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Merchantville NJ Court & Drug Possession Arrests


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Defense Attorney for Merchantville – NJ Arrests

As a small town, Merchantville sees relatively fewer criminal cases than neighboring towns like Pennsauken. Common offenses include CDS possession following traffic stops, some assault and other domestic violence charges, and the occasional DWI. If you have a court date approaching in Merchantville, give my office a call for a consultation on your case.

Merchantville Court Data

The Municipal Court is located at 1 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville. Phone: 856-662-7560. Court sessions: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6 PM. (DWI 5th Wednesdays month at 6 PM). Judge: Oren R. Thomas, III. Prosecutor: Alicia D. Hoffmeyer.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 15 full-time law enforcement employees, 13 of them police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 69 major crimes in 2010. The crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 18.1 and 0.8. There were no murders, rapes or robberies. There occurred 3 assaults, 15 burglaries, 17 incidents of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, and 15 cases of police force.

City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 49 thefts, 1 motor vehicle theft, and no arsons.

General Info on Merchantville

Until about 1852, Merchantville was mainly farm land. It was established as a borough in 1874, from areas of what is now Cherry Hill Township and Stockton Township. Its wholly-land territory comprises 0.60 square miles, and is very densely populated. As of the 2010 census, it had 3,821 inhabitants.

At the time of the 2000 census, there were 946 families and 1,607 housing units. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $266,788 versus $348,300 statewide.

As per the 2000 census statistics, the median family income was $60,652. Males had a median income 40.9% higher than females ($43,375 versus $30,771). The median household income was $49,392, and the per capita income $25,589. According to City-data, in 2009 these had risen to $70,746 and $38,034, respectively. Less than 7.0% of the population lived below the poverty line.

The major ancestries are Irish (28.9%), German (21.5%), Italian (13.6%), and English (10.3%). The rate of foreign-born residents is significantly below the state level (3.9% versus 17.5%). As of the 2000 census, 85.90% of the population was White, 7.42% African American, 2.10% Asian, and 5.47% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the households registered in the 2000 census, 32.1% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 45.1%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 37.9% and 32.0%, respectively. There were more headed by a female without a husband present than of a senior citizen living alone (12.9% versus 11.6%). The median age was 37 years. Minors accounted for 25.7% and seniors for 13.8%. For every 100 adult females, there were 84.6 adult males.

The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages with a bachelor’s or graduate degree were close to state levels (21.59% and 9.09% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 15.00% had not completed high school versus 26.89% that had. Those with some college or associate degree were 27.89%.

From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in Retail trade (12%), Professional, scientific and technical services (11%), Public administration (10%), Other services, except public administration (9%), and Construction (9%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (17%), Educational services (12%), Other services, except public administration (12%), and Retail trade (10%).






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