Lacey Township DWI – Drug Arrest Defense
If you have been charged with a DWI in Lacey or a Forked River drug arrest, we can help. Call for an evaluation of your case by an experienced defense attorney. While DUI and drug charges in New Jersey carry harsh, even draconian consequences, there are ways to defend yourself against these charges.
Lacey Municipal Court
Address: Lacey Municipal Court
818 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731
Forked River – Lacey Town Information
Lacey Township was incorporated as such in 1871 from portions of what are now known as Toms River and Barnegat Townships. It was named for Continental Army General John Lacey. Some of its former names include Bamber, Forked River and Lanoca Harbor. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 98.5 square miles, most of which is land (85.26%). The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station is located in the southern part of the township and is the largest employer.
As of the 2000 census, there were 25,346 people, increasing to a record high of 27,644 by the 2010 census. The most common first ancestries reported by the residents are Italian 31.5%, Irish 19.4%, German 12.7% and Polish 7.7%. The racial composition in 2000 was 97.85% White and 2.15% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 9,336 households in 2000 out of which slightly more than a third (35.1%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half the households (64.5%) were composed of married couples living together, 22.4% were non-families and 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals.
About a fourth of the population (25.6%) were under the age of 18 and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. The rate of adult females to males was 100 to 91.4.
Lacey Township (Waretown Court) Demographic Information and Criminal Stats
The median income for a household was $55,938 in 2000 and its 2008 estimate reached $71,388. The per capita income was $23,136 in 2000, with males having an income more than 50% higher than females ($47,406 versus $30,088). The median income for a family in 2000 was $61,298. The estimated median house or condo value in 2008 was $286,108 (it was $131,900 in 2000). About 3.7% of the families and 4.5% of the total population were living below the poverty line in 2000.
Lacey Police Stats
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime Reports for 2009 show that there occurred a total of 747 major crimes for a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 28.3 and a violent rate of 1.2. There were no murders, but reports included 1 rape, 8 robberies, 22 assaults, 100 burglaries, 343 cases of domestic violence, 2 bias crimes and 59 of police force.
The 2000 census data for Lacey regarding educational attainment of the population aged 25 and older show that high school graduates (including equivalency) and those with some college or an associate degree were above the state level (37.6% vs. 29.4% and 29.0% vs. 18.8%). On the other hand, holders of a bachelor’s degree, and those of a master’s, professional or doctorate degree were below the state averages (13.5% vs. 18.8% and 6.0% vs. 11.0%).
Slightly more than a third of the males of Lacey were occupied in the industries of construction 16%, metal and metal products 7%, food and beverage stores 6% and machinery 5%. A similar percentage of females were engaged in health care 19%, transportation equipment 10%, and accommodation and food services 9% industries.