Riverton Court Lawyer

All disorderly persons marijuana arrests in Riverton, as well as DWI and traffic tickets, are heard in the Riverton Municipal Court. If you have a court date in Riverton, or in the Burlington County Superior Court, call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer.

Riverton Municipal Court

Address: 505 Howard St., Riverton, NJ 08077
Phone Number: (856) 829-0206

Riverton, New Jersey

Riverton was established in 1851 on the Delaware River. It was incorporated as a borough in 1893. According to the Census Bureau, it has a total area of 0.9 square miles, 70% of which is land. The Riverton Yacht Club was founded here in 1856 and is still active. This makes it one of the oldest of its kind in the country.

As of the 2000 census there were 2,759 people, almost 53% of which were females. More than half the residents (54.6%) are between 25 to 64 years old. This results in a median age of 42 years. At the two ends of the age spectrum, we have 21.8% under the age of 18 and 19.3% 65 years of age or older.

In 2000, there were almost 1,100 households with a median income of $58,977. By 2009, the estimated household income had risen more than 55% to $89,674. The per capita income improved almost as much between 2000 and 2009 (from $30,223 to $45,666). The median income for the close to 750 families was $68,125. Male median income was 41% higher than female median income ($50,950 versus $36,042).

In 2000, there were approximately 1,100 housing units. The estimated median house or condo value was $156,600. This increased more than two-fold by 2009 to $323,715. About 2.0% of the families were below the poverty line.

The major ancestry groups are 22% Irish, 19% German, 14% English, 10% Italian and 7% Polish. As of the 2000 census, the principal races were White (95.83%), Hispanic or Latino of any race (1.09%) and 1.78% African American.

More than half the households (58.7%) were composed of married couples living together. Out of all the households, 30.7% had children younger than 18 living with them. Thirty percent were made up of non-families. Individuals represented 25.3% of the households.

The Police Department has 5 full-time law enforcement employees, 4 of whom are police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 72 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 27.4 and a violent rate of 1.1. There were no murders, assaults or bias crimes.

The reports for 2009 included 2 rapes, 1 robbery, 15 burglaries, 13 incidents of domestic violence, and 5 cases of police force.

Independent data for 2010, which do not tale into account bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 2 rapes, 2 robberies, 1 assault, 4 burglaries, 44 thefts, 5 auto thefts. There were no reports of arson, murder or motor vehicle theft.

The 2010 census data for highest educational level attained by the population age 25 and over reveal that 7.64% did not complete high school versus 25.53% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 27.53%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 25.63%. Those with a graduate degree were 13.69%.

From 2005 to 2009, 14% of the male population was engaged in professional, scientific and technical services, 11% in educational services and 10% in manufacturing. Females were engaged in social assistance (21%), educational services (18%) and manufacturing (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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