Speak with an Experienced Juvenile Defense Lawyer
A juvenile in Middlesex New Jersey who is arrested for drug possession or other criminal offense faces what is called an “adjudication” rather than a “conviction.” While the juvenile justice system in New Jersey resembles the adult criminal system in many ways, this is just one of the subtle differences between the two.
If your child has been arrested for a juvenile drug possession charge, assault, shoplifting or other criminal offense, your best first move is to consult with an attorney you are comfortable with. Give us a call so we can explain the juvenile system to you and make sure your child’s rights are protected.
Middlesex Borough – NJ
Middlesex was incorporated as a borough in 1913 from portions of Piscataway Township. It is located in Raritan Valley, a line of cities in central New Jersey.
It has a total area of 3.5 square miles, practically all of which is land. There were about 5,100 housing units. The median house or condo value doubled between 2000 and 2009 ($165,000 versus $338,480). The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.2% higher than the national average.
At the time of the 2010 Census, there were 13,635 inhabitants. For every 100 adult females there were 91.91 adult males. The median age in 2000 was 38 years. The largest age group was that of 25 to 44 years (32.3%). Residents below 18 years old represented 24.1% and those from 45 to 64, 23.2%. People 65 years of age or older accounted for 14.2%.
The ancestries reported in 2000 were Italian (26.0%), Irish (20.3%), German (19.4%), Polish (14.5%), English (6.0%) and Hungarian (2.3%). The racial composition in 2010 was 87.26% White, 4.16% Asian, 9.00% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 3.36% African American. There are presently 1,744 foreign-born residents (4.5% Latin America, 4.0% Europe, 3.6% Asia).
In 2000, of the almost 5,100 households 34.1% had children younger than 18 living with them. More than half the households (59.3%) were made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 25.9% and 21.7%. Female householders with no husband present represented 10.5%. Almost 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The median household income in 2000 was $60,723. It rose to $78,313 in 2009. The median family income was $70,343 in 2000. The per capita income increased from $27,834 in 2000 to an estimated $34,392 in 2009. Male median income was $47,446 versus $34,232 for females. About 3.6% of the population was below the poverty line.
Middlesex Criminal Defense
Today the Police Department has 27 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 120 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 8.8 and a violent rate of 1.1. There were no murders or bias crimes. The 2009 reports included 2 rapes, 3 robberies, 10 assaults, 23 burglaries, 59 cases of domestic violence, and 32 cases of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 6 robberies, 1 assault, 21 burglaries, 114 thefts, and 9 motor vehicle thefts. There were no murders, rapes or arsons.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 11.45% did not complete high school versus 37.55% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 25.07%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 18.97% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 6.96% (versus 12.05% statewide).
From 2005 to 2009, the most common industries for males were manufacturing (14%), construction (12%), and professional, scientific and technical services (14%). Females were employed in health care and social assistance (16%), retail trade (12%) and educational services (12%).