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Fairview Marijuana & Criminal Charges

Speak with an experienced defense attorney before going to Fairview court alone. All drug possession charges in New Jersey, including possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, carry a mandatory driver’s license. The only exception is if we can convince the court to waive that requirement if it would impose a severe hardship on you. Give us a call to discuss the options and possible defenses in your case.

Fairview Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is located at 59 Anderson Avenue, Fairview. Phone: (201) 943-4368. Hours: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Judge: Hon. Frank Tortora, P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: John Zunic, Esq.

In 2010, the Fairview Police Department consisted of 34 full-time law enforcement employees, including 31 police officers.

According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 203 major crimes were committed in 2010. The crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 14.7 and 2.0. There occurred 2 murders, 1 rape, 18 robberies, 7 assaults, 46 burglaries, 100 incidents of domestic violence, 34 cases of police force, and no bias crimes. City-data also included 122 thefts, 7 motor vehicle thefts, and no arsons.

Fairview – New Jersey

Fairview was created in 1894, from portions of Ridgefield Township. It has a total area of 0.85 square miles which, according to the 2010 census, was inhabited by 13,835 residents. The population density was very high at about 15,600 persons per square mile.

As of the 2000 census, there were 3,179 families and 4,988 housing units. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $426,179. The January 2011 cost of living index was 27.4% higher than the national average.

Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $46,365. Males had a median income 17% higher than females ($35,000 versus $29,905). The median household income was $40,393, and the per capita income $18,835. According to City-data, in 2009 these had risen to $41,189 and $22,077. Less than 12.0% of the population lived below the poverty level. This included 14.2% of minors and 8.7% of seniors.

The most commonly cited first ancestries are Italian (21.8%), Irish (5.8%), German (4.8%), and Arab (4.3%). As of the 2000 census, Fairview had the 16th highest percentage nationally and the highest statewide of Croatians descendants. Armenian descendants ranked 18th nationwide.

The racial and ethnic composition changed between the 2000 and the 2010 census. As of the last census, 66.4% of the population was White versus 72.46% in 2000. African Americans increased slightly from 1.71% to 2.9%. Asians decreased from 4.97% to 4.6%. However, Hispanics or Latinos increased significantly from 37.05% to 54.6%. Almost 30% of the foreign-born population is Latin American, which overall is above the state average (48.4% versus 17.5%). It includes Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians and Central Americans.

As of the 2000 census, 30.0% of the households had minors living with them. Households of married couples living together were above those with a female householder with no husband present (47.3% versus 11.5%). Those composed of non-families and of individuals represented 34.6% and 28.0%. Less than 12.0% were of seniors living alone. The median age was 34 years. Minors accounted for 21.1% and seniors for 13.8%. Females represented 48.4% of the population.

The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages with a bachelor’s or graduate degree were below state levels (14.99% and 4.66% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 27.0% had not completed high school. Those with some college or associate degree were 21.49%.

From 2005 to 2009 males engaged in Construction (26%), Manufacturing (13%), Retail trade (11%), and Transportation and warehousing (10%) Females worked in Other services, except public administration (16%), Retail trade (16%), Administrative and support and waste management services (14%), and Educational services (13%).






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