Asbury Park Drug Charges
Asbury Park Police probably make more drug arrests than any other police department in Monmouth County. Most drug charges in Asbury Park are for marijuana possession (NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4. However, many cocaine, heroin, CDS and pill arrests are also made in Asbury Park. If you are facing a criminal charges in Asbury Park court or the Superior Court, call to speak with a NJ drug charge lawyer. I defend both adult and NJ juvenile drug charges.
If you have already been convicted of a crime or DWI in Asbury Park, call to see if an expungement or appeal is possible.
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Asbury Park is a city on New Jersey’s central coast that was developed as a residential resort in 1871. It is located at 40º13’21”N 74º00’44”W. According to the latest figures of the Census Bureau, its total area of 1.6 square miles is composed mostly of land (1.3 square miles).
Much of the development of the city’s infrastructure was completed in the late nineteenth century. The boardwalk has an orchestra pavilion a pier and other facilities and attractions. A number of impressive hotels were built, some of which still stand together with a full range of Victorian homes. In a New Jersey beach contest carried out in 2008, it was ranked 6th out of ten top beaches.
After the dilapidation of the downtown district, in 2002 the growing artistic community has led a cultural, political and economic resurgence. The restoration of Asbury Park includes partial rebuilding to imitate original structures. All of this is geared to gaining back the city’s reputation as the entertainment and cultural capital of the Jersey Shore. It now offers a wide variety of galleries, theaters, museums and festivals. This city is renowned for its plentiful musical history.
As of the latest census, the population of this city totaled 16,930 with 6,754 households. With a population density of 14,290 per square mile it is the County’s most densely populated municipality. The latest official statistics regarding racial composition of the city show that more than half of the population is Black (67.11%) followed by 18.55% of Hispanics or Latinos and 15.77% White. The city’s population median age is 31 years, broken down as follows: 30.1% under 18; 10.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older.
An average household in Asbury Park has a median income of $23,081 and the per capita income for the city $13,516. Almost 30% of families and 40% of the population are below the poverty line. For many years Asbury Park has suffered high crime rates, with a total crime risk index more than twice the national average and three times as high as the state’s average. The murder risk index, at 284%, is the highest of all measured risks, followed closely by larceny (220%), rape (213%) and assault (197%). All of this has ranked Asbury Park as one of the most dangerous cities of the state. Nevertheless, there has been an impressive reduction in crime due to police action at all levels.
The education level of persons 25 and older shows that only 35.01% of this age group has completed high school and 21.05% have some college education. Asbury Park’s Fire Department is well staffed and equipped employing approximately 60 people, 55 of which are certified firefighters/EM technicians. Most households (47.02%) own a single vehicle and as many as 32.77% do not own a vehicle.