Margate City

Margate City

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

Town Overview

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

Margate City Municipal Court

The Margate City 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 Margate City Municipal Court before their matter is transferred to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in Atlantic City.  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 Margate City 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 Margate City Municipal Court is located 1 S. Washington Street, Margate, NJ 08402. Their phone number there is (609) 822-1998 and the fax number is (609) 822-3249. The Honorable James Savio is the presiding judge. Maureen Larkin is the court administrator. Find out more at

Directions to Margate City Municipal Court

Margate City Municipal Building is located at 1 S. Washington Street, Margate, NJ 08402.

From Garden State Parkway – SOUTHBOUND

GSP Southbound to Exit # 36 (Tilton Road/Northfield). ). Follow CR 563 traveling eastbound in conjuction with signs directing you to the Margate Bridge. Proceed down the Margate Bridge causeway and pay toll ($1.00), you are now on Jerome Avenue. Proceed straight on Jerome Avenue to the 5th traffic light (Ventnor Avenue). Make a right onto Ventnor Avenue and proceed to the 3rd traffic light (Washington Avenue). Municipal Court Building is located on the left side corner of Washington and Ventnor Avenues.

From Atlantic City Expressway

Atlantic City Expressway (EAST) to exit # 7S (Garden State Parkway – Southbound). FOLLOW HIGHLIGHTED DIRECTIONS ABOVE.

From Garden State Parkway – NORTHBOUND

GSP Northbound to exit # 29. Proceed north on RT 9 to traffic light (RT 52). Make a right onto RT 52 (EAST). Go around circle and proceed north on CR 585 (Shore Road) to CR 152 (EAST), also known as Maryland Avenue. Turn right onto Maryland Avenue and proceed over the Longport Bridge. At the bottom of the bridge follow Ventnor Avenue (veers to the left). Proceed to the third traffic light (Washington Avenue). Municipal Court Building is located on the right side corner of Washington and Ventnor Avenues.

If you are arrested or charged in Margate 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 Margate City Municipal Court, 1 S. Washington Street, Margate, NJ 08402, including DUI, DWI, Speeding, Driving While Uninsured, Underage Drinking, Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Simple Assault, Harassment, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief.