Holmdel Criminal Defense
Holmdel police make a substantial amount or arrests, mostly for DWI and drug possession. Often, these charges go hand in hand. Simple traffic tickets in Holmdel can easily escalate into to a DWI arrest or drug charge if a police officer smells marijuana or alcohol on you or from inside your car. If you are facing a DWI or drug arrest in Holmdel, call to speak with a local defense attorney.
The most common criminal charges in Holmdel are for possession of marijuana (NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4) and domestic violence – assault (NJSA 2C:12-1). Domestic violence cases can often be much more complicated than they initially seem. Moreover, even cases that are not even provable are sometimes vigorously pursued by prosecutors in certain cases, especially domestic violence.
In general, if you are arrested for a crime, an outstanding warrant, or DWI, you should remain calm and cooperative with police. “Being cooperative” does not mean make a statement! Before speaking with police, always speak first with an experienced defense attorney. I represent both adults and juveniles accused of crimes in Holmdel.
DWI cases are difficult to defend. This is due to both politics and practical reasons. No judge, prosecutor or politician wants to appear being “soft” on drunk driving. Partly because of this, NJ DWI law seems to become more and more strict and even draconian every year.
On the practical side, most DWI defendants are factually guilty. The very nature of the charge results in credibility and other issues at trial. That said, there are many defenses to a Howell DUI if your attorney knows where to look for them in your case and how to exploit them in court.
Holmdel, New Jersey
Holmdel Township, named for the Holmes family of landowners, was formed in 1857 from portions of Raritan Township, now called Hazlet. It is a suburb of New York City, located roughly 35 miles south of Manhattan and 15 miles west of the Jersey shore. Former and merged names include Baptisttown and Brays Meeting House.
Holmdel has a long and rich history of association with technological and communications corporations, high rankings in income level and quality of schools. Several research facilities are located in this township.
The civilian employment by industry is mostly represented by those in the professional, scientific and technical services at 14.0% vs. for state and national (8.1 and 5.9, respectively).
According to the last census in 2000, the township has a total area of 18.1 square miles comprised mostly of land (97.7%). The population has grown steadily since 1990 from 11,532 to 15,781 in 2000 and 16.773 in 2010. A bare 9.9% of the population is included in the age group of 16 to 24 and the average age of the residents is 38.12.
The most common first ancestries reported in Holmdel Township are Italian 29.0%, Irish 12.6%, German 6.7% and Polish 4.0%. The racial composition as of 2000 was 80.20% White, 17.45% Asian and less than 1% each from other races or ethnicities. Out of the percentage of residents of Asian origin, 21% were born in Taiwan and 13% in China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan).Hispanic or Latinos represent only 2.5% of the township’s residents.
Just the percentage of residents who identify themselves as of Chinese ancestry represent the highest percentage in any other place in New Jersey with 1,000 or more residents. The other most common places of birth for foreign-born residents are India (10%), Korea (6%), Italy (5%), Turkey (4%) and Pakistan (3%).
In 2003 the FBI recorded ten violent crimes with no murders or homicides. The total violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Estimated median household income in 2008 was $144,057 up from the median of $112,879 in 1999. According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median income for a household in the township in 2000 was $112,879 vs. $41,994 for the nation. The average family income of $159,000 per annum in 2009 made it one of the highest in the country.
The estimated median value of a house or condo stood at $112,879 in 2008, more than twice the value of 2000 ($397,300). According to the last census, owner-occupied housing units accounted for 92.0% of the total units.
The high quality of this township’s education is the responsibility of four public schools and two Catholic institutions that serve students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Holmdel High School ranked prominently in 2010 among high schools in the state as well as nationally in 2011.
Very high percentages of Holmdel’s residents have a Bachelor’s degree (26.7% vs. 18.8 for state) and Master’s, professional or doctorate degrees (28.1% vs. 11.0%).
Address: Holmdel Municipal Court
4 Crawfords Corner Rd, PO Box 410
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: (732) 946-4713
The Holmdel traffic court has jurisdiction over traffic violations, disorderly persons offenses, and local ordinance violations.