Defense Attorney for Woodbridge NJ Drug Charges
If you have been arrested for a DWI, marijuana possession, or a traffic ticket in Woodbridge, call my office before appearing in court. I defend clients against all municipal court and criminal charges in both the Woodbridge Municipal Court and Middlesex County Superior Court. We can explain the charges and process to you and discuss what defenses may be available in your case.
Woodbridge Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at 1 Main Street, Woodbridge. Phone (732) 636-6430. Sessions: Monday through Friday 8:45 A.M. and Monday through Thursday 6:45 P.M. Presiding Judge: Spencer B. Robbins. Judges: Emery Z. Toth and Kevin H. Morse. Chief Prosecutor: Christopher Rafano, Esq. Assistant Prosecutors: Norma Murgado, Esq.; Harold Parra, Esq., and David Stahl, Esq.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 2,505 major crimes in 2010 (the highest number in the county). This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 25.2 and a violent rate of 1.7. The reports included 1 murder, 9 rapes, 68 robberies, 93 assaults, 267 burglaries, and 8 bias crimes. Incidents of domestic violence (766) and of police force (244) are the highest in the county.
Woodbridge Township – New Jersey
Woodbridge Township was settled in 1664. This makes it the oldest original township in the state. It was incorporated in 1798 by the N.J. Legislature. Its territory of 24 square miles is home to almost 100,000 inhabitants, as per the 2010 census. Thus, it holds its rank as the 6th most populated municipality in the state.
As of the 2000 census, there were 25,437 families and 35,298 housing units. The unofficial 2009 estimated median house of condo value was $304,612. The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.9% higher than the national average.
As of the 2000 census, the median household income was $60,683, and the median family income $68,492. These had risen to $77,019 and $82,831, respectively, as of 2006 Census Bureau estimates. Male median income was 40% higher than that of females ($49,248 versus $35,096). The per capita income was $25,087. About 4.8% of the population was below the poverty line.
The racial and ethnic composition changed from the 2000 to the 2010 census. Whites decreased from 99.24% to 70.83%. Asians increased from 5.00% to 14.46% and Hispanics or Latinos from 4.38% to 9.21%. Foreign-born residents are above state average (19.3% versus 17.5%).
In the 2000 census, residents of Indian American ancestry were the 10th highest in the country and the 5th highest in the state of all communities with 1,000 or more residents identifying their origins. Other ancestries are Italian (16.9%), Irish (16.8%), Polish (12.1%), German (10.2%), and Hungarian (7.3%).
The median age of the population at the time of the 2000 census was 37 years. More than half of the residents were between 25 to 64 years old. Individuals under 18 and those 65 or older represented 22.4% and 13.4%, respectively.
Out of the approximately 34,500 households existing in 2010, a third had children under 18 living with them. More than half the households were made up of married couples living together. Non-family households represented 26.4% and those composed of individuals 21.7%.
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 above state levels (21.28% and 11.07% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 12% had not completed high school versus 32.46% who had. Those with some college or associate degree were 23.03%.
From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in retail trade (15%), professional, scientific and technical services (14%), and finance and insurance (10%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (15%), educational services (12%), and retail trade (11%).