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Maple Shade Drug Arrest – Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Nov
2011

by in Criminal Defense, Drug Defense

Charged with a Criminal Offense in Maple Shade, Call Now for Help!

If you have been arrested for a DWI or drug offense in Maple Shade, your best move is to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. I defend clients accused of criminal offenses in both Maple Shade Municipal Court and the Burlington County Superior Court. The municipal court in Maple Shade hears cases including possession of small amounts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, while the Superior Court hears more serious cases that are indictable by a State Grand Jury.

The Maple Shade Municipal Court is located at 200 Stiles Ave Maple Shade NJ 08052. The presiding judge in Maple Shade Court is the Honorable Corey E. Ahart , J.M.C. Sessions are held on Monday nights. All juvenile arrests in Maple Shade are heard in the Family Part of the Burlington County Superior Court.

Maple Shade Statistics

Maple Shade Township was originally formed as Chester Township in 1688. It was known as Cropwell Township from 1690 until 1699. The name was changed to Maple Shade Township in 1945. People born and raised in Maple Shade are called “Shaders.” In 1798, it was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial 104 townships. Portions of the township were taken to form the townships of Cinnaminson and Mooretown in 1860 and 1922, respectively.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2000, the total area of 3.8 square miles (all of it land) of the township was home to an urban population of 19,079 people. As of the 2010 census, the population had increased to 19,131 inhabitants living in 9,009 housing units. The median age of the male population was 36.5 years versus 27.9 for females. More than half of the residents (56.7%) were in the 25 to 64 years of age bracket. Individuals under the age of 18 and, at the other end, those 65 years of age or older represented 19.4% and 15.4%, respectively.

Maple Shade Criminal & Demographic Info

A fourth of the male population is dedicated to construction (10%), professional, scientific, and technical services (9%) and administrative and support and waste management services (5%). Females are engaged in health care (15%) and finance and insurance (10%). The most common first ancestries reported in Maple Shade are German (60.4%), American (17.0%), Irish (13.2%) and Danish (5.7%). In 2000, the races were represented by 83.17% White, 7.21% African American, 6.10% Asian, and 4.46% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the 2000 census, there were 8,462 households. About a fourth (23.8%) of these had children under the age of 18 living with them. There were more non-family households than those made up of married couples living together (44.2% versus 41.4%). Households composed of individuals represented 36.0% of the total.The median household income in 2000 was $45,426. The 4,721 families had a median income of $53,912. The per capita income was $23,812. Males had a median income about 30% higher than females ($40,290 versus $30,858). Approximately 5.4% of the people were living below the poverty line in 2000.

According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 491 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 25.6 and a violent rate of 1.3. There were no murders that year. The reports included 6 rapes, 5 robberies, 13 assaults, 82 burglaries, 1 bias crime, 190 cases of domestic violence, and 44 incidents of police force. The 2000 data regarding educational attainment of the population aged 25 and over reveals that 37.2% were high school graduates (including equivalency). Individuals with some college or an associate’s degree were 23.7%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree accounted for 14.3%. Those who completed a master’s, professional or doctorate degree represented 7.1%.

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