Island Heights Borough

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

Once a major waterway, the creek on the north side of Island Heights is what first made the island noteworthy to ships navigating into Toms River. In 1762 the Dillon family took ownership of the whole island, and the remains of their first house can be found within a much altered structure on the northeast section of the island. In later years it was divided into the Brinley, Hurry and Westray farms. In 1878, the Island Heights Association was formed by the Rev. Jacob Graw, 12 other ministers and 17 businessmen to purchase land from the Brinley farm to develop into one of the nine Methodist Camp Meeting communities in New Jersey. The Association quickly cleared a site at the peak of the 60 ft. bluff overlooking the Toms River and constructed cottages and a tabernacle so that thousands of people would converge on Island Heights late in the summer of 1878 for the first religious camp meetings. In addition to promoting the religious aspects of this new community, the incorporators were quite keen on the real estate development potential for such a location. The land was carefully blocked into salable lots, and promotions were run in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Before long the community became known for its yachting activities and seashore pleasures, and many grand “cottages” were being built. However, because of its Methodist origins no liquor was (nor still is) allowed to be sold within the boundaries of the town. As the development succeeded, the Westray and Hurry farms were annexed to Island Heights, which eventually became a Borough in 1887. Because of the quality of the original architecture and the preservation of the remnants of that era, Island Heights is now on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites and the Victorian ambiance of a bygone time flavors our lives. Many offenses in Island Heights  occur in residential areas. The Island Heights  Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Island Heights  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 Island Heights  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.

Island Heights  Borough Municipal Court

The Island Heights  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 Island Heights  Borough Municipal Court before their matter is transferred to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in Toms River.  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 Island Heights  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 Island Heights Borough Municipal Court is located P.O.Box 757, Island Heights , NJ 08732. Their phone number there is (732) 270-6161 and the fax number is (732) 270-5070. The Honorable Damian Murray is the presiding judge. Elizabeth Boettger is the municipal court administrator. Find out more at

Directions to Island Heights  Borough Municipal Court

Island Heights  Borough Municipal Building is located at located P.O.Box 757, Island Heights , NJ 08732.

If you are arrested or charged in Island Heights  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 Island Heights  Borough Municipal Court located at located P.O.Box 757, Island Heights , NJ 08732, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.