Don’t Go to Court Alone!’
The best decision after being charged or questioned by police in Woodbridge is to contact an experienced defense lawyer right away. By far the the most common arrest in Woodbridge is for possession of marijuana. Drug paraphernalia, CDS possession and DWI charges are also common in Woodbridge. The incredible amount of vehicle traffic in Woodbridge lead to many arrests after traffic infractions when police search vehicles are conducted.
Woodbridge – New Jersey
Woodbridge Township was settled in 1664. This makes it the oldest initial township in the state. It was incorporated in 1798 by the N.J. Legislature. Its total area of 24.22 square miles is mostly land (95.0%).
According to the 2010 census, there were 99,585 inhabitants, up from 97,203 in 2000. Thus it holds its rank as the 6th largest municipality in the state. The population density was average at 4,225 persons per square mile.
There were 35,298 housing units. The median house of condo value in 2000 was $145,100. This increased to an estimated $304,612 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.9% higher than the national average.
In the 2000 census, 9.19% of the residents identified themselves as of Indian American ancestry (the 10th highest in the country and the 5th highest in the state of all communities with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry). Other ancestries are Italian (16.9%), Irish (16.8%), Polish (12.1%), German (10.2%), and Hungarian (7.3%).
The ethnic composition in 2010 was 70.83% White (vs. 99.24% in 2000), 14.46% Asian (vs. 5%), 9.21% Hispanic or Latino of any race (vs. 4.38%) and 8.75% African American. Today, there are 3,529 foreign-born residents foreign born (9.7% Asia, 4.6% Europe, 3.1% Latin America).
The median age of the population in 2000 was 37 years. More than half (57.1%) of the residents were between 25 to 64 years old. Individuals younger than 18 and those 65 or older represented 22.4% and 13.4%, respectively.
Out of the approximately 35,500 households existing in 2010, a third had children under 18 living with them. More than half the households (58.1%) were made up of married couples living together. Non-family households represented 26-4%. Those composed of individuals were 21.7%. Households headed by females with no husband represent 11.4%.
In 2000, the median household income was $60,683. It rose to an estimated $72,447 in 2009. The per capita income increased from $25,087 in 2000 to an estimated $33,814 in 2009. The median family income in 2000 was $68,492. Male median income was $49,248 versus $35,096 for females. About 4.8% was below the poverty line.
Woodbridge Criminal Defense
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 2,577 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 26.3 and a violent rate of 1.6. The 2009 reports included 1 murder, 7 rapes, 62 robberies,8 2 assaults, 279 burglaries, 824 cases of domestic violence, 9 bias crimes and 250 cases of police force.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 11.16% did not complete high school versus 32.46% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 23.03%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 21.28% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 12.07% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, most males were engaged in retail trade (15%), professional, scientific and technical services (14%), and finance and insurance (10%). Females were employed in health care and social assistance (15%), educational services (12%), and retail trade (11%).