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12
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2011

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Shrewsbury DWI and Criminal Charges

Shrewsbury Police actively patrol the township for traffic and criminal violations. Most criminal arrests and DWI charges in Shrewsbury are made after routine traffic stops escalate into more serious situations. This can occur if the police officer smells alcohol or marijuana after stopping you for speeding or driving on the revoked list. If you have been charged with a DUI or drug arrest in Shrewsbury, call for a consultation with an experienced defense attorney.

Shrewsbury Municipal Court

The Shrewsbury Township Court has jurisdiction over all traffic tickets, DWI and disorderly persons arrests committed in the town. Any juvenile or indictable charges will be sent to the Monmouth County Superior Court. The Shrewsbury Court is located at 47 Broad Street, Shrewbury Township 07724.

Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Town Info

Shrewsbury Township, at the time of its formation in 1693, covered an area of about 1,000 square miles that extended to the north up to the Navesink River, east included all of present Ocean County, east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to the actual Monmouth County border. Now, the township has a total area of 0.1 square miles, all of it land, after portions were taken to form other communities such as Stafford, Toms River, Ocean, Red Bank, Eatontown, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver and the latest Shrewsbury borough.

According to the 2000 census, there were 1,098 people (1,126 in 200) divided into 521 households. Almost a quarter (24.6%) of these households had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (51.1%) were composed of non-families and 11.7% of the households were made up of people living alone who were 65 years of age or older.

The racial makeup of Shrewsbury Township was 66.76% White, 16.67% African American, 10.02% Asian and 6.65% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The major ancestries reported by the residents were Irish 17%, Black or African American 17%, Italian 15% and German 13%.

The composition of the population by age, at the time of the 2000 census, was represented mainly by 37.8% from 25 to 44 and 21.4% from 45 to 64. Teenagers accounted for 20.6% of the population and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older.

In Shrewsbury Township the median income for a household in 2000 was $36,875 versus $41,994 nationally Eight years later, the estimated median household income had risen to $47,060, still short of the $70,378 for the state.

The estimated median house or condo value in 2008 was $132,025, more than double the 2000 value ($60,800). The 2008 estimated value of a house or condo in Shrewsbury Township is about one third that of the state ($364,100). More than twenty percent of the houses were built between 1940 and 1949. Approximately 6.9% of the families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line in 2000.

According to the 2000 census data, the educational attainment of the population age 25 and over can be summarized as follows: 32.6% completed high school and 20.5% had some college or associate’s degree. These percentages are very similar to the ones for the state. However, individuals with a bachelor, master professional or doctorate degree represent 20.4% of the population versus 29.8% for the state.

Comparing the public versus private school enrollment in Shrewsbury Township with the whole state, we have that, overall, from elementary school to undergraduate college, only 24.9% of the students attend private schools versus 46.3% for the state.

The most common industries for males of Shrewsbury Township are: professional, scientific, and technical services (8%), accommodation and food services (7%), and construction (6%). In the case of females, a similar total percentage is engaged in public administration (9%) and finance and insurance (8%).

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