OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR

Seal of The Municipal ProsecutorThe Office of the Municipal Prosecutor represents the state of New Jersey in the prosecution of all downgraded felonies, misdemeanors (referred to under New Jersey law as “disorderly person offenses”), traffic and transit violations, and city and county ordinances in Jersey City. The office also prosecutes quality of life violations relating to sanitation, housing code, and landlord/tenant issues. Over 3,000 cases are heard before the municipal courts of Jersey City each month, and our municipal prosecutors handle each case with integrity, fairness, and a commitment to justice. 

Office PhotoSince July 2, 2018, the office has been led by Chief Prosecutor Jake Hudnut. Chief Prosecutor Hudnut is committed to leading a progressive, problem-solving prosecutors office focused on giving a “fair shake” to every defendant and complainant who stand before the city’s courts.

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10/7/18 Prosecutors March in Italian Heritage Parade10/7/18 Prosecutors March in Italian Heritage ParadeRead More
09/27/18 JCPD & Municipal Prosecutors Office to team up against bad landlords09/27/18 JCPD & Municipal Prosecutors Office to team up against bad landlordsRead More
09/27/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut ranked among 100 most influential LGBT New Jerseyans by Insider NJ09/27/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut ranked among 100 most influential LGBT New Jerseyans by Insider NJRead More
09/24/2018 JC Prosecutors Join Chief Justice Rabner's Call for Reform09/24/2018 JC Prosecutors Join Chief Justice Rabner's Call for ReformRead More
09/17/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on Marijuana Legalization & Social Justice Issues09/17/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on Marijuana Legalization & Social Justice IssuesRead More
09/11/18 Judge Bariso's Order on Cash Bail in Municipal Court09/11/18 Judge Bariso's Order on Cash Bail in Municipal CourtRead More
08/30/18 Jersey City Sees Win In State Guidelines On Pot Prosecutions08/30/18 Jersey City Sees Win In State Guidelines On Pot ProsecutionsRead More
08/29/18 AG Grewal Issues Guidance on Downgrading/Dismissing Marijuana Cases08/29/18 AG Grewal Issues Guidance on Downgrading/Dismissing Marijuana CasesRead More
07/31/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on NJ's marijuana moratorium07/31/18 Chief Prosecutor Hudnut on Cheddar TV on NJ's marijuana moratoriumRead More
07/29/18 Mayor Fulop’s & Prosecutor Hudnut’s NYTimes Op-Ed07/29/18 Mayor Fulop’s & Prosecutor Hudnut’s NYTimes Op-EdRead More
7/24/2018 Bloomberg: NJ to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions In Step Toward Legalization7/24/2018 Bloomberg: NJ to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions In Step Toward LegalizationRead More
7/24/2018 Star Ledger: N.J. Won't Prosecute Many Weed Cases Until September - Big Step Toward Legalization7/24/2018 Star Ledger: N.J. Won't Prosecute Many Weed Cases Until September - Big Step Toward LegalizationRead More
07/22/2018 Star Ledger Editorial Board Says Jersey City Is Right To Stop Senseless Marijuana Arrests07/22/2018 Star Ledger Editorial Board Says Jersey City Is Right To Stop Senseless Marijuana ArrestsRead More
07/19/18 Jersey City's Marijuana Decriminalization Policy07/19/18 Jersey City's Marijuana Decriminalization PolicyRead More
07/18/18 Chief Justice Rabner Issues Reform-Minded Report On Municipal Court Operations, Fines, And Fees07/18/18 Chief Justice Rabner Issues Reform-Minded Report On Municipal Court Operations, Fines, And FeesRead More
07/10/18 Jake Hudnut Sworn In Formally As Chief Prosecutor07/10/18 Jake Hudnut Sworn In Formally As Chief ProsecutorRead More
06/20/18 Mayor Fulop Nominates Jake Hudnut To Be Jersey City Chief Prosecutor06/20/18 Mayor Fulop Nominates Jake Hudnut To Be Jersey City Chief ProsecutorRead More
               
   
 
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