Our New Jersey defense attorneys prepared this article to provide defendants and their loved ones with contact information for criminal courts in Atlantic County and Cape May County. If you were charged with a crime in Atlantic City, or if a family member is in custody at Atlantic County Jail, call our law offices for help right away.

What Are the Different Types of Courts in NJ?

There are five basic types of courts in New Jersey:

  • Tax courts, which hear matters related to property taxes, income tax, and other taxation issues.
  • Appellate courts, which hear criminal appeals, or challenges to sentencing and conviction decisions.
  • Municipal courts, which hear four types of offenses:
  • Boating and fishing violations.
  • Violations of municipal ordinances, such as public intoxication, open container violations, or public urination.
  • Traffic violations, such as speeding tickets or DWI in Atlantic City.
  • Disorderly persons offenses (DP) offenses and petty DP offenses, such as simple assault or marijuana possession in amounts under 50 grams, which are similar to misdemeanors in other states. DP and petty DP offenses can lead to jail time, fines, and other penalties for a defendant who is convicted.
  • Superior courts, which are sometimes called trial courts. Superior courts can hear family matters like divorce, civil matters like commercial litigation, and serious criminal matters, like murder, sexual assault, or theft in Atlantic City. These offenses, which are equivalent to felonies in other states, are called indictable crimes in New Jersey.
  • The Supreme Court of New Jersey, which is the highest court in New Jersey and has authority to reexamine the decisions of courts in the state.
  • Contact Information for Courts in Atlantic County and Cape May County

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Unless they are already going through the criminal appeals process, most defendants will be headed to either municipal court or superior court, depending on the nature and severity of the charges against them. Addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information are provided below:

Atlantic County Criminal Courts Complex

  • 4997 Unami Boulevard
  • Mays Landing, NJ 08330
  • (609) 909-8154

Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

  • Presiding Judge, Criminal Division — Bernard E. DeLury, (609) 909-8217
  • Bail Team — (609) 909-8166
  • Criminal Records — (609) 909-8154
  • Expungements — Expungement Clerk John Sammons, (609) 909-8168
  • Drug Court — Drug Court Coordinator, (609) 909-8113
  • Gun Permits — Administrative Specialist Diane Mason, (609) 909-8215
  • Pretrial Intervention (PTI) Intake Team — Assistant Criminal Division Manager Jill Houck, (609) 909-8216

Atlantic County Civil Courts Building (Superior Court of New Jersey)

  • 1201 Bacharach Blvd
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
  • (609) 345-6700

Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

  • Vicinage Chief Probation Officer — Frank Zollner, (609) 594-3500
  • Vicinage Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Lee J. Mooney, (609) 909-8255

Atlantic City Municipal Court

  • 2715 Atlantic Avenue
  • Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • (609) 347-5560
  • (609) 347-5470

Court Hours — Monday through Thursday, 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Public Hours — Monday through Thursday, 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

  • Court Administrator — Brian Jetter, (609) 347-5567

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If Cape May County has jurisdiction over you or your loved one’s case, use the information provided below:

Cape May County Courthouse

  • 9 North Main Street
  • Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
  • (609) 463-6500

Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

  • Presiding Judge, Criminal Division — Michael A. Donio, (609) 909-8205
  • Bail Team — (609) 465-7035
  • Criminal Records — (609) 463-6550
  • Expungements — Expungement Clerk, (609) 463-6563
  • Drug Court — Drug Court Coordinator Rebecca Super, (609) 463-5142
  • Gun Permits — Judiciary Secretary Cherie Fossett, (609) 463-6555

Cape May Municipal Court

  • 643 Washington Street
  • P.O. Box 539
  • Cape May, NJ 08204
  • (609) 884-9550

West Cape May Municipal Court

  • 732 Broadway
  • West Cape May, NJ 08204
  • (609) 884-1005 x4

For a full list of municipal courts in your county, please refer to the following directories provided by the judiciary:

  • Cape May County/Atlantic County Municipal Court Directory — Atlantic County includes Absecon, Brigantine, Egg Harbor, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton Township, Linwood, Somers Point, Ventnor, and more. Cape May County includes Dennis Township, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Woodbine Borough, and more.

If you or one of your loved ones was arrested in Atlantic County or Cape May County, don’t go to trial alone. Call an experienced Atlantic City criminal lawyer from the Law Offices of John J. Zarych at (609) 625-3006 to set up a free, confidential legal consultation today. We have extensive experience representing defendants against many types of criminal charges, including defendants charged with marijuana possession with no criminal history.