Burlington County Juvenile Defense Lawyer
A juvenile may be arrested (taken into custody) in Burlington County if a police officer has probable cause that the juvenile committed a crime. Juvenile criminal acts are refereed to as act of delinquency. Common juvenile crimes in New Jersey are possession of marijuana, assault, trespassing and burglary. Call now to speak with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer if your child has been charged by police in Burlington County.
I represent juvenile in the Family Court across the State. The Superior Court for Burlington County is located in Mt. Holly. If your child lives in Burlington County but commits a criminal offense elsewhere, their case will still be heard in Burlington County, rather than the county in which the incident took place. Local municipal courts are not authorized to hear juvenile delinquency matters.
Burlington County Info
Burlington County was formed in 1694. The first county seat was in Burlington but moved to Mount Holly. According to the Census Bureau, it has a total area of 819 square miles, practically all land (98.19%). It has the largest area of the state’s 21 counties.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 448,734. In 2000, more than a third (34.30%) of the 154,371 households had children under the age of 18 living with them. Most households (57.70%) were composed of married couples living together. Households of non-families and individuals accounted for 27.70% and 22.90%, respectively. Female householders with no husband present and people 65 years of age or older living alone represented 10.90% and 8.50%, respectively.
The racial composition of the county in 2010 was 70.65% Non-Hispanic White, 16.60% Black or African American, 6.42% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 4.32% Asian. According to the 2000 census, ancestries were 15.0% Irish, 15.6% Italian, 13.3% German, 7.4% English and 5.4% Polish. The most common places of birth of foreign-born residents are India (10%), Germany (9%), Korea (6%), Philippines (6%), United Kingdom (5%), Italy (4%) and Jamaica (4%).
In 2000, 25.20% of the population was under the age of 18. Residents between 25 and 44 years old represented 31.50%. Those from 45 to 64 years old were 23.30%. The median age was 37 years. People 65 years old and over accounted for 12.60% of the population. For every 100 adult females, there were 95.60 males.
Burlington County Statistics (Financial, Criminal, and Demographic)
The median household income in 2000 was $58,608. It increased to an estimated $74,924 in 2009. The median family income in 2000 was $67,481, rising to $85,117 as of a 2007 estimate. The per capita income was $26,339 in 2000. Male median income was $46,381 versus $32,228 female income. Estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $269,100, twice its 2000 value of $134,000. January 2011 cost of living index in Burlington County was 100.7 (near the national average). About 4.70% of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000. The percentage living in poverty in 2009 was 5.8% (4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.3% for Black residents).
Most municipalities have their own municipal courts that handle traffic and minor criminal and civil matters. The county also has a Superior Court to handle the more serious cases.According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 8,553 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 19.2 and a violent rate of 1.4. There were 8 murders, 56 rapes, 242 robberies, 335 assaults, 1,519 burglaries, 35 bias crimes, 3,981 cases of domestic violence and 921 of police force.
Current number of college students is 20,140. People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher represent 87.2%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree or higher account for 28.4% of this population. The most common industries providing 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%).