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Don’t Go to Asbury Park Alone!

For possession of marijuana less than 50 grams and paraphernalia charges, your case will likely be heard in the Asbury Park Municipal Court. The only exceptions are juvenile arrests in Asbury Park and adult indictable cases that have disorderly persons offenses also charged. If you were arrested for drug possession in Asbury Park, your best move is to speak with experienced defense lawyer right away. Call for a consultation on your case.

Asbury Park Municipal Court

Asbury Park City is situated on the Jersey Shore. It was initially incorporated as a borough in 1864, and reincorporated in 1893. Its incorporation as a city took place in 1897. According to the Census Bureau, its total area is 1.6 square miles (10.62% water). As of the 2010 census, there were 16,116 residents, down from 16,930 in 2000. It is the County’s most densely populated community.

The most common ancestries are West Indian (9.6%), Irish (4.9%), Italian (4.4%), German (2.7%), American (1.8%), and Subsaharan African (1.6%). Data from the 2000 census reveal that the ethnic composition was 15.77% White, 67.11% Black and 18.58% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 31 years. The largest age groups were represented by 30.1% under 18, 29.8% from 25 to 44, and 18.3% from 45 to 64. For every 100 adult females, there were 83.2 adult males.

Statistics from the 2000 census show that 31.0% of the 6.754 households had minors living with them. Only 20.2% was of married couples living together versus 26.9% headed by females with no husband present. Most households were composed of non-families (46.9%) and of individuals (39.4%).

As of the 2000 census, the median household income was $23,081. It increased to an estimated $30,373 in 2009 (versus $68,342 for the state). The per capita income rose to $19,772 in 2009 from $13,516 in 2000. The median family income was $26,370. Male and female median income was very similar ($27,081 versus $24,666). Families and population below the poverty line were about 29.3% and 40.1%, respectively. This includes 37.1% of people aged 65 and over. The January 2011 cost of living index was 22.2% higher than the national average. The estimated median house or condo value almost quadrupled from 2000 to 2009 ($91,800 to $345,056).

The Municipal Court is located at One Municipal Plaza, Main Street, Asbury Park. Telephone: 732.775.1765. The Judge is Hon. Mark T. Apostolou and the Prosecutor James N. Butler, Esq.. Sessions are held every Monday at 1:30 pm and every Friday at 8:00 a.m.

Asbury Park – Criminal Data

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 103 full-time law enforcement employees, including 93 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 1,491 major crimes (second highest in the County). The crime rate per 1,000 residents of 92.5 and the violent rate of 21.3 are the highest in the County. There were 3 murders, 13 rapes, 188 robberies, 140 assaults, 335 burglaries, 352 cases of domestic violence, 16 bias crimes and 103 incidents of police force. Independent data, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 929 thefts, 9 arsons and 130 motor vehicle thefts.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 26.80% did not complete high school. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 25.30%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 8.78% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 4.10% versus 12.05% statewide.

From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in construction (18%) and manufacturing (10%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (34%), and retail trade (11%).






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