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Barnegat Juvenile Lawyer

08
Feb
2012

by in Juvenile Law

Lawyer for Barnegat Juvenile Charges

If your child has been arrested in Barnegat, speak with an experienced defense attorney right away. By state law, all juveniles must be represented by an attorney in court. The local municipal court does not have jurisdiction over juvenile criminal matters. The case will instead be heard in the Ocean County Superior Court.

The process usually begins with a juvenile being taken into custody or questioned by police. After being issued a complaint for juvenile delinquency, the next notice will usually be a order to appear for a counsel mandatory plea hearing. Call my office so we can explain the rest of the process to you.

Barnegat Criminal Stats

The Police Department has 44 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 277 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 13.2 and a violent rate of 1.6. There were no murders or rapes. The reports included 5 robberies, 28 assaults, 77 burglaries, 193 incidents of domestic violence, 3 bias crimes, and 56 cases of police force.

The Barnegat Municipal Court is located at 900 W Bay Ave., Barnegat. Phone: 609-698-0080. Sessions: 2nd and 4th Mondays (9:30am – 1:30pm), 1st Thursday (3pm), 3rd Thursday (5pm). Judge: Phillip M. Miller.

Barnegat Township

Barnegat Township is located in the southern half of Ocean County. It was originally incorporated as Union Township in 1846 from portions of two townships (Toms River and Stafford) of Monmouth County. It acquired its present name in 1977. It covers an area of 40.8 square miles, 15.09% of which is water.

From the 2000 to the 2010 Census, the number of residents increased to a record high from 15,270 to 20,936.  There were 4,191 families and 6,066 housing units in 2000. Unofficial statistics show that 10% are renters versus 34% for the state. The median contract rent for apartments in 2008 was $1,031. The median house or condo value was $138,700 in 2000. It rose to $262,811 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 20.3% higher than the U.S. average.

As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $56,093. Male median income was about 49% higher than that of females ($42,460 versus $28,452). The median household income was $48,572 and the per capita income $19,397. Unofficial 2000 estimates place these at $76,382 and $27,482. Approximately 6.2% of the population was below the poverty line.

As per the 2000 census, the median age was 39 years. Slightly more than a fourth (27.1%) were under the age of 18, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The rate of adult females to adult males was 100 to 88.6.

According to the 2000 Census, there were 5,493 households composed of 63.0% married couples living together. Households made up of non-families and of individuals were 23.7% and 20.2%. Those with minors living with them represented 35.3%, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

The 2000 census data show that the racial composition was 94.75% White, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 2.21% African American. The major ancestries are Italian (26.3%), Irish (19.8%), German (14.9%), Polish (6.0%), and English (5.9%). Most foreign-born residents come from the United Kingdom (22%), Italy (18%), Germany (11%), Philippines (11%), and Jamaica (9%).

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 11.53% did not complete high school versus 43.40% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 27.15%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 12.90% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 5.03% versus 12.05% statewide.

From 2005 to 2009, males worked in construction (13%), health care (7%), public administration (6%), and repair and maintenance (5%). Females engaged in health care (21%), and educational services (14%). Experienced juvenile lawyer available any time for consultation.

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