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14
Oct
2011

by in Criminal Defense, DWI Defense

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If you have a court date approaching in Point Pleasant, call now for help. I represent clients facing drug arrests, DWI and criminal charges in both Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court and Point Pleasant Borough Court. Harsh penalties come along with DWI and drug convictions in New Jersey. However, these charges can be defended.

Point Pleasant Municipal Courts

There are two municipal courts in Point Pleasant – “beach” and “borough”. Each court has jurisdiction over traffic tickets, Point Pleasant DWI arrests, and disorderly persons offenses like possession of marijuana.

Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court
Address: 416 NJ Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Point Pleasant Municipal Court
Address: 2233 Bridge Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

Point Pleasant NJ Town Info

Point Pleasant Beach Borough was incorporated in 1886 from portions of Brick Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 1.7 square miles, of which 16.28% is water. It is located on the Barnegat Peninsula and is home to a small commercial fishing fleet. In the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the N.J. Marine Sciences Consortium, it was ranked the eighth best beach in the state.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,655, down from 5,314 in 2000. According to the 2000 census, there were 1,316 families and 2,317 households. Out of these, 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost half the households (43.3%) were made up of married couples living together. A similar percentage (43.2%) represented non-families. More than a third (36.3%) of all households were composed of individuals and 14.4% had someone 65 years or older living alone.

The most common ancestries are Irish (28.5%), Italian (22.2%), German (19.5%), English (13.8%), Polish (8.4%) and Scottish (3.7%). In 2000, the racial make up was 95.94% White and 4.40% Hispanic or Latino of any race. Other races represented less than one percent each. The median age of the population was 53 years. Percentages of residents under the age of 18 and those 65 years of age or older were almost the same (19.2% and 19.0%, respectively).

In 2000, the median family income was $61,250. The median income for a household in 2000 was $51,105 versus an estimated $55,729 in 2009. The per capita income was $27,853 in 2000, rising to an estimated $36,947 by 2009. Male and female median income varied little ($40,507 versus $37,500).

Point Pleasant Demographic & Criminal Info

The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $225,600, more than doubling by 2009 to $569,992. The January 2011 cost of living index was 26.2% higher than the U.S. average. About 6.1% of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000.

In 2009, there were 30 full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including 24 officers. The reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime for that year show that there occurred a total of 283 major crimes.

This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 52.2 and a violent rate of 1.1. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. Reports included 2 robberies, 4 assaults, 29 burglaries, 94 incidents of domestic violence and 30 of police force. Other reports not taken into account for the above crime rates include 241 thefts and 5 motor vehicle thefts.

By 2010 the highest education level attained by the population aged 25 over reflected that only 9.39% had not completed high school (versus 14.15% statewide). Compared to state levels, holders of bachelors and graduate degrees were 24.78% versus 20.65% and 12.91% versus 12.05%, respectively.

During the period 2005-2009, almost half the male population was engaged in construction (23%), accommodation and food services (11%), and professional, scientific and technical services (11%). Females were employed in health care and social assistance (24%), and retail trade (19%).

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