Lawyer for Barnegat DWI
If you are facing a Barnegat DWI, call now to speak with an experienced NJ DWI Lawyer. In summer, the number of DWI arrests spike. However, a consistent number of these charges are filed year round. The most common sites of Barnegat DUI arrests are Route 72, Route 9 and the Garden State Parkway.
Drunk cases are tough. There is no plea bargaining allowed for DWI charges in New Jersey. The discovery, or “evidence” in DWI cases is surprising complex and voluminous. However, there are defenses to the charges and the State has the burden of proof – not you.
Barnegat NJ, Town Info & Criminal Stats
The present day municipality of Barnegat is located in the southern half of Ocean County, and covers an area of approximately 40.8 square miles, 15.09% of which is water. It was originally incorporated as Union Township in 1846. It changed its name to Barnegat Township in 1977.
As of the 2000 Census, there were 15,270 people and increased to a record high of 20,936 by the time of the 2010 Census. The population has had a growth of 48.03% since 2000, reaching 22,589 inhabitants as of 2011.
In 2000 the racial makeup was 94.75% White, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 2.21% African American. The most commonly mentioned ancestries are 25.7% German, 21.1% Irish, 180% English, 13.3% Italian and 8.3% Polish.
According to the 2000 Census, there were 5,493 households made up in large part of married couples living together (63.0%). The balance was composed of non-families (23.7%) and individuals (20.2%). More than a third of the households (35.3%) had children younger than 18 living with them.
The median age of Barnegat Township’s residents was 39 years in 2000. Slightly more than a fourth (27.1%) were individuals under the age of 18. The other three fourths are composed almost equally by the age ranges of 18-24, 25-44 and 45-64 with 17.9% 65 and older. The rate of females to males aged 18 and over was 100 to 88.6.
The median household income in 2000 was $48,572 and by 2009 estimates it was $76,382. The per capita income also rose from $19,307 in 2000 to $27,482 in 2009. The male median income was $42,460 versus $28,452 for females in 2000. The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $138,700, increasing to $262,811 by 2009 and further to $244,400 in 2011. Approximately 5.1% of the families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line. The January 2011 cost of living index was 20.3% higher than the U.S. average.
Actual crime data for 2009 show that there were 17 incidents of aggravated assault, 2 arsons, 79 burglaries, 2 forcible rapes, 147 cases of larceny and theft, 4 motor vehicle thefts, 5 robberies and no murders or manslaughter. The statistics show an overall upward trend in crime base on data from the last 11 years, although the violent crime rate and the property crime rate were lower by 75.91% and 67.06% the U.S. average, respectively.
During the period 2005-2009, more than half the males were working in the following industries: retail trade 20%, construction 20% and other services, except public administration 13%. In the case of females, 23% were engaged in educational services, 20% in health care and social assistance and 18% in retail trade.
According to the 2000 census data, the educational attainment of residents age 25 and older 41.3% had not completed high school (versus 29.4% in the state), 27.7% had some college or associate’s degree, 11.5% had a bachelor’s degree and 4.3% (versus 11.0% statewide) had a master’s, professional or doctorate degree.