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06
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2011

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Long Beach DWI Defense

The overwhelming majority of the DWI arrests in Long Beach, NJ occur between June and August. This is when the town swells with tourist, some of whom are charged with drunk driving after being stopped by police. If you have been charged with a Long Beach DWI, call now for a consultation on your case. Retaining a defense attorney early can make the difference in the case.

If police arrest you at a sobriety checkpoint on Long Beach Island, there are several defenses available to you. For example, information on the checkpoint must be published in advance. Also, police must have authorized the checkpoint on a “supervisory” level.

Long Beach New Jersey Town Info

Long Beach Township was incorporated as such in 1899 from portions of Eagleswood, Little Egg Harbor, Ocean, Stafford and Barnegat Townships. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has an area of 22.0 square miles, three-fourths of which are water. The township is divided into four non-contiguous land areas and includes communities from Long Beach Island, High Bar Harbor and Loveladies.

As of the 2000 census, there were 3,329 people residing in the township, decreasing to 3,051 inhabitants by the 2010 census. The racial composition in 2000 was 98.53% White and 2.10% Hispanic or Latino of any race, with less than one percent representation from other races.

The most common first ancestries reported are Irish (18.5%), German (15.4%), Italian (14.3%), English (10.4%) and Polish (9.4%). Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents are Mexico (35%) and Yugoslavia (11%).

According to the 2000 census, there were 1,038 families residing in the township and 1,664 households. Out of these households, only 12.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (53.5%) were married couples living together, 37.6% 37.6% were non-families and 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals. Households who had someone living alone 65 years of age or older represented 19.9%.

The median age of the population was 57 years in 2000, with 89.2 males for every 100 females aged 18 and over. Children under the age of 18 were only 11.7% and more than a third (36.5%) were individuals 65 years of age and over.

The median income for a household in 2000 was $48,697, rising to an estimated $62,147 by 2008. The per capita income in 2000 was $33,404, with male median income roughly 50% higher than that of females ($41,681 versus $31,528). The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $319,400, increasing to more than double by 2008 ($692,386). Approximately 5.1% of the population was living below the poverty line versus 8.5% for the whole state.

Long Beach Criminal Statistics

The 2009 reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime show that there occurred a total of 139 major crimes resulting in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 39.2 and a violent rate of 1.7. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, assaults or bias crimes recorded. Reports included 6 assaults, 22 burglaries, 9 cases of domestic violence, and 51 of police force.

The 2000 census data for level of educational attainment of the population aged 25 and over shows above average percentages compared to state levels. Individuals with some college or associate’s degree represent (26.5% versus 22.9%), those with a bachelor’s degree 26.5% versus 22.9% and holders of a master’s, professional or doctorate degree account for 12.8% versus 11.0%.

The most common industries in which more than half of the males are employed are agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%), construction (17%) and transportation equipment (12%). A similar proportion of females are engaged in health care (27%), professional, scientific and technical services (10%), and accommodation and food services (9%).

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