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Ocean Gate DWI Lawyer

10
Oct
2011

by in DWI Defense

Speak to a Lawyer Before Appearing in Ocean Gate Court!

If Ocean Gate Police have charged you with a DWI or criminal arrest, call now to speak with a defense attorney. While most Ocean Gate DWI and drug arrests occur in the summer, Ocean Gate actively patrol the town year-round. The Ocean Gate Municipal Court has jurisdiction over drunk driving offenses in the town. Most DWI charges in the town occur after police observe erratic driving or a traffic violation. If police have a reasonable suspicion that you are drunk or under the influence of drugs, they may detain you for sobriety testing.

Based on your performance on these sobriety tests, police may arrest you if they have probable cause. Probable cause is a difficult issue to win on since often there are no additional witnesses and a judge is obviously going to believe a police officer’s word over yours. Having video tape of the incident can level the playing field. However, police are not required to video tape DWI stops. If there is video in your case, the prosecutor must provide it to us.

Ocean Gate – New Jersey

Ocean Gate Borough was incorporated in 1918 from portions of Berkeley Township with an additional portion from the same township in 1953. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 0.4 square miles, all of it land  As of 2011, the population is 2,153 people. It had roughly the same population in the 2010 census (2,011). The population growth since 2000 is 3.71 percent.

According to the data from the 2000 census there were 546 families and 832 households. Out of these households, almost a third (32.6%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. Less than half (44.0%) of the households were made up of married couples living together, followed by 34.3% non-families and 28.1% individuals. Households with someone living alone aged 65 and over represented 11.1 percent.

The most common ancestries are Italian (32.5%), Irish (31.4%), German (19.7%), Polish (9.7%), English (8.3%) and French (3.7%). The racial composition in 2000 was 96.53% White and 2.36% Hispanic or Latino of any race, with less than one percent each from other races. The median age of the population in 2000 was 37 years, with a proportion of 100 adult females per 82.2 males. Individuals under the age of 18 accounted for 26.0% of the population and those 65 years of age or older for 14.5%.

The median household income in 2000 was $41,067, rising in 2009 to an estimated $63,779. The per capita income increased from $19,239 in 2000 to $30,552 in 2009. Males had a median income of $33,558 versus $30,919 for females. Approximately 10.3% of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000.

The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $254,088 (more than double the 2000 value of $103,800). The median home cost today is approximately $214,300. The January 2011 cost of living index in Ocean Gate is 15.50% higher than the U.S. average.

Ocean Gate Criminal & Educational Data

The 2009 reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime show that there occurred a total of 45 major crimes, resulting in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 21.1 and a violent rate of 0.9. There were no murders, rapes, cases of arson or bias crimes. Reports included 1 robbery 1 assault, 9 burglaries, 1 motor vehicle theft, 42 cases of domestic violence and 7 of police force. In 2009 there were 7 full-time law enforcement employees, including 6 police officers.

The data regarding highest education level attained by the population age 25 and over in 2010 shows that 14.77% had not completed high school versus 46.37% who did. Individuals with some college and associate degree represented 30.61% of this population (versus 23.15% statewide). Percentages of holders of bachelor’s degree and graduate degree are significantly lower than state levels (7.57% vs. 20.65% and 0.69% vs. 12.05%, respectively).

During 2005-2009, about half of the males were employed in construction (19%), retail trade (13%), real estate and rental and leasing (10%) while females engaged in health care and social assistance (23%), public administration (12%) and professional, scientific and technical services (10%).

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