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Arrested in Belmar for Marijuana Possession?


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Belmar Drug Arrests and Criminal Charges

If you have been arrested for marijuana possession in Belmar, your best move is to speak to a defense lawyer right away. Most drug possession cases boil down to the search of your person or vehicle. In some cases, the police may not have probable cause to arrest or ask for consent to search your car. Call for a consultation your case.

Belmar Municipal Court

Belmar Municipal Court is located at 601 Main Street, Belmar, and Ph: (732) 681-3700 ext. 9-203. Judge: Hon. Dennis Lavender, P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: Stephen G. Schueler, Esq. From October to May, sessions are held 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, from June to September, every Wednesday at 1:00 pm.

The Borough of Belmar was initially incorporated as Ocean Beach Borough in 1885 from portions of Wall Township. Before acquiring is present name in 1890, it was variously called City of Elcho and City of Belmar Borough.

The Census Bureau records its total area at 1.7 square miles, almost 60% of which is land. Water bodies surround it on three sides: east, the Atlantic Ocean; north, Shark River Inlet, and west, Shark River. The population has increased from 6,045 in 2000 to 5,794 in 2010, according to census data.

The ethnic composition as of the 2000 census was 91.53% White, 6.85% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 3.46% Black. The predominant ancestry is Irish (35.2%). This is the 12th highest in any state municipality where at least 1,000 persons identified their origin. Other common ancestries from the 2000 census were Italian (19.3%), German (16.9%), Polish (8.7%), English (7.2%), and Scotch-Irish (3.0%).

The age distribution of the population, as per the 2000 census, was 17.2% 18, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years.

As of the 2000 census, the largest percentage of the 2,946 households was composed of non-families (55.3%) and of individuals (44.3%). Less than a third (32.0%) of the households was made up of married couples living together. Only 17.2% had minors living with them.

Statistics from the 2000 census show that the median household income was $44,896. The median family income was $61,250. Male and female median incomes were $40,557 and $34,323, respectively. The per capita income was $29,456. About 8.6% of the population was below the poverty line. The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.1% higher than the national average.

Belmar Criminal and School Data

In 2010, the Police Department had 21 full-time law Police Officers, and approximately 45 part-time Summer Police Officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 262 major crimes. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.7 and a violent rate of 2.4.

There were no murders or bias crimes. There were 2 rapes, 10 robberies, 12 assaults, 57 burglaries, 39 cases of domestic violence, and 24 cases of police force.

Additionally, independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 252 thefts, 6 auto thefts and no arsons.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 36.30% completed high school versus. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 20.87%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 16.70% versus 20.65% statewide.

Those with a graduate degree were 7.31% versus 12.05% statewide. From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in accommodation and food services (20%), transportation and warehousing (13%) and retail trade (10%). Females worked in educational services (25%), and health care and social assistance (17%).






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