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Carteret Marijuana Possession Arrests – NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4

25
Feb
2012

by in Criminal Appeals, Criminal Defense, Drug Defense

Defense Lawyer for Carteret Marijuana Possession

If you have been arrested in Carteret for drug or marijuana possession, speak to an experienced drug defense lawyer right away. While all drug possession charges carry a mandatory license suspension and the possibility of jail, defenses and exceptions are available in most cases. Give my office a call for a consultation on your case.

Carteret Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is located at 230 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret, NJ 07008. Phone 732-541-3900. Judge: Hon. Allen P. Comba. Prosecutors: Thomas Downs, Esq. Assistant Prosecutors: William Feingold and Kenneth Lebrato. Sessions: Mondays at 6:30 PM and Wednesday at 9:00 AM.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 68 full-time law enforcement employees, including 57 police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 451 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 19.7 and a violent rate of 2.3 The reports included 1 murder, 3 rapes, 16 robberies, 32 assaults, 72 burglaries, 241 incidents of domestic violence, 68 cases of police force, and no bias crimes.

Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 296 thefts, 31 auto thefts, and no arsons.

Carteret – New Jersey

Carteret was initially established as the borough of Roosevelt in 1906, when part of Woodbridge Township. It acquired its present name in 1922.

It has an area of almost 5 square miles. It encompasses a special zone called “Urban Enterprise Zone” that offers a reduced sales tax of 3.5%, half the rate charged throughout the state.

The population had increased to 22,844, as of the 2010 census, from 20,709 in 2000. There were more than 5,000 families and about 7,300 housing units, as per the 2000 census. An unofficial 2009 estimate placed the median house or condo value at $310,797. The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.1% higher than the national average.

As of the 2000 census, 11.0% of the population was below the poverty line. The median family income was $54,609. Male median income was 43% higher than that of females ($40,172 versus $28,132). The median household income and the per capita income were $47,148 and $18,967. Unofficial 2009 estimates place these at $54,806 and $24,807.

Of the 7,039 households existing in the 2000 census, 35.5% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 52.1%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 26.0% and 21.9%, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

The principal ancestries are Italian (14.3%), Irish (12.9%), Polish (12.3%), and German (7.2%) The racial and ethnic composition as of the 2000 census was 50.7% White, 30.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.0% Asian and 14.9% African American. About 23% of the residents are foreign-born versus 17.5% statewide. The Sikh community, estimated at 1,000 to 2,500, is the largest in the state.

At the time of the 2000 census, 51.4% of the population was between 25 to 64 years old. The median age of the population was 37 years. A fourth of the residents were under 18 and 15.0% were 65 and older.

The highest educational level of the population aged 25 and over in 2010 shows that 20.57% had not completed high school versus 43.10% who had. Those with some college or associate degree were 21.64%. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree represented 10.42% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 4.28% (versus 12.05% statewide).

From 2005 to 2009 males worked in transportation and warehousing (19%), manufacturing (12%) and retail trade (10%). Females engaged in health care and social assistance (18%), manufacturing (12%) and finance and insurance (11%).

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