Lawyer for Rahway Drug Charges
The most common drug arrest in Rahway is for possession of marijuana. It is also very common for this charge to come along with another count of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. These charges are usually resolved at the Rahway Municipal Court. Call to speak with an experienced defense attorney if you are facing drug charges in Rahway.
Rahway – New Jersey
Rahway City is located in southern Union County and is part of the New York metropolitan area. Its first settlement dates back to 1664. It was incorporated as a city in 1858 from portions of Rahway Township and Woodbridge Township.
The total area is recorded at 4.0 square miles, practically all of it land. The city has a high population density. As of the 2010 census, there were 27,346 inhabitants, up from 26,500 in 2000. The 2000 census recounted 6,728 families and 10,381 housing units. The median house or condo value was then $144,100. It augmented to an estimated $314,520 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 17.3% higher than the national average.
The age breakdown of the population in 2000 was 23.9% under 18, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 adult females there were 86.5 adult males.
The most usual ancestries are Italian (12.0%), Irish (11.4%), German (10.0%), Polish (9.5%), English (3.8%) and American (2.9%). The ethnic composition in 2000 was 60.19% White, 27.07% African American, and 13.87% Hispanic or Latino of any race. At present, there are 4,553 foreign-born residents (8.8% Latin America, 3.8% Europe, 3.4% Asia).
Thirty percent of the 10,028 households had minor children living with them. Almost half (46.7%) of the households were married couples living together. Households made up of non-families and of individuals represented 32.9% and 28.0%, respectively.
In 2000, the median household income was $50,729. It rose to an estimated $60,651 in 2009. Similarly, the per capita income increased from $22,481 in 2000 to an estimated $28,982 in 2009. The median family income in 2000 was $61,931. Male median income was $41,047 versus $32,091 for females. About 7.1% of the population was living below the poverty line.
Rahway Criminal Defense
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 82 full-time law enforcement employees, including 73 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 573 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 21.0 and a violent rate of 3.6. There were no murders. The 2010 reports included 1 rape, 46 robberies, 51 assaults, 104 burglaries, 668 cases of domestic violence, 2 bias crimes and 82 cases of police force.
Additionally, independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 331 thefts, 2 arsons and 38 motor vehicle thefts.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 15.11% did not complete high school versus 38.04% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 26.78%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 14.19% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 5.87% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, about half of the males were engaged in manufacturing (18%), construction (12%), retail trade (12%) and transportation and warehousing (11%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (21%), educational services (13%), retail trade (12%) and finance and insurance (9%).