Defense Attorney for Franklin DUI & Marijuana Possession
If you were arrested in Franklin Township, give my office a call before going to court alone. We can answer your questions and make sure you are informed as to the charges against you, possible defenses, and what can be done to help.
Franklin Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at 475 Demott Lane, Somerset. Phone: 732-873- Session Tuesdays at 12:30pm, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and every Thursday at 9:00 am and 12:30pm. Judges: Hon, Jeffrey Green is the presiding judge. Hon. Ronald Wright is the associate judge. Prosecutor: Hector Rodriguez, Esq.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered the highest number of major crimes in 2010 (1,015). This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.3 and a violent rate of 1.0. There were no bias crimes, but one murder (the only one registered in the county). The reports included 3 rapes and 32 robberies. Franklin ranked first in assaults (28), burglaries (239), incidents of domestic violence (487), and cases of police force (119).
What is today Franklin Township was originally formed around 1745 as Eastern Precint. It was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial group of 104 townships in 1798.
In 2008, Money Magazine ranked Franklin Township as 5th of America’s Top 100 Best Places to Live.
Its territory of about 47 square miles is home to 63,300 residents, as of the 2010 census. There were almost 16,000 families and more than 24,400 housing units. The percentage of renters is below the state average (26% versus 34%). Unofficial 2008 figures place the median contract rent for apartments at $1,165, and the median house or condo value at $357,765.
As of the 2000 census, the median household income was $67,923, and the median family income $78,177. According to 2007 estimates from the Census Bureau, these figures had risen to $87,417 and $99,526, respectively. Males had a median income 27% higher than females ($52,351 versus $41,101). The per capita income was $31,209. About 5.1% of the population was below the poverty level.
The major ancestries are Italian (11.7%), Irish (7.3%), German (5.4%), and Polish (5.3%). As of the 2010 census, the racial and ethnic composition was 44.76% White, 26.55% African American, 19.98% Asian, and 12.92% Hispanic or Latino.
The percentage of foreign-born residents was quite high (23.2% versus 23.5% statewide). Their most frequent places of birth are India (19%), Jamaica (8%), Philippines (5%), China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%), and Dominican Republic (5%).
Of the 23,301 households registered in the 2010 census, 30.7% had minors living with them. More than half were married couples. Households made up of non-families and of individuals represented 31.6% and 25.7%, respectively.
At the time of the 2010 census, the median age was 38.3 years. The age breakdown was 22.1% under 18, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% 65 years of age or older.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that persons with a bachelor’s degree or higher were above state levels (29.09% and 16.62% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 10.00% had not completed high school. Those with some college or associate degree were 24.08%.
The industries in which males engaged from 2005 to 2009 were Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%), Finance and insurance (8%), Construction (6%), and Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (6%). Females worked in Health care (14%), Educational services (12%), and Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%).