Hightstown Drug Arrest and DWI Lawyer
Hightstown police are prolific in making DWI and drug arrests. This is especially true considering the small size of the town. Unfortunately, most of Hightstown Borough is classified as a “school zone.” This enhances your exposure to the already drastic consequences of a drug or DWI conviction. However, defenses are available to a drug charge and DWI in Hightstown. Call now so we can start the process of defending you. A defense attorney who regularly appears in the court may give you the best chance of success.
Hightstown – New Jersey
Highstown was incorporated as a borough in 1853 within portions of East Windsor Township. It became totally independent around 1894. Between 1913 and 1927, further portions of this township were annexed. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 1.2 square miles, most of which is water (98.40%). As of 2010 Census, the population was 5,494, a very slight increase from the 2000 census figure of 5,216.
The racial composition was 76.53% White, 20.05% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 8.51% African American and 2.28% Asian at the time of 2000 census. The most commonly cited ancestries by residents of Highstown include 15.8% Irish, 14.7% German, 9.6% English, 8.4% Italian and 5.2% Polish. According to the 2000 census, 6.31% of the residents identified themselves as of Ecuadorian ancestry. This represents the second highest of any municipality in New Jersey and the sixth highest percentage of people of Ecuadorian ancestry in the United States with 1,000 or more residents.
Out of the 2,001 households in this borough, 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them. A bit more than half (51.7%) were married couples living together and 35.0% were non-families. Almost a third (27.9%) of all households was made up of individuals. The median age of the population of Highstown was 36 years in 2000. Less than a quarter (22.5%) were under the age of 18 and 10.8% 65 years of age or older.
The estimated median income for a household was $64,299. The median income for a family was $72,092. The estimated value of a house or condo in 2009 was $295,184, more than twice the 2000 value of $137,300. The January 2011 cost of living index in Highstown was 115.9, more than the U.S. average of 100. Less than ten percent (7.3%) of the population were living below the poverty line.
For the population 25 years and over in Highstown, the educational attainment can be summarized as follows: high school or higher 82.1%, bachelor’s degree or higher 39.5% and graduate or professional degree 17.4%. In 2009 there were 19 full-time enforcement employees in the Police Department, including 14 officers.
The crime index in 2009 stood at 183.5 versus 319.2 nationwide. In that year, there were no murders or arsons. The highest number of crimes is represented by thefts (47), followed by burglaries (21), assaults (5), rapes (2) and one case of auto theft and robbery each. A comparison of Highstown with the state average show that black race, Hispanic race and foreign-born populations are significantly above state average. Categories above state average are median household income, median house value and population with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
During the period 2005-2009, almost a third of the male population was employed in the construction (14%), and administrative and support & waste management service industries (14%). Slightly more than a third of the female population was engaged in the educational services and manufacturing industries (17% each).