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Hopewell Marijuana Possession

04
Feb
2012

by in Drug Defense

Lawyer for Hopewell Marijuana Possession Charges

If you have been arrested or charged with possession or marijuana or drugs in Hopewell, speak with an experienced defense lawyer right away. The most common type of drug arrest in Hopewell and Pennington is for possession of marijuana. Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana in Hopewell is categorized as a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey. The governing statute is NJSA 2C:35-10(a)4. A conviction carries up to 6 months jail, a $1,000 fine, a $500 DEDR penalty, possibility of probation, and a minimum 6 month license suspension.

While these penalties sound harsh, keep in mind that few people are sentenced to jail for simple marijuana possession in New Jersey. There are defenses to a drug possession charge in New Jersey, mostly pertaining to the search of your car or person. Call now for a consultation on your case.

Hopewell Municipal Court

The Hopewell Township Municipal Court is located at 201 Washington Crossing, Titusville. Phone: (609)737.1035. Sessions: Tuesdays at 8:30am and first and third Thursdays at 4:30pm. Judge: Hon. Roger Haley. Prosecutor: Robert Yostembski, Esq.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 113 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 6.5 and a violent rate of 0.6. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 1 robbery, 10 assaults, 24 burglaries, 65 incidents of domestic violence, and 39 cases of police force.

Hopewell – New Jersey

Hopewell Township dates its existence back to 1700, when still a section of Burlington County. It was originally incorporated in 1755. When Mercer County was created in 1838, it became one of its municipalities.

With a total area of 58.66 square miles, its population density is high. As of the 2010 census, 17,304 people made their home here (up from 16,105 in 2000). Thirty-eight percent of the population is rural. There were 4,431 families and 5,629 housing units.

The racial and ethnic composition has varied from the 2000 to the 2010 census. The White population increased from 77.30% to 86.7%, Asian from 3.97% to 8.9%, and Hispanic or Latino from 2.45% to 3.3%. African American population decreased from 15.83% to 2.1%. Almost 70% of the residents are German descendants. The only two foreign-born residents come from Germany and are naturalized citizens.

Of the 5,498 households registered in the 2000 census, 40.6% had minors living with them. Almost two thirds weremarried couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 19.4% and 16.0%.

The median age was 39 years as of the 2000 census. The major age breakdown was 26.5% under 18, 29.9% from 25 to 44, and 26.8% from 45 to 64.

Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $101,579. Male median income was about 40% higher than that of females ($66,849 versus $47,701). The median household income was $93,640, and the per capita income $43,947. Less than 1% of the families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty level (none of those aged 65 or over).

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 14.49% had not completed high school versus 19.49% who had. Those with some college and an associate degree represented 21.42%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 28.62% versus 20.65% statewide. The ones who completed a graduate degree were significantly above the state average (26.38% versus 12.05% statewide).

The major industries in which the population engages are Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (61% males and 19% females), Health care (24% females), Food (21% males), Accommodation and food services (19% females), and Miscellaneous manufacturing (11% males). Ten percent of the females work in the U.S. Postal service.

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