Emerson Municipal Court

Municipal Court sessions will now be conducted virtually/remotely to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Accordingly, all complainants, defendants, attorneys, victims are to contact the municipal court via email at laurel.carnazza@njcourts.gov or at (201)262-6058 to provide your full name, e-mail address, and cell phone number within seven days of a court notice.



The Emerson Municipal Court was established on January 1, 1949.  The Court processes all criminal complaints and traffic tickets.  It also receives and disburses bail, fines and costs, and other court revenues on a monthly basis to the state, county, and borough.



Judge:  Honorable Francis Leddy, Jr.

Certified Municipal Court Administrator:  Laurel Carnazza


The Municipal Courts are considered courts of limited jurisdiction, and have responsibility for adjudicating motor vehicle offenses, parking offenses, some criminal offenses (bad check charges, simple assault, and certain harassment offenses), municipal ordinance violations, and certain other offenses, such as weights and measures violations, as well as fish and game violations.  Municipal Courts usually only have jurisdiction over cases that occur within the boundaries of the municipality they occurred in.



 We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this State.