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Bergen County Juvenile Court Lawyer

02
Apr
2012

by in Juvenile Law

Defense Attorney for Bergen County Juvenile Charges

If your child has been scheduled for a hearing in the Bergen County Family Court, speak with an experienced defense lawyer right away. I have defended juvenile clients against crimes ranging from simple marijuana possession to first-degree armed robbery. Call my office for a consultation on your case.

Bergen County Criminal Data

The Central Municipal Court is located at 10 Main Street, Hackensack. Phone: 201-336-6222. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Presiding Criminal Court Judge: Hon. William C. Meehan. Prosecutor: John Malignly.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 12,492 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 13.8 and a violent rate of 1.0. The reports included 11 murders, 27 rapes, 288 robberies, 598 assaults; 1,963 burglaries, 4,207 incidents of domestic violence, 48 bias crimes, and 2,383 cases of police force.

Bergen County – New Jersey

Bergen County is one of the four initial counties of New Jersey. Its county seat is Hackensack. One of its prime attractions is the George Washington Bridge. It is the busiest motor vehicle bridge in the world and links Fort Lee to Manhattan. Another attraction is the MetLife Stadium (home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets). This County prides itself on its excellent park system totaling almost 9,000 acres. It is one of the last counties that conserve blue laws. Its territory of 247 square miles has the largest population in the state (905,116, as per the 2010 census).

Forbes magazine included 12 of its municipalities in the 2006 list of the Most Expensive ZIP Codes in the United States. According to 2007 Census Bureau estimates, the median household income and median family income were $78,314 and $96,589 respectively. Unofficial 2009 estimates placed the median apartment contract rent at $1,165 and the median house or condo value at $475,900. About 5.00% of the population lived below the poverty line.

More than half the households were of married couples living together and about a third had minors living with them.

As of the 2010 Census, 62.54% of the population was non-Hispanic White, 14.51% Asian, 5.09% non-Hispanic Black, and 16.05% Hispanic or Latino of any. The rate of foreign-born residents is above the state level (25.5% versus 17.5%).

The ethnic diversity of this county is borne out by the existence of foreign-born residents from Korea (13%), Poland (6%), India (6%) and Philippines (5%) and of first ancestries such as Italian (21%), Irish (11%) and German (7%). The next largest ethnic group is represented by Polish (6%). Other heritages present are Greek, Armenian and Arab (mostly from Lebanon, Syria and Egypt). As regards Latino or Hispanic residents, before 1990 most came from Colombia and Cuba. In the last 20 years or so, there has been an influx of people from Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Ecuador.

Bergen has about 45 public high schools and more than 23 private ones. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Bergen County Academies as one of the best high schools in the nation. As per 2011 statistics of Newsweek, its students scored the second highest SAT in the country. Percentage of holders of a bachelor’s degree and higher surpass the national average by more than 10 points.

The major industries that provide jobs are Educational, health and social services, Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services, Retail trade, Manufacturing, and Finance, insurance, real estate and rental & leasing.

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