What are "indictable charges"?
The more serious Criminal offenses, called indictable offenses, are scheduled for an "arraignment or first appearance" in the Municipal Court. The charges will be explained and your right to an attorney will be discussed. These charges are forwarded to the Mercer County Prosecutor. An application for public defender representation in Superior Court will be completed at the municipal court and forwarded to the Superior Court.

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1. What is the Municipal Court?
2. What type of cases are heard in Municipal Court?
3. When is a court appearance required?
4. How do I enter a Not Guilty Plea?
5. What happens on your day in court?
6. In what order are cases called?
7. What are "indictable charges"?
8. What happens at an "arraignment" or "first appearance"?
9. Who are the people involved in court?
10. Who is entitled to a public defender?
11. What is a Plea Agreement?
12. What happens during a trial?
13. What are the possible penalties?
14. What is mediation?
15. What is a Conditional Discharge?
16. How can I appeal my case?