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Tinton Falls Drug and DWI Charges

Tinton Falls Police are assisted by the New Jersey State Police, who patrol the Garden State Parkway. Between the two, they generate an incredible number of traffic tickets, DWI arrests, and drug charges in Tinton Falls. The overwhelming majority of Tinton Falls DWI and arrests occur on the GSP, Route 18, and Route 537. I commonly appear in the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. Call now to speak with an experienced local defense attorney.

Tinton Falls Municipal Court

Until very recently, the judge in Tinton Falls Municipal Court was the Honorable Richard Thompson, J.MC. However, with the recent retiring of Judge Mark T. Apostolou, J.M.C. the judgeship in Tinton Falls appears to be occupied now by the Hon. Scott Basen, J.M.C. as of this writing. Judge Basen is also the presiding judge in Freehold Borough, Lakewood, and Aberdeen Municipal Court. The prosecutor is Sean Kean, Esq. The Tinton Falls Court is located at 556 Tinton Ave, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724. The Court Administrator is Megan Thomas.

Tinton Falls – New Jersey

Tinton Falls was first settled as a village shortly after the 1665 issuance of the Monmouth Patent. It was formed as a borough with the name New Shrewsbury in 1950 after separating from Shrewsbury Township. In 1975 it was renamed Tinton Falls. The name is said to come from Lewis Morris’ plantation, Tinton Manor; however, other source say that the said family estate belonged to the settler James Grover. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 15.6 square miles, most of which (99.81%) is water.

As of the 2000 census, there were 15,053 people. The population has been increasing steadily. The estimate for 2003 fixed it at 15,975 and in 2010 at 18,447. The forecasted population change by 2014 is 11.87%. There were in 2000 5,883 households and 3,976 families residing in the borough. The major ancestries cited by the residents of Tinton Fall at the time of the census were 18% Italian, 17% Irish, 13% Black or African American and 12% German. The changes in the racial makeup of the borough between 2000 and 2010 are the following: White 78.80% vs. 75.99%, African American 23.04% vs. 11.97%, Asian 4.96% vs. 6.91%, Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.70% vs. 7.09%.

Out of the 5,883 households recorded in the census, more than half were made up of married couples living together, 34.1% of all households had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost a third (32.4%) was represented by non-families and 27.2% were made up of individuals. The median age of the population of Tinton falls was 37 years in 2000. Teenagers accounted for more than a quarter (25%) and 10.8% were individuals 65 years of age or older.

The January 2011 cost of living index in the borough was high, at 122.8 versus 100 nationally. The median household income was $68,697 in 2000, rising to $80,097 in 2009 and further to $89.521 in 2010. The median income of females ($37,857) was roughly 35% lower than that of males ($58,098). The estimated median value of a house or condo in Tinton Falls rose from $172,500 in 2000 to $344,023 in 2009. Homes valued at more than $1,000,000 account for 1.75%.A summary of the educational attainment of the population 25 years and over in Tinton Falls shows that 92.7% have completed high school or higher, with 29.94% having a bachelor’s degree and 14.92% a graduate degree.

During the period 2005-2009, 13% of the employed males of Tinton Falls were engaged in retail trade, 12% in professional, scientific and technical services, and 9% in manufacturing. A similar proportion of the females were engaged in health care and social assistance (17%) and educational services (15%). The data fathered by Tinton Falls Police shows that in 2009 there were no murders, one rape, 7 robberies, 4 assaults, 36 burglaries, 320 thefts, ten motor vehicle thefts and one arson. The total crime risk index for this borough, measured in 2010, stood at 79 versus 100 for the nation.






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