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Lawyer for Lake Como DWI – Drug Charges

29
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2011

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Lake Como Criminal Lawyer

A significant number of DUI and criminal charges are filed by Lake Como Police. This is despite the small size of the town. A DUI is not a criminal offense in New Jersey, it is a traffic violation. However, the consequences of a DWI are severe. There is no “work” or “hardship” license in New Jersey. If Lake Como police have charged you for a drug charge or DWI in Lake Como, call to speak with a criminal lawyer.

Lake Como, New Jersey

Lake Como, apparently named after the location of the sane name in Italy, is a Borough in Monmouth County. It is situated on Lake Como and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a small, interior municipality, which in the early days was known as Three Cornered Pond. This borough was originally formed as the borough of South Belmar in 1924 from portions of Wall Township.

This name was changed to Lake Como after a referendum held in 2004 and became effective in January 2005. The total area of Lake Como is 0.3 square miles, of which more than 96% is made up of land. The estimated population of Lake Como was 1,795 in 2003. According the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough population stood at 1,806 at the time of the last census in 2000. This represents a 21.9% growth from 1990, when the total population was 1,482.

Major ancestry groups reported by the residents of Lake Como include 27% Irish, 13% Italian, 13% German, 8% Black or African American, 7% English, 6% Mexican and 5% Polish. In the year 2000 the racial composition of the borough was 82.17% White, 7.75% African American and 10.13% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 824 households and 391 families residing in Lake Como. More than 20% of the households had children less than 18 years of age living with them. Households made up of individuals account for 41.1% while 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age of older.

The median age of the population of this borough was 36 years. The highest percentages according to age brackets correspond in order of importance to those from 25 to 44, the ones under 18 and individuals from 45 to 64. A significant 13.0% were 65 years of age or older.

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Como was $27,111, compared with $21,587 nationally. The median income for a household in the borough was $47,566, and the median income for a family was $56,538. The percentage of families and population below the poverty line stood at approximately 4.3% and 7.5%, respectively. This includes residents under the age of 18 and those aged 65 or older.

According to data from the 2000 Census, the median rent in Lake Como was $708 and monthly costs for homeowners with mortgages were $1,245. A quarter% of Lake Como residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s or advanced college degree.

The violent crime rate recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3.0 per 1,000 people. The number of violent crimes reported by this agency in the same year was seven, with no murders or homicides.

Lake Como Traffic Court

The Lake Como Municipal Court is located at 601 Main Street. The court’s mailing address is PO Box 569. Belmar, NJ 07719. The court can be reached by phone at 732-681-8864. The fax number is 732-681-4728.

Lake Como does not have its own municipal court. Rather, the town shares a court with nearby Belmar Borough. Before appearing in the Belmar Municipal Court, speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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