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Lawyer for Spring Lake DWI – Drug Charges

15
Aug
2011

by in Drug Defense, DWI Defense

Spring Lake Criminal – DUI Charges

Most Spring Lake DWI and drug arrests are made on Ocean Avenue, Brighton and Third Avenues. While the town is relatively quiet most of the year, the police step up enforcement during the summer months. This is especially so in regard to DUI charges in Spring Lake. An experienced defense attorney can mean the difference in criminal and municipal court cases. Call now for a free consultation regarding your case.

Spring Lake Municipal Court

The Spring Lake DWI Court is located at 555 Brighton Avenue, in Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762. The court is responsible for handling and resolving all DWI and traffic tickets issued by Spring Lake Police. Spring Lake disorderly persons, or misdemeanor, charges are also heard in the local Municipal Court. However, if you are charged with a more serious criminal charge, or if the situation pertains to a juvenile, the case will be heard in the Monmouth County Superior Court.

Spring Lake – New Jersey

Spring Lake Heights, generally known as “the Heights”, is a borough situated in the southern coastal portion of Monmouth County. It was formed in 1927 from portions of Wall Township. The borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles, of which only 1.49% is water.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the borough had a population of 5,227 people. The estimated population in 2003 was 5,284, diminishing to 5,142 in July 2009.  The Census registered 2,511 households in Spring Lake Heights, out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost half (45.9%) of the households were composed of non-families. There was a high percentage (22.7%) of individuals 65 years of age or older living alone.

The major ancestries cited by the residents in the 2000 Census were: 33% Irish (the fifth highest percentage in New Jersey and 16th-highest in the nation), 17% German, 11% Italian and 9% English. The racial composition in 2000 was 97.28% White, 2.12% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.11% African American. The median resident age was 48 years in 2000 versus the New Jersey median age of 36.7 years. Almost a third (29.6%) of the population was 65 years of age or older. Teenagers represented 16.8% of the population.

The median income for a household in Spring Lake Heights was $51,330 in 2000. By 2009, it showed a rise of approximately 50% to reach $72,563. There was very little difference between male and female income ($48,640 versus $40,363). The per capita income for this borough was $35,093 at the time of the census, showing an increase of almost ten percent ($43,025) by 2009.

The estimated median value of a house or condo in the borough in 2009 was $486,177 (it was $217,800 in 2000).  Approximately 4.2% of the families and 7.5% of the population were living below the poverty line. This includes 11.9% of those under the age of 18 and 7.1% of those aged 65 or over. Unemployment was 7.2% in 2009.

The cost of living index measured in January 2011 was 125.9 (versus 100 for the nation). For population 25 years and over in Spring Lake Heights, the level of educational achievement can be summarized as follows: High school or higher: 89.4%, Bachelor’s degree or higher: 38.5%, Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%.

More than half the male population is engaged in the following industries: 16% finance and insurance, 13% professional, scientific and technical services, 12% transportation and warehousing and 11% construction. The same percentage 52%) of females is employed in the following industries: 21% educational services, 18% health care and social assistance, and 13% retail trade.

The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was two, with no murders or homicides, for a violent crime rate of 0.4 per 1,000 people. The data from Spring Lake Heights Police for 2009 show 3 assaults, 2 burglaries, 19 thefts, 3 auto thefts and 2 cases of arson and no murder, rape of robberies.

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