If you have been issued a summons, and the officer has checked off the 'court appearance required' field on the face of the summons, or the personal injury field has been checked off, you must appear in court on the notice to appear date listed on the summons. Further, certain violations are not payable, and will require you to appear before the court whether or not the box is checked. If you are unsure as whether you must appear in court or can simply pay your fine, please contact the violation bureau at (201) 445-3838 during regular business hours.
Some examples of offenses that will require you to appear before the court:
* Driving while suspended
* Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
* Failure to exhibit insurance card
* Open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle
* Driving without a license
* Cellphone violations