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15
Aug
2011

by in DWI Defense

Shrewsbury Municipal Court

Shrewsbury Police spend the majority of their time on routine motor vehicle stops for speeding and other violations. Occasionally, these encounters between motorists in Shrewsbury and the local police turn into arrests for DWI and CDS/drug possession. This normally occurs when the police officer smells alcohol or marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. If police in Shrewsbury have accused you of a criminal charge or DWI, speak with an attorney to make sure your rights are protected.

Other common criminal charges in Shrewsbury result from domestic violence disputes. Charges such as assault, harassment, and even felony charges of terroristic threats are often filed by police after a domestic violence incident. Police will almost always make an arrest following a DWI call.

Shrewsbury – New Jersey

Shrewsbury Borough was settled in 1662 in the north east section of Monmouth County, and was named for Shrewsbury England. It is not the only community in New Jersey with this name. It consists of a total area of 2.2 square miles, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, most of which is water (99.10%). It was formed from portions of Shrewsbury Township in 1926.  As of the U.S. 2000 Census, the population of Shrewsbury Borough was 3,590. The estimated population in 2003 was 3,726 and the last data available for July 2009 shows that it grew to 3,772.

There were 1,207 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost two thirds of the households are composed of married couples living together and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years old or over. The principal ancestries reported by Shrewsbury residents are 23% Irish, 20% English, 16% German and 10% English. At the time of the census, the racial composition of this borough was 96.60% White, 1.92% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.67% Asian, with only 0.53% African American. The median age of the population was 38 years. Teenagers represented 30.8% of the residents and 12.0% those 65 years of age or older.

The median income for a household in Shrewsbury Borough was $86,911 in 2000. By 2009, it had risen to $102,210. The males had a median income of $85,875 versus $37,554 for females. The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $254,300 and twice as much in 2009 ($535,940). None of the families and 1.0% of the population were living below the poverty line in 2000, including no one under 18 and 3.0% of those over 64. The January 2011 cost of living index in Shrewsbury Borough stood at 122.3, high compared to 100 nationally.

According to the records of the FBI, the total number of violent crimes in 2003 was 4, with no murders or homicides. Shrewsbury Borough had a low violent crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 people. The crimes registered in 2009 were: 5 robberies, 2 assaults, 14 burglaries, 65 thefts, and 3 motor vehicle thefts. Almost half (49%) of Shrewsbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s or advanced college degree. Population of the same age who have completed high school is 91.0% and those with a graduate or professional degree represent 19.6%.

In the period 2005-2009, males more than half the males of this borough were engaged in the following industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (25%), construction (12%), finance and insurance (9%), and administrative and support and waste management services (9%). A similar proportion of females were dedicated to: health care and social assistance (17%), educational services (11%) professional, scientific, and technical services (10%), real estate and rental and leasing (9%), and other services, except public administration (7%). Unemployment in March 2011 was recorded at 8.6% versus 9.6% for the state.

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