Lacey Township

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

From the birth of the township in the early 19th Century through the remarkable growth period of the 20th Century and now in an era of change and rebirth during the 21st Century, Lacey Township is prepared to build upon the many assets that make us unique and attractive for investment, economic development and growth. Like many of its peer cities in the Northeast, the township has weathered challenging economic times, yet it has remained steadfast in its determination to move progressively and positively toward a better future. Lacey has a multitude of recreational opportunities. During the summer months, its Community Hall is the location for the Farmer’s Market and many fundraising activities offered by its non-profit community organizations. Lacey Township is host to the annual Christmas Parade which is in its 24th year, the Lacey Apple Festival and Lacey Day. Their parks system is the envy of many communities. The “Beaches of Lacey” are located in the Barnegat Pines where one can swim, fish, walk, bike, canoe or paddle boat. Lacey Township is a Township Committee form of government. Five members are elected for staggered three-year terms. The Committee’s function is primarily legislative, while the Administrator serves as the Township’s CEO and is responsible for administrative functions. This municipality, with a population of nearly 30,000, is a lively and attractive community with a charm that interweaves the traditions of the past with the progress of the present. Lacey Township is a town of energetic and forward-looking people from all walks of life who are genuinely concerned about their community and how it grows and prospers. Their aim is to make all citizens, students and visitors alike feel that they are part of and welcome in this community. With all of these attributes, I think that Lacey Township is a friendly and pleasant place to live, visit, work and play. Many offenses in Lacey occur in residential areas. The Lacey Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Lacey 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 Lacey 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.

Lacey Township Municipal Court

The Lacey 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 Lacey Township 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 Lacey 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 Lacey Township Municipal Court is located at 818 W. Lacey Road, Forked River, New Jersey 08731. Their phone number there is (609) 693-1100 and the fax number is (609) 693-6749. The Honorable Damian G. Murray is the presiding judge. Laurie Tatham is the court administrator. Find out more at

Directions to Lacey Township Municipal Court

Lacey Township Municipal Building is located at 818 W. Lacey Road, Forked River, New Jersey 08731.

From Route 70 East

Take Route 70 to Route 539 (there will be an Exxon Station on the right side of Route 70).  Make a right on to Route 539, go through next light, then make a left on to Route 530.  Stay on 530 through Whiting, make a right on to Lacey Road (sign will say Forked River and Garden State Parkway).  Stay on Lacey Road for approximately 10 miles, cross over the Garden State Parkway.  Municipal Building is less than 1 mile on the left side.

From Route 195 (Great Adventure Exit, Route 537)

Go to the light and make a left on to Route 539.  Stay on Route 539 until you cross over Route 70, then make the first left on to Route 530.  Go to the third light, make a right on to Lacey Road (sign will say Forked River and Garden State Parkway).  Stay on Lacey Road for approximately 10 miles, cross over the Garden State Parkway.  Municipal Building is less than 1 mile on the left side.

From the Garden State Parkway North/South

Take exit 74.  Make a right on to Lacey Road.  Municipal Building is less than 1 mile on the left side.

If you are arrested or charged in Lacey 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 Lacey Township Municipal Court, 818 W. Lacey Road, Forked River, New Jersey 08731.., including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.