I have handled several drunk driving (DWI) cases in Long Hill Township Municipal Court recently. Long Hill Township is one of the least dense and most scenic municipalities in Morris County. The Township consists of four communities: village of Gillette, Millington and Stirling, and the hamlet of Meyersville.

The Long Hill Municipal Court is located at 915 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. The Long Hill Traffic/Criminal Court is held twice each month on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall and is open to the public. For additional information on the Long Hill Township Municipal Court, see their official website at http://www.longhillnj.us.

The Violations Bureau located at the Town Hall should be contacted in order to determine the amount of the penalty for any summons you have received. If you receive a summons and wish to plead not guilty to the offense, you must notify the Court Administrator at least 7 days prior to the scheduled court date. Some matters (i.e. noise complaints) are referred to the Community Dispute Resolution Committee for mediation rather than a formal hearing before the judge.

The Long Hill Township Municipal Court phone number is (908) 647-8000. The presiding judge is the Honorable James D. Bride. Ann Naylor is the Municipal Court Administrator and can be reached at ext.230. Lisa Chadwick Thompson is the Municipal Court Prosecutor and can be reached at ext. 236.