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Lawyer for Little Silver Municipal Court

An arrest for marijuana possession in Little Silver is not the end of the world. However, it is a serious charge than can carry harsh penalties if not properly handled. While in some cases defenses to the underlying search and seizure may exist, diversionary programs and exceptions to the mandatory driver’s license suspension are sometimes available as well. Your best move is to speak to an experienced defense lawyer right away. Call now for a consultation on your case.

Little Silver Municipal Court

The Little Silver Municipal Court is located at 480 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, Phone: (732) 842-3881. Sessions: First and Third Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Judge: Hon. James E. Berube, Jr., P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: Michael Halfacre, Esq.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 21 full-time law enforcement employees, including 16 police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 79 major crimes. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 13.3 and a violent rate of 0.0 (the second community with this rate in the county). There were no murders, rapes, robberies or assaults. The reports included 21 burglaries, 14 incidents of domestic violence, 2 bias crimes and 21 cases of police force.

Additionally, independent data, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 57 thefts, and no motor vehicle thefts or arsons.

Little Silver Town Data

Little Silver Borough dates its establishment at 1663 and settlement at 1667. It was incorporated in 1923 from portions of Shrewsbury Township. It is located on the Shrewsbury River.

The total area, according to the Census Bureau, is 3.4 square miles, of which almost 82% is land. It has a low population density. As of the 2010 census, there were 5,950 inhabitants, down from 6,170 in 2000. Less than 1,850 families resided here. There were 2,288 housing units. Unofficial figures for 2000 show that the median house of condo value was $301,100 in 2000. This almost doubled to $591,431 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 24.8% higher than the national average.

The 2000 census recorded 2,232 households, out of which 37.9% had minors living with them. Almost three fourths of the households were of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 18.9% and 16.8%, respectively.

The ethnic composition, as of the 2000 census, was 97.15% White, 1.51% Asian and 1.31% Hispanic or Latino of any race. By 2010, the racial composition had changed slightly to 95.76% White and 2.66 Hispanic or Latino. The most common ancestries cited were Irish (31.2%), Italian (26.3%), German (19.8%), English (13.1%), Polish (4.3%), and Russian (3.9%).

The median age of the residents was 41 years, at the time of the 2000 census. Those 65 years of age or older accounted for 15.7%. The rest of the age breakdown was 27.4% under 18, 25.0% from 25 to 44, and 27.7% from 45 to 64. For every 100 adult females, there were 87.0 adult males.

Unofficial 2009 estimates place the median household income and the per capita income at $146,995 (vs. $68,342 statewide) and $64,651. According to data of the 2000 census, these were $94,094 and $46,798. Male median income was almost twice that of females ($90,941 versus $45,938). Less than one percent of families and of the population were below the poverty line, including those 65 years old and over and none for those under 18.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 2.20% did not complete high school versus 13.33% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 21.20%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 40.42% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 22.85% versus 12.05% statewide.






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