Keansburg Township

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

The present Borough of Keansburg was incorporated in 1917. William W. Ramsay served as the first mayor for two terms. The land that was developed was from Campvicw Place to Highland Avenue, and bounded by Seeley Avenue and the shore. This was accomplished by the dredging of sand from the Raritan Bay. Carr Avenue was laid out as one of the first streets. William A. Gehlhaus organized and incorporated the New Point Comfort Beach Company, whose charter dates back to 1906. Mr. Gehlhaus organized the Keansburg Steamboat Company in 1909. In 1910, the first steamboat, named the Nantasket, was purchased from the Long Island Railroad. The boat was used as a commuter service and operated four round trips daily between Decoration Day and Labor Day. Over the years, many other steamboats were purchased and operated from the Battery, New York to Keansburg. The “City of Keansburg” was the only steamboat that was built specifically for the Keansburg Steamboat Company in 1926 in Newburgh, New York. The steamboat era ended with the destruction of the pier during the hurricane in 1962. Keansburg became one of the most popular vacation spots on the shore, known for its bathing beaches, large rooming houses, fishing, boardwalk, and amusement parks. The amusement parks continue to be a popular summer attraction. In the beginning of the 20th century, the winter population would be approximately 500, increasing in the summer months to 10,000. Since the 1970s, the year round population has been 10,000 or more. The Keansburg Historical Society was begun in 1995. Its members continue to preserve and share the wonderful history of Keansburg with all visitors at the Museum on 59 Carr Avenue. Many offenses in Keansburg occur in residential areas. The Keansburg Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Keansburg 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 Keansburg 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.

Keansburg Township Municipal Court

The Keansburg 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 Keansburg 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 Keansburg 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 Keansburg Township Municipal Court is located at Municipal Building, 29 Church Street, Keansburg, New Jersey 07734. Their phone number there is (732) 787-0215 and the fax number is (732) 787-0197. The Honorable Michael Pugliese is the presiding judge. Sharon M. Moore is the court administrator. Find out more at

Directions to Keansburg Township Municipal Court

Keansburg Township Municipal Building is located at Municipal Building, 29 Church Street, Keansburg, New Jersey 07734.

If you are arrested or charged in Keansburg 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 Keansburg Township Municipal Building, 29 Church Street, Keansburg, New Jersey 07734, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.