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Asbury Park Municipal Court Address
1 Municipal Plaza, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
phone: (732) 775-1765
fax: (732) 988-6935
Asbury Park Municpal Court Staff
The Judge hearing your case is presently the Honorable Daniel J. DiBenedetto. The State’s attorney, referred to as the Prosecutor, is presently James N. Butler, Jr. The Court Administrator is presently Patricia Green.
Asbury Park Municipal Court Sessions
The court meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm and Fridays 8:00 am 10:00 am. Check your court notice for the exact time. You must be on time to court. If you are late or don’t appear you risk being held in contempt and a bench warrant being issued for your arrest. If you aren’t a U.S. citizen you absolutely don’t want to be arrested. That would impair your ability to become a citizen or achieve legal status in the future.
You should always call the Court Administrator to confirm the exact date and time. If you haven’t hired an attorney, call the Court Administrator at least one day before your scheduled appearance and make sure that you are on the calendar for the date on the ticket. You don’t want to travel to court only to learn that you should have called the first.
At your court appearance, you will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with the prosecutor, and it’s strongly advised that you have an experienced Asbury Park Municipal Court attorney to conduct these negotiations for you. Particularly, after your attorney has reviewed the State’s proofs and has been able to find the weaknesses in the State’s case. Doing so is the best way to get your charges dismissed, reduced, or amended to avoid jail, costly fines, and loss of driving privileges.
How should I dress to my Asbury Park Municipal Court Appearance?
Your appearance is important. You should dress in your Sunday best. Treat this matter seriously. I see too many defendants appear in court like they just rolled out of bed. The Judge and Prosecutor have a very short period of time to decide how they will handle your case. Make sure you are neat and presentable.
What if I am not a U.S. Citizen?
Asbury Park Municipal Court Judge DiBenedetto is supposed to tell you that if plead guilty or are found guilty you can be deported. If you leave the U.S. you may not be allowed to reenter. Also, if you apply for legal status or citizenship in the future a conviction may prevent you from doing so.
Take this matter seriously. Immigration is federal law. Even a seemingly minor New Jersey violation can have profound implications on your immigration status. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney before your municipal case is decided.
So What Do I Do?
If you received an Asbury Park Municipal Court violation or summons, you can
- Download our free traffic ticket book “Why Pleading Guilty to your New Jersey Traffic Ticket is NOT an option by clicking on the title;”
- Download our DUI book, “Arrested for Drunk Driving? Learn How to Beat the Odds;”
- If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may have immigration consequences. On the menu on the right you will find our immigration books including a tool to help you figure out if you qualify for legal status;
- You contact me through this site or the chat feature; or
- You can call our knowledgeable staff at 888-695-6169.