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Ocean Township Juvenile Defense Lawyer


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Lawyer Defending Juveniles in New Jersey

If police in Ocean Township have accused your child of juvenile delinquency, we can help. I try to make this overwhelming experience manageable for families by clearly explaining the law, working closely with you and your child, and mapping out a plan to either get the case dismissed or minimize its consequences.

The most common juvenile charges in Ocean Township are possession of CDS and marijuana. Others include shoplifting, theft and assault. I have defended these charges and much more serious cases as well. Call for a consultation on your child’s case.

Ocean Township New Jersey Town Stats

There are two Ocean Townships in New Jersey. One is located in eastern Monmouth County and the other in central Ocean County. Ocean Township, located in Ocean County, was incorporated in 1876 from portions of Lacey and Barnegat Townships with some portions taken to create Long Beach Township and Island Beach. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 32.0 square miles, more than one third of which (35.07%) is water. Local residents most commonly refer to Ocean Township as Waretown to distinguish it from its namesake in Monmouth County. However, a petition to officially change its name failed.

As of the 2000 census, there were 6,450 people (91% urban and 9% rural). By the time of the 2010 census, the population increased to a record high of 8,332. In 2000, there were 1,743 families and 2,446 households. Roughly a third (33.4%) of these households had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (67.5%) of the households were made up of married couples living together, 28.7% were non-families and 23.3% of all households were composed of individuals.

The principal ancestries cited are Irish (22%), German (18%), Italian (16%), English (8%) and Polish (8%). The racial makeup of the township in 2000 was 97.33% White and 3.10% Hispanic or Latino of any race, with less than one percent each from other races. The most common places of birth of foreign-born residents are Cuba (24%), Germany (22%), other Western Europe countries (17%), Ireland (14%), Greece (13%) and United Kingdom (10%).

In 2000, about half of this township’s population was distributed evenly into those under the age of 18 (25.5%) and those aged 45 to 64 years. Almost a third (30.3%) belonged to the 25 to 44 years bracket and 13.8% to that of 65 years of age and older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 adult females there were 97.3 males.

Ocean Township Financial Info

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008 was $232,309 (it was $107,300 in 2000). The median household income in 2000 was $46,461, increasing to $59,294 by 2008. The per capita income in 2000 was $22,830, with male median income at $39,149 versus $32,188 for females. About 7.8% of the population was below the poverty line versus 8.5% for the whole state.

The 2000 census data for educational attainment of the population 25 years of age and older showed that high school graduates were almost half of the population (45.3% vs. 29.4% statewide). Holders of bachelor’s degree and master’s, professional or doctorate degrees represented 10.6% and 5.0% (versus 18.8% and 11.0% statewide, respectively).

Ocean Township Criminal Data

The 2009 reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime show that there occurred a total of 116 major crimes, resulting in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 12.9 and a violent rate of 0.1. There were no murders, rapes or robberies. Reports included 1 assault, 13 burglaries, 1 bias crime, 36 cases of domestic violence and 25 of police force.

The most common industries in which males engage are construction (24%) and utilities (7%) while females are more usually employed in health care (25%) and educational services (15%).






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