Mercer County Juvenile Defense Lawyer
If your child has been scheduled to appear in the Family Court of Mercer County for juvenile charges, call to speak with an experienced juvenile lawyer. The process begins usually with your child being arrested and issued a juvenile delinquency complaint, or receiving a notice for a “counsel mandatory plea hearing.”
I have defended juveniles in New Jersey against everything from simple marijuana possession to felony drug charges and armed robbery. These cases have ranged from Referee Hearings, Law Division hearings and appeals before the Appellate Division. Call now for a consultation on your child’s case.
Mercer County Family Court
The juvenile court in Trenton is within the Family Part of the Superior Court is located at 209 S. Broad Street, Trenton. Phone (609) 571-4074. It operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Presiding Judge in the Criminal Division is Hon. Maria Sypek. There are five other judges; some of them are Thomas Brown, Mark Fleming and Thomas Sumners. Prosecutor: Joseph Bocchini, Jr., Esq.
The Sheriff’s Office has over 115 sworn personnel and 25 civilian employees. This year the Police Academy will graduate its 6th class of Police Officers (9 graduates).
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 9,475 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 25.9 and a violent rate of 4.6. There were 20 murders, 27 rapes, 684 robberies, 958 assaults; 1,874 burglaries, 2,923 incidents of domestic violence, 11 bias crimes and 1,107 cases of police force.
Mercer County – New Jersey
Mercer County is located in the center of New Jersey. Trenton, the state capital, is also the county seat. It occupies 229 square miles, virtually all of which is land. As per the 2010 census, 366,513 people resided in its 13 municipalities, versus 350,761 in 2000.
The 2010 census registered 86,303 families and 143,169 housing units. Unofficial figures for median house or condo value place it at $143,600 in 2000 and $317,600 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 20.2% higher than the state average.
This county ranks 80th among the highest-income counties in the country and 57th by per capita income. As per the 2000 census, the median family income was $68,494 and the median household income $56,613. Estimates for 2008 place these at $85,169 and $68,582. The per capita income was $27,914. Male median income was 36% higher than that of females ($47,444 versus $34,788). About 8.60% of the population was below the poverty line. Unofficial statistics show that in 2008 11.1% of the residents were living in poverty (mostly Blacks and Hispanic or Latino).
The county houses important educational institutions such as Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College and Mercer County Community College.
There are about 29,000 college students (40% of undergraduates attend private colleges versus 30.1% statewide). People 25 years old and over with a high school degree or higher represent 81.8%. Those with a bachelor’s degree or higher are 34.0%. Holders of a master’s and doctorate degree are above state average.
Of the 125,807 households recounted in the 2000 census, 32.80% had minors living with them. Married couples living together were 50.60%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals represented 31.40% and 25.60%.
As per the 2010 census, the racial and ethnic composition was 61.39% White, 20.28% Black or African American, 15.09% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.94% Asian. The most common ancestries reported in the 2000 census were Italian (15.5%), Irish (9.7%), German (8.2%), Polish (6.7%) and English (5.7%).
The median age was 36 years as of the 2000 census. The age breakdown was 24.00% under 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% 65 years of age or older.
The main industries providing employment are educational, health and social services (23.3%), professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services (12.4%), and public administration (10.4%). Two thirds of the population works in the private sector and 21% in government jobs.