Stafford Township

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

Stafford Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 22,532. Stafford Township was formed by Royal Charter on March 3, 1750, from portions of Shrewsbury Township, while the area was still part of Monmouth County. It was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s first 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, and became part of the newly-formed Ocean County on February 15, 1850. Portions of the township were taken to form Union Township (March 10, 1846, now Barnegat Township), Eagleswood Township (March 17, 1874), Long Beach City borough (September 19, 1894, now Surf City) and Long Beach Township (March 23, 1899). Stafford Township is the gateway to the resort communities on Long Beach Island, with Route 72 providing the sole road access, ending in Ship Bottom as it crosses Manahawkin Bay via the Manahawkin Bay Bridge (formally known as the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge). The Garden State Parkway and U.S. Route 9 pass through the township and provide access to Route 72. Many offenses in Stafford occur in residential areas. The Stafford Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Stafford 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 Stafford 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.

Stafford Township Municipal Court

The Stafford 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 Stafford 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 Stafford 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.

Location

The Stafford Township Municipal Court is located at 260 E Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050. Their phone number there is (609) 597-1000 and the fax number is (609) 242-8253. The Honorable Damian G. Murray is the presiding judge. Mary Ann Carricarte is the court administrator. Find out more at http://twp.stafford.nj.us/

Directions to Stafford Township Municipal Court

Stafford Township Municipal Building is located at 260 E Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050.

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If you are arrested or charged in Stafford 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 Stafford Township Municipal Court, 260 E Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.