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Sea Bright DWI Charges

In New Jersey Criminal Defense practice, Sea Bright is synonymous with one charge: DWI. If you have been charged with a DWI in Sea Bright, call to speak with a NJ DUI Lawyer. Almost every DUI in Sea Bright occurs on Route 36 (Ocean Avenue).

Sea Bright is mostly asleep or vacant for much of the year, but the town springs to life in the summer. Its location between Highlands, Monmouth Beach and Rumson plus a few popular bars and restaurants bring a good amount of both alcohol and traffic to the town in the summer. There is basically one way in and one way out of the town, the police don’t have to work very hard to generate DWI and drug arrests in the summer.

Sea Bright Court

The Sea Bright court is located in the downtown of Sea Bright, close to Monmouth Beach. The court’s address is 1167 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, NJ 07760. The Judge is the Honorable Thomas F.X. Foley, J.M.C. Judge Foley is also the presiding judge in Freehold Township Court, Helmetta, and Millstone Municipal Courts. The prosecutor is Kathleen Sheedy, Esq., also of Freehold Borough.

Sea Bright – New Jersey

Sea Bright was named for Sea Bright, England, and was formed in 1889 from portions of Ocean Township. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shrewsbury River on the other forming the Sandy Hook Peninsula.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sea Bright has a total area of 1.1 square miles, almost half of which is water (43.36%). This borough’s population was 1,818 at the time of the 2000 census, and in 2003 it was estimated at 1,792. It has risen slightly to 1,840 by 2010.

The most common ancestries of the residents of Sea Bright are Irish – 23%, German – 16%, Italian – 13% and English – 9%. As of the 2000 census, the racial composition of the borough was 94.39% White, 4.51% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 2.26% Asian and 1.76% African American. By 2010 there was a shift in the percentage of Whites and Hispanics to 91.96% and 6.58%.

In 2000, there were 1,003 households out of which slightly more than 10% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The occupants of these households can be roughly divided in two halves: one made up of non-families and the other of individuals. In 2000, the median age of the residents was 40 years and by 2010 it was 42.70 median age, which is above the state average. A bit more than 10% of the population is composed of persons who were 65 years of age or older.

The median income for a household in Sea Bright at the time of the 2000 census was $65,563. In 2009, the income had increased to $77,013 and further to $83,775 in 2010. More than 15% of the households have an income of $200,000 and over, versus 8.25% for the state.

The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $194,500, reaching a peak of $690,394 in 2009. By 2010 it stood at $478.829 (vs. $250.242 for the state).

The percentage of residents of Sea Bright living in poverty in 2009 was 4.0%, down from approximately 7.6% according to the 2000 census. The January 2011 cost of living index is high (123.8 versus 100 nationally).

The total crime rate index for Sea Bright in 2010 stood at 71 vs. 73 for the state. With the exception of murder (9 vs. 84), robbery (8 vs. 108) and motor vehicle theft (52 vs. 76), all the other risk indexes surpass the state averages. The most significant risk indexes are larceny (174 vs. 62), rape (61 vs. 39) and burglary (97 vs. 66).

The quality of life index of Sea Bright in 2010 was 122 vs. 93 for the state. The most outstanding categories that make up this index are culture, religion, restaurant and amusement, all far above the state norm.

By 2010, half the population age 25 and over in this borough had a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Only 6.33% of the population had not completed high school (versus 14.15% for the state).






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