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06
Aug
2011

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Matawan DWI Charges

For such a small borough, a lot of DWI arrests are made each month in Matawan. Much of these occur after minor traffic violations off Main Street and its side streets. DWI charges in Matawan can lead to prolonged license suspension, fines, surcharges and even jail. Other traffic tickets such as Reckless Driving are commonly issued after a DWI arrest. If you have been charged with a DUI in Matawan, call now to speak with a New Jersey DWI lawyer.

Matawan Municipal Court

All DWI charges that Matawan Police make will lead to a first appearance in Matawan Municipal Court. If you have already retained an attorney before your arraignment, your attorney can usually waive your first appearance so you don’t have to take off from work. You next appearance will be a status conference, where your case will either be resolved or scheduled for trial.

Before your case goes to trial, we will carefully go over all discovery (evidence) in your case to see what defenses might be raised and how strong the police’s case against you is. At trial, the burden is on the the prosecution to prove each charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Matawan Municipal Court is located at 150 Main Street, Matawan, New Jersey 07747. The judge is the Honorable John G. Colannino, J.M.C. The prosecutor is now Lori Kaniper, Esq.

Matawan – New Jersey

Matawan was formed as a borough in 1895 from portions of Matawan Township (now Aberdeen Township). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total area is 2.4 square miles of which 95% is land.

As of the 2000 Census, the population of Matawan Borough was 8,910, decreasing slightly to 8,873 in 2003. By July 2009, the estimated population was 9,101.

Out of the 3,531 households counted in the 2000 Census, almost a third had children under the age of 18 living with them. Slightly more than half the households were married couples living together.

The ancestry with highest percentage reported by Matawan residents is Irish at 20%, followed by 18% Italian and 12% German. By the time of the last census, the racial makeup of the borough was 82.35% White, 6.53% African American, 7.99% Asian and 6.45% Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of 2010, the percentage of White residents had decreased to 77.81% at the expense of a rise in Asians (9.93%) and Hispanics or Latinos of any race (9.28%). Blacks or African Americans diminished slightly to 6.78%.

There were 3,531 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18. However, only 7.3% of the total population is made up of individuals aged 18 to 24 years. More than a third are included in the 25 to 44 years old bracket and the median age was 36 years.

Data from the 2000 census show that the median income for a household in Matawan was $63,594. This figure increased to an estimate of $83.817 by 2010. About 3.8% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those aged 65 or over.

In 2000, the median house or condo value was $177,200. By 2009, it had almost doubled to $351,535, finally settling at $253.587 according to 2010 estimates. The January 2011 cost of living index in Matawan Borough was estimated at 121.1, high in comparison to the U.S. average of 100.

According to the FBI, in 2003 it recorded 8 violent crimes in Matawan Borough without murders or homicides. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. The only risk index higher than the state index is larceny, at 68 vs. 62. All the other categories of risk indexes are significantly lower, particularly the robbery risk index (4 vs. 108).

Regarding level of educational attainment registered in 2010, of the population age 25 and over in 2010, only 8.92% had not completed high school (versus 14.15% for the state). In summary, approximately a third of Matawan residents in this age group has a bachelor’s or advanced college degree, with percentages similar to those for the state.

The figures for employment by job type gathered in 2010 show that 22.32% of Matawan’s working population is engaged in management, business and financial operations and 24.47% in professional and related occupations.

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