Middlesex County Municipal Court Judges
COURT NAME JUDGE COURT FAX NUMBER
Carteret Court- Allen Comba 732-541-0581
Dunellen Court- John Leonard 732-968-3576
East Brunswick Court- Todd Mayo 732-390-6913
Edison Court- Emery Toth 732-287-0743
Gary M. Price
Helmetta Court- Thomas F.X. Foley 732-521-1263
Highland Park Court- Edward Herman 732-777-6007
Jamesburg Court- Robert McGowan 732-521-3626
Metuchen Court- Lydia Kuhn 732-603-8763
Milltown Court- Karl R. Meyertons 732-249-4568
Monroe Court- George M. Boyd 732-521-2607
New Brunswick Court- E. Ronald Wright 732-745-5180
North Brunswick E. Ronald Wright 732-214-8812
Mary H. Casey
Old Bridge Court- James F. Weber 732-679-6733
Susan M. Scarola
Perth Amboy Court- George M. Boyd 732-442-0774
Jose M. Cameron, Emery Toth
Piscataway Court- Stephen O. Ritz 732-562-2386
Dennis M. Fackelman
Plainsboro/Cranbury Court- Edward Herman 609-936-1441
Sayreville Court- James Weber 732-525-9245
Mark S. Cholowski
South Amboy Joseph Hoffman
South Brunswick Michael V. Dowgin 732-274-1523
Mary H. Casey
South Plainfield Court- John Jorgensen 908-754-5628
South River Court- ____________ 732-613-6100
Spotswood Court- Edward H. Herman 732-723-1924
Woodbridge Court- Emery Toth 732-855-7991
John Jorgensen, Spencer B. Robbins
Other Local Municipal Courts
Rahway Court- David Paul Ericksen 732-831-9879
Linden Court- Louis Dileo 908-474-8619
Franklin Court- Jeffery C. Green 732-873-8080
E. Ronald Wright
rev. 1/27/06 G3-Non-client Middlesex Mun Ct Judges
List by Ken Vercammen, Past Chair Municipal Court Practice Section of NJ State Bar Association
Consequences of a Criminal Guilty Plea
1. You will have to appear in open court and tell the judge what you did that makes you guilty of the particular offense(s)
2. Do you understand that if you plead guilty:
a. You will have a criminal record
b. You may go to Jail or Prison.
c. You will have to pay Fines and Court Costs.
3. If you are on Probation, you will have to submit to random drug and urine testing. If you violate Probation, you often go to jail.
4. In indictable matters, you will be required to provide a DNA sample, which could be used by law enforcement for the investigation of criminal activity, and pay for the cost of testing.
5. You must pay restitution if the court finds there is a victim who has suffered a loss and if the court finds that you are able or will be able in the future to pay restitution.
6. If you are a public office holder or employee, you can be required to forfeit your office or job by virtue of your plea of guilty.
7. If you are not a United States citizen or national, you may be deported by virtue of your plea of guilty.
8. You must wait 5-10 years to expunge a first offense. 2C:52-3
9. You could be put on Probation.
10. In Drug Cases, a mandatory DEDR penalty of $500-$1,000, and lose your driver's license for 6 months - 2years. You must pay a Law Enforcement Officers Training and Equipment Fund penalty of $30.
11. You may be required to do Community Service.
12. You must pay a minimum Violent Crimes Compensation Board assessment of $50 ($100 minimum if you are convicted of a crime of violence) for each count to which you plead guilty.
13. You must pay a $75 Safe Neighborhood Services Fund assessment for each conviction.
14. If you are being sentenced to probation, you must pay a fee of up to $25 per month for the term of probation.
15. You lose the presumption against incarceration in future cases. 2C:44-1
16. You may lose your right to vote.
The defense of a person charged with a criminal offense is not impossible. There are a number of viable defenses and arguments which can be pursued to achieve a successful result. Advocacy, commitment, and persistence are essential to defending a client accused of a criminal offense.
Jail for Crimes and Disorderly Conduct:
If someone pleads Guilty or is found Guilty of a criminal offense, the following is the statutory Prison/Jail terms.
NJSA 2C: 43-8 (1) In the case of a crime of the first degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between 10 years and 20 years;
(2) In the case of a crime of the second degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between five years and 10 years;
(3) In the case of a crime of the third degree, for a specific term of years which shall be fixed by the court and shall be between three years and five years;
(4) In the case of a crime of the fourth degree, for a specific term which shall be fixed by the court and shall not exceed 18 months.
2C:43-3 Fines have been increased recently! 2C:43-3. Fines and Restitutions. A person who has been convicted of an offense may be sentenced to pay a fine, to make restitution, or both, such fine not to exceed:
a. (1) $200,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the first degree;
(2) $150,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the second degree;
b. (1) $15,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the third degree;
(2) $10,000.00 when the conviction is of a crime of the fourth degree;
c. $1,000.00, when the conviction is of a disorderly persons offense;
d. $500.00, when the conviction is of a petty disorderly persons offense;
If facing any criminal charge, retain an experienced attorney immediately to determine you rights and obligations to the court. Current criminal charge researched by Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. 732-572-0500