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28
Sep
2011

by in Drug Defense, DWI Defense

Eagleswood DWI, Drug Charges and Traffic Violations

Speeding tickets are what Eagleswood Municipal Court is most known for. The town lies on the Garden State Parkway (Exit 63) on a stretch of road that many motorists are stopped on every day. New Jersey State Police Patrol the town. An experienced defense lawyer should be consulted before going to court in Eagleswood.

Traffic tickets can easily escalate into an arrest for drunk driving or drug/CDS possession if Police have probable cause to arrest you. In a DWI, probable cause can be based on your performance on field sobriety testing and the observations of the police officers. In a drug possession case, probable cause is usually based on the results of a police search, although the search itself can usually be challenged on constitutional grounds. Call now for a consultation on your case.

Eagleswood – New Jersey

Eagleswood was incorporated as a township in 1874 from portions of Stafford Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 18.9 square miles, most of which is land (86.80%).

The census of 2000 showed that there were 1,441 (83% urban and 17% rural). As of the 2010 census, the township population had increased to a record high of 1,603. As of 2011, Eagleswood Township’s population is 1,698 showing that it has had a population growth of 17.75% since 2000.

In 2000, Eagleswood’s residents were divided into 546 households and 394 families. Of said 546 households, almost a third (32.2%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half the households (60.3%) were made up of married couples living together. Non-families represented 27.7% and individuals 22.3% of the households.

The most common first ancestries reported in this township are Irish 23.8%, German 16.7%, English 13.5% and Italian 10.9%. The racial composition in 2000 was 98.6% White and 1.11% Hispanic or Latino of any race, with less than one percent each the other races.

According to the 2000 census, the median age of the population was 39 years and the rate of females to males was 100 to 101.5. Individuals under the age of 18 accounted for almost a fourth of the population (24.7%) and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older.

The estimated median cost of a house or condo is presently estimated at $248.500. In 2000, the median income for a household was $38,625 with males having a median income of $36,375 versus $26,654 for females. By 2008, the estimated median household income had increased to $49,293. The per capita income for the township was $20,617 in 2000. About 2.2% of the families and 3.5% (versus 8.5% for the whole state) of the population were living below the poverty line. The unemployment rate is 10.70 versus the U.S. average of 9.10%. Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Eagleswood is 21.00% higher than the national average.

Regarding the educational attainment of the population aged 25 over, the data from the 2000 census reflects that 39.6% were high school graduates (including equivalency) versus 29.4% for the whole state. Individuals with some college or an associate’s degree represented 26.1% versus 22.9% statewide. However, the percentages of those with a bachelor’s degree or a master’s, professional or doctorate degree were below the state averages (7.7% versus 18.8% and 2.4% versus 11.0%, respectively.

Approximately half the male population was employed in the construction industry (36%) and in health care (5%). Slightly more than a third of the female population was engaged in educational services (17%) and health care (16%).

In 2009, the total number of major crimes was 44. The crime rate per 1,000 residents was 26.3 and the violent crime rate, also per 1,000 residents, was 1.2. There were no incidents of murder, rape, robbery, bias crime or police force. There were 2 assaults, 9 burglaries and 13 cases of domestic violence.

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