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Manville Marijuana Possession Arrest Defense


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Defense Attorney for Manville Marijuana & CDS Charges

If you have been arrested in Manville, give my office a call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. Depending on the type of drug charge you are facing, your case will either be heard in the Manville Municipal Court or in the Somerset County Superior Court. As a general guideline, all marijuana (less than 50 grams) and drug paraphernalia charges are resolved in the municipal court and all other drug charges are sent to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. Call for a consultation on your case.

Manville Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is located at 325 North Main Street, Manville. Phone: (908) 725-9478. Judge: Robert J. Foley, J.M.C. Prosecutor: Matthew C. Dorsi, Esq. Currently, the Police Department consists of 23 full-time law enforcement employees, including 16 police officers and 3 detectives.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 228 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 22.0 and a violent rate of 1.3. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 6 robberies, 7 assaults, 14 burglaries, 117 incidents of domestic violence, and 28 cases of police force. Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 173 thefts, 28 motor vehicle thefts, and 1 arson.

Manville Borough

Manville was incorporated as a Borough in 1929. It comprises 2.5 square miles and is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Occasionally, Manville experiences occasional flooding after prolonged heavy rainfall.

The 2010 census registered 10,344.residents. There resided 2,757 families, and there were more than 4,200 housing units, as of the 2000 census. Unofficial 2009 figures estimated the median house or condo value at $282,602. The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.0% higher than the national average.

As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $61,151. Males had a median income 27% higher than females ($40,902 versus $32,030). The median household income was $51,258, and the per capita income $23,293. According to unofficial 2009 figures, these had risen to $50,801 and $24,242, respectively. About 3.8% of the population was below the poverty level.

The major ancestries are Polish (29.0%), Italian (20.5%), German (15.3%), Irish (12.5%), English (6.1%), and Hungarian (5.5%). Historically, many of the residents are descendants of western Ukrainians and eastern Polish. The latter rank second- in the state of places with 1,000 inhabitants that identify their ancestry. The percentage of foreign-born people is below the state average (13.4% versus 17.5%). The racial and ethnic composition, as of the 2000 census, was 95.99% White, 1.31% Asian, .and 5.40% Hispanic or Latino.

Of the more than 4,000 households recounted in the 2000 census, 26.5% had minors living with them. Half were married couples living together and a third was non-families. Households composed of individuals and of someone living alone who was 65 years old or over were 26.7% and 12.3%.

At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 40 years. The age breakdown was 20.7% under 18, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older.

The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that persons with a bachelor’s degree or higher were significantly below state levels (11.25% and 4.15% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 17.00% had not completed high school versus 44.55% who had. Those with some college or associate degree were 22.83%.

The industries in which males engaged from 2005 to 2009 were Retail trade (16%), Construction (16%), and Manufacturing (11%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (20%), Retail trade (14%), and Other services, except public administration (11%).






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