Speak with a Mt. Laurel Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you find yourself fighting criminal charges in Mount Laurel, call now to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. I have defended clients in the Mt. Laurel Municipal Court as well the Burlington County Superior Court. Your case will heard either in the Municipal Court or the Superior Court depending on the charges you are facing.
Many criminal offenses in New Jersey are classified as “disorderly persons” offenses. In other states, these kinds of charges are usually called “misdemeanors.” These include Mount Laurel possession of marijuana, CDS, and drug paraphernalia charges. Harassment, simple assault, and most shoplifting charges are heard in Mount Laurel court as disorderly persons offenses. More serious criminal charges are indictable by a State Grand Jury. In those cases, your case will be heard in the Superior Court for Burlington County. All Burlington County juvenile cases are also heard in the Superior Court.
Mount Laurel Municipal Court
The Mt. Laurel Municipal Court is located at 100 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. The presiding judge is the Hon. Peter C. Lange, J.M.C. The prosecutor is Nicholas Costa, Esq. The public defender is William E. Sitzler, Esq.
What is presently Mount Holly was originally formed as Northampton in 1688. Another of its former names was Bridgetown. It was settled by Quakers and served as temporary state capital during the Revolution. It was incorporated as one of the State’s initial 104 townships in 1798. It received its present name in 1931. Aside from being the county seat of Burlington County, it is also a suburb of Philadelphia.
Mt. Laurel Town Stats
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there was an all urban population of 10,728 residents in 2000. With a total area of 2.0 square miles, the population density is very high at 3,750 people per square mile.
In 2000, the median age of males was 35.0 versus 36.8 for females. The highest percentage of the population was found in the 25-44 age group (32.2%). This was followed by those younger than 18 (26.3%), 45 to 44 (19.6%) and 65 years of age and over (12.4%).
The median income for the approximately 3,000 households recounted in 2000 $43,284. This experienced an increase to $55,239 by 2008. The median income of the close to 2,600 families was $52,000 in 2000. Males had a median income almost 40% higher than females ($38,186 versus $27,425). The per capita income was $19,672. This value more than doubled by 2008 to $211,935. About 9.9% of the population was living below the poverty line.
The most common first ancestries reported are German (12.4%), Irish (12.2%), Italian (10.9%), English (8.9%), American (5.5%) and Polish (4.3%). In 2000, the composition by race was 68.68% White, 21.57% African American, 8.78% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.37% Asian. The most usual places of birth for foreign-born residents are Korea (15%), Germany (12%), Colombia (8%), Jamaica (7%), Japan (6%), Bangladesh (6%) and Philippines (5%).
Almost a third (32.0%) of all households had children under the age of 18 living with them. Household break-down by type reveals that 44.0% were made up of married couples living together. Non-families and individuals represented 33.9% and 27.2% of the households. There were more households composed of a female with no husband present than those of people 65 years old and over living alone (17.3% versus 10.0%).
The Criminal Investigations Division has three detectives. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 311 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 30.4 and a violent rate of 3.8. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 19 robberies, 20 assaults, 31 burglaries, 230 cases of domestic violence, and 24 incidents of police force.
The 2000 Census data for educational attainment of the population 25 and older shows 35.1% completed high school and 24.2% some college or associate degree. Holders of a bachelor’s degree account for 14.4%. Those with a master’s, professional or doctorate degree represent 4.2%.
The male population is mostly engaged in public administration (12%), construction (11%) and educational services (6%). Females are employed in health care (12%), educational services (11%) and public administration (9%).