Union City

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

Union City is the most densely populated city in the United States with a population of 67,000 people in an read of 1.27 square miles. It is an ‘Urban Enterprise Zone’ and avails of Sales Tax Cuts, an initiative taken by the state of NJ for the betterment of this city. Spectacular views of a nearby skyline from the tall buildings in Union City. After 9/11 many residents watched the disaster from the top floors of their buildings. The City Boxing Club has a piece of the wreckage from 9/11 in the courtyard, in memory of those who lost their lives on that day. The city has a diverse community with the Hispanic community being the dominant group (about 80% of the population). The city has some nice places that one can visit. The Roosevelt Stadium which is a sporting arena, the Celia Cruz Park are places one can see upon visit to the city. The city also has a good public library near New York Avenue, plus some places of worship and a veterinary hospital. The nearest hospital for humans is in nearby Jersey City. Many offenses in Union occur in residential areas. The Union Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Union City Municipal Court on a regular basis for private clients.  With his breath of experience, Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. knows how to defend your rights and to successfully resolve your motor vehicle charge or criminal offense in Union Township.  Whether the offense is Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Possession of Drugs/CDS or a minor moving violation, Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. possesses the unique insight and personal contacts to help you through this ordeal.  Contact our office for a free consultation to see what we can do for you.

Union City Municipal Court

The Union City Municipal Court only hears misdemeanor criminal offenses and traffic offense cases.  In some instances, individuals charged with more serious offenses will have their initial court appearance in Union City Municipal Court before their matter is transferred to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.  A conviction for a violation like DWI, driving while suspended, or possession of marijuana can tarnish your record for a long time.  While the penalties of monetary fines, loss of driving privileges, community service, probation and sometimes even jail can be life-altering, the stigma of a having a criminal or motor vehicle conviction on your permanent record can haunt you for years to come.  Our office fights to avoid these outcomes.  We handle all Union City Municipal Court charges including Underage Drinking, Possession of Marijuana, Shoplifting, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Mischief, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Racing, DWI, Refusal, driving without insurance and driving while suspended or revoked.  We also help you seek the help you need if your actions were the result of a drug or alcohol addiction.  If you are being prosecuted for a criminal charge or traffic ticket like one of these, give our offices a call and tell us about your situation.


The Union City Municipal Court is located 3715 Palisade Ave, Union City, NJ 07087. Their phone number there is (201) 348-5763 and the fax number is (201) 348-1687. The Honorable Sixto Macias is the presiding judge. Janet Candelario is the court administrator. Find out more at http://www.ucnj.com/

Directions to Union City Municipal Court

Union City Municipal Building is located at 3715 Palisade Ave, Union City, NJ 07087.


If you are arrested or charged in Union Township, contact an attorney immediately to begin working on your case. You are not alone in this suffering.  Our office stands ready to shoulder your burden and guide you every step of the way.
The Law Offices of Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. is located at 54 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey 07728, and our office defends individuals arrested and charged with criminal and traffic offenses in Union City Municipal Court, 3715 Palisade Ave, Union City, NJ 07087, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.