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Carteret NJ Juvenile Arrest Lawyer

05
Dec
2011

by in Juvenile Defense

Defense Attorney for Carteret Juvenile Delinquency

If your child has been arrested for a juvenile drug charge in Carteret or other criminal offense, help is available. Knowing the serious impact that a juvenile prosecution can have, we take these cases just as seriously as adult criminal defense. The misconception that juvenile charges do not matter is just that – a misconception. Call now to speak with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer.

The most common juvenile arrests in Carteret are for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. However, juveniles are commonly arrested for burglary, assault and other crimes. All these cases are handled by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Carteret – New Jersey

The Borough of Carteret is located in the northeast of Middlesex County, on Staten Island Sound. It was part of Woodbridge Township until 1906, when it became the Borough of Roosevelt. In 1922, the name was again changed to the Borough of Carteret.

It has a total area of almost 5 square miles. It encompasses a special zone called “Urban Enterprise Zone” that offers a reduced sales tax of 3.5%, half the rate charged throughout the state.

There were 22,844 inhabitants as of the 2010 census. The most common ancestries are Italian (14.3%), Irish (12.9%), Polish (12.3%), German (7.2%), Hungarian (4.6%), and Ukrainian (3.7%). The composition by race was 50.7% White, 30.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 19.0% Asian and 14.9% African American. About 21% percent of the residents are foreign-born. The Sikh community, estimated at 1,000 to 2,500, is the largest in the state.

Around half (51.4%) of the population fell in the 25 to 64 years of age bracket in 2000. The median age of the population was 37 years. A fourth (25.2%) of the people were under the age of 18 and 15.0% were 65 years old and over.

In 2000, about half (52.1%) of the 7,039 households were composed of married couples living together. Out of these households, 35.5% had children younger than 18 living with them. The other half of the households was composed of non-families (26.0%) and individuals (21.9%).

The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.1% higher than the national average. About 11.0% of the population was below the poverty line. The median house of condo value in 2000 was $134,800. This more than doubled by 2009 to reach $310,797. The median household income was $47,148 in 2000 and reached an estimated $54,806 in 2009. The median income of the 5,200 families was $54,609 in 2000. Male media income was 43% higher than that of females ($40,172 versus $28,132). The per capita income was $18,967 in 2000. In 2009, it was estimated at $24,807.

Carteret Law Enforcement & Education Data

In 2010, there were 68 full-time law enforcement employees, including 57 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 350 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 15.0 and a violent rate of 2.1. There were no murders. The 2009 reports included 2 rapes, 20 robberies, 26 assaults, 77 burglaries, 1 bias crime, 287 incidents of domestic violence and 73 cases of police force.

Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 1 murder, 3 rapes, 16 robberies, 32 assaults, 72 burglaries, 296 thefts, 31 auto thefts, and no arsons.

The educational level reached by the population aged 25 and over can be summarized as follows: 74.9% high school or higher, 12.28% bachelor’s degree or higher and 3.7% graduate or professional degree.

From 2005 to 2009 most males worked in transportation and warehousing (19%), manufacturing (12%) and retail trade (10%). Females engaged in health care and social assistance (18%), manufacturing (12%) and finance and insurance (11%).

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