Trenton Juvenile Court
Any juvenile living in Mercer County charged with a criminal charge will have their case heard in the Mercer County Family Court. New Jersey law requires that any child appearing in juvenile delinquency court must be represented by an attorney. A parent cannot represent the juvenile, and the juvenile may not represent his or her self. I have defended juveniles against a wide variety of charges. These include DWI, assault, robbery, eluding, and drug charges. Call now for a consultation on your child’s case.
Mercer County – New Jersey
Mercer County’s county seat is Trenton, the state capital. It is officially part of the New York Metropolitan Area and the Trenton-Ewing Metropolitan Statistical Area. Unofficially, it is considered part of the Delaware Valley. According to the Census Bureau, it has a total area of 229 square miles, most of which (98.73%) is land, composed of 13 municipalities.
Mercer County houses Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, the Institute for Advanced Study, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College and Mercer County Community College.
As of the U.S. 2010 Census, the population was 366,513, a small increase from the 2000 census figure of 350,761 people.
Out of the 125,807 households, almost a third (32.80%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. Half of these households (50.60%) were married couples living together; almost a third of them (31.40%) were non-families, and a fourth (25.60%) was made up of individuals.
The racial structure of the county in 2000 was 68.48% White, 19.81% Black or African American, 9.66% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 4.94% Asian. By 2010 this composition had changed to 58.4% White, 19% Black, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino and 7.8% Asian. First ancestries cited by the residents in the 2000 Census were 15.5% Italian, 9.7% Irish, 8.2% German, 6.7% Polish and 5.7% English.
This county ranks 80th among the highest-income counties in the country and 57th by per capita income. In 2000 the median household income was $56,613 and $71,650 in 2009. The per capita income in 2000 was $27,914 with males having a median income of $47,444 versus $34,788 for females. The median income for a family was $68,494, which rose to $85,169 as of a 2007 estimate. The estimated median value of a house or condo in 2000 was $143,600 and $317,600 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index in Mercer County was 120.2. Approximately 5.90% of the families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line in 2000. By 2008, the overall percentage of residents living in poverty was 11.1% (6.2% for White Non-Hispanics, 19.1% for Blacks and 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino). In April 2010 unemployment stood at 7.9% versus 9.6% for the whole state.
The median age of the population was 36 years in 2000, with 24.00% under the age of 18 and 12.60% for residents 65 years of age or older.
Two thirds of the population earns a private wage or salary and 21% are engaged in government jobs.
Data from the 2000 census for educational attainment of the population 25 and older show that 25.6% have completed high school, including equivalency. A comparison with state averages confirms that holders of associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, and master’s, professional or doctorate degrees are par for state figures (22.3% vs. 22.9%, 18.5% vs. 18.8% and 15.5% vs. 11.0%, respectively).
Total number of crimes reported in 2000 in Mercer County was 14,151, including 17 murders, 99 rapes, 830 robberies, 866 aggravated assaults, 2,634 burglaries, 7,705 larcenies/thefts and 1,909 motor vehicle thefts.