Experience Matters in Juvenile Court
If your child was arrested or questioned by police in Hopewell, speak with an experienced lawyer right away. Common juvenile arrests in Mercer County are for marijuana possession and assault. Your child will be scheduled for a counsel-mandatory plea hearing in the Family Court, where they must be represented by an attorney. Call now so we can ensure your child is treated fairly and their rights are protected.
Hopewell Criminal Info
The Hopewell Municipal Court is located at 4 Columbia Ave., Hopewell. Phone: (609)-466-0968. Sessions: Second Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Judge: Hon. J.M.C. Robert Billmeier / Eric Perkins Prosecutor: W. Reed Gusciora
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 12 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.2 and a violent rate of 0.5. There were no murders, rapes or robberies. The reports included 1 assault, 4 burglaries, 17 incidents of domestic violence, 1 bias crime and no cases of police force. This is the only municipality in the country with no robberies or cases of police force that year.
Independent data, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 6 thefts, one auto theft, and no arsons.
Hopewell – New Jersey
Hopewell was originally incorporated as a borough in 1891 from portions of Hopewell Township. It was reincorporated in 1924 when additional portions of the township were annexed. It has a total area of 0.7 square miles, occupied by 1,922 residents as of the 2010 census.
There were 561 families and 836 housing units,, as of the 2000 census. None of the families and just 2.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no one under eighteen and 5.2% of those over 64. (significantly below state average). Unofficial estimates for median house or condo value were $232,200 in 2000 and $423,365 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.4% higher than the national average.
As per the 2000 census, the median family income family was $91,205. The difference between male and female income was less than 12% ($52,656 versus $47,315). The median household income was $77,270.and the per capita income $38,413. Unofficial estimates place these at $116,060 and $55,038. The median household income was significantly above state average.
The most common ancestries are: German (23.4%), Irish (20.6%), English (18.4%), Italian (13.6%), Dutch (5.1%), and Polish (4.9%). The racial and ethnic composition as of the 2000 census was 95.43% White, 2.31% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.08% African American.
Of the 813 households recounted in the 2000 census, 36.2% had minors living with them. Married couples living together accounted for 55.0%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 30.9% and 25.1%.
At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 40 years. Minors represented 26.1%. The rest of the age breakdown was 30.7% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that only 7.17% had not completed high school versus 19.74% who did. Those with some college and associate degree were 17.94%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 27.08% versus 20.65% statewide, and those with a graduate degree 28.96% versus 12.05% statewide.
During the period 2005-2009, males engaged in professional, scientific and technical services (19%), manufacturing (16%) and construction (11%). Females worked in educational services (18%), health care and social assistance (15%), and professional, scientific and technical services (13%). Call to speak with an experienced juvenile lawyer.