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Hudson County Juvenile Court Lawyer

15
Mar
2012

by in Juvenile Law

Defense Attorney for Hudson County Juvenile Charges

If police in Hudson County have questioned or arrested your child, speak with an experienced defense attorney right away. Juvenile have many of the same rights as adults in the criminal justice system. However, the juvenile court system is governed by many different rules than adult criminal court. Give my office a call so we can answer your questions and make sure your child’s rights are protected.

Hudson County Criminal Statistics

The Superior Court is located at Hudson County Administration Building, 595, Newark Avenue., Jersey City. Phone 201.795.6000. Peter Vazquez, Presiding Judge-Criminal Division. There are 6 other judges. Prosecutor: Edward De Fazio. Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:30am -12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 15,749 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 24.8 and a violent rate of 4.6. The reports included 36 murders, 67 rapes, 1.378 robberies, 1,412 assaults, 2,280 burglaries, 3,572 incidents of domestic violence, 24 bias crimes and 2,153 cases of police force.

Hudson County – New Jersey

Hudson County is located in the hub of the New York metropolitan area Tri-State Region. It is divided into 12 municipalities and its county seat is Jersey City, the largest of its municipalities.

With 62 square miles, it is the smallest county in the state. It is also the sixth-most heavily populated in the nation with more 13,000 persons per square mile. As of the 2010 census, there were 634,266 inhabitants. The number of housing units increased from 240,618.in 2000 to 270,335 as of the 2010 census. Unofficial 2009 figures estimate the median contract rent for apartments at $969 and the median house or condo value at $386,300.

The number of homeless people has diminished from 2,227 in 2008 to 1,779 in 2010, according to an unofficial survey and “Hudson County Alliance to End Homelessness”, respectively. The county has three homeless shelters.

The January 2011 cost of living index was 28.3% higher than the national average. As per the 2000 census, the median family income was $44,053. Male median income was $36,174 versus $31,037 for females. The per capita income was $21,154. The median household income was $40,293. An unofficial 2009 figure estimated it at $56,745. About 13.30% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty level. This includes 22.00% of minors and 15.70% of seniors.

As of the 2010 census, the median age was 33.6 years. People under the age of 18 represented 20.7% and those 65 years old and over, 10.4%.

According to the 2000 census, 9.9% were of Italian and 6.7% of Irish ancestry. The percentage of foreign-born residents is significantly above state average (38.5% versus 17.5%). Their most common places of birth are Cuba (12%), Dominican Republic (11%) and Ecuador (8%).

The racial and ethnic composition, as of the 2000 census, was 55.58% White, 13.48% Black, 9.35% Asian and 39.76% Hispanic or Latino. Census Bureau 2009 estimates showed increases in the Asian (11.9%) and Hispanic/Latino (40.7%) population. As of the 2010 census, the Hispanic population had risen further to 42.0%.

The 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher were around state levels (22.5% and 11.1% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). High school graduates were 28.0%. Those with some college or associate degree represented 18.6%.

The main industries that provide employment are Educational, health and social services (16.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.7%), Manufacturing (11.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.4%), and Retail trade (10.4%).

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