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Drug Charge in Beachwood Defense Lawyer

23
Sep
2011

by in Drug Defense

Don’t Go To Court Alone

If you have been arrested for a drug or criminal charge in Beachwood, you should not go to court alone. All drug charges in New Jersey carry mandatory driver’s license suspension and other penalties including the possibility of jail. However, there are defenses available and diversionary programs for some defendants. Call to speak with an experienced drug defense lawyer.

Beachwood Criminal Charges

The most common drug arrest in Beachwood is for possession of CDS or marijuana. The key issue in these cases is usually the circumstances leading to the police search. Police searches of vehicles, cars and persons can be challenged. This begins by investigating the case and obtaining all available evidence.

Next, possible legal challenges are planned and executed through the “motion to suppress evidence.” This motion must be properly filed any arguments pertaining to the search will be waived. At the motion hearing, the state has the burden to proof that the search was justified in cases where a warrant was not obtained.

Beachwood – New Jersey

Beachwood Borough was incorporated in 1917 from portion of Berkeley Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau it has a total area of 2.8 square miles, all of which is land.

As of the 2000 census, there were 10,375 people, increasing to a record high of 11,045 by the time of the 2010 census.

In 2000, the median income for a household was $59,022 and rose to an estimated $76,883 by 2009. The per capita income increased in a slightly higher degree from $21,247 in 2000 to $28,101 in 2009. The same proportion was seen in male and female median income ($41,204 versus $30,189). The estimated median value of a house or condo in 200 was $114,500, more than doubling by 2009 to reach $256,269. More than a fourth (26.80%) of the homes was built between 1970 and 1979.

The January 2011 cost of living index was 19.8% higher than the U.S. average. About 2.9% of the families and 4.5% of the population were living below the poverty line in 2000. This figure included 6.6% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those aged 65 and over. Unemployment measured in March 2011 stood at 10.7% versus 9.6% statewide.

The most commonly cited ancestries are Italian 28.1%, Irish 25.3%, German 21.6%, Polish 9.6% and English 6.4%. As of the 2000 census, the racial composition of the population was 95.66% White, 4.22% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 1.13% Asian and 0.97% African American. This make up had changed somewhat by 2010, showing 92.77% White, 6.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62$ Asian and 1.08% Black or African American.

Out of the 3,475 households registered in the 2000 census, a large percentage (42.0%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. Significantly more than half (65.0%) the households were made up of married couples living together, followed by 18.9% non-families and 15.0% individuals.

The median age of the population was 35 years and the rate between adult females and males was 100 to 96.1 in 2000. Individuals under the age of 18 accounted for 28.5% of the population.

The highest educational level reached in 2010 by the population aged 25 and over showed that only 9.47% had not completed high school (versus 14.15% in the state). Those who completed high school or some college were also above the state level (44.65% versus 30.00% and 22.81% versus 16.99%, respectively). However, the population that completed an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree were below the state level (8.44% versus 6.16%, 10.98% versus 20.65% and 3.66% versus 12.05%, respectively).

Beachwood Criminal Statistics

There were 20 full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including 18 officers. The records for that year showed that there were 3 rapes, 2 robberies, 5 assaults, 29 burglaries, 3 arsons, 8 auto thefts and 192 thefts.

During the period 2005-2009, the vast majority of males engaged in construction 18%, retail trade 15%, public administration 10%, manufacturing 9% and transportation and warehousing 8%. On the other hand, females were employed in health care and social assistance 30%, educational services 16% and retail trade 16%.

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