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Lawrence Township DWI Lawyer

13
Sep
2011

by in DWI Defense

Lawrence DWI – Drug Arrest Defense

Lawrence Township police make a dozen or so DWI arrests every month in the Township. Many people believe beating a DWI in New Jersey is a hopeless venture. Not true. Many defenses can be made to this charge. While the overall conviction rate for DWI charges in New Jersey is close to 80%, an experienced DWI lawyer can help you fight to charge and get your license back as soon as possible. Call now for a free consultation on your case.

Lawrence Township – New Jersey

Lawrence Township’s original name was Maidenhead, part of Burlington County, and was founded in 1697. At first named by early Quaker settlers after a Thames River village outside London, the name was changed in 1816 in honor of Capt. James Lawrence, naval hero of the war of 1812. It became part of Hunterdon County in 1714 and finally became part of the present Mercer County in 1838.

Present-day Lawrence Township is surrounded by Hamilton, Ewing and Princeton. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.2 square miles, almost all of which is land (99.82%). At the time of 2000 census, there were 29,159 people, rising to 33,472 by the time of 2010 census.

In 2000, the racial makeup of the township was 79.22% White, 9.28% Black or African American, 7.91% Asian and 4.61% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The changes in this composition by 2010 vary according to the source as follows: White between 72.14% and 76.6%, Black or African American between 9.2% and 10.35%, between Asian 7.9% and 13.17%, and Hispanic or Latino between 4.6% and 6.93%.

The most common first ancestries reported in Lawrence Township also vary: Italian between 15% and 16.9%, Irish between 10.6% and 13%, Polish between 10% and 11.4%, German between 9.1% and 11%.

There were 10,797 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (53.9%) were married couples living together, a third were non-families and 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals.

The median age was 37 years, with 21.7% of the population under the age of 18. The rate of adult females to males was 100 to 84.4 and of 100 to 88.4 for the population younger than 18.

According to the 2000 census, the median household income was $67,959 and the median income for a family was $82,704. As of a 2007 estimate, these figures had risen to $81,718 and $100,506, respectively. The median income for a household in 2010 was $91,096. Estimates for this year show that people with an income between $150,000 and 199,000 represented 9.90% of the population versus 6.45% and 3.59% state and nationwide, respectively. Those with an income between $200,000 and over were 12.17% versus 8.25% and 4.38% state and nationwide, respectively. Approximately 2.6% of the families and 4.9% of the population lived below the poverty line.

The 2010 total crime rate index was 3 compared to 73 for the state and 100 for the national average. A comparison of the risk indexes of this township with the state indexes show that robbery risk was 0 vs. 108, murder risk 2 vs. 84, rape risk 2 vs. 39, assault risk, assault risk 10 vs. 62, burglary risk 1 vs. 66, larceny risk 3 vs. 62 and motor vehicle theft risk 2 vs. 76.

The highest education level attained by the population age 25 and over in 2010 can be summarized as follows: 8% did not complete high school, High school graduates 19.05%, Bachelor’s degree 28.56%, and Graduate degree 25.7%.

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