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Defense Lawyer for Atlantic Highlands Juvenile Charges

Atlantic Highlands Police file a relatively low amount of juvenile charges. The most commonly charged juvenile offense in Atlantic Highlands is marijuana and drug possession. Juvenile charges filed by Atlantic Highlands Police are sent to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The prosecutor’s office will either have the matter eventually scheduled for a plea hearing in Superior Court or in some cases divert the matter to a Juvenile Justice Committee Conference or Referee Hearing. If your child is facing juvenile charges after an Atlantic Highlands arrests, speak with an experienced defense lawyer.

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court is located at 100 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands. Telephone: (732) 291-3225. The Judge and the Prosecutor are Hon. Peter A. Locascio and Christine Hanlon, respectively. Sessions are held at 5:00 pm on the second and fourth Mondays. The court does not have jurisdiction over Atlantic Highlands Juvenile Charges, but can hear traffic tickets issued to juveniles.

Atlantic Highlands incorporated as a borough in 1887, from portions of Middletown Township and reincorporated in 1891. It occupies an area of 4.5 square miles, 72.51% of which is water. According to census statistics, the population has decreased from 4,705 in 2000 to 4,385 in 2010. For every 100 adult females, there were 88.3 adult males.

Income statistics fro the 2000 census showed that the median household income in Atlantic Highlands was $64,955. The median household income was $79,044. It increased to an estimated $82,873 in 2009. In 2000, male median income was almost 70% higher than that of females ($60,857 versus $36,060).

The per capita income rose to $44,245 in 2009 from $34,798 in 2000. The median house or condo value was $185,000 in 2000. It more than doubled by 2009 to $458,291. The January 2011 cost of living index was 21.6% higher than the national average. About 4.9% of the population lived below the poverty line.

The 2000 census recorded the ethnic composition of Atlantic Highland as 94.37% White, 3.51% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 2.30% African American, and 1.23% Asian. The most common ancestries are Irish (30.8%), German (21.4%), Italian (17.0%), English (10.5%), Polish (6.7%), and French (4.8%).

About half (50.7%) of the 1,969 households recounted in the 2000 census were composed of married couples living together. Households with minors living with them were 26.5%. Those made up o non-families and of individuals represented 36.1% and 29.7%, respectively.

The median age registered as of the 2000 census was 40 years (versus 36.7 statewide). The age breakdown was 21.4% under 18, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% 65 years of age or older.

Atlantic Highlands Criminal Data

Atlantic Highlands Police Dept has 19 full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including 14 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 86 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 19.6 and a violent rate of 1.1. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The 2010 reports included 1 robbery, 4 assaults, 12 burglaries, 59 cases of domestic violence, and 19 cases of police force.

Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 67 thefts, and no arsons or motor vehicle thefts.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 7.02% did not complete high school versus 26.69% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 28.17%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 25.76% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 12.36% versus 12.05% statewide.

From 2005 to 2009, most males engaged in professional, scientific, and technical services (16%), retail trade (13%), and finance and insurance (11%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (27%), educational services (13%), and accommodation and food services (11%).






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