You are required to watch the virtual court opening remarks anytime prior to your court session. By joining the virtual session, you are certifying that you have watched the opening remarks.
In an effort to mitigate public exposure to Covid-19, Holmdel Township Municipal Court is conducting virtual court sessions. A virtual court session is a legal proceeding and is treated the same is if you were present in the courtroom. The court is using Zoom as the virtual platform to conduct it's proceedings. If you wish to resolve your case virtually, you will not have to physically appear in court. Please call the court at (732) 946-2820 ext. 1604 or 1605 to provide the court with the information necessary to get you scheduled for the virtual session.
You will receive an invitation to the virtual session at the email address you provide to court staff on the Friday before your scheduled session. The email will include the link to the session as well as the prosecutor's email address. This allows you to reach out directly to the prosecutor prior to your court date to discuss a plea agreement in advance if you would like.
If you don't already have Zoom downloaded to your smartphone, PC, laptop or tablet, please do so upon receiving your emailed court notice. This will avoid any delays on the day of court.
You must view the court’s opening statements prior to your session. A link has been provided in the invitation as well as at the top of this page.
Day of Court
Log onto the court session at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. This will allow you the opportunity to resolve any technical issues. Remember to click yes when you get a message from your electronic device asking for permission to access your camera and microphone. Please be in a quiet room to avoid background noise. If possible, use earphones to avoid any feedback.
After you are admitted into the main room a brief explanation of the process will be given and then you will be put in a breakout room. You will wait in the breakout room for the prosecutor to join the room to discuss your case privately. No one else will be in the room so no one can hear your conversation. Note: the prosecutor will be speaking to everyone scheduled for court so you may be waiting for a while. When you are done leave the breakout room, DO NOT leave the meeting.
When the Judge takes the bench everyone's microphones will be muted. The court will unmute your mic when your case is called.
Please allow staff time to enter your disposition into the system. If you worked out a payment plan with the judge, the court will mail you the terms of the payment plan with the start date discussed with the judge. If you are paying online, click here.