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Defense Attorney for South River Drug

If you have been arrested in South River for a DUI or drug possession, your best move is to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. All drug possession charges in New Jersey carry a mandatory minimum 6 month drivers’ license suspension. However, there are ways to defend  CDS possession charges. Diversionary programs and exceptions to the driver’s license suspension are also available in some cases. Call for a consultation on your case.

South River Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is located at 61 Main Street, South River. Phone: 732) 257-1233. Court Sessions: 1st and 3rd Tuesday – 4:30pm; 2nd and 4th Tuesday – 8:30am. Judge: Dominic Cerminaro. Prosecutor: David Stahl.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 38 full-time law enforcement employees, including 32 police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 260 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.2 and a violent rate of 2.0. There were no murders. The reports included 3 rapes, 4 robberies, 25 assaults, 31 burglaries, 292 incidents of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, and 38 cases of police force.

Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 191 thefts, 6 motor vehicle thefts, and 2 arsons.

South River Borough

South River Borough was originally established as the town of Washington within East Brunswick Township in 1870. It was incorporated as a borough in 1898. It has a total area of almost 3 square miles with 15,322 inhabitants as of the 2000 census. An unofficial 2009 estimate placed the population at 15,680.

The most usual ancestries are Polish (18.9%), Italian (14.6%), Irish (13.0%), German (12.5%), Portuguese (9.3%), and Russian (4.5%). The ethnic and racial composition as of the 2000 census was 83.55% White, 9.66% Hispanic or Latino, 6.06% African American, and 3.54% Asian.

In the decades of the 50’s to 80’s, there was a large influx of Polish, Russian and Portuguese immigrants. Now, Mexicans and Brazilians represent the largest immigrant population. The percentage of foreign-born residents is significantly higher than the state average (26.3% versus 17.5%).

More than half the residents were between the ages of 25 and 64 years, as of the 2000 census. Those under 18 and 65 years old or over were 23.0% and 14.6%, respectively. The median age was 36 years.

Almost a third of the 5,606 households recounted in the 2000 census had minors living with them. More than half the households were composed of married couples residing together. Non-family and individual households represented 28.9% and 23.3%, respectively.

In January 2011, the cost of living index was 23.1% higher than the national average. Unofficial data on median house or condo value show that it was $150,000 in 2000, rising to $330,430 by 2009.

As of the 2000 census, the median household income was $52,324 and the per capita income $23,684. According to unofficial 2009 estimates, these had risen to $62,932 and $28,547, respectively. The median family income was $62,869. Males had a median income 35% higher than females ($42,186 versus $31,098). Less than 5.0% of the residents were below the poverty line.

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 below state levels (16.70% and 7.31% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 19.00% had not completed high school versus 36.30% who had. Those with some college or associate degree were 20.87%.

From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in construction (25%), manufacturing (12%) and retail trade (8%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (17%), educational services (12%), and retail trade (11%).






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