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Bridgewater Juvenile Arrest Defense


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Defense Attorney for Bridgewater Juvenile Arrests

Typical juvenile arrests in Bridgewater are for marijuana and drug possession, criminal mischief, and assault. If you child has been questioned or arrested by police in Bridgewater, give my office a call. We can answer your questions and make sure your child’s rights are protected.

Bridgewater Criminal Data

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 704 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 15.8 and a violent rate of 0.3. There were no murders or bias crimes. The reports included 1 rape, 6 robberies, 8 assaults, 80 burglaries, 125 incidents of domestic violence, and 91 cases of police force.

The Municipal Court is located at 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater. Phone: 908-725-6375. Presiding Judge: William T. Kelleher, Jr. Prosecutor: Christopher S. Bateman, Esq. Court is in session the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.; and every Wednesday at 8:30 am and 10 a.m. The only juvenile matters this court hears are traffic tickets not related to criminal charges. All juvenile delinquency cases in Bridgewater are referred to the Somerset County Family Court.

Bridgewater – New Jersey

Bridgewater Township is relatively big, relatively wealthy and suburban. It was initially formed in 1749 by Royal Charter. Its incorporation as one of the state’s 104 original townships took place in 1798. Many new and large corporations, such as Sanofi-Aventis, J&J, MetLife, and Phillips-Van Heusen, are located here.

Its territory of 32.5 square miles has a very high population density of 1,338 inhabitants per square mile. As of the 2010 census, 44,464 persons made their home here. There were more than 12,000 families and about 16,600 housing units. The percentage of renters is significantly below the state level (11% versus 34%). Unofficial 2008 figures estimated the median contract rent for apartments at $731, and the median house or condo value at $306,445.

The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a 2%-5% margin of error) showed that median household income was $108,680. The median family income was $130,594. Males had a median income 38% higher than females ($90,875 versus $65,501). The per capita income was $46,994. All the figures are in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars. About 2.9% of the population was below the poverty line.

The three principal ancestries are German (23.1%), French (except Basque) (13.6%), and Irish (8.5%). As of the 2010 census, the racial and ethnic composition was 76.46% White, 17.83% Asian, 6.76% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.38% African American. The percentage of foreign-born residents is significantly below state level (0.2% versus 17.5%).

Of the 16,111 households registered in the 2010 census, 38.3% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 64.1%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 25.3% and 21.8%. National Geographic magazine stated that the number of twins and triplets in Bridgewater is extraordinarily high.

At the time of the 2010 census, the median age was 42.2 years. The age breakdown was 25.5% under 18, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% 65 years of age or older.

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 significantly above state levels (29.6% and 23.90% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 6.00% had not completed high school versus 19.96% who had. Those with some college or associate degree were 20.54%.

The major industries in which males engage are Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%), Finance and insurance (9%), and Construction (9%). Females work in Educational services (11%), Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%), and Health care (11%).






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