Lawyer for Garwood DWI & Drug Possession Charges

The Garwood Municipal Court presides over DWI, marijuana possession arrests and traffic violations committed in the borough. If you were arrested in Garwood for a disorderly persons offense or crime, your best bet is to speak with an experienced defense lawyer right away.

The Garwood Municipal Court is located at 403 South Avenue in Garwood, NJ 07027. The presiding judge is the Honorable Susan MacMullen, J.M.C. Call now for help in Garwood Court.

Garwood – NJ Stats

Garwood Borough was incorporated in 1903, from portions of Cranford Township and Westfield Town. The Census Bureau records its total area at 0.7 square miles, all of it land. The population density is high. At the time of the 2010 census there were 4,226 inhabitants, up from 4,153 in 2000. For every 100 adult females, there were 89.6 adult males.

The ethnic composition in 2000 was 95.91% White, 4.98% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.32% Asian. The most frequent ancestries are Italian (29.2%), Irish (25.4%), German (16.1%), Polish (11.7%), English (6.1%), and Ukrainian (3.2%). There are presently 435 foreign-born residents (4.3% Europe, 3.3% Latin America, 2.1% Asia).

In 2000, the age breakdown of the population was 20.0% under the age of 18, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years.

About a fourth (26.2%) of the 1,731 households existing in 2000 had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost half (49.0%) of the households were made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 35.0% and 28.7%, respectively.

The median income for a household in 2000 was $52,571. It increased to an estimated $66,145 in 2009. Likewise, the per capita income rose from $26,944 in 2000 to $35,072 in 2009. The median family income was $64,053 in 2000. Male median income was $50,951 versus $36,538 for females. About 5.1% of the population was living below the poverty level.

There were 1,782 housing units registered in the 2000 census. The median house or condo value was then $186,400. It augmented to an estimated $367,149 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index in Garwood was 20.9% higher than the national average.

Garwood Criminal & School Data

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 20 full-time law enforcement employees, including 16 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 52 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 12.3 and a violent rate of 1.4. There were no murders or rapes, bias crimes or incidents of domestic violence. The 2009 reports included 5 robberies, 1 assault, 8 burglaries, and 20 cases of police force.

Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 5 robberies, 1 assault, 8 burglaries, and 38 thefts. There were no murders, rapes, arsons or auto thefts.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 10.30% did not complete high school versus 35.85% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 24.04%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 17.88% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 12.19% versus 12.05% statewide.

From 2005 to 2009, half of the male population was engaged in manufacturing (18%), retail trade (17%) and construction (16%). Females were employed in retail trade (16%), educational services (13%), finance and insurance (11%) and accommodation and food services (10%).

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Anthony J. Vecchio

Anthony’s entire career has been dedicated to defending those accused of crimes, DWI, serious motor vehicle violations, and the rights of victims of crimes and accidents. He has prosecuted, defended, or appealed cases ranging from municipal court matters to more serious crimes including drug offenses and murder. Anthony is passionate about providing personalized, thorough, and effective representation to individuals in crisis.

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