Belmar Borough

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

A charming close-knit town of 6000 people, Belmar prides in it’s beautiful shorelines where people flock during summer months. Belmar is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. People walk, jog and relax in the streets of this lovely town. Belmar is often called the County’s number one Tourist Destination. Many offenses in Belmar occur in residential areas, the Belmar Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis.   Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Belmar Borough 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 Belmar Borough.  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.

Belmar Borough Municipal Court

The Belmar Borough 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 Belmar Borough Municipal Court before their matter is transferred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in Freehold.  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 Belmar Borough 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 Belmar Borough Municipal Court is located at 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey 07719. Their phone number there is (732) 681-3700 and the fax number is (732) 681-4728. The Honorable Dennis Lavender is the presiding judge. Kathryn Garrecht is the municipal court administrator. Find out more at

Directions to Belmar Borough Municipal Court

The Belmar Municipal Court is located at 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey 07719.

FROM North

NJ Turnpike South to Garden State Parkway South, to exit 98. Take 138 east to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North.

FROM South

NJ Turnpike North to 195 East, Take 195 East to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North.


Take 295 to 195 East, Take 195 East to end. Stay left to Rt. 35 North

FROM Route 35 North

Turn right onto 8th Avenue (before the bridge).  Turn left at Main Street (at the light). Turn left at 6th Avenue – the court is on your left.

If you are arrested or charged in Belmar Borough 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 Belmar Borough Municipal Court, 601 Main Street, Belmar, New Jersey 07719, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.