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Long Hill Marijuana Possession Defense

25
Feb
2012

by in Drug Defense

Defense Attorney for Morris County Drug Arrests

If you have been arrested in Long Hill or anywhere in Morris County for marijuana or CDS possession, speak to a defense lawyer right away. All drug possession convictions carry a mandatory driver’s license suspension. However, defenses, diversionary programs and exceptions exist in many cases. Give my office a call for a consultation on your case.

Long Hill Criminal Data

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 70 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 8.0 and a violent rate of 0.3. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 2 robberies, 1 assault, 15 burglaries, 25 incidents of domestic violence, and 26 cases of police force.

The Municipal Court is located at 915 Valley Road, Gillette. Phone: 908-647-8000. Judge: James D. Bride. Prosecutor: Lisa Chadwick Thompson. Traffic/Criminal Court is held twice each month.

Long Hill – New Jersey

European settlers first arrived in what is now Long Hill Township during the 1730s. It was initially formed as Passaic Township in 1866. In 1992 the voters elected to change the name Long Hill Township, to avoid confusion with the City of Passaic.

The Long Hill Township Library began about 1880 covers 16,000 square feet of space and has a capacity for 72,000 books.

Of its 12.13 square miles territory, more than half is vacant land and parks. The township is comprised of Gillette, Millington, Stirling and Meyersville. The 2000 census recounted 8,777 inhabitants. The population density is high. There were 2,457 families and 3,206 housing units. The percentage of renters is lower than the state average (11% versus 34%). Unofficial 2008 data estimated the median contract rent for apartments at $1,232 and the median house or condo value at $634,760. Both are higher than the state figures of $935 $364,100, respectively.

As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $103,037. Males had a median income 55% higher than females ($71,827 versus $46,100). The per capita income was $42,613. The median household income was $84,532. According to an unofficial estimate, it rose to $107,880 in 2008. About 3.3% of the population was below the poverty level versus 8.5% in the state.

The most common ancestries are Italian (26.9%), Irish (14.6%) and German (13.1%). As per the 2000 census, the racial and ethnic composition was 92.275% White, 4.4479% Asian, and 3.45% Hispanic or Latino.

Of the 3,139 households registered in the 2000 census, 36.9% had minors living with them. Almost 70% were married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 21.7% and 18.2%.

At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 39 years. The age breakdown was 26.3% under 18, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% 65 years of age or older.

Average of combined data of Gillette, Millington and Stirling for highest educational level of the population aged 25 and over in 2010 show that only 4.74% had not completed high school. Those with some college or associate degree were 10.86%. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree represented 31.83% (versus 20.65% in the state). Those with a graduate degree were 19.61% (versus 12.05% in the state).

The major industries in which males engage are Finance and insurance (12%), Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%), Construction (9%), and Broadcasting, internet publishing and telecommunications services (6%). Females work in Educational services (13%), Health care (12%), Finance and insurance (11%), and Chemicals (6%).

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