Keansburg Criminal Attorney
Police in Keansburg actively patrol the town, making arrests for DUI, CDS possession and other criminal charges on a regular basis. Many of the disorderly persons offenses in Keansburg including possession of marijuana NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4 and assault NJSA 2C:12-1a occur after traffic ticket stops and near the boardwalk area. If you are facing drug charges or a DWI in Keansburg, call now to speak with a Monmouth County criminal defense attorney.
The Keansburg Municipal Court hears DWI cases, traffic tickets, disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses. The judge is the Honorable Michael D. Pugliese, J.S.C.
Court Location: Keansburg Municipal Court
29 Church Street, Keansburg, NJ 07734
Keansburg, New Jersey
Keansburg, a borough located in Monmouth County, was formed as such in 1917 from segments of both Middletown and Raritan Townships. The community was named for U.S. Sen. John Kean, who helped establish a post office here. Former and merged names include Granville and Waycake.
According to the U.S. Census bureau, Keansburg has a total area of 16.8 square miles, most of which is made up of water (93.58%). The 2000 census indicates a population of 10,732 people in 2000, which barely grew to 10,746 in 2003. By July 2009, according to unofficial data, the population had decreased to 10,536 and then to 9,683 in 2010.
Out of the 3,872 households counted in the 2000 census, 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than a quarter of the households made up of one individual and 10.1% were individuals 75 years of age or older lived alone. The median age was 34 years with 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older.
The number of violent crimes registered by the FBI in 2003 was 63, with no murders or homicides. The violent crime rate for Keansburg was low, at 5.8 per 1,000 people. By 2010 the total crime risk index stood at 80 (vs. 73 for the state). The assault risk index doubled the national figure and more than tripled the state’s.
The murder and burglary risk indexes were par for the state, at 84 and 63, respectively. The rape risk index surpasses by far the state figure (142 vs. 39). Only the indexes for robbery and motor vehicle theft risk are lower than the state’s, at 19 and 23 vs. 108 and 76, respectively.
The major ancestry groups reported by Keansburg residents include: 28% Irish, 19% Italian, 14% German, 5% Polish and 4% Puerto Rican. As of the 2000 census, the racial composition borough was 93.31% White, with Hispanics or Latinos of any race representing 7.95% of the population.
The median income for a household in Keansburg borough was $36,383 according to the 2000 Census, which increased to $44,511 in 2009 and $48.631 in 2010 (unofficial data). Approximately 15.5% of the families and 17.7% of the population of this borough were below the poverty line. This figure includes 23.5% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those aged 65 or over.
In 2009, estimated median house or condo value stood at $209,663, doubling the 2000 value of $101,300. In 2010, almost a fifth of the population owned no vehicles, approximately 40% owned just one and 11.90% had three vehicles. By January 2011 the cost of living index in Keansburg stood at 120.6, which is high compared to the national average of 100.
Regarding the highest education level attained by the population age 25 and over in Keansburg, with the exception of almost half who completed high school, the percentages are below state and national figures for those who completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees. There is a high percentage of inhabitants who did not complete high school (24.69%).