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Chatham Juvenile Arrest Defense


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Lawyer for Morris County Juvenile Charges

If your child has been arrested in Chatham for drug possession or any criminal offense, speak to an experienced defense lawyer right away. We will obtain all the evidence in your case and explore all possible defenses. All drug charges in NJ carry a mandatory driver’s license suspension. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Call my office so we can see if a diversionary program, hardship exception or valid defense exists in your case.

Chatham Criminal Info

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 113 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 6.5 and a violent rate of 0.6. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 1 robbery, 10 assaults, 24 burglaries, 65 incidents of domestic violence, and 39 cases of police force.

The Chatham Municipal Court is located at 58 Meyersville Rd., Chatham. NJ 07928. Phone 973-635-3205. Sessions: First Wednesday at 9am and 6pm and Third Wednesday at 9am. Judge: Hon. Vincent J. McMann. Prosecutor: Peter Fico, Esq. This court does not have jurisdiction over juvenile criminal charges. All Chatham juvenile charges are resolved in the Morris County Superior Court.

Chatham – New Jersey

What is now Chatham was first settled around 1710. In 1806, it was incorporated as a township. Then, it included the areas that are presently the Borough of Chatham, Madison and Florham Park. It also comprised the vast rural areas that surrounded these communities. As per the Census Bureau, it has a total area of 9.4 square miles. It is very densely populated by 10,452 residents (2010 census).

In its 2005 list of the “Best Place to Live” in New Jersey, New Jersey Monthly magazine graded it as ninth.

There were 2,771 families and 4,019 housing units, as of the 2000 census. Unofficial data indicate that there are 11% renters versus 34% statewide. The median rent in 2008 for apartments was $1,722. The estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $841,627 versus $389,400 in 2000.

As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $131,609. Males had a median income about 70% higher than that of females ($100,000 versus $58,750). The median household income was $106,208 and the per capita income $65,497. According to unofficial 2008 estimates, these rose to $135,543 and $65,497, respectively. About 2.7% of the population was below the poverty line.

The major ancestries were Irish (17.8%), Italian (17.5%), German (11.7%) and English (9.8%). The racial and ethnic composition was mostly 93.71% White, 4.81% Asian 1.95% Hispanic or Latino. Twelve percent of the residents are foreign-born versus 17.5% statewide. About half of them are naturalized citizens. Their most common places of birth are United Kingdom (19%) and Canada (9%).

Of the 3,920 households recounted in the 2000 census, 34.7% had minors living with them. Married couples living together were 63.4%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals represented 29.3% and 26.3%, respectively.

At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 40 years. The largest age groups were 26.7% under 18, 28.7% from 25 to 44, and 27.4% from 45 to 64. Almost 14% were 65 years old or over. For every 100 adult females, there were 85.6 adult males.

The highest educational level reached by the population aged 25 and over in 2010 shows that 2.50% had not completed high school 12.70% who had. Those with some college and associate degree were 15.86%. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree represented 37.71% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 31.20% (versus 12.05% statewide).

The major industries in which the male population engages are Finance and insurance (23%), Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%) and Health care (7%). Females work in Educational services (14%), Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%), Finance and insurance (12%) and Health care (12%).  Speak to an experienced defense lawyer today.






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