If you have been arrested for a crime in Hudson County, one of your first court notices may be for CJP Court. In Hudson County, all indictable offenses are initially heard in Central Judicial Processing Court ( or CJP Court). While the court is is located in the Administration Building, 595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, there is a separate entrance. At CJP, the County Prosecutor will determine if the indictable offense will be heard in the Superior Court, or if the matter will be downgraded to a disorderly persons offense and returned to the municipal court for disposition. They may also offer the first (and sometimes best) plea offer. Otherwise, bail may also be addressed if the defendant is in jail.
Since the plea offer at CJP court may be the best plea offer, it is important for you to have the right Hudson County Criminal Defense Lawyer there to fight for you to either get the case dismissed, get the felony charges dismissed or to get you out of jail. Call us anytime to discuss.