Municipal Prosecutor And Plea Agreements
The office of the Municipal Prosecutor is located in the Municipal Complex's Public Safety building, 555 Sidney Road, Piscataway, New jersey.
A plea agreement is a mean in which a matter can be settled. When a not guilty plea is entered, the defendant will be referred tot the Municipal Prosecutor. This meeting will give the Prosecutor and the defendant time to negotiate a settlement. If no settlement is reached, the matter will then move forward to trial. The negotiated agreement must be approved by the Judge.
In the event that a matter is going to trial, the Municipal Prosecutor will represent the State's side of the matter. You, an attorney that you hire, or, an attorney that has been appointed to you, will represent your side. The Municipal Court Judge will preside over the hearing and decide if the defendant is guilty or not guilty. There are no juries in Municipal Court matters.
If you have questions regarding discovery, the Municipal Prosecutor will be able to answer your questions and advise you of their fee schedule.