Defense Attorney for Jackson Township Drug Charges
If you have been arrested in Jackson Township for possession of drugs, we can help. Call now for a consultation with an experienced drug defense attorney. I defend client in both Jackson Township Municipal Court and the Ocean County Superior Court.
If you are charged with possession of marijuana in Jackson Township, your case will likely be heard in the Jackson Township Municipal Court. The presiding judge in Jackson Township is the Honorable Daniel Sahin, J.M.C. The prosecutor is Joseph Coronato, Esq.
Jackson Township – New Jersey
Jackson Township, named after President Andrew Jackson, was incorporated in 1884 from portions of other townships (Toms River, Freehold and Upper Freehold) while part of Monmouth County. It became part of Ocean County in 1850. and is the largest city by area in the county. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 100.8 square miles, most of which is land.
Jackson’s most famous attraction is Six Flags Great Adventure (home to the tallest roller coaster in the world as of 2010). Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Wild Safari are also located in this township.
As of the census of 2000, there were 42,816 people (90% urban and 10% rural). As of the 2010 census the township population had increased to a record high of 54,856. Compared to the population estimated as of this year (53,268 people), it has had a population growth of 25.63%.
The most common first ancestries reported are Italian 24.7%, Irish 17.0%, German 12.3% and Polish 8.6%. According to the 2000 census, the racial makeup was 91.26% White, 5.78% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 3.90% African American and 2.06% Asian.
As of the 2000 census, there were 14,176 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (66.7%) were married couples living together and 20.5% were non-families. Almost a third (29.7%) of the population was under the age of 18 and less than ten percent were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 adult females there were 92.1 males.
Jackson Criminal Statistics & Demographics
The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $149,200, more than doubling in 2008 to reach $322,542. Presently, this value is estimated at $293,600. The median household income in 2000 was $65,218, increasing about 30% by 2008 to $83,232. The median income for a family was $71,045 and the per capita income $23,981, with males making $51,276 versus $33,882 for females. The cost of living is 28.20% higher than the U.S. average. Approximately 2.5% of the families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime Reports for 2009 show that there occurred a total of 656 major crimes for a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 12.5 and a violent rate of 0.7. There were no murders, but reports included 4 rapes, 12 robberies, 19 assaults, 148 burglaries, 225 cases of domestic violence, 6 bias crimes and 105 of police force.
Approximately a fourth of the male population was engaged in construction (14%), professional, scientific and technical services (6%) and public administration (6%). Almost a third of the female population worked in health care (18%) and educational services (13%).
The highest educational level attained by the population aged 25 over by 2010 shows that 13.9% did not complete high school, those with some college or associate degree represented 26.15%. Holders of bachelor’s and graduate degrees accounted for 15.11% and 6.90%, both categories below the state level of 20.65% and 12.05%, respectively.