A lot of traffic tickets are issued in both Freehold Township and Freehold Borough. If you have been charged with a traffic violation in Freehold, call a local defense attorney for a free consultation to discuss your rights and penalties you may be facing.
Freehold has two municipal courts: Freehold Township Municipal Court and Freehold Borough Municipal Court. Freehold Borough has jurisdiction over the downtown and borough area, along with a small stretch of Route 9 near the Route 537 intersection. Freehold Township police have jurisdiction over the rest of the surrounding Township area. Note that Upper Freehold (Cream Ridge) is a separate town further west, patrolled by the New Jersey State Police.
Freehold Township Police issue a substantial amount of tickets and summons for speeding, improper passing and tailgating on Route 9 and in the Freehold Mall circle. Tickets for Passing a school bus are also issued in more residential areas, sometimes written up by the bus driver rather than a police officer. Charges of driving while suspended / revoked list are increasingly common as the State is suspending licenses for more and more reasons, many of which have nothing to do with driving.
Routes 537 and 33 also bring in some violations. A surprising number of tickets for Leaving the Scene of an Accident are also issued in Freehold Township. This is due to the many shopping centers, customers sometimes strike other cars in the lots, then simply decide to take off. Traffic violations can result in the assessment of motor vehicle points on your driver’s license and increased insurance premiums. Since it almost impossible to live in New Jersey without a valid driver’s license, driver’s should protect their license by trying not get tickets, and when they do get a ticket, making sure it’s handled correctly.