Hazlet Township

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

On February 25, 1848 the New Jersey State Legislature officially created the Township of Hazlet (known as Raritan Township until 1967) a municipal corporation which, prior to that date had been part of Middletown Township. Hazlet derived its name from a Dr. John Hazlett who had an estate in Raritan Township near the Keyport Holmdel Turnpike, now Holmdel Road. Hazlet is a five square mile town with approximately 22,000 residents, once known for its abundant farming. Route 35 and 36 are within Hazlet Township’s borders and the nearby Garden State Parkway provides easy access to the Shore or city destinations. Mass transportation is also available in the form of bus and train service to Newark and New York. The Route 35 and 36 corridors also provide residents with a thriving commercial zone, which includes six shopping plazas within the town, but away from the quiet neighborhoods. Hazlet boasts of a quality public school system, neighborhood parks, an outdoor roller hockey rink and a swim and tennis club. There are also many activities and programs for children, adults and seniors. Hazlet is a thriving and active community with a variety of community events. Many offenses in Hazlet occur in residential areas. The Hazlet Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Hazlet Township 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 Hazlet 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.

Hazlet Township Municipal Court

The Hazlet Township 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 Hazlet Township 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 Hazlet Township 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 Hazlet Township Municipal Court is located at 255 Middle Road, Box 372, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730-0372. Their phone number there is (732) 264-2231 and the fax number is (732) 264-7375. The Honorable Catherine Jannarone is the presiding judge. Barbara Cunningham is the court administrator. Find out more at http://www.hazlettwp.org/

Directions to Hazlet Township Municipal Court

Hazlet Township Municipal Building is located at 255 Middle Road, Box 372, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730-0372.


If you are arrested or charged in Hazlet 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 Hazlet Township Municipal Court, 255 Middle Road, Box 372, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730-0372, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.