Springfield DWI, CDS & Criminal Charges
if you have been charged with drug possession, a criminal offense, or DWI in Springfield, NJ, your best move is to speak with an experienced defense lawyer right away. The Springfield Municipal Court is where your case will likely be heard unless you are facing indictable felony or juvenile criminal charges.
Springfield – NJ
Springfield Township was first settled in the early 1700’s. It was formed as a township in 1794. In 1798, it was incorporated as one of the state’s first 104 townships. It became part of the newly formed Union County in 1857. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Springfield as the 85th best place to live in New Jersey in 2010.
The township has a total area of 5.15 square miles, all of it land. The population increased to a record high of 15,817 residents as of the 2010 census, from 14,429 in 2000. The number of housing units also increased in that period from 6,204 to 6,736. The median house or condo value in 2000 was $245,500 versus an estimated $448,695 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 20.4% higher than the national average.
The most common ancestries are Italian (21.0%), German (10.7%), Russian (10.3%), Irish (10.2%), Polish (9.2%), and American (4.8%). The ethnic composition varied from 2000 to 2010 as follows: White 89.72% vs. 82.46%, African American 3.72% vs. 6.25%, Asian 4.69% vs. 7.70% and Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.14% vs. 9.49%.
There are 2,937 foreign-born residents (10.7% Europe, 4.4% Asia, 3.7% Latin America).
In 2000, the age breakdown was 20.6% under 18, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years.
In 2000, 27.0% of the 6,001 households had minors living with them. More than half (56.9%) were composed of married couples living together. Households of non-families and individuals were 33.1% and 28.7%, respectively, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years old or more.
The median household income in 2000 was $73,790 versus an estimated: $84,918 in 2009. The per capita income rose from $36,754 in 200 to an estimated $46,661. The median family income in 2000 was $85,725. Male median income was $55,907 versus $39,542 for females. About 3.1% of the population was below the poverty level.
Springfield Criminal Defense
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 42 full-time law enforcement employees, including 36 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 221 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 14.0 and a violent rate of 0.6. There occurred 4 robberies, 5 assaults, 34 burglaries, 102 cases of domestic violence, 3 bias crimes and 42 cases of police force; and no murders or rapes.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 162 thefts, 2 arsons and 15 auto thefts.
The 2010 data for educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 7.39% did not complete high school versus 23.96% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 18.62%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 31.99% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 18.04% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, most males engaged in professional, scientific and technical services (19%), retail trade (12%), and finance and insurance (10%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (26%), and educational services (15%).