Tuckerton Borough

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

Little Egg Harbor Township was settled in 1698.  Some of the early settlers were Andrews, Falkinburgs, Shrouds, Ongs, Willets and Osborns.  Edward Andrews settled on the east side of the Pohatcong Creek; his brother Mordecia Andrews settled on the west side of the same creek.  Edward, tired of going to Mount Holly with his grain, constructed a cedar log grist mill on the site of a dam built by beavers at the mouth of what is known as Tuckerton Creek.  He built the grist mill in 1704. The Quaker Church (Society of Friends) was first built in 1709.  It was rebuilt in 1863. The Methodist Church was first built before 1800 in the Methodist Churchyard.  A larger church was constructed in 1867. It was destroyed by fire May 9, 1979. Ground is broken for the re-building of a new church. Earliest recorded burial date in the Methodist Churchyard is 1799. There is also Presbyterian, Catholic, Lutheran and Episcopal churches in our small town. It was from Ebenezer Tucker that Tuckerton received its name. In March 1789, Mr. Tucker hosted a feast at “Clamtown” for the residents at which time they officially changed the name to Tuckerton. Tucker was prominent as its first Collector of customs; a soldier of the Revolutionary War and served at the battle of Long Island. He was a member of Congress from New Jersey 1825-1829; a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; Justice of Court of Quarter Sessions and Judge of the Orphans Court. Tucker died in 1845, his grave marked by a most prominent obelisk. Known in early times as Andrew Mills; Middle-of-the-Shore; Clamtown; Quakertown; Fishtown and Tuckerton, Tuckerton became the Third Port of Entry of the United States, with Ebenezer Tucker appointed Collectors; his commission bearing date March 21, 1791 signed by George Washington, President and Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State. It was six years later that Tuckerton became a post town with Reuben Tucker as its first postmaster. We were part of Burlington County until 1891 when we joined with Ocean County. Evidence of early Indian existence in the area can be documented by the fact that Indian skeletons were removed from an old down shore farm to the Smithsonian Institute and by the shell mounds, one of which is still in existence today. Many offenses in Tuckerton occur in residential areas. The Tuckerton Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Tuckerton 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 Tuckerton 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.

Tuckerton Borough Municipal Court

The Tuckerton 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 Tuckerton 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 Tuckerton 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 Tuckerton Borough Municipal Court is located at 140 E Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-2618. Their phone number there is (609) 296-2036 and the fax number is (609) 296-9307. The Honorable James Liguori is the presiding judge. Patricia Mathis is the municipal court administrator. Find out more at http://www.tuckertonborough.com/

Directions to Tuckerton Borough Municipal Court

Tuckerton Borough Municipal Building is located at 140 E Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-2618.

From Trenton

Take RT. 206 to Rt. 70 East to Rt. 72 East to Route 539turn right (sign says Tuckerton and there is a traffic light).  Follow Rt. 539 South (Green Street) to Route 9 (Main St) traffic light.

You are in Tuckerton!

From North Jersey

Garden State Parkway south to Exit 58 (Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor) Turn left at end of exit on to RT. 539 (Green Street) take to Route 9 (Main St.) traffic light. You are in Tuckerton!

From South Jersey

Garden State Parkway north to exit 58, at the end of exit turn right onto Route 539 (Green St.) Continue to the Route 9 (Main St)traffic light. You are in Tuckerton!

From  Philadelphia

Take Atlantic City Expressway to the Garden State Parkway North.  Exit 58 off the Parkway; turn right onto Route 539 (Green Street) Continue to the Route 9 (Main St.) traffic light.  You are in Tuckerton!

If you are arrested or charged in Tuckerton 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 Tuckerton Borough Municipal Court located at 140 E Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-2618, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.