Municipal Court

The Cherry Hill Municipal Court is hearing cases both in person and by Virtual Hearings (Zoom). Click here for the Court Schedule and Zoom Meeting information.

Certification in Support of Probable Cause Form

Fillable Plea By Mail Application

Every defendant has the right to be represented by an attorney. If a defendant feels that he or she cannot afford an attorney, a judge may determine whether a public defender can be appointed. A defendant will need to complete a Uniform Defendant Intake, or "5A Form," which is the application for a public defender. This form asks for information that will enable the judge to determine if the defendant meets the indigency standards to qualify. If you wish to apply for a public defender, you may complete the form and mail a signed and dated form to the Court prior to your court date. There is a fee of up to $200 which the judge may reduce or eliminate for good cause. Indigency Form


The Municipal Court / Violations Bureau handles all criminal complaints, ordinance violations, and traffic tickets issued in the township. This includes complaints and tickets issued by

This office schedules cases for hearings, accepts bail, and maintains records of criminal and traffic tickets for attorneys, defendants, residents, and the general public.


  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Karl, Presiding
  • Hon. Shelia Ellington
  • Hon. Adam Greenberg


  • Steven J. Petersen, Esq., Chief Prosecutor
  • Naeem Akhtar, Esq
  • Cheryl Hendler Cohen, Esq.
  • Brian Turner, Esq.
  • Joel Aronow, Esq.

Public Defender

  • Gregory P. DeMichele, Esq., Alternate/Conflict Public Defender
  • Charles W. Wigginton, Esq., Alternate/Conflict Public Defender