Colts Neck Criminal Charges
Any juvenile charged with a criminal offense in Colts Neck with have their case heard in the Monmouth County Superior Court. There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, if your child was arrested in Colts Neck but you live in outside of Monmouth County, the case will go to the prosecutor’s office of your home county. However, if there were other Monmouth County juveniles involved, the case will probably remain in the Freehold juvenile court. If your child facing criminal charges in Colts Neck, call to speak with a NJ juvenile lawyer.
Most juvenile charges in Colts Neck are for marijuana possession (NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4), criminal mischief, and burglary. Juveniles are also charged with DWI in Colts Neck from time to time.
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Colts Neck Township was originally called Atlantic Township from 1847 until 1962. It is formed from portions of several adjacent townships (Freehold, Middletown and Shrewsbury). It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Its latitude is 40.287N and longitude -74.172W at an elevation of 75 feet. According to the Census Bureau, this township has a total area of 32.7 square miles, of which almost 98% is made up of land, and is centrally located in the County. It is an affluent suburb of Central New Jersey which has become a desirable location because of the strict zoning ordinances, its open spaces and proximity to the Jersey shore, malls, movie theaters and other entertainment. Country Route 537 is considered one of the most scenic drives in the county, crossing through orchards and grazing horses.
Total population stood at 12,331 as of the 2000 Census, with 3.513 households. Its residents are categorized as highly educated, in their peak earning years with ages 45 to 64 and married. Half of the residents have children under the age of 18 living at home. Colts Neck is well known for its large number of horse farms, although much of the farm land has been replaced with mansions. Many of its residents were originally from Northern New Jersey and New York City. Present average price for a house is $1,455.838.
The major racial composition of Colts Neck Township was 85.51% White, 4.22% Hispanic or Latino and 3.63 Asian, with a representation of only 0.24% African American. Major ancestry origins reported by the township’s residents are Italian 20%, Irish 18% and German 14%. The age spread of the population of this township is divided into roughly equal percentages as follows: under the age of 18, 29.2%, from 25 to 44, 28.8%, and 21.7% from 45 to 64. The median age is 33 years. The median income for a household in Colts Neck was $166,495 vs. the median figure of $41,994 for the nation. The per capita income for the township as of 2007 was up to %70,781 from $46,795 in 2000. Among locations with a population of at least 10,000, Colts Neck is ranked 39th of highest-income places in the United States, and according to a 2007 study of New Jersey’s wealthiest communities it was listed as 16th.
Although the school system of Colts Neck is known as excellent, approximately 20% of the town’s population for Kindergarten through 8th grade attends private schools and about half of all high school students attend private institutions. On the subject of crime, the figures of the FBI for 2003 show that the total number of violent crimes recorded was 15, with no murders or homicides. The violent crime rate recorded was 1.2 per 1,000 people.