The complaint, filed by William Brennan, a retired firefighter-turned-Democratic candidate for governor, alleges that Christie "knowingly" failed to order his associates to reopen access lanes to the George Washington Bridge that had been closed for what Port Authority of NY and New Jersey officials had said was a traffic study.
Christie's first court appearance in the case is set for March 10.
When it comes to fostering a community of inclusion and acceptance, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn't always on board.
The judge says there is probable cause to charge Christie with official misconduct for failing to stop lane closures and the gridlock that resulted on the George Washington Bridge.
The source rejected speculation that Christie - a former USA attorney and once-trusted Trump confidant - is under consideration for a Trump administration job.
Christie's office called McGeady's ruling "a complete non-event".
Chris Christie, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.
Given Christie's undeniable history of opposing drug and cannabis law reform - even for medical use - the cannabis community quickly went into a bit of a panic at this possibility.
"I have absolutely no intention, nor any understanding, that I will be asked to be in the administration in the years to come", Christie told CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday on "State of the Union".
In November, Christie's deputy chief of staff and the former Port Authority deputy executive director became the latest former Christie allies to either plead guilty or be found guilty of federal charges that include conspiracy and fraud. Christie said on air.