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Counsel Mandatory Plea Hearing in Burlington County Juvenile Court


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Lawyer for Burlington County Juvenile Court

If your child has been scheduled for a “counsel mandatory plea hearing” call now to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. After a juvenile is arrested in Burlington County for a criminal charge, it may be weeks or even months before hearing anything from the police or court. Many parents go months believing that a matter is resolved or even dismissed. Then comes the court notice summoning you and your child to the Mount Holly juvenile court.

I have defended juveniles against most offenses across the State of New Jersey, including Burlington County. Your best move is to retain an attorney as soon as possible. All juvenile’s must be represented by an attorney in the juvenile court. Call now for a consultation on your child’s case.

Burlington County – New Jersey

Burlington County existed since 1681, but was officially formed in 1664. Its first county seat was in Burlington and moved to Mount Holly. The Census Bureau registers its total area at 819 square miles, virtually all land. This is the county with the largest surface in the state. The biggest community in this county is Evesham Township.

The population density is high and is mostly urban (93%). As of the 2010 census, there were 448,734 inhabitants, up from 423,394 in 2000. These lived in 161,311 housing units. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $269,100 (versus$134,000 in 2000).The January 2011 cost of living index is near the national average.

The age breakdown of the population as of the 2000 census was 25.20% under of 18, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years.

The ancestries most cited in the 2000 census were Irish (16.0%), Italian (15.6%), German (13.3%), English (7.4%) and Polish (5.4%). The ethnic composition changed from the 2000 to the 2010 census: White from 78.39% to 70.65%; Black or African American from 15.13% to 16.00%; Asian from 2.69% to 4.32; and Hispanic or Latino of any race from 4.16% to 6.42%. Foreign-born residents were commonly born in India (10%), Germany (9%), Korea (6%), Philippines (6%), United Kingdom (5%), Italy (4%) and Jamaica (4%).

As of the 2000 census, about a third (34.30%) of the 154,371 households had minors living with them. Most households (57.70%) were composed of married couples living together. Households of non-families and individuals were 27.70% and 22.90%.

Statistics of the 2000 census reveal that the median household income was $58,608, and the median family $67,481. These rose to $74,924 and $85,117, according to 2009 and 2007 estimates, respectively. In 2000, the per capita income was $26,339. Male median income was about 40% higher than that of females ($46,381 versus $32,228). Approximately 4.70% of the population was below the poverty line in 2000.

Burlington County Criminal Stats

Most communities have their own municipal courts that handle traffic and minor criminal and civil matters. The county has a Superior Court to handle the more serious cases. This is located at 49 Rancocas Road, M. Holly. Tel.: 609-518-2598. Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F. The Assignment Judge is Hon. Ronald E. Bookbinder/Hon. John Sweeney, and Hon. Bonnie Goldman is the presiding judge of the Courts Facility. Robert Bernardi is the County Prosecutor.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 8,390 major crimes (down from 8,553 in 2009). This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 18.7 and a violent rate of 1.5. There were 5 murders, 76 rapes, 249 robberies, 331 assaults, 1,589 burglaries, 61 bias crimes (versus 35 in 2009), 3,919 cases of domestic violence and 862 of police force (versus 921 in 200).

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 9.58% did not complete high school versus 30.95% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 27.57%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 21.47%. Those with a graduate degree were 10.44% versus 12.05% statewide.

The industries that provide most employment are educational, health and social services (21.3%), retail trade (12.0%), manufacturing (11.0%), and professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services (10.6%).






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