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Raymond Raya

Raymond Raya

also known as Ray Raya, Esq.

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About Me

While the guilt or innocence of my clients is very important, I take my responsibility as their attorney far beyond the courtroom.  I have relationships with local and regional job banks and fast food establishments who have hired some of my more deserving clients.  I have found that the best way to rehabilitate the thief is to provide them with a job so that they may purchase what they need and the road to recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction can begin with the self-respect that a good day’s work can provide.


Blindly defending those that are guilty will only serve to see them before court again in the future.  I will always vigorously defend those that seek my counsel to the best of my ability.  But those individuals in whom I see a chance for rehabilitation will receive a dose of my brand of social work as well.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    16 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    16 years
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    16 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Mark T Apostolou Jr

    I handled matters with Mr. Raya while I was an Assistant Prosecutor, and have seen him at work in my new capacity as a defense attorney. I am always impressed with his knowledge, and his passion for each individual client.


    Mark Apostolou Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael A Grasso

    I have known Mr. Raya for over twelve years. He is a true advocate for clients facing municipal court prosecution throughout the State of New Jersey. I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Grasso DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Ray Raya, Esq.

PO Box 6172
Freehold, NJ, 07728



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Citizen Award for Help with Hurricane Sandy ReliefBorough of Keansburg2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Solo PractionerRaymond Albert Raya, Esq. Attorney at Law2003 - Present
Associate General CounselPrinle Quinn Anzano2000 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Monmouth Bar Association, Municipal Court CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Nicole "Snooki" PolizziCase dismissed.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Binghamton University, Harpur College of Arts and SciencesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Municipal Court CLE ConferenceMunicipal Court2012
State v. Yazed EssaLegal Commentator2010