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West Amwell Marijuana & Possession of CDS Arrests


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Defense Attorney for West Amwell Drug Possession Charges

If you have been arrested in West Amwell for marijuana, CDS or drug possession, give my office a call right away. The most common way of getting caught with illegal drugs in New Jersey is following a traffic stop. This often leads to what are known as “plain view” or “consent” searches. The police may not have had a valid reason to stop your vehicle or to search your car. Call to speak with an experienced drug possession lawyer.

West Amwell Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is located at 150 Rocktown-Lambertville Road, Lambertville. Phone: 609-397-2027. Judge: Ray J. Barson. Sessions: Second Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 41 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents are 2.7 and 1.8. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, or bias crimes. There occurred 7 assaults, 12 burglaries, 40 incidents of domestic violence, and 5 cases of police force.

General Information on West Amwell Township

In 1708, when Hunterdon County was still part of Burlington County, the area of West Amwell belonged to Amwell Township. In 1846, Amwell Township divided creating East and West Amwell. This township covers an area of 21.9 squares miles, whose population has grown from 2,383 in 2000 to 3,840 as of the 2010 census.

At the time of the 2000 census, there were 696 families and 984 housing units. As per City-data, the percentage of renters is below the state average (14% versus 34%) and the median contract rent for apartments in 2008 $1,040 versus $935 statewide. The same source estimated the median house or condo value in 2008 at $466,111 versus $364,100 statewide. It also reports that 78% of the residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.

Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $79,605. Males had a median income 48.6% higher than females ($49,539 versus $33,333). The per capita income was $33,877, and the median household income $73,380. According to City-data, the latter had risen in 2008 to $93,648 (versus $70,378 statewide). Less than 2.0% of the population lived below the poverty level, including no minors and only 1.2% of seniors.

The major ancestries cited are Italian (19.7%), German (17.0%), Irish (15.9%), and English (9.3%). As of the 2000 census, 98.07% of the population was White. The rate of foreign-born residents (63% naturalized citizens) is significantly below the state average (4.6% versus 17.5). Most of them come from Italy (17%) and Germany (17%).

Of the almost 1,000 households recounted in the 2000 census, 29.1% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 65.3%. Households made up of non-families and of individuals were 26.6% and 21.3%, respectively. The median age of the population was 43 years. Minors accounted for 21.1% and seniors for 13.8%.

The 2000 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 30.9% had completed high school (including equivalency). Individuals with some college or an associate degree were 21.7%. The percentages with a bachelor’s or master’s, professional or doctorate degree were above state levels (24.4% and 12.6% versus 18.8% and 11.0%). More/Less than 10% had not completed high school versus 10.26% who had. Those with some college or associate degree were 16.82%.

From 2005 to 2009 males engaged in Construction (21%), Professional, scientific and technical services (8%), Public administration (8%), and Health care (7%). Females worked in Educational services (18%), Health care (15%), and Professional, scientific and technical services (8%). Defense lawyer for West Amwell arrests.






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