Defense Attorney for Somerville Drug Possession & Criminal Charges
If your have a court date in Somerville for a criminal or drug arrest, speak with an attorney before appearing in court. Every stage of the criminal justice process is critical. Give my office a call so we can make sure your rights are protected and that all defenses are explored in your case.
Somerville Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at 22 First St, Raritan. Phone: (908) 704-6990. Judge: Honorable William T. Kelleher Jr. Esq. Prosecutor: Joseph DeMarco, Esq. Court sessions: Thursdays at 7:00pm.
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 36 full-time law enforcement employees, including 31 police officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 191 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 15.8 and a violent rate of 1.2. There were no murders. The reports included 3 rapes, 4 robberies, 7 assaults, 28 burglaries, 115 incidents of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, and 36 cases of police force.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 137 thefts, 12 motor vehicle thefts, and no arsons.
Somerville – New Jersey
Somerville was initially created as a town in 1863 within a portion of Bridgewater Township. It was incorporated as a borough in 1909 and seceded completely from Bridgewater. Its territory of 2.4 square miles is home to 12,009 residents as of the 2010 census, down from 12,423 in 2000.
As of the 2000 census, there were 2,893 families and 4,882 housing units City-data estimated the median house or condo value in 2009 at $307,019. The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.3% higher than the national average.
The most common ancestries are Italian (15.2%), Irish (13.4%), German (13.0%), Polish (6.8%), English (6.3%), and American (2.6%). As of the 2000 census, 71.21% of the population was White, 12.93% African American, 7.35% Asian, and 17.00% Hispanic or Latino. The percentage of foreign-born residents was above the state average (22.6% versus 17.5%).
Of the 4,743 households registered in the 2000 census, 28.6% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 44.5%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 39.0% and 31.4%. The median age was 36 years. Minors accounted for 21.9% and seniors 14.0%.
As per the 2000 census, the median family income was $60,422. Males had a median income 24% higher than females ($40,585 versus $32,697). The median household income was $51,237 and the per capita income $23,310. City-data estimated that these had risen in 2009 to $64,027 and $28,568, respectively. About 7.7% of the population lived below the poverty level.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that those with a bachelor’s degree or higher were above state levels (23.45% and 12.06% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 15.00% had not completed high school versus 29.20% who had.
Those with some college or associate degree were 21.23%. From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in Construction (15%), Manufacturing (13%), Retail trade (12%), and Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (24%), Educational services (15%), and Manufacturing (11%).