Mt. Arlington shares a municipal court with the neighboring town of Dover. Dover Joint Municipal Court is located at 37 N. Sussex Street, Dover, N.J. 07801. You can reach the court by telephone, at (973) 366-2200, or by fax, (973) 989-1526. Dover Joint Municipal Court is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the Violation Bureau window is open for payments until 4 p.m., except on Tuesdays when it remains open until 5 p.m. Court is in session three times per week: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m., and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The presiding judge is the Honorable Arnold Miniman. The Court Administrator is Sonia Barria. For more information, you can visit www.dover.nj.us.
Some of the types of criminal and traffic offenses I typically handle in the Mount Arlington Municipal Court include theft and fraud offenses. In New Jersey, the state determines the severity of theft or fraud charges by calculating the value of the stolen property and the amount of force that was used in the theft. This calculation creates a sliding scale, allowing for a wide range of penalties (i.e. fines, jail time, etc.). Further, shoplifting has become an increasing problem in New Jersey and creates important issues for “non-citizens” as immigration considers a shoplifting offense a crime of moral terpitude. I have had recent success in Morris County combating shoplifting offenses for individuals who are facing collateral consequences based on their immigration status.