Tuckerton Drug Charges and DWI Defense
If you are criminal charges in Tuckerton, call now to speak with an experienced New Jersey defense lawyer. I defend those accused of drug charges and DWI in Tuckerton Municipal Court and throughout Ocean County. Hiring an attorney as soon as possible will give you the best chance of success in these cases. The sooner your attorney can review the evidence and investigate your case, the better.
The Tuckerton Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all traffic offenses committed in the town. This includes Tuckerton DWI as well. Disorderly Person level criminal offenses such as possession of marijuana and simple assault, are also heard in the Tuckerton Court. However, all juvenile criminal offenses and indictable charges (New Jersey felony charges) are sent to the Ocean County Superior Court in Toms River.
Tuckerton – New Jersey Town Info
Tuckerton Borough was incorporated in 1901 from portions of Little Egg Harbor Township. It became a Port of Entry of the U.S. in 1791 (although not the third as usually believed). According to the Census Bureau, it has a total area of 3.8 square miles, most of which is land (96.83%). It is home to a working maritime museum and village called Tuckerton Seaport.
As of the 2000 census, the population was 3,517. In July 2009, it was 3,916, for a population change of +11.3% since 2000. In 2000, there were 921 families and 1,791 housing units.
The most common ancestries of present-day residents are Irish (26.6%), German (24.8%), Italian (17.6%), English (103% and Polish (8.8%). The racial composition in 2000 was 96.90% White and 3.10% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
In 2000, there were 1,477 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Half the households were composed of married couples living together. Households made up of non-families and individuals accounted for 37.6% and 31.6%, respectively. Residents 65 years of age or older living alone were 15.5%.
The median age of the population in 2000 was 39 years. More than half the population (52.1%) fell into the 25 to 64 age bracket. Individuals under the age of 18 represented 23.0%. People 65 years of age or older were 16.8%.
Tuckerton Demographic & Criminal Stats
In 2000, the median household income was $40,042. This rose to an estimated $54,144 in 2009. The median family income in 2000 was $49,528. The per capita income in 2009 was $26,467, up from $20,118 in 2000. The difference between male and female income in 2000 was roughly 20% ($35,799 versus $30,583).
The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $233,230. This is more than twice the 2000 value of $103,700. The January 2011 cost of living index was 20.2% higher than the national average. About 7.9% of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000.
There were ten full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, all of them police officers. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, the number of major crimes in 2009 was 51. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 13.2 and a violent rate of 1.5. There were no murders, rapes or robberies. Reports included 6 assaults, 14 burglaries, 1 bias crime, 15 cases of domestic violence and 10 of police force. This statistics do not include 29 thefts and 1 motor vehicle theft.
Data for highest educational level attained by the population aged 25 and older in 2010 show that 11.89% did not complete high school. High school graduates represented 47.78% versus 30.00% statewide. Holders of a bachelor’s or graduate degree were below the state levels (10.23% vs. 20.65% and 5.00% vs. 12.05%, respectively).
During 2005-20009, more than half the male population was employed in the industries of construction (28%), public administration (14%), and manufacturing (12%). Females were engaged in retail trade (18%), accommodation and food services (17%), educational services (11%) and construction (10%).