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The Municipal Courts in Pemberton have jurisdiction over all disorderly persons criminal offenses (like possession of marijuana and paraphernalia) and traffic offenses. Traffic offenses in New Jersey include driving while intoxicated (DWI), in violation of NJSA 39:4-50. If you are facing criminal charges or motor vehicle tickets in Pemberton, call now to speak with an experienced defense attorney.

I defend both adult and juvenile clients in both Pemberton Court and the Burlington County Superior Court. Pemberton Borough and Pemberton Township have their own separate municipal courts. Adult criminal charges in Pemberton and all juvenile arrests in the Burlington County Superior Court. Common arrests in Pemberton are for CDS possession and DWI.

Pemberton Court Information

Pemberton Township Municipal Court:

Judge: The Hon. Charles Shimberg
Ct. Admin.: Louise Spigner
Municipal Prosecutor: Dean J. Buono, Esq.
Court Address: 500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton, New Jersey 08068
Phone: (609) 894-3337
Fax: (609) 894-2378

Pemberton Township Statistics

Pemberton Township was incorporated in 1846 from portions of other townships (New Hanover, Mount Holly and Southampton). With approximately 64 square miles, it is one of the largest of Burlington’s County 40 municipalities. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 28,691. It has a high population density. It is home to the world-famous Deborah Heart and Lung Center. Many of its residents are military service veterans because of the adjacency of McGuire Air Force Base and Fort Dix.

In 2000, the median income for a household was $47,394. By 2008, it rose to: $60,484. There were close to 7,500 families with a median income of $52,860. The per capita income was $19,238. Males had a median income more than 35% higher than females ($36,572 versus $26,689). There were approximately 11,000 housing units with a median value of $99,600 in 2000. The estimated house or condo median value in 2008 was $208,775. Approximately 9.3% of the population was living below the poverty line.

The median age of the residents in 2000 was 34 years. Almost a third (31.5%) was between 25 and 44 years old. More than half the population was divided into those under the age of 18 (27.6%) and those from 45 to 64 (21.7%). For every 100 females there were 97.3 males under 18 and 93.7 age 18 and over. As of the 2000 census, there were 10,050 households. Out of these, 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Households composed of married couples living together represented 53.3%. Non-families made up 25.5% of the households and those of individuals 20.4%.

There are 2,043 foreign-born citizens living in this township, 70% of whom are naturalized citizens. The most usual places of birth for foreign-born residents are Germany (21%), Korea (20%), Panama (7%), Philippines (7%), Japan (5%), United Kingdom (3%) and Thailand (3%). The Police Department of Pemberton Township has three divisions, all headed by a commander. The largest of these is the Patrol Division with almost 40 patrolmen. The Investigation Division has 8 detectives.

According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 636 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 22.7 and a violent rate of 1.9. There were no bias crimes. The reports for 2009 included 1 murder, 4 rapes, 16 robberies, 32 assaults, 165 burglaries, 575 incidents of domestic violence, and 61 cases of police force. 2000 data on education attainment shows that 39.1% completed high-school. About 7% had a Bachelor’s degree versus almost 19% statewide. Holders of a Master’s, professional or doctorate degree were 2.5% versus 11.0% statewide.

About a third of the males work in public administration (17%), construction (10%) and health care (8%). A third of the female population engages in health care (21%) and educational services (12%).






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