Experience Handling Middlesex County Juvenile Cases
While Monroe Twp has a very low rate of serious crimes, both adults and juveniles are commonly arrested for drug possession and disorderly persons offenses. For adults who are charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia in Monroe Township, there case will be handled in the Monroe Twp Municipal Court. My main law office is located in Freehold, only minutes from the Monroe Court.
For all Monroe juvenile drug arrests and other criminal matters referred to the county prosecutor’s office, the case will be sent to the Superior Court – Family Part. Juvenile delinquency cases in New Jersey are handled in a much more formal manner than adult matters for even the same offense. Call my office to speak with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer.
Monroe Township – NJ
Monroe was founded in 1838 and named after President James Monroe. It was incorporated as a township the same year from sections of South Amboy Township.
It has a total area of 42.04 square miles, virtually all of which is land, and is considered the largest municipality of the county. As of the 2010 census, there were 39,132 inhabitants, up from 27,999 in 2000. The population density was high at 668 people per square mile. There were 79.3 adult males for every 100 adult females (54.1% versus 45.9%).
There were 13,259 housing units in 2000 with a median value of $165,300. The estimated median house or condo value in 2008 more than doubled to $358,006 in 2008.
This township contains a large, increasing number of age-restricted communities. Almost half the population (43.5%) was 65 years of age or older in 2000. Twenty percent of the residents were 45 to 64 years old. This results in a median age of 59 years. Female median age was 58.9 versus 63.5 for males. People younger than 18 and from 25 to 44 represented 16.0% and 16.3%, respectively.
The most common ancestries are Indian (20.2%), Polish (11.4%), Irish (10.2%), Russian (8.6%), German (8.1%), American (5.3%) and English (4.7%). The racial composition has changed since 2000 to 2010, from 93.31% to 81.6% White, 2.34% to 12.6% Asian, 2.93% to 3.9% African American, and 2.38% to 4.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The most frequent places of birth of foreign-born residents are Poland (15%), Italy (10%), Germany (10%), and China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%).
In 2000, 15.9% of the 12,536 households had children under the age of 18 living with them. Most of the households (60.6%) were made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 34.3% and 32.0%. Those with someone living alone 65 years old and over were 28.0%.
The median household income in 2000 was $53,306, rising to an estimated $68,029 in 2008. The per capita income was $31,771. Male median income was $56,431 versus $35,857 for females. There were 8,236 families in 2000, with a median income of $68,479. Population below the poverty line was 3.3%.
Monroe Township Criminal Defense
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 261 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 7.0 and a violent rate of 0.4. There were no murders or rapes. The 2009 reports included 1 robbery, 14 assaults, 43 burglaries, 26 cases of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, and 68 cases of police force.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 7.41% did not complete high school versus 33.84% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 25.85%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 21.23% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 7.98% (versus 11.67% statewide).
The most common industries for males are professional, scientific and technical services (9%), finance and insurance (9%) and construction (8%). Females engage in health care (15%), educational services (14%) and finance and insurance (10%).