Defense Attorney for Montclair Juvenile Charges
If your child has been questioned or arrested by Montclair police, your best move is to consult with an experienced defense lawyer right away. The focus of the juvenile justice system in New Jersey is supposed to be about the rehabilitation of the juvenile. However, juveniles do face a lot of very adult-like consequences in court. These include licenses suspension, probation, the possibility of detention, and exposure to Meghan’s Law. Give my office a call for a consultation on your case. We can answer your questions and ensure that your child’s rights are protected.
Montclair Criminal Data
The Municipal Court is located at 647 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. Phone: (973) 509-4774. Sessions: Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Judge: Hon. Richard H. Insley. Prosecutor: Kenneth Strait, Jr., Esq. This court does not have jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency charges, which are instead heard in the Essex County Superior Court.
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 127 full-time law enforcement employees, including 106 police officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 729 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 19.4 and a violent rate of 2.0. There were no murders. The reports included 4 rapes, 41 robberies, 30 assaults, 184 burglaries, 102 incidents of domestic violence, 4 bias crimes, and 127 cases of police force.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 426 thefts, 23 auto thefts, and 3 arsons.
Montclair, New Jersey Info
The story of Montclair as a settled community began with the founding of Newark in 1666. It was formed as a Township in 1868 from portions of Bloomfield Township. In 1894, it was reincorporated as a Town.
Montclair has its own art museum and more than five live theaters, among them, The Montclair Operetta Company and 2 theaters of Montclair State University.
Its territory of 6.3 square miles was home to 37,669 residents, as of the 2010 census. Thus, it is the 50th most populated municipality of the state.
As of the 2000 census, there were about 9,700 families and some 15,500 housing units. City-data estimated the median house or condo value at $583,100 versus $348,300 statewide. The January 2011 cost of living was 20.1% percent higher than the national average.
According to 2007 Census bureau estimates, the median household income was $92,988, and the median family income $119,850. Males had a median income 47% higher than females ($64,151 versus $43,520). The per capita income was $44,870. About 5.6% of the population lived below the poverty level.
The principal ancestries are Irish (13.7%), Italian (10.1%), German (9.2%), English (7.6%), West Indian (5.2%), and Polish (4.9%). As of the 2000 census, 59.77% of the population was White, 32.06% African American, 5.12% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.15% Asian. According to Sterling’s Best Places, 35.29% of the population is Catholic, about 10.0% Jewish and less than 3.00% Muslims. Relatively, these are above the country’s average.
Of the 15,020 households registered in the 2000 census, about a third had minors living with them. Less than half were married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals represented 35.5% and 29.3%. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 adult females, there were 80.7 adult males.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages with a bachelor’s degree or higher were significantly above state levels (31.32% and 27.73% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 7.00% had not completed high school.
Many of its residents work for major media organizations in New York City, including The New York Times and Newsweek. From 2005 to 2009 males engaged in Finance and insurance (16%), Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%), and Educational services (9%). Females worked in Educational services (18%), Health care and social assistance (15%), and Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%).