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Defense Attorney for Paterson Juvenile Court

The Superior Court in Paterson, specifically the Family Court, has jurisdiction over all juveniles who live in Passaic County. After being initially process by whichever police department has filed charges, juvenile complaints are then referred to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution. Having an attorney involved at the outset can be highly beneficial.

All juveniles must be represented by an attorney when appearing before a Superior Court judge anyway, so obtaining one right away can only help. If your family needs help dealing with juvenile charges in Paterson, give us a call right away.

Paterson Criminal Stats

The Municipal Court is located at 111 Broadway, Paterson. Phone: 973-321-1515. Sessions: Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.; and Monday through Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Judge: Hon. Karen Brown. Prosecutor: John Abdelhadi, Esq.

In 2010, the Police Department had 593 full-time law enforcement employees, including 497 police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 6,092 major crimes in 2010 (almost half the county’s figure). The crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 41.7 and 10.7. There occurred 18 murders, 44 rapes, 769 robberies, 737 assaults, 1,493 burglaries, 1,808 incidents of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, and 593 cases of police force.

City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 2,329 thefts, 701 motor vehicle thefts, and 15 arsons.

Paterson Statistical Info

Paterson was initially created as a township from areas of Acquackanonk Township in 1831, while still part of Essex County. When Passaic County was created in 1837, Paterson became one of its communities and the county seat. In 1851 it was established as a city and reincorporated 10 years later.

Its territory covers 8.704 square miles, making it the 3rd largest city statewide and one of the biggest in the New York City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2000 census, it was the second most heavily populated large city nationwide and as per the 2010 census, it had 146,199 inhabitants. There were 47,946 housing units, whose estimated median value in 2009 was $316,000 as per City-data. The March 2012 cost of living index was 28.7% higher than the national average.

The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a 3%-5%-10% margin of error) that the median household income was $34,086 and the median family income $39.003. Males had a median income of $30,811 versus $28,459. The per capita income was $15,543. (All figures in 2010-inflation adjusted dollars). Approximately 24% of the families and 27% of the population lived below the poverty line, including 39.0% of minors and 26% of seniors.

The rate of foreign-born residents is significantly above the state average (42.8% versus 17.5%); almost 28.0% from Latin America. As per the 2010 census, 34.68% of the population was White, 31.68% African American, 1.06% Native American, 3.34% Asian, and 57.63% Hispanic or Latino of any race (versus 50.1% in 2000).

As of the 2000 census, most Latinos were Puerto Rican (14%), Dominican (10%), Peruvian (5%) and Colombian (3%). Paterson’s rapidly growing Bangladeshi, Turkish, Arab, and Peruvian communities are among the largest and most important countrywide.

Of the households registered in the 2010 census, 38.7% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 35.4%. There were more households headed by a female without a husband present (29.5%) than of those composed by non-families (26.2%) or of individuals (21.0%). Minors accounted for 27.9% and seniors for 8.9%. The median age was 32.1 years.

The 2010 census data for residents age 25 and over show that holders of a bachelor’s or graduate degree were significantly below state levels (6.28% and 3.31% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Those that had not completed high school versus those that had were very similar (35.49% versus 35.73%). Less than 20.0% had some college or an associate degree.

The most common industries for the population are Health care, Educational services, Construction, Administrative and support and waste management services, Accommodation and food services, and Finance and insurance.






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