Highlands Borough

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview


Many offenses in Highlands occur in residential areas. The Highlands Borough Police maintain speed traps and check points on a fairly regular basis. Raymond Albert Raya, Esq. appears in Highlands 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 Highlands 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.

Highlands Borough Municipal Court

The Highlands 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 Highlands Borough Municipal Court before their matter is transferred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in Freehold.  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 Highlands 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.

Location

The Highlands Borough Municipal Court is located at 171 Bay Avenue, Highlands, New Jersey 07732-1699. Their phone number there is (732) 872-1224 and the fax number is (732) 291-8909. The Honorable Peter Locascio is the presiding judge. Betty Searcy is the municipal court administrator. Find out more at http://www.highlandsnj.com/

Directions to Highlands Borough Municipal Court

Highlands Borough Municipal Building is located at 171 Bay Avenue, Highlands, New Jersey 07732-1699.

From the North:

Garden State Parkway; South to exit 117 to Highway 36 East to the “Highlands Business District” jughandle (approx. 12 miles). Use Linden Ave. jughandle to cross Highway, proceed down hill to second stop street, to Bay Avenue, turn right on Bay Avenue for the main business district.

From the South:

Garden State Parkway; North, exit 105 to Highway 36. (Past Monmouth Park) to Ocean Avenue. Turn left and follow ocean to the Highlands Bridge, cross bridge and proceed to first stop light. Turn right at the light, continue down Miller Hill to Bay Avenue, turn left or right on Bay Avenue for the main business district.

From the West:

Take I-95 East to the Garden State Parkway North to exit 105 to Highway 36 East. (Past Monmouth Park) to Ocean Avenue. Turn left and follow ocean to the Highlands Bridge, cross bridge and proceed to first stop light. Turn right at the light, continue down Miller Hill to Bay Avenue, turn left or right on Bay Avenue for the main business district.

Or

Take Route 522, Highway 33 or Route 537 to Freehold. Pick up Route 537 East to Highway 35 South (approx. 1 mile) to Route 36 intersection, take Route 36 east to Ocean Avenue. Turn left and follow ocean to the Highlands Bridge, cross bridge and proceed to first stop light. Turn right at the light, continue down Miller Hill to Bay Avenue, turn left or right on Bay Avenue for the main business district.

From the East:

Round the tip of Sandy Hook, pick up the Shrewsbury River Channel.

If you are arrested or charged in Highlands 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 Highlands Borough Municipal Court located at, 171 Bay Avenue, Highlands, New Jersey 07732-1699, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.