Courts Reopening Virtually
As we are all becoming acclimated to our new social climate, the Courts have had to adapt as well. While most Courts have reopened, Municipal Court cases in New Jersey are being handled remotely with virtual appearances. We are still provided the opportunity to conference our cases with the Prosecutor in a closed video chat setting and then place the final plea deal on the record in front of a Judge. Courts are implementing this current structure with no definitive end date. Our firm is closely monitoring any changes throughout the State and it will be interesting to see if in-person appearances ever come back to full capacity.