Defense Attorney for Secaucus Drug Possession Charges
If you have been arrested for drug possession in Secaucus, give my office a call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. All CDS charges in New Jersey carry severe penalties. However, there are ways to defend them. We will obtain and scrutinize the evidence in your case to see what defenses may be available.
Secaucus Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at 1203 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus. Phone: (201) 330-2065. Sessions: Tuesdays. 9:30am and 12pm, Alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm. Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Walrod, P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: Karen Boylan, Esq.
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 67 full-time law enforcement employees, including 59 police officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 523 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 32.2 and a violent rate of 1.9. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 17 robberies, 14 assaults, 46 burglaries, 153 incidents of domestic violence, and 67 cases of police force.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 412 thefts, 22 auto thefts, and no arsons.
Secaucus – New Jersey
Secaucus was part of what is considered to be the oldest municipality in New Jersey, first chartered in 1660 as Bergen. Its settlement began at least in 1773. It was originally established as a borough in 1900 from portions of North Bergen and as a town in 1917. It is the most suburban of Hudson’s County, located barely five miles from Times Square. Its road and rail transportation is notably good. Newark Liberty International Airport is very close.
In 2008, the magazine New Jersey Monthly ranked it as the 11th Best Place to Live in New Jersey.
Its area of 6.6 square mile was home to 16,624 people as of the 2010 census. There were about 4,100 families and more than 6,800 housing units. In 2009, City-data estimated the median house or condo value at $453,280 versus $348,300 statewide The January 2011 cost of living was 23.0% higher than the national average.
The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with 8%-10% margin of error) the median household income at $82,289 and the median family income at $96,475. Males had a median income of $58,902 versus $54,665 for females. The per capita income was $38,375. (All the figures are in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars). About 6.6% of the population lived below the poverty line.
The principal ancestries are Italian (27.4%), Irish (17.6%), German (14.7%), and Polish (7.0%). As of the 2010 census, 68.40% of the population was White, 20.40% Asian, 18.60% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.11% African American. The percentage of foreign-born residents is slightly higher than the state average (20.4% versus 17.5%).
Of the 6,297 households recounted in the 2010 census, 27.9% had minors living with them. Half were married couples living together. Households composed of families and of individuals were 34.7% and 29.1%, respectively. The median age was 40.2 years. Minors represented 19.3% and seniors 15.6%.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher were around state levels (20.03% and 11.35% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Almost 33.00% had completed high school versus 14.44% who had not.
From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in Retail trade (17%), Transportation and warehousing (11%), and Manufacturing (11%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (17%), Educational services (16%), and Retail trade (12%).