Defense Attorney for Union County Municipal Courts
If police in Winfield have charged you with domestic violence, marijuana possession or any criminal / municipal court matter, speak with an experienced lawyer before appearing in court. I defend clients in court and also prepare expungement petitions so these matters can be removed from your record. Give my office a call so we can discuss the options in your case.
Winfield Municipal Court
The Municipal Court is located at 12 Gulfstream Ave., Winfield Park. Phone (908)-925-3852 /925-3937. Presiding Judge: Hon. Jeffrey M. Gechtman. Prosecutor: Dave Conti.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime recorded 24 major crimes in 2010. The crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 16.3 and 0.0. There occurred 7 burglaries, 7 cases of domestic violence, 8 cases of police force, and no murders, rapes, robberies, assaults or bias crimes.
The history of Winfield Park is vey closely tied to its creation. It was the last of the Mutual Ownership Housing Projects erected and occupied during WWII. In 1941, it became the first defense housing project to be established as a separate municipality. In terms of area it is the smallest municipality in Union County, with 0.2 square miles. It is very densely populated with more than 8,000 people per square mile. An unprecedented low number of residents call it home (1,471 as of the 2010 census).
There were 394 families and 697 housing units as of the 2000 census. According to City-data, the percentage of renters was significantly above the state level (82% versus 34%). It also showed that the median contract rent for apartments in 2008 was $478 versus $935 statewide. The same source placed the 2008 median house or condo value at $121,168 versus $364,100 statewide.
At the time of the 2000 census, the median household income was $37,000. In 2008, City-data estimated it at $47,219 versus $70,378 statewide. The median family income was $47,167. Males had a median income 36% higher than females ($41,133 versus $30,139). The per capita income was $21,565. Less than 8.0% of the population lived below the poverty level.
The most cited origins are Irish (21.5%), Italian (20.8%), Polish (16.6%), and German. As per the 2000 census, 96.96% of the population was White and 2.44% or Latino of any race. The rate of foreign-born residents is significantly below the state average (2.8% versus 17.5%). Half of them come from Cuba (14%), United Kingdom (12%), Italy (12%) and Lebanon (12%), and almost 90% are naturalized.
Of the households recorded in the 2000 census, 25.6% had minors living with them. More than half were of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals surpassed those headed by a female with no husband present or of seniors living alone (42.14% and 38.3% versus 13.8% and 17.6%, respectively). The median age was 39 years. Minors accounted for 20.9% and seniors for 15.9%.
The 2010 census data show that 42.95% of the population age 25 and over had completed high school. Those with some college or an associate degree were 23.86%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree and those with a graduate degree were below the state levels (10.75% and 5.0%% versus 20.65% and 12.05%).
The most common occupations for males are Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair jobs including supervisors, Other production jobs including supervisors, and Driver/sales workers and truck drivers. Females work as Secretaries, administrative assistants, other office and administrative support workers including supervisors, and Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks. Lawyer for Winfield Court.