legislature and to be conducted in such manner as provided by such statute and any rules promulgated by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey for the conduct of such courts.
[Amended 5-28-74; 3-26-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-7]
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus shall appoint a Judge to said Court in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq., who shall have such qualifications as provided by N.J.S.A. 2B:12-7 and who shall serve for a term of three years from the date of his their appointment and until their successor is appointed and qualifies.
The said Judge shall be compensated by the annual salary set forth in the annual Salary Ordinance,[1] which shall be paid in the same manner as the salaries of other municipal officers.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 32, Salaries and Compensation, Article I.
The Municipal Court shall be held in Council Chambers in the Town Hall.
[Added 3-26-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-7]
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus shall appoint a Municipal Public Defender to the Secaucus Municipal Court in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1 et seq. The Municipal Public Defender shall have, possess and exercise all the functions, powers, duties and jurisdiction conferred by the provisions of such or by any other act of the legislature and to be conducted in such manner as provided by such statute and any rules promulgated by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey for the conduct of Municipal Courts.
[Added 3-26-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-7]
A person applying for representation by the Secaucus Municipal Court Public Defender shall file an application with the Secaucus Municipal Court on a form provided by the Court. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2B:24-17, an applicant shall pay an application fee not to exceed $200. In accordance with guidelines promulgated by the Supreme Court, the Secaucus Municipal Court may waive the required application fee, in whole or in part, if the Court determines, in its discretion, upon a clear and convincing showing by the applicant, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden on the person seeking representation. The Secaucus Municipal Court may permit a person to pay the application fee over a period not to exceed four months.