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Toms River Court Lawyer

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Oct
2011

by in Drug Defense, DWI Defense

Toms River Drug Arrests & DWI Charges

If you have been arrested in Toms River, call to speak with an experienced defense attorney. While drug charges and DWI arrests in New Jersey carry harsh penalties, these charges can be defended. Felony criminal charges and all juvenile charges committed in Toms River and heard in the Ocean County Superior Court.

The Toms River Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all traffic tickets, DWI arrests in Toms River, and disorderly persons charges. Common disorderly persons offenses in Toms River include possession of marijuana, assault and shoplifting.

Toms River, New Jersey Town Information

The Township of Toms River (formerly Dover Township) is the county seat of Ocean County. Present-day Toms River was established in 1768 by Royal Charter from portions of Shrewsbury Township. It changed its name in 2006. It was incorporated as one of the state’s first 104 townships in 1798. According to the Census Bureau, it has a total area of 52.9 square miles, of which almost a fourth (22.59%) is water.

Morgan Quitno ranked Toms River in 2006 as the 14th safest “city” in the country. In 2007 and 2008, CQ Press ranked it as the 9th safest. In the 2010 Census, the population was 91,239. This represents an increase of 1,533 people (1.3%) from the 89,706 residents registered in 2000. It ranked as the 8th largest municipality in the state in 2010. It is the 2nd largest municipality in the county.

Out of the 33,510 households in 2000, 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half the households (59.1%) were made up of married couples living together. Very similar proportions of households were composed of non-families and individuals (27.1% and 22.7%). The racial makeup in 2000 was 93.57% White, 4.54% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.75% African American. The most common ancestries are Italian (31.6%), Irish (24.1%), German (18.8%) and Polish (8.9%).

The median age of the population was 40 years. Individuals under the age of 18 and those aged 65 and over accounted for 23.3% and 17.2%, respectively. The percentages of those in the 25-44 and 45-64 age brackets were similar (27.2% and 25.1%).

The estimated median household income in 2009 was $70,493 (up from $54,776 in 2000).

Toms River Demographic & Criminal Data

The median family income rose from $62,581 in 2000 to $82,137 in 2007. Male median income in 2000 was $47,390 versus $30,834 for females. The per capita income in 2000 was $25,010; estimated at $32,092 in 2009. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $299,900, up from $146,300 in 2000. The January 2011 cost of living index was 20.0% higher than the national average. About 5.7% of the population was below the poverty line.

The 2010 data for the highest education level of the population aged 25 and older shows that 10.48% had not completed high school (vs. 14.15% statewide). Percentages of those with a bachelor’s or graduate degree were lower compared to state levels (17.38% and 9.27% versus 20.65% and 12.05%, respectively).

According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, the number of major crimes in 2009 was 2,582. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 26.9 and a violent rate of 1.2. There were no bias crimes. Reports included 2 murders, 4 rapes, 44 robberies, 63 assaults, 485 burglaries, 779 cases of domestic violence and 207 of police force.
A third of the male population was engaged in construction (13%), public administration (8%), professional, scientific and technical services (6%), and accommodation and food services (6%). Females were employed in health care (21%) and educational services (14%).

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