Lakewood Township

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

Lakewood Township is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 60,352. Lakewood was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1892, from portions of Brick Township. Portions of Howell Township in Monmouth County were annexed to Lakewood Township in 1929. Lakewood is one of the hubs of Orthodox Judaism and is home to one of the largest yeshivas in the world. The large Orthodox population, comprising nearly half of the township’s population, wields considerable political clout in Lakewood Township, commanding a bloc of about 10,000 votes. Lakewood is also home to the Lakewood Blueclaws. Many offenses in Lakewood occur in residential areas. The Lakewood Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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.

Lakewood Township Municipal Court

The Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood Township Municipal Court is located 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Their phone number there is (732) 905-5988 and the fax number is (732) 364-8921. The Honorable Scott Basen is the presiding judge. Janet Wolchko is the court administrator. Find out more at

Directions to Lakewood Township Municipal Court

Lakewood Township Municipal Building is located at 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701.

Directions from the North

Traveling southbound on the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 91. After toll, bear to your right. At the second traffic light make a righthand turn onto County Route 526 (Lanes Mills Road). Travel approximately 3 miles to Lakewood.

Directions from the South

Traveling northbound on the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 83 to Route 9 North. Travel approximately 6 miles to Lakewood.

Directions from the West

Traveling east on Interstate 195, take Exit 28 – Lakewood, Route 9 South. Travel approximately 5 miles to Lakewood.

If you are arrested or charged in Lakewood 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 Lakewood Township Municipal Court, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.