Pine Beach Borough

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

During the summer of 1908, Robert M. Horter, while vacationing at the Windward Yacht Club in Riverbank, learned the wooded acreage destined to become Pine Beach was for sale.  The price was $10,000.  The railroad from Philadelphia to Bay Head, with its Island Heights junction station, bisected the tract which extended from the river to the state highway. By the time he returned to Philadelphia, Horter envisioned a restricted summer colony of waterfront cottages.  George Kelly a wealthy Philadelphia department store owner became interested and agreed to finance the venture. In 1909 Horter’s dream crystallized with the formation of the Pine Beach Improvement Company.  Surveys and maps laying out the streets were completed quickly.  Easter Sunday, April 11, 1909 marked the arrival of the first special train, loaded with free-riding prospective buyers.  The train switched over to the Island Heights branch, parked on the middle of the trestle crossing the river long enough for its passengers to absorb the panoramic view and for Horter to give a sales talk to his captive group of customers.  By the year’s end, 109 deeds had been recorded and 22 dwellings had been built.  In 1910, the Pine Beach Inn, a 75-room hotel, was built. Pine Beach continued as a part of Berkeley Township for 15 years, with its few voters put to the inconvenience of traveling down to Bayville each election to cast their ballots for native office holders who had little interest in summer folk beyond their taxes. Many offenses in Pine Beach occur in residential areas. The Pine Beach Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Pine Beach 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 Pine Beach 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.

Pine Beach Borough Municipal Court

The Pine Beach 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 Pine Beach 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 Pine Beach 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 Pine Beach Borough Municipal Court is located at 599 Pennsylvania Ave, P O Box 425, Pine Beach, NJ 08741. Their phone number there is (732) 349-6453 and the fax number is (732) 240-0533. The Honorable Philip Miller is the presiding judge. Charlene A. Carney is the municipal court administrator. Find out more at

Directions to Pine Beach Borough Municipal Court

Pine Beach Borough Municipal Building is located at 599 Pennsylvania Ave, P O Box 425, Pine Beach, NJ 08741.

If you are arrested or charged in Pine Beach 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 Pine Beach Borough Municipal Court located at 599 Pennsylvania Ave, P O Box 425, Pine Beach, NJ 08741, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.