Increasing Fines In Municipal Courts
Many municipalities have now started turning to the law to generate revenue. This is becoming increasingly popular in small towns and municipalities where court revenues have doubled over the years. Towns that have the power to pass new rules either increase fines or pass new rules that enforce higher fines. In this system, defendants are sent to the local court, so they end up staying in the same system again. Many of these towns have relied on municipal court revenue to support their municipal budgets in the last years. This increase in revenue generation has been the main reason why the council replaced the municipal judge in 2013. Read about the experiences people have had with the Municipal court system in New Jersey at Exclusive: Inside The Municipal Court Cash Machine.