The Mine Hill/Wharton Municipal Court handles all complaints for violations which occur within Mine Hill and Wharton, New Jersey. The types of cases heard include violations of state traffic laws, petty disorderly and disorderly persons offenses, and Township Ordinance violations.
The Mine Hill/Wharton Municipal Court is located at 37 North Sussex St., Dover, NJ. The Mine Hill/Wharton Township Traffic/Criminal Court is held on Tuesdays at 12:30p.m. and Wednesdays at 9:00a.m. at Town Hall and are open to the public. 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. For additional information on the Mine Hill/Wharton Township Municipal Court, see their official website at http://www.minehill.com.
The Mine Hill/Wharton Municipal Court phone number is (973) 366-2200. Honorable Judge Arnold Miniman is the presiding Judge. Sonia Barria is the Municipal Court Administrator and can be reached at ext. 140. The Municipal Court’s fax number is (973) 989-1526.
Mine Hill NJ Shoplifting Criminal Offenses
In New Jersey, most shoplifting cases are classified as a disorderly persons offense if the amount allegedly stolen is under $200.00. These charges will be handled in the Mine Hill/Wharton Municipal Court if the alleged theft was committed in this municipality. If convicted of this charge, the maximum penalty is up to six months in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, and face a permanent criminal charge on your record.
If the amount allegedly stolen is over $200.00 but less than $75,000.00, this is a third degree offense. This matter must be handled in the Morris County Court because it is an indictable criminal offense. The third degree charge includes between three (3) and five (5) years in state prison. However, if you have no prior criminal record you can be sentenced to a probationary period since there is no presumption of incarceration.
If you are charged with a second degree, third degree, or fourth degree indictable shoplifting charge in Morris County, your matter will be scheduled for an Early Disposition Conference (“EDC”). At this time, you will be permitted to apply for the Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) program and you will be given the State’s best plea offer. For additional information, please contact our office anytime for immediate assistance at (973) 971-0030.