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Barnegat Drug Charge Lawyer

22
Sep
2011

by in Drug Defense

Barnegat Marijuana, CDS and Prescription Arrests

Most drug possession arrests in Barnegat are for marijuana. Usually the amount is less than fifty grams, making the charge a disorderly persons offense in violation of NJSA 2C:35-10a4. However, Barnegat Police make plenty of arrests for more serious drug charges like third-degree possession of CDS, NJSA 2C:35-10a1. If Barnegat Police have arrested or charged you with a drug crime, call to speak with an experienced defense attorney.

Barnegat Criminal Statistics and Info

Barnegat Light, located at the northern end of Long Beach Island, was formed as a borough in 1948 to replace Barnegat City borough. Its present history dates to 1609 was first sighted by Henry Hudson and was described in a deed from the English Crown in 1692. All traffic tickets and DWI charges are heard in the Barnegat Light Municipal Court.

The original Barnegat Lighthouse was built in 1824 but by 1855 had fallen into such disrepair that it became essential to replace it. Between 1857 and 1859, the second Lighthouse was constructed which was in service until 1927. It is the second tallest lighthouse in the country.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total area of the borough is 0.9 square miles, of which 16.28% is water. As of the 2010 Census, the population stood at 574, down from 764 in 2000. As of 2011, Barnegat Light has a population of 702, and a winter population of about 730, with about 50% retirees.

The racial makeup of this borough in 2000 was 98.30% White, 0.70% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 0.52% African American and 0.26% each Asian and Pacific Islanders. The most commonly ancestries cited by the residents were Irish 28.3%, German 23.4%, English 17.5%, Italian 14.8%, Polish 8.8% and Norwegian 5.0%.

Out of the 371 households existing in 2000, more than half (55.0%) were married couples living together, followed by 38.0% who were non-families and 34.9% individuals. There were more people age 65 years or older living alone (19.7%) than children under the age of 18 living in the households (15.9%).

The median age of the population was 55 years. More than a third (34.3%) were 65 years of age and older and only 14.4% were under the age of 18.

The median income for a household in 2000 was $52,361 and was estimated at $64,939 in 2009. The per capita income was $34,559 in 2000 and the 2009 estimate was $49,891. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $854,704, not quite doubling the 2000 value of $295,600. About 2.6% of the families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line. The unemployment rate in 2011 is 10.70% versus the national average of 9.10%. Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living is higher than the U.S. average.

For the population 25 years and over, 23.23% have a bachelor’s degree (versus 20.65% in the state) and 18.45% have a graduate or professional degree (versus 12.05% in the state). Statistics for 2010 show that only 4.97% had not completed high school versus 14.15% statewide.

Police records for 2009 show that there were no incidents of murder, rape, arson, assault, robbery or motor vehicle theft that year. There occurred 5 burglaries and 10 thefts. The total crime average was 90.9 versus the U.S. of 319.2.

Between 2005 and 2008, the main industries in which males were engaged included construction (33%) and agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%). Females, on the other hand, were dedicated to accommodation and food services (31%) and in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%).

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