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Winfield Marijuana Arrest Defense

07
Jan
2012

by in Drug Defense

Lawyer for Winfield Drug Charges

If Winfield Police have arrested you for marijuana possession, call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. Possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia are categorized as disorderly persons offenses. They can subject you to a mandatory license suspension, probation and up to 6 months in jail for each offense (jail is very uncommon for simple marijuana possession in most cases).

Winfield Municipal Court

The Winfield Municipal Court is a low-volume court that hears disorderly persons and traffic tickets issued in the town. Winfield is located right off the Garden State Parkway, near Cranford. Cranford marijuana arrests are handled by that own town’s police department.  Winfield Township was founded by the federal government during World War II to house shipyard workers. It was incorporated in 1941 from portions of Clark and Linden, against the Governor’s veto. Its total land area is 0.2 square miles.

By the 2010 U.S. Census, the number of inhabitants diminished to a record low of 1,471 from 1,514 in 2000. Despite this, the population density is very high. More than half the residents (54.4%) are females. In 2010, there were more than 1,514 houses and apartments. About 82% of these were renter-occupied versus 34% statewide. In 2008, the median contract rent for apartments fluctuated between $445 and $548. The median house or condo value in 200 was $55,800. It rose to an estimated $121,168 in 2008.

The age distribution in 2000 was 20.9% under the age of 18, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years.

The most common first ancestries reported are Irish (21.5%), Italian (20.8%), Polish (16.6%), German (14.2%), English (4.1%), American (2.6%) and Hungarian (2.6%). The ethnic breakdown in 2000 was 96.96% White and 2.44%or Latino of any race. The other races represented less than one percent each.

Eighty-eight percent of the foreign-born residents are naturalized citizens. Their most common places of birth are Cuba (14%), United Kingdom (12%), Italy (12%), Lebanon (12%), Germany (10%), Greece (10%) and Ireland (7%).

In 2000, about a fourth (25.6%) of the 694 households had minors living with them. Most households (43.1%) were made up of non-families. This was followed by 50.9% married couples living together. Households composed of individuals represented 38.3%. Female householders with no husband present were 13.8%. Residents living alone who were 65 years old and over accounted for 17.6%.

The median household income in 2000 was $37,000. It increased to an estimated $47,219 in 2008. There were less than 400 families with a median income of $47,167. Male median income was about 40% higher than that of females ($41,133 versus $30,139). The per capita income was $21,565 in 2000. Approximately 7.5% of the population was below the poverty level.

Winfield Criminal & Education Statistics

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 24 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.3 and a violent rate of 0.0. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, assaults or bias crimes. The 2010 reports included 7 burglaries, 7 cases of domestic violence, and 8 cases of police force.

The 2000 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 49.3% completed high school. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 21.9% versus 22.9% statewide. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 6.1% versus 18.8% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 1.9% versus 11.0% statewide.

Most males engage in public administration (10%), construction (9%), and food and beverage stores (4%). Females are employed in health care (10%), educational services (10%), and accommodation and food services (10%).

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