Defense Attorney for Edgewater Drunk Driving & Drug Arrests
A good share of the criminal and DWI charges in Edgewater occur on River Road and Palisades Avenue. The Edgewater Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all traffic and minor criminal matters in the town. More serious, or indictable, criminal cases are sent to the Bergen County Superior Court. We defend clients in both courts, give us a call for help.
Edgewater Municipal Court & Police Info
There are currently thirty officers that work throughout the traffic patrols, emergency response, EMT aid, criminal investigations and community outreach programs. In 2010, the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime Unit reported 215 main crimes. The crimes registered were, 1 rape, 4 robberies, 5 assaults, 30 burglaries, 47 cases of domestic violence, and 31 incidents of police force. There were not any homicides or prejudice crimes reported.
The Edgewater Municipal Court is located at 916 River Rd. Edgewater, NJ 07020. The Honorable Judge Robert J. Cohan holds evening court sessions on the first and third Thursdays each month at 6:30 pm. The Edgewater Municipal Court Administrator is Karen Christiano. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The court’s phone number is (201) 943-1700.
General Edgewater Info
Once known as a sleepy town, Edgewater’s population is now just over 11,500 showing an increase from the 2000 and the 1990 United States Census reports. At one time the town did not even have it’s own grocery store. Today there are many supermarket options along with plenty of other shopping stores and shops. There are five key areas that are all waterfront and therefore have become well known. The Town Centre, the Binghamton Shopping Plaza, the Mitsuwa Marketplace, Edgewater Commons, and City Place. The Mitsuwa Marketplace is more than a traditional supermarket offering items such as ceramics, DVDs, and golf clubs.
There is a public walkway located along the Hudson River located in Edgewater, known to locals as the River Walk. It is part of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, which is 18.5 miles long in its entirety. Many residents and visitors enjoy strolling along the Hudson taking in views f the Manhattan skyline.
Since about 1980, Edgewater has become the home to a group of parakeets, called the Monk Parakeets. They are petite birds, green in color, and build big nests, which can sometimes be noticed from the intersection of Route 5 and River Road. Every now and then you can catch a glimpse of the parakeets near Memorial Park. No one positively knows how they came to Edgewater but they originate from areas of Argentina as well as other countries in South America.
Some famous people who either presently live in Edgewater or at a time once had resided there are the rappers Q-Tip and Ice-T, Geraldo Rivera and the actor Tyson Beckford. Edgewater was used as the main town filmed in the movie Cop Land, which stars Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel.
There is only one school in the Edgewater Public School System. The Eleanor Van Gelder School, is for students from kindergarten through sixth grades. Residents in grades seventh through eighth attend the Leonia Middle School and the Leonia High School for grades nine through twelfth along with Leonia Township students.
As of 2010, almost 37% of residents of Edgewater age 25 and over had received a bachelor’s or graduate degree. This is considerably higher than state levels at 20.63%. Less than 6.0% of Edgewater residents had not finished and graduated high school.