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Allenhurst Drug Charge Lawyer

23
Jul
2011

by in Drug Defense

Allenhurst CDS Possession

Allenhurst Police make some drug possession and other criminal arrests. While marijuana charges are the most common drug offenses committed in Allenhurst, police there make some more serious arrests as well. If you are facing drug charges in Allenhurst, call to speak with a NJ drug charge defense attorney.

Other criminal arrests in Allenhurst are commonly made for simple assault (NJSA 2C:12-1a) and harassment. These criminal charges are known as “disorderly person” offenses and will be heard in the Allenhurst Municipal Court. You should consult with attorney before appearing in court for one of these charges, since they can result in a criminal record and other consequences. All juvenile charges in Allenhurst will be heard in the Family Court.

Most drug charges in Allenhurst result after detention for other offenses, such as simple traffic tickets. If police smell marijuana or see drug or paraphernalia in plain view after a traffic stop, this will usually lead to a search of your vehicle. Very specific criteria governs when police may search your vehicle without a warrant or even ask for your consent to search. Call to see if your rights were violated during a drug search.

Allenhurst, New Jersey

Allenhurst is a borough of Monmouth County with a population of 496. It was incorporated as a borough on April 26, 1897. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Deal Lake and is situated in the center of a string of wealthy communities between Long Branch and Asbury Park.

It is in close proximity to  New York City, which made it an ideal resort community for upper class summer residents because the New Jersey Transit rail line gave New York City residents easy access to the borough, leading to the growth and popularity of the community of Allenhurst. The Allenhurst Beach Club has 2450 recreational members. It has attracted visitors during the summer months for many years for generations, but is no longer open to non-residents.

There are many historic homes that were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with various styles, such as Victorian, Queen Anne, Italian Renaissance Revival, Tudor, Colonial and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Local ordinances ensure the preservation of this architecture by enforcing strict renovation guidelines of the older homes.

Some notable residents were Bob Considine, the author and columnist for The New York Times, who had a home in Allenhurst in the 1960’s; Lyricist Dorothy Fields who was born in Allenhurst; and Film Actress Alice Joyce had a summer home in Allenhurst as well.

Allenhurst does not have its own school system. School students in the Borough attend Asbury Park public schools. In 2006, Allenhurst ranked 131 in Forbes magazine’s list of the most expensive zip codes in the United States.

Allenhurst Municipal Court

The Allenhurst Municipal Court has jurisdiction over charges of possession of marijuana (NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4) and drug paraphernalia (NJSA 2C:36-2). The Allenhurst court also hears Allenhurst DWI charges and traffic violations committed in the borough. All indictable drug charges in Allenhurst will be sent to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and will likely be heard in the Monmouth County Superior Court unless remanded to Allenhurst.

The Allenhurst Court is located at: 125 Corlies Ave # 2, Allenhurst, NJ 07711. The presiding judge in Allenhurst is the Hon. George Cieri, J.M.C.

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