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2011

by in Drug Defense, DWI Defense

Lakehurst DWI & Drug Charges

Lakehurst police make a surprising number of DWI arrests every month. A disproportionate number of traffic tickets are also issued in Lakehurst. This is probably due in part to the residential nature – and accompanying speed limit decline – in much of Lakehurst. Call to speak with an experienced local defense lawyer.

Many of these minor offenses wind up leading to charges for possession of CDS in Lakehurst. “CDS” usually refers to possession of cocaine, heroin, or pills in New Jersey. Possession of marijuana, less than 50 grams, is governed by a separate statute, NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4.

The Lakehurst Municipal Court is located at 5 Union Ave Lakehurst, NJ 08733. The court has jurisdiction over all non-indictable criminal charges and traffic tickets, including DWI arrests.

Lakehurst – New Jersey

Lakehurst was incorporated as a borough in 1921 from portions of Manchester Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 1.0 square miles, of which, almost 91% is land.

This borough is home to the Naval Air Engineering Station (NAES) Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station (NAES) Lakehurst, which is the northeast’s largest naval aviation installation and domicile of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, as well as fourteen joint and interagency commands.

As of the 2000 Census, there were 2,522 people, increasing slightly to 2,654 by the 2010 census. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.19 percent. There were 662 households out of a total of 870 made up of families of two or more. A large percentage (41.4%) of all households had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost half of all households (57.5%) were married couples living together, 23.9% were non-families and 19.8% were individuals.

Lakehurst Demographic & Criminal Stats

The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $88,700, almost tripling by 2009 to reach $205,925. Compared to the rest of the country, Lakehurst’s cost of living is 12.90% higher than the U.S. average. The unemployment rate is slightly higher than the U.S. average (10.70% versus 9.10%).

Approximately 4.4% of the families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under the age of 18.

The estimated median household income in 2000 was $43,567, rising about 50% to reach $64,077 by 2009. The per capita income of $18,390 in 2000 also increased to an estimated $24,309 in 2009. Males had a median income of $35,403 versus $26,667 for females.

The most common ancestries were German (22.0%), Irish (21.3%), Italian (16.7%), Polish (8.6%), English (7.9%), and French (4.8%). The racial composition in 2000 was 84.22% White, 7.97% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 7.85% African American and 2.34% Asian. The population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males.

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009 were 12, including 10 police officers. The 2009 reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime show that there occurred a total of 56 major crimes for a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 20.7 and a violent rate of 2.2. There were no murders, motor vehicle thefts or arsons. Reports included 1 rape, 1 robbery, 4 assaults, 5 burglaries, 45 thefts, 44 cases of domestic violence, 1 bias crime and 12 of police force.

In 2010 the highest education level attained by the population aged 25 and over included 21.28% who had not completed high school and 42.64% who did. Holders of bachelor’s and graduate degrees accounted for 5.01% and 3.55%, respectively.

The most common industries in which males engaged between 2005 and 2009 were construction (16%) and retail trade (15%). A similar proportion of females were employed in health care and social assistance (32%).

Speak with an experienced Lakehurst court lawyer before appearing in court alone!

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