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02
Aug
2011

by in Traffic Tickets

Manalapan Criminal Lawyer

The most common type of criminal arrest in Manalapan Township is for possession of marijuana. Both adults and juveniles in Manalapan are regularly arrested for marijuana possession and possession of other drugs and CDS in Manalapan Township. Arrests for domestic violence and juvenile crime also occur in Manalapan from time to time. My office is only minutes from both the Manalapan Township Municipal Court and the Monmouth County Superior Court. Call now to speak with a local criminal defense lawyer.

More common than criminal charges in Manalapan are traffic tickets issued by Manalapan Police officers. Volume of traffic violations is spread pretty evenly throughout the town. On Route 9, citations for speeding and improper passing for riding the shoulder are given out daily. Speeding tickets on Route 33 are common as well. In some residential areas, the Manalapan Town Committee has designated “Target Enforcement Areas” where the prosecutor has little discretion in offering plea agreements. DWI arrests in Manalapan occur on a regular basis throughout the town.

Manalapan Township Municipal Court

The Manalapan Township Court has jurisdiction over all traffic offenses including Manalapan DWI charges, disorderly persons charges, and local ordinances. More serious charges such as crimes and juvenile arrests are referred to the County.

The Manalapan Court is located at 120 Route 522 & Taylor’s Mills Road in Manalapan, NJ 07726. The phone number is: 732-446-6656. The court’s fax number is: 732-446-2504.

Manalapan Township – New Jersey

Manalapan is a township in Monmouth County. The community name is derived from an Indian term variously translated as “edible roots”, “within a covered swamp”, “land of good bread” or “good land to settle upon”. It was formed in 1848 from portions of Freehold Township, and in 1888 segments of Manalapan were taken to form Englishtown Borough. Manalapan has a total area of 30.9 square miles, of which more than 99% is land.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the population of Manalapan was 33,423 with 10,781 households. Out of this number of households, 47% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Households made up of individuals represented 14.9% and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

In Manalapan Township the median age of the population was 38 years. Approximately one third each was composed of individuals under 18, those from 25 to 44 and from 45 to 64. Residents who were 65 years of age or older represented 11.6% versus only 5.8% from 18 to 24.

The major ancestry groups reported by Manalapan residents include: 24% Italian, 11% Irish, 10% Polish, 9% Russian and 7% German. As of the 2000 census, the racial composition of the township was 91.81% White, 4.53% Asian, 3.54% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 1.99% African American. Manalapan has large Italian and Jewish communities. Ten years later, there were changes in this racial breakdown as follows: 80.75% White, 5.45% Asian, 9.15% Hispanic and 7.81% Black or African American.

Figures from the Census Bureau show that the median income for a household in this township was $102,882 with a median family income of $114,124. More than 10% of the residents had an income of $200,000 and over. Median income for males almost doubled that of females ($72,198 versus $39,921). The poverty line percentages were about 3.2% of families and 3.8% of the population. This includes 5.1% of residents below 18 years old and 5.7% of those aged 85 or over.

The FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008 indicated that the violent crime rate per 100,000 people was 61 incidents versus 342 in New Jersey and 676 nationally. The rates for property crime (burglary, larceny, vehicle theft and arson) for the same year show that Manalapan Township had 1068.5 incidents per 100,000 people compared to 2219.8 in the state and 3727 nationally. Of all categories of crime, the only one slightly higher than the state is that of larceny.

The level of education attained by the population age 25 and over shows that less than 10% did not complete high school (vs. 14.15% for the state). Percentages of individuals who have completed Bachelor’s or Graduate degrees are higher than the state’s (23.77% vs. 20.65% and 14.07% vs. 12.05%, respectively.

All the components of the quality of life index (130 vs. 93) are above the state marks. The most outstanding of these are: culture and restaurant index (almost triple the state), amusement (double) and about 30% higher education and medical indexes.

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