Don’t Go to Clark Court Alone!
The Clark Municipal Court hears cases involving DWI, marijuana possession, traffic tickets and disorderly persons offenses. All Clark juvenile arrests are resolved in the Union County Superior Court. Most Clark drug arrests and Clark DWI charges occur after police stop your vehicle for motor vehicle violations such as speeding, and unsafe lane change. Your best move is to contact an experienced defense lawyer right away if you have been arrested in Clark, New Jersey. The judge in Clark Court is the Honorable Antonio Inacio. The prosecutor is Jon-Henry Barr, Esq. Mr. Barr is also the prosecutor in neighboring Kenilworth.
Clark – New Jersey
Clark is located in southern Union County. It was incorporated as a township in 1864 from portions of Rahway. The U.S. Census Bureau records its total area at 4.49 square miles, 3.12% of which is water. In 2008, the magazine New Jersey Monthly ranked it as the 33rd best place to live in the state.
At the time of the 2010 census, there were 14,756 inhabitants, a very small increase from the 2000 figure of 14,597. The population density is average at 3,360 persons per square mile. There were about 5,700 housing units in 2000. The estimated median house or condo value that year was $215,900. This increased to $437,031 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 19.7% higher than the national average.
For every 100 adult females, there were 86.4 adult males. The median age was 43 years versus 37 statewide. More than half (52.1%) of the population was between 15 and 64 years old. Residents under the age of 18 represented 20.8% and those aged 65 and over, 21.7%.
The most common ancestries cited are Italian (31.5%), Irish (18.8%), Polish (17.7%), German (16.2%), English (4.6%), and Portuguese (3.4%). The ethnic composition in 2000 was 95.61% White, 3.67% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 2.75% Asian. There are 1,621 foreign-born residents (6.6% Europe, 2.2% Asia, 1.8% Latin America).
More than a fourth (28.15) of the 5,637 households had children under the age of 18 living with them. Households made up of married couples living together accounted for 61.4%. Those composed of non-families and individuals represented 26.8% and 24.1%, respectively. Households with someone living alone 65 years of age and over were 12.9%.
In 2000, the median household income was $65,019. This rose to an estimated: $76,654 in 2009. Similarly, the per capita income increased from $29,833 in 2000 to an estimated $36,490 in 2009. There were approximately 4,200 families in 2000 with a median income of $77,291. Males had a median income of $54,543 versus $36,361 for females. About 1.7% of the population was living below the poverty level.
Clark Criminal Defense
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 208 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 14.1 and a violent rate of 0.1. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The 2009 reports included 1 robbery, 1 assault, 20 burglaries, 40 cases of domestic violence, and 51 cases of police force.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 9.30% did not complete high school versus 37.64% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 22.70%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 20.87% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 9.48% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, most males were engaged in manufacturing (15%), construction (11%), and public administration (10%). Females were employed in educational services (21%), and finance and insurance (13%).