Attorney for Hazlet Criminal Charges
If you are facing criminal charges in Hazlet, call to speak with a New Jersey defense attorney. I represent both adults and juveniles accused of DWI in Hazlet, drug offenses and all other crimes. Call now for a free consultation on your case.
Hazlet police have the authority to take either an adult or juvenile into custody. Adults are “arrested” while juveniles are “taken into custody.” If you are arrested for a drug charge or other criminal offense in Hazlet, where your case is heard will depend on your age and the nature of the offense. All Hazlet juvenile criminal charges will be heard in the Monmouth County Superior Court in Freehold. Your child should be represented by an experienced New Jersey juvenile lawyer. Adult disorderly persons offenses, and all traffic tickets and Hazlet DWI charges will be heard in the Hazlet Municipal Court. Indictable criminal charges on adults are sent to the Monmouth County Superior Court.
Hazlet, New Jersey
Most Hazlet criminal charges are for drug possession. A lot of traffic tickets and DWI arrests are made in Hazlet. Hazlet Police also make several felony arrests each week.
Hazlet Township was originally incorporated as Raritan Township in 1848 from portions of Middletown Township. In 1857 further portions were taken from Holdmdel and Matawan Townships. Later, in 1870 and 1917, other segments were taken from Keansburg and Union Beach. It obtained its present name in 1967 derived from the name of one its residents. The latitude of Hazlet is 40.415N. The longitude is -74.191W.
According to the Census Bureau, Hazlet Township has a total area of 5.7 square miles, of which 5.6 square miles is land. The population at the time of the last census was 21,378 made up of 5,802 families. Since 2000 the population has grown 4.89%.
The estimated median household income in 1999 was $65,697, increased to $83,843 in 2008 and went down again to $65,697 in 2000 vs. $41,994 for the national figure. The median income of males at $51,776 is almost 40% higher than those earned by females at $32,439. Out of the 7,244 households out, more than a third (37.2%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half the population over 18 years old is found in the age brackets of 25 to 44 (29.2%) and 45 to 64 (25%).
In 2000, the median house or condo value was $168,700, almost doubling its value in 2008 to $366,326. The total number of owner-occupied housing units was 6,510 as of the last census, which represents 87.9% of the total number of houses. In 2003, the Federal Bureau of Investigation recorded a figure of 4 violent crimes for this Township, with 0 murders and homicides. The violent crime rate was 0.2& per 1,000 people.
Hazlet residents report as major ancestry groups the following: Italian 25%, Irish 25%, German 11%, Polish 6% and English 5%. Regarding foreign-born residents of this township, the most common places of birth are China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan) 9%, India (9%), Philippines (7%), United Kingdom (6%), Peru (6%), and Italy (6%). The major racial composition of the township’s population as of the 2000 census was 93.17% White, 5.87% Hispanic or Latino or any race and 3.39% Asian.
Regarding educational attainment, the school population 25 and older totals 14,567 individuals, of which 36.8% are high school graduates (vs. 29.4% for the state), those with some or college or associate’s degree 27.8% (vs. 22.9% at state level). The only two groups below state percentage are represented by those with bachelor’s degree (13.2% vs. 18.8%) and with master’s, professional or doctorate degree (6.0% vs. 11.0%). The most common industries for male residents of Hazlet are: construction (11%), finance and insurance (9%), and professional scientific and technical services (7%). In the case of females, the most common occupations are: health care (17%), educational services (12%) and finance and insurance (12%).
Call now to speak with a defense attorney for any Hazlet criminal, municipal court, or juvenile case.