Monmouth Beach Criminal Defense
Most of the traffic tickets, DWI and criminal charges in Monmouth Beach are cited to out-of-towners. A small, picturesque beach community, locals typically know how to conduct their business without getting into trouble. However, in the summer months, the traffic on Route 36 picks up substantially with shore goers. Many of the DWI and traffic tickets in Monmouth Beach are issued on Route 36. If you are facing a Monmouth Beach DUI or traffic ticket, call now to speak with a local defense lawyer.
The overwhelming majority of arrests in Monmouth Beach are made on adults. Typical violations include possession of marijuana or other CDS charges, domestic violence, and simple assault.
However, juveniles occasionally get arrested in Monmouth Beach as well. For traffic tickets, DWI arrests and disorderly persons arrests in Monmouth Beach, your case will be heard in the Monmouth Beach Municipal Court.
Monmouth Beach Municipal Court
With the exception of Monmouth Beach juvenile charges and indictable (felony) adult matters, almost all other cases are adjudicated in the local municipal court. Your first appearance date will be listed on either your traffic ticket or criminal complaint/summons. You must either appear at this hearing or hire a lawyer before hand. Doing neither will lead to a bench warrant issued for your arrest.
The Monmouth Beach Municipal Court is located at 22 Beach Road, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750. The judge is the Honorable John G. Collannino, J.M.C. Judge Collannino is also the presiding judge of the Monmouth County Municipal Courts and of Matawan Court. The prosecutor is Gerald Massell, Esq. Mr. Massell is also the prosecutor in Middletown Municipal Court.
Monmouth Beach – New Jersey
Monmouth Beach was incorporated in March 1906, when it seceded from Ocean Township. It is located on the Jersey shore, with the ocean to the east and the Shrewsbury River to the northwest. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this borough has a total area of 1.9 square miles, of which 44.27% is water.
Data from the 2000 census show that there were 3,595 people. This figure has remained almost unchanged according to statistics for 2003 (3,619) and July 2009 (3,571) with a slight increase for 2010 (3,873).
Out of the 1,633 households recorded in the 2000 census, approximately a quarter had children under the age of 18 living with them.
The racial composition of the borough was mainly 97.66% White and 1.89% Hispanic or Latino of any race. All other groups represent less than one percent each. Ten years after the 2000 census, the percentage of Whites was slightly down to 96.72% and Hispanics showed a significant increase to 3.54% (almost quadruple the state figure of 16.89%).
Principal ancestries reported by the residents of Monmouth Beach vary between 29-36% Irish, 18-22% Italian, 12-15% German and 8-9% English. The median age of the population was 45 years at the time of the 2000 census, augmenting to 47 by 2010. The percentage of the population who was 65 years of age or older has hardly varied between 2000 and 2010 (20.3% vs. 20.2%).
The median income for a household in Monmouth Beach borough was $80,484 in 2000. It rose more than 25% by 2009 to reach $101,903. The latest unofficial figures show that the median household income in 2010 was almost the same as that of 2009 ($109,791). However, unemployment has grown from 3.8% in 2000 to 8.6% in March 2011.
The per capita income for this borough reported by the 2000 census was $52,862. Estimates for 2009 and 2010 place this figure at $65,415 and $74.873, respectively. The percentage of families and population living below the poverty line is quite low at 1.4% and 1.9%, respectively, according to the last census.
The estimated value of a house or condo in Monmouth Beach Borough has been increasing significantly and steadily since 2000 when it stood at $280,300. Nine years later this value was estimated at $516,129 and by 2010 it increased further to $527.458. The median value of owner households in 2010 valued at more than $1,000,000 represents 9.36% of all houses or condos versus 1.63% for the state.
For the population 25 years and over in Monmouth Beach, in 2000 94.34% have completed high school or higher, 48.8% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. This figure decreased to 31.58% in 2010, still higher than the 20.65% for the state. Individuals with a graduate or professional degree represented 19.9% in 2000. In 2010 this figure rose to 20.44%, almost doubling the state percentage of 12.05%.
The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1, with no murders or homicides. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.