Defense Attorney for Elizabeth Court
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Elizabeth Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at One Police Plaza, Elizabeth. Phone: (908) 558-6800. Sessions: Weekdays at 9:00 a.m.; Mondays – Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.; DWI Sessions: Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. Chief Judge Hon. Roman A. Montes (plus 3 other judges). Prosecutor: Chief, Norma Murgado and 8 assistant prosecutors.
In 2010, the Police Department was composed of 425 full-time law enforcement employees, including 341 police officers. That year, the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 6,182 major crimes. The crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 49.5 and 11.2 (the highest in the county).
There were 13 murders, 42 rapes, 762 robberies, 581 assaults, 926 burglaries, 723 cases of 425 of police force, and no bias crimes. City-data also reported 2,665 thefts, 1,145 auto thefts, and 12 arsons.
Elizabeth – New Jersey
Elizabeth City was established in 1665. Almost two centuries later, it was formed as a city. In 1857, it integrated Union County. It is the county seat and was the first Capital of the state. It is home to a ConocoPhillips refining facility together with Linden. The largest industrial seaport in the nation and Newark/Elizabeth Liberty International Airport are situated here.
Some of the “firsts” of Elizabeth include the first English-speaking community in the state, the first home of Princeton University, the first ice cream soda the first submarine, and the first assembly line automobile producer in New Jersey.
Popular Science magazine listed it as one of “America’s 50 Greenest Cities” in 2008, the only one selected in the state.
Its territory of 13.464 square miles is densely populated, ranking fourth statewide. As of the 2010 census, it had 124,969 residents. In 2009, City-data estimated the median house or condo value at $329,300. The cost of living index in early 2011 was above the country’s average (121.5% versus 100.0%).
As per the 2000 census, the median family income was $38,370. Males had a median income 28% higher than females ($30,757 versus $23,931). Median household income and per capita income were $35,175 and $15,114. As per City-data, these had risen in 2009 to $68,342 and $17,985, respectively. Approximately 17.8% of the population lived below the poverty level. This includes 22.2% of minors and 17.2% of seniors.
Portuguese, Italian and Polish descendants are the most frequent. The population was mostly Hispanic or Latino (59.50%) and White (54.65%), as of the 2010 census. African Americas represented 21.08%. The rate of foreign born residents is above the state average (43.9% versus 17.5%). Latin Americans are exactly one third and the majority is Colombians.
As of the 2010 census, the median age was 33.2 years. Minors were 25.6% and seniors 9.2%. Almost 40.0% of the households had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented one third. Householders made up of a female with no husband present accounted for 22.0%.
The 2010 census regarding educational attainment of persons 25 years old and over show that 61.7% completed High school or higher. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree or higher were 12.1% and 4.2% had a Graduate or professional degree.
According to City-data, unemployment was 13.5% versus 9.6% statewide in March 2011. Males commonly work as driver/sales workers and truck drivers, other production occupations including supervisors, and laborers and material movers. Females work as secretaries and administrative assistants, and other office and administrative support workers including supervisors.