Chatham, NJ asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey

Q: How much notice does a NJ traffic court need to give of an upcoming court case?

I am a defendant in a NJ traffic court and the court has consistently failed to send correspondance to my proper address, despite updating the address with them multiple times. As a result all correspondance (including potentially answers to discovery requests, discovery requests which were sent with my proper return address on them) are being sent to an address I do not have access to, and I'm being notified (via an emailed zoom link) 2 days before court appearances. Troubling the mattre further, the court almost never answers its phone and does not have a voicemail set up. Is there a legally required minimum notice in NJ courts, to give defendants reasonable time to prepare for an appearance?

Thank you for your time.

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1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: For many courts, they will only send court notices and other information to the address that NJ MVC has on record for you. So you need to update it with them that may be your problem.

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