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Essex Fells Marijuana & Drug Possession Arrests


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Defense Attorney for Essex Fells Criminal & Drug Arrests

If you have been arrested in Essex Fells, its best to consult with an experienced defense attorney before appearing in court. I defend both adult and juvenile clients charged with CDS and marijuana possession in Essex County.

Essex Fells Municipal Court

Essex Fells shares their municipal court with North Caldwell, located at 136 Gould Ave., Caldwell. Phone: 973-228-6420. Sessions: Second & fourth Thursdays, 6 P.M.; first and third Thursdays as needed, 9:30 A.M. Judge: Hon. Donald O’Connor. Prosecutor: Richard Verde, Esq.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 13 full-time law enforcement employees, all police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 9 major crimes in 2010 (the lowest number in the county). This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 4.3 and a violent rate of 0.9. There were no rapes, robberies, or bias crimes. It was the only municipality with no incidents of domestic violence. The reports included assault, 2 burglaries, and 13 cases of police force.

Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show thefts, motor vehicle thefts, and no arsons.

Essex Fells – NJ Info

Essex Fells was incorporated in 1902 as a borough. In 1981, it became a township and went back to being a borough in 1992. Its territory of 1.41 square miles is home to 2,133 residents as of the 2010 census. The population density is low at less than 1,500 persons per square mile.

It was ranked as the 10th “Best Place to Live” in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine in 2008.

As of the 2010 census, there were 598 families and 758 housing units. City-data estimated the median house or condo value in 2009 at $905,881 (significantly above the state average of $343,800). The January 2011 cost of living index was 26.7% above the national average.

The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a margin of error of up to 10%) that the median household income was $182,031 and the median family income $202,917. Males had a median income 66% higher than females ($120,417 versus $72,500). The per capita income was $94,423. (All the figures are in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) About 0.9% of families and of the population lived below the poverty level.

The major ancestries are Irish (31.9%), Italian (19.4%), German (16.1%), English (13.3%), Polish (6.8%), and French (3.4%). The racial and ethnic composition, as of the 2010 census, was 94.56% White, 2.18% Asian, 1.99% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.09% African American. The percentage of foreign-born residents was significantly below the state average (7.3% versus 17.5%).

Of the 728 households registered in the 2010 census, 42.6% had minors living with them. Almost three fourths were married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 17.9% and 16.3%.

At the time of the 2010 census, the median age was 43.8 years. Almost one third of the population each was under the age of 18 and from 45 to 64 years old. Seniors represented 16.1%.

The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher were about state levels (25.05% and 12.30% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 10.00% had not completed high school versus 33.62% who had. Those with some college or associate degree represented 19.08%.

The major industries in which males engaged from 2005 to 2009 were Finance and insurance (21%), Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%), and Manufacturing (10%). Females worked in Professional, scientific and technical services (20%), Educational services (18%), and Health care and social assistance (15%).






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