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Westampton Drug Possession Lawyer

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2011

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Lawyer for Westampton Criminal Defense

If you are facing criminal charges in Westampton or Burlington County, call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. I represent both adult and juveniles accused of drug possession for CDS, marijuana, paraphernalia and other offenses. The Westampton Court is located at 710 Rancocas Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060. You should not go to court alone. The consequences of pleading guilty or being found guilty may not be fully understood until it is too late.

Westampton Town Info

Westampton Township was incorporated in 1850, from portions of what is now Mount Holly Township). According to the Census Bureau, it has a total area of 11.2 square miles, virtually all of which is land. This community comprises the Rancocas State Park which houses the Rankokus Indian Reservation and the Nature Center. It is also home to the National Weather Service Forecast Office for the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

As of the 2000 census, there were 7,217 residents. Males accounted for 47.4% of the population. The population density was high at 654 persons per square mile. There were about 2,600 housing units. The median house or condo value in 2000 was $63,973. By 2008, it increased to an estimated $270,436. The percentage of renters is 6% versus 34% statewide. The median contract rate in 2008 ranged from $1,151 to 1,659. The race representation in 2000 was 70.81% White, 21.27% African American, 6.21% Hispanic or Latino of any race and, 3.03% Asian. The most common ancestries are German (15.6%), Italian (12.1%), Irish (11.8%), English (6.8%), American (6.5%), Polish (4.1%) and Greek (1.3%).

In 2000, more than half the population (55.6%) was between the ages of 25 and 64. This results in a median age of 36 years. Almost a third (29.3%) of the residents was under the age of 18, and less than 10% were 65 years of age or older. The almost 2,000 families had a median income of $69,656 in 2000. The median household income was $63,973. This rose to $81,643 in 2008. There was a difference of approximately 45% between male and female median income ($46,536 versus $32,167). The per capita incomewas $26,594. Only 2.5%, versus 8.5% for the whole state, were below the poverty level.

The most usual places of birth for the foreign-born residents are India (21%), Germany (14%), Trinidad and Tobago (9%), Peru (7%), Japan (6%), United Kingdom (5%) and France (5%). Today, there are 470 foreign-born residents, 76% of whom are naturalized citizens. In 2000, there were about 2,500 households, 42.1% with children younger than 18 living with them. More than half (62.2%) of the households were composed of married couples living together. Almost a fourth (22.1%) was made up of non-families and 18.1% of individuals.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 204 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 23.6 and a violent rate of 1.6. There were murders or bias crimes. The 2009 reports included 2 rapes, 2 robberies, 6 assaults, 29 burglaries, 146 incidents of domestic violence and 24 cases of police force.

The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 6.79% did not complete high school versus 27.35% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 37.10%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 21.34%. Those with a graduate degree were 7.61%. A fourth of the male population works in public administration (15%) and accommodation and food services (8%). Females engage in health care (18%) and educational services (12%).

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