Dismissal of Stale Complaints – New Court Rule 7:8-5(c)
Rule 7:8-5(c) – Dismissal of minor matters more than 10 years old – effective January 1, 2020
7:8-5(c) – Periodic Dismissal of Certain Municipal Court Complaints. At least annually, after notice to the prosecutor and pursuant to procedures promulgated by the Administrative Director of the Courts, the court shall dismiss all eligible complaints that are more than ten years old, unless the court determines that, in the interests of justice, the complaint should not be dismissed.
Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.