NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced Saturday that there will be a two-week suspension of some Municipal Court sessions, from March 16 to March 27, in an attempt to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Those scheduled to appear to contest a traffic or parking ticket, or a minor local ordinance violation, for instance, should not appear, and should wait for notice of a new court date.

Municipal Courts will still handle certain matters, including the detention of a defendant, probable cause determinations, and applications for temporary restraining orders.

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